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Review – “Mended With Gold” – Rural Alberta Advantage

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  It’s probably worth noting that Rural Alberta Advantage’s 2011 album Departing, with its evocative Prairie imagery and sense of longing, was one of my most-played albums when I lived abroad for a year. I only bring … Continue reading

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Review – “Problems” – Motherhood

reviewed by Anna Alger An experimental take on blues rock makes an intriguing and enjoyable listen from Fredericton band, Motherhood. The group has released a new EP entitled Problems, recorded at The Quarantine in Port Greville, Nova Scotia with Construction and … Continue reading

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Review – “Wakeup Shot EP” – Present Waves

Reviewed by Jack Derricourt The sounds of Present Waves are presence itself: in the newest release by this groovy Toronto tunesmith, guitar scrappy and rich, the emphasis is placed on being here now, not nostalgia, or the swiftly approaching future. … Continue reading

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Review – “Reply 1994″ – Korean Drama

reviewed by Michael Thomas The idea of Toronto as a punk hub becomes more viable as the scene expands. The city has already produced top-notch acts like METZ and Pup, but there’s also a growing number of punk bands that … Continue reading

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Review – “High Noon” – Arkells

reviewed by Michael Thomas Despite living about an hour away from Hamilton for my entire life, it wasn’t until last year that I finally visited the city. Until then, all I thought about when I thought of Hamilton was factories, … Continue reading

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Review – “The Moon is Shining Our Way” – Kestrels

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  Fuzzy rock, punk and shoegaze are a handful of words that get tossed around whenever talk of Kestrels starts up—especially in relation to their second EP and fourth release, The Moon is Shining Our Way. It’s … Continue reading

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Review – “Sans mer” – Reliefs

by Eleni Armenakis  There are bouts in an avid listener’s life when everything begins to sound the same—generic drips from your tongue like the critic you swore you wouldn’t be, but that desperate urgency to hear something innovative keeps clambering … Continue reading

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Review – “Mòn” – Appalaches

reviewed by Laura Stanley  Montreal all-instrumental band Appalaches brand themselves using two sentences: “We are Appalaches. We are loud.” Bursting with hearty rock epics, the honesty of these two sentences certainly rings true in the four piece band’s debut album, … Continue reading

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Review – “Zeigarnik Effect” – Wiwichu

reviewed by Jack Derricourt ‘Experimental’ smokes of pretension. Whenever it comes up as a genre statement for a band, my mind catterwhals with cables and dogs being tempted with steaks at the grill of a microphone, with some loony in … Continue reading

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Review – “Best New Music” – Cool

Reviewed by Jack Derricourt Who has the nerve to call their band Cool? It’s so moronic it’s brilliant. After years of animal names, it’s witty enough to work. At least they’ll call their record something predictably sober yes? Best New … Continue reading

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