Category Archives: Grayowl Reviews

Review – “Grand Canyon” – Sarah MacDougall

reviewed by Kirsty Chan Sarah MacDougall is more than just a generic singer-songwriter and, in all its simplicity, her latest release gestures towards big ideas. Grand Canyon takes listeners on a journey across a range of landscapes as MacDougall draws … Continue reading

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Review – “Green Tape” – Terrorista

reviewed by Elysse Cloma Toronto “two-PEACE post-post-post-punk band” Terrorista just released Green Tape. It’s the penultimate release in a series of four cassettes following Pink Tape and Purple Tape, and the final cassette Blue Tape comes out in March. Terrorista’s music … Continue reading

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Review – “Shit Sucks” – B.A. Johnston

reviewed by Michael Thomas As put more eloquently previously, B.A. Johnston is a Canadian icon. His vast discography attests to the Canada we all know and can relate to, but never hear about in song form. Sure, we all know … Continue reading

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Review – “The Forgettable Truth” – Michael Feuerstack

reviewed by Laura Stanley  Michael Feuerstack is a veteran storyteller. His narratives roam between weary themes of love and regret and yet Feuerstack, whether under the name Snailhouse or otherwise, makes each record he creates sound refreshed and different. His lyrics … Continue reading

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Review – “The Last Generation of Love” – The Holy Gasp

reviewed by Michael Thomas There is nothing holy about The Holy Gasp—they’re unholy in almost every sense of the word. And that’s why The Last Generation of Love is undoubtedly one of the best Canadian albums of the year. The album sets … Continue reading

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Review – “Sunshine/ Winter” – Sunshine Goes Electric/ Kuba Pie & Ed Munstay

reviewed by Jack Derricourt Do you like the snow? It’s a simple question really, one that brings you back to younger days of tobogganing and hot cocoa. Or Slayer records and wood pallet bonfires — whatever your fancy. I am … Continue reading

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Review – “Half Pint Full Heart” – Mip Power Trio

reviewed by Kirsty Chan The Mip Power Trio has the soundtrack for your next road trip covered with their sophomore album, Half Pint Full Heart. The band hails from Smithers B.C., but their latest release covers the full spectrum of … Continue reading

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Review – “It’s Decided” – Andy Kim

reviewed by Anna Alger Pop veteran Andy Kim is back, having collaborated with indie hero Kevin Drew on his new record, It’s Decided. The album is heavily influenced by the sound of Broken Social Scene, which compliments Kim’s robust vocals. … Continue reading

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Review – “Splenda Thief EP” – The Lonely Parade

reviewed by Michael Thomas After releasing an album that was a blog favourite last year, Peterborough’s dynamic trio The Lonely Parade are back with an equally excellent EP that further cements this band’s innate awesomeness. The Lonely Parade, lyrically, are … Continue reading

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Review – “Post​-​sauce” – Carnior

reviewed by Laura Stanley  Whenever submissions come in from bands that label themselves as a type jazz fusion, all-instrumental, and throw around the vague term “experimental,” I drift towards them. Their always surprising mixtures of sounds and genres somehow put … Continue reading

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