Tag Archives: Halifax

Review – “So Long” – Glory Glory

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  There’s a decidedly polished sound to Glory Glory’s second EP, So Long. Although, since the Halifax band claims early, humble beginnings dating back to 2006 and boasts the mixing talents of Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, The … Continue reading

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Review – “Glam Returns” – Walrus

reviewed by Michael Thomas It seems like we can’t go a few months without seeing a new release from the ever-busy Halifax outfit Walrus. Fortunately, their output is never same-old same-old. Since they clambered onto the scene and into our … Continue reading

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Review – “Wet Denim” – Wet Denim

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  Until Halifax’s all-female four-piece Wet Denim released their self-titled debut album, it was unlikely the idea of drenched jeans would ever elicit a positive response. But thanks to the poppy, keyboard-driven release by these Haligonians, there’s … Continue reading

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Review – “Fade Out” – Dog Day

reviewed by Michael Thomas Seth Smith and Nancy Urich have been keeping busy for innumerable years as Dog Day in the hypercreative hub that is Halifax, and when the band became just the two of them a la Deformer they became an … Continue reading

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Review – “It Takes All Kinds (to make this world, I find) – Don Brownrigg

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  It’s been six years since Don Brownrigg’s debut Wander Songs was released, and two years since he started work on his sophomore album, It Takes All Kinds (to make this world, I find). During that time, … Continue reading

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Review – “You’re Getting Close” – The Reference Desk/Beached Out

reviewed by Michael Thomas Though it’s basically a pre-requisite for a good split record, it’s still worth noting that The Reference Desk and Beached Out go together like peanut butter and jelly. Partially it’s because both acts originated in Halifax, … Continue reading

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Review – “Hollowbody” – Corey Isenor

reviewed by Laura Stanley  Developed out of the 1930s’ jazz community and the need to increase the sound of the guitar so it could be heard over the greater band, hollowbody electric guitars are known for their clean and warm … Continue reading

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Review- “Sha La La” – Rebekah Higgs

reviewed by Michael Thomas Yesterday, with no prior warning, Halifax/Toronto songstress Rebekah Higgs dropped a new EP. It was the culmination of quite a bit of work over a few years, her first real release since 2011′s Odd Fellowship. The woman … Continue reading

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Review – “Little Village” – Banded Stilts

reviewed by Michael Thomas When a songwriter writes about home, it’s often through a lens of nostalgia and warmth. One will always associate the best of times with one’s home, including all associations; where was it? Who lived there? Who … Continue reading

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Review – “Friends Festival Funeral” – TopTalk

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  The bassist and vocalist from Halifax’s pop rockers Glory Glory is out with his own project, TopTalk. Gavin Maclean’s solo debut, Friends Festival Funeral, builds on the psychedelic vocals of Glory Glory, but instead of coming … Continue reading

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