Tag Archives: indie pop

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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Review- “Interlopers”- Dance Movie

reviewed by Michael Thomas For those unfamiliar with the term, an interloper is one who is involved in a group or situation in which they don’t belong. Why this is the name of a very poignant album is beyond me- … Continue reading

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Audible Hoots: New Hands

Furthering the theory in our last posting on this band, New Hands have released another single, and it’s a tantalizing one at that. “Whichever Way You’ll Have It” is whatever you want it to have- some memorable vocals, an opening … Continue reading

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Review – “Plumes” – Plumes

reviewed by Laura Stanley  Being one of the first to hear an album that you know is going to be huge is always exciting. While some might try and hide their new musical discovery, savouring the music before the masses … Continue reading

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