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QBiM Q+A: VIET CONG

QBiM Q+A: VIET CONG

This past Tuesday,  Viet Cong released their highly anticipated self-titled long player, kicking the 2015 musical year into high gear in the process. Bassist and vocalist Matt F...

VAST ROBOT ARMIES “Everything New Is Old Again”

VAST ROBOT ARMIES “Everything New Is Old Again”

Toronto musician Jay Thomson originally envisioned his sonic assault squadron Vast Robot Armies as a one-man solider of sound project, which is pretty much how he recorded 2013...

MARDEEN “Silver Fang”

MARDEEN “Silver Fang”

It feels like forever and a day since East Coast indie stalwarts Mardeen‘s Miss You Forever rocked our world; in music industry terms 2012 is like the middle ages. Alas, my...

The LABEL MAKERS: CONSTELLATION RECORDS

The LABEL MAKERS: CONSTELLATION RECORDS

Though they may never admit to having a brand or corporate image, Montreal’s Constellation Records has built a singularity in the music world, whether they intended to or n...


Reviews

  • FOXES IN FICTION Ontario Gothic
    FOXES IN FICTION Ontario Gothic

    GET IT AT:  iTunes Ontario Gothic by Foxes in Fiction Grief and loss are cyclical, and come to us at inopportune times, at moments when we least expect or welcome them. But I firm...

  • ALANA YORKE Dream Magic
    ALANA YORKE Dream Magic

    THE DETAILS ARTIST: Alana Yorke TITLE: Dream Magic LABEL: Independent RELEASE DATE: January 20, 2015 GET IT: iTunes Dream Magic by Alana Yorke “Start over again / Let a...

  • VIET CONG Viet Cong
    VIET CONG Viet Cong

    GET IT AT: Zunior | iTunes Continental Shelf by Viet Cong The ear-shredding, metal-grinding scream running through “Newspaper Spoons” is hardly the most hospitable o...


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VAST ROBOT ARMIES “Everything New Is Old Again”
VAST ROBOT ARMIES “Everything New Is Old Again”

Toronto musician Jay Thomson originally envisioned his sonic assault squadron Vast Robot Armies as a one-man solider of sound project, which is pretty much how he recorded 2013...

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NEW MUSiC

WILL BUTLER “Take My Side”
WILL BUTLER “Take My Side”

Arcade Fire‘s Will Butler releases his first solo album in March, from which “Take My Side” comes. The songs on Policy have been variously described as “...

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LiSTEN

MARINE DREAMS “No Use”
MARINE DREAMS “No Use”

Much to my chagrin, Marine Dreams‘ Lemon Tree limited edition cassette release went without a proper mention and acknowledgment in these pages last year, so I’m maki...

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iNTRODUCiNG

VIRE
VIRE

You may find it contradictory that an electronic-based, apocalyptic post-punk EP is called Human Contact, but in the case of VIRE, it all makes perfect sense. You see, Vire’...

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LiSTS

2015 NEW MUSiC PREViEW
2015 NEW MUSiC PREViEW

photo: John Carey Every year-end comes with a perfunctory look back at the 12 months that were, but when the corner turned on 2015 a week ago, I set my sights firmly on the month...

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