Tag Archives: rock

Review – “July First” – Moss Lime

reviewed by Laura Stanley  What in the world is a Moss Lime? Two things that are green – obviously – or maybe a lime that has rotted into an unrecognizable state. Hilarious name aside, Moss Lime are a surf-punk-rock trio from … Continue reading

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Review – “Dark Glasses” – Dark Glasses

reviewed by Jack Derricourt “Poetry is an unnatural act.” – Elizabeth Bishop When I was younger, I thought musicians came from the clouds. Now that I’m 28, I’ve lived among musicians for years, and seen the world fall apart and … Continue reading

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Premiere: Gold & Shadow – “Search for Sara”

Nanaimo, B.C. band Gold & Shadow are set to release their debut full-length album Torch this fall and we’re thrilled to be premiering the first single, “Search for Sara.” A story of a family’s grief after a mother’s death, Gold & Shadow mirror the … Continue reading

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Review – “Outside” – Grand Format

reviewed by Laura Stanley Grand Format make me smile. Just from their album cover photo, I feel like I know these dudes and their music has that same feeling. A self-proclaimed “bubble-gum freak rock band” (get three guys into a jam hall with … Continue reading

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Review – “Winters” – The Never Surprise

reviewed by Chris Matei Collaboration, experimentation: these factors are the stuff of vital energy for any musician looking to expand their creative powers. For Vancouver’s Dave Gaudet, The Never Surprise has been a vehicle for both. Gaudet has refocused the … Continue reading

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Review – This Is Love EP – Mermaids Exist

reviewed by Elysse Cloma Mermaids Exist can make anyone believe, not only in mermaids, but also in other mystical things like love and acoustic pop. The 5-piece Toronto band’s second EP, This Is Love, is a set of catchy acoustic … Continue reading

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Review – “Love Rat 7″” – The Betrayers

reviewed by Jack Derricourt It’s no secret that I love the Betrayers. The Edmonton garage group are everything that’s right with the world, as far as I’m concerned. I’ve been hooked on them ever since I received my bright green … Continue reading

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Review – “Rooms” – Heat

Reviewed by Jack Derricourt Pop is about giving the people what they want. Now, that can sound condescending, to assume that some people and a room can read a culture at face value and deliver a product of some interest … Continue reading

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Review – “Kathryn Calder” – Kathryn Calder

reviewed by Anna Alger A collection of sometimes haunting, oftentimes just plain gorgeous songs comprise Kathryn Calder’s self-titled album, indicative of her maturation and progression as a songwriter. The New Pornographers member uses her solo work as a contemplative outlet, … Continue reading

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Review – Every Time My Mind Runs Wild – Terra Lightfoot

reviewed by Elysse Cloma Terra Lightfoot is an artist whose music sounds completely assured, which is no wonder given that the Hamilton, Ontario artist has got plenty of experience under her belt. She’s shared stages with greats such as Gordon … Continue reading

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