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Review – “Word On The Street” – Dany Laj and The Looks

reviewed by Christian Patrick Mark my words: Expect big things from Dany Laj and The Looks in 2015. And I say this with the full knowledge that 2015 is already half over. About to head out on a 25-date Canadian … 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 – “Waiting for Words” – Dante Hadden

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  For his particular blend of indie and folk (with possibly just a touch of pop) Dante Hadden is making good use of the handful of influences he cites. The 19-year old Vancouver singer/songwriter captures essences of … Continue reading

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Review – “Dayliner” – Dayliner

reviewed by Elysse Cloma Dayliner is a four-piece indie band hailing from Nova Scotia, who “write pop songs for psychopaths”. Psychopath or not, if you dig bands like Guster or Pedro the Lion, you might enjoy listening to Dayliner. Their … Continue reading

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Review – “Historical Tumblers” – Twin Library

Reviewed by Jack Derricourt I want to pick apart the name of Edmonton band Twin Library; I want the title of the group to reveal some Victorian wisdom, some ghostly hint behind the magic of Dorian Gray. But that’s me … 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 – “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- “Bonfire Etiquette”- Amity Beach

reviewed by Michael Thomas Perhaps it’s been been a coincidence with regards to the recordings being reviewed on this blog during these summer months, but a lot of bands this year seem to be capitalizing on the idea of the … Continue reading

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Review – “Roots Between the Stones” – AM Static

reviewed by Elena Gritzan Calgary electronic duo AM Static’s debut EP is aptly named: the sensitive vocals exude raw organic emotion found within the cracks in an often cold and impersonal world represented by the ever-present electronic backbeats. Roots Between … Continue reading

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Review- “Wreck of a Smile”- Grounders

reviewed by Michael Thomas After listening to a certain genre long enough, I start to get the idea that maybe I’ve listened to all there is to know about the genre. So in theory I shouldn’t have been surprised by … Continue reading

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