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DiSC of the WEEK: Jenny Berkel, Here on a Wire

DiSC of the WEEK: Jenny Berkel, Here on a Wire

The spectral “haunt folk” sound of Jenny Berkel‘s Here on a Wire offered me respite from the storm of modern life back in 2012 when it first appeared as a digit...

The Label Makers: Headless Owl Records

The Label Makers: Headless Owl Records

Based in one-of-a-kind Whitehorse, Yukon, Headless Owl Records is a one-of-a-kind label whose mission statement reflects the distinctiveness of their hometown.  Founders/musicia...

DiSC of the WEEK: Spencer Burton, Don’t Let The World See Your Love

DiSC of the WEEK: Spencer Burton, Don’t Let The World See Your Love

The velvety smooth harmonies and country gee-tar twang on “Death of Gold” may lead you to believe Spencer Burton‘s first solo album under his own name is soaked...

DiSC of the WEEK: The Wooden Sky, Let’s Be Ready.

DiSC of the WEEK: The Wooden Sky, Let’s Be Ready.

I don’t think of the title of the new album from The Wooden Sky as a directive. For me, Let’s Be Ready is a prayer. As the Toronto-based band embarks on the next chapt...


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PREMiERE

PREMiERE: Das Rad “Land of Nod”
PREMiERE: Das Rad “Land of Nod”

“Like a nuclear poison,” reads Das Rad‘s press release for their debut album Radiation, in reference to their acerbic and punk and heavy metal mash up sound. Th...

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NEW MUSiC

NEW MUSiC: Elrichman “Your Ancient Evenings”
NEW MUSiC: Elrichman “Your Ancient Evenings”

Gay‘s Paul Erlichman causes some confusion naming his solo project Elrichman, but not even the deliberate misspelling is enough to obscure his eccentric songwriting style....

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LiSTEN

LiSTEN: The Dinner Belles “Wandering Eye”
LiSTEN: The Dinner Belles “Wandering Eye”

If you’re hungry for some homespun, foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’ roots-rockin’ good times, The Dinner Belles are serving up something good for you. The Ham...

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iNTRODUCING

iNTRODUCiNG: Outer Rooms
iNTRODUCiNG: Outer Rooms

I walked into the self-titled debut EP from Toronto’s Outer Rooms with ideas of “anthemic art rock” inside my head (based on the band’s own description) un...

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ViDEO

ViDEO: Pony Girl “Golden Children”
ViDEO: Pony Girl “Golden Children”

I inexcusably dropped the ball on blogging about Pony Girl when they released their debut album, Show Me Your Fears a year ago. It’s a kaleidoscopic art-rock revelation, e...

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