Category Archives: Grayowl Reviews

Review – “Revenge” – Port Juvee

reviewed by Anna Alger Calgary’s Port Juvee have released their debut EP, Revenge, a rollicking show of their garage influenced rock. The group have a knack for creating real jams, evidently drawing influence from bands like The Strokes and fellow Calgarians, … Continue reading

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Review – “Preconscious EP” – Marble Pawns

reviewed by Elysse Cloma Indie dream pop psych rock band Marble Pawns of Victoria, B.C. reached out to us with their hypercool Preconscious EP. Preconscious is the home recording project of Marble Pawns’ front man Graeme Clarke, the product of “slaving away hours” in … Continue reading

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Review – “32X” – Dream Jefferson

reviewed by Michael Thomas It’s been a long while since Dream Jefferson began hinting at their full-length album. Now, finally, the time has come, and 32X has finally dropped onto the world. During a live set a while back, front … Continue reading

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Review – “Progress” – Ryan Carr

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  With two mandolins, five guitars and a stunning 26 harmonicas to his name, it seems like Toronto musician Ryan Carr is quite the collector. But for someone who obviously deals in quantity, the sometimes busker has … Continue reading

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Review – “Lost Reverie” – Surely I Come Quickly

Reviewed by Jack Derricourt Did you know that any sense can be affected with ambience? I don’t know why, but for the longest time, I assumed that ambience was limited to sonic waves and vibrations. You can have ambient smells, … Continue reading

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Review – “Absolutely Free” – Absolutely Free

reviewed by Anna Alger Toronto’s new indie darlings Absolutely Free have released their self-titled debut record, featuring sounds akin to those of Tame Impala and Deerhunter (with decidedly more synths). The trio, composed of Matt King, Moshe Rozenberg, and Mike Claxton, … Continue reading

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Review – “What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know” – The Weather Station

reviewed by Laura Stanley  The meditative spirit of Tamara Lindeman (The Weather Station) and subsequently her keen attention to detail as found in her lyrics is entrancing. With so many strong folk voices in Canada right now, it’s too much to … Continue reading

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Review – “dumb summer” – Prom

reviewed by Michael Thomas It’s always a delight when a band is exactly as advertised—though perhaps “delight” might not be the right word to describe Prom, a Toronto band whose description includes the phrase “bummer jams.” Prom make no attempt … Continue reading

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Review – “Sleeping Operator” – The Barr Brothers

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  The three years since Montreal-based The Barr Brothers released their self-titled debut have been filled with anticipation to see what the diverse quartet would come out with next, and last week’s Sleeping Operator finally answered that … Continue reading

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Review – ” Beast to Bone” – The Sands

Reviewed by Jack Derricourt The Sands play an unexpected blend of folk tones and jazz forms, with some rock and roll grit thrown in like an oil slick on the beach. The Vancouver songwriters Julie McGeer and Peggy Lee have … Continue reading

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