Tag Archives: pop-rock

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 – “Losing Weight” – NAYSA

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis There’s something pretty irresistible about a band that describes themselves as gloomy pop rock—although that might be because I have a soft spot for oxymorons and do wop fillers, both of which are on offer from … Continue reading

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Review – “Jon McKiel” – Jon McKiel

reviewed by Michael Thomas Several years after Jon McKiel waded into the sludge with Tonka War Cloud, he has re-emerged as a cleaner-sounding and more focused musical force. Jon McKiel represents a new chapter in Jon McKiel, and he owes part of this to … Continue reading

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Review – “Animals” – Bend Sinister

reviewed by Michael Thomas Given the numerous times Bend Sinister has appeared on this blog, it’s hard to come up with something original about this band that has been blowing the roof of what they do since their inception many … Continue reading

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Review – “A Mutual Understanding” – Jesse and the Dandelions

reviewed by Michael Thomas It’s a rare treat to be able to follow a band from its origins and hear their sound and songwriting mature. Lethbridge’s Jesse and the Dandelions showed youthful zeal on their debut album The Lion’s Tooth, but … Continue reading

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Review – “Deep Joy” – Expwy

reviewed by Michael Thomas Deep Joy can either refer to the feeling I get when a new Expwy album comes out, or it might just apply to how much goddamn fun Matt LeGroulx and company are having on this album. Last year was … Continue reading

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Review – “Corner of the Eye” – Marine Dreams

reviewed by Michael Thomas Let’s face it—the closest anyone is ever going to get to an Attack in Black reunion is on a Marine Dreams record. Ian Kehoe’s debut featured all the members of the band, though this time Spencer Burton … Continue reading

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Review – “The Coast//Bad News” – Lucas Hicks

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  One of the perks of writing for Grayowl Point is how much great music gets sent my way—but I’ll be honest, only a handful ever makes it into my iPod rotation. Lucas Hicks’ Slower was one … Continue reading

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Review – “Set Fire” – The Box Tiger

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  Toronto’s The Box Tiger released their first full-length album four years after forming. It’s understandable it’s taken some time—the band underwent a massive revamp after the release of their 2010 EP. Set Fire shows off a … Continue reading

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One-on-One with HIGHS

by Michael Thomas The music of HIGHS spread throughout the blog like a virus. Pretty soon, all three of Grayowl Point’s editorial staff were in rare unanimous agreement on the excellence of an album. HIGHS have only recently released their … Continue reading

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