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AFTERLIFE: 2006-2016

July 26th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Cover Story | Comments Off on AFTERLIFE: 2006-2016

AFTERLIFE: 2006-2016

Quick Before It Melts launched 10 years ago today. From that day onward, I’ve been on a trajectory that’s led to now. And now I’m posting to Quick Before It Melts for the last time.

10/10 >> EXPWY / MATT LEGROULX

July 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in QBiM Q+A | Comments Off on 10/10 >> EXPWY / MATT LEGROULX

10/10 >> EXPWY / MATT LEGROULX

This month, Quick Before It Melts celebrates 10 years of music blogging and writing by honouring 10 Canadian artists who’ve had the greatest impact and influence on Quick Before It Melts over the last 10 years, and each in their own way have left their mark on our website and our soul. We’re calling this […]

10/10 >> THE DEARS

July 22nd, 2016  |  by  |  published in QBiM Q+A | Comments Off on 10/10 >> THE DEARS

10/10 >> THE DEARS

PHOTO: D. Brian Campbell This month, Quick Before It Melts celebrates 10 years of music blogging and writing by honouring 10 Canadian artists who’ve had the greatest impact and influence on Quick Before It Melts over the last 10 years, and each in their own way have left their mark on our website and our […]

The Complete QBIM ONE HUNDRED

July 21st, 2016  |  by  |  published in Lists | Comments Off on The Complete QBIM ONE HUNDRED

The Complete QBIM ONE HUNDRED

The complete QBIM ONE HUNDRED all in one list.

The QBIM ONE HUNDRED >> 20-01

July 21st, 2016  |  by  |  published in Lists | Comments Off on The QBIM ONE HUNDRED >> 20-01

The QBIM ONE HUNDRED >> 20-01

Lists are cool. Lists are fun. In the last 10 years, we’ve made a lot of lists, but never a ranked one. Until now. With sincere thanks to Quick Before It Melts’ good friends Ryan Bresee, Jonathan Briggins, Louis Calabro, Mac Cameron, Tiana Feng, and Alex Hudson, we’ve endeavoured to compile a (totally subjective and […]

10/10 >> THE ACORN

July 20th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Playlists | Comments Off on 10/10 >> THE ACORN

10/10 >> THE ACORN

This month, Quick Before It Melts celebrates 10 years of music blogging and writing by honouring 10 Canadian artists who’ve had the greatest impact and influence on Quick Before It Melts over the last 10 years, and each in their own way have left their mark on our website and our soul. We’re calling this […]

The QBIM ONE HUNDRED >> 40-21

July 19th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Lists | Comments Off on The QBIM ONE HUNDRED >> 40-21

The QBIM ONE HUNDRED >> 40-21

The QBIM ONE HUNDRED: a (totally subjective and up-for-debate) definitive list of the 100 albums that made the decade and have defined Quick Before It Melts. #40-21.

10/10 >> DIGITS

July 18th, 2016  |  by  |  published in FEATURES, Playlists | Comments Off on 10/10 >> DIGITS

10/10 >> DIGITS

This month, Quick Before It Melts celebrates 10 years of music blogging and writing by honouring 10 Canadian artists who’ve had the greatest impact and influence on Quick Before It Melts over the last 10 years, and each in their own way have left their mark on our website and our soul. We’re calling this […]

10/10 >> DANIEL ROMANO

July 15th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Streaming | Comments Off on 10/10 >> DANIEL ROMANO

10/10 >> DANIEL ROMANO

PHOTO: Matt Williams This month, Quick Before It Melts celebrates 10 years of music blogging and writing by honouring 10 Canadian artists who’ve had the greatest impact and influence on Quick Before It Melts over the last 10 years, and each in their own way have left their mark on our website and our soul. […]

The QBIM ONE HUNDRED >> 60-41

July 14th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Lists | Comments Off on The QBIM ONE HUNDRED >> 60-41

The QBIM ONE HUNDRED >> 60-41

The QBIM ONE HUNDRED: a (totally subjective and up-for-debate) definitive list of the 100 albums that made the decade and have defined Quick Before It Melts. #60-41


RECENT REVIEWS >>

  • DOMINIONATED THE THIRD DOMINIONATED THE THIRD
  • KAYTRANADA >> 99.9% KAYTRANADA >> 99.9%
  • TANIKA CHARLES >> Soul Run TANIKA CHARLES >> Soul Run
  • THE BURNING HELL >> Public Library THE BURNING HELL >> Public Library
  • PUP >> The Dream Is Over PUP >> The Dream Is Over
  • BY DIVINE RIGHT >> Speak & Spell U.S. BY DIVINE RIGHT >> Speak & Spell U.S.
  • FREDERICK SQUIRE >> Spooky Action at a Distance FREDERICK SQUIRE >> Spooky Action at a Distance
  • KATE MAKI >> Head In The Sand KATE MAKI >> Head In The Sand
  • DANIEL ROMANO >> Mosey DANIEL ROMANO >> Mosey
  • HOODED FANG >> Venus On Edge HOODED FANG >> Venus On Edge

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT >>

  • NICK FERRIO >> "Palace of Gold" (Video) NICK FERRIO >> "Palace of Gold" (Video)
  • DOMINIONATED THE THIRD DOMINIONATED THE THIRD
  • RENDERS >> "Running Through the Night" RENDERS >> "Running Through the Night"
  • TUNS >> "Mind Over Matter" TUNS >> "Mind Over Matter"
  • TIMOTHY RYAN TIMOTHY RYAN
  • HEATHERS HEATHERS
  • WEST NILE WEST NILE
  • BADBADNOTGOOD >> "Time Moves Slow" (feat. Sam Herring) BADBADNOTGOOD >> "Time Moves Slow" (feat. Sam Herring)
  • CHOBO CHOBO
  • TWIST >> "Soaked" TWIST >> "Soaked"

HEAVY ROTATION >>

  • WHOOP-SZO >> "Bmaadiziwin" WHOOP-SZO >> "Bmaadiziwin"
  • PREOCCUPATIONS >> "Anxiety" PREOCCUPATIONS >> "Anxiety"
  • THE BURNING HELL >> "Pop Goes the World" THE BURNING HELL >> "Pop Goes the World"
  • FEIST >> "Flamenco for Gord" FEIST >> "Flamenco for Gord"
  • PARTNER >> "Personal Weekend" PARTNER >> "Personal Weekend"
  • ISLANDS >> "No Milk, No Sugar" ISLANDS >> "No Milk, No Sugar" "No Milk, No Sugar" is Nick Thorburn's pop nonpareil, heavy with hook and melody, and so effortlessly cool that every other songwriter aspiring to pop music perfection best pack up their gear and take up traffic cone collecting.
  • IVY MAIRI >> "All Around Me" IVY MAIRI >> "All Around Me" "All Around Me" by Toronto based singer/songwriter Ivy Mairi is our #NewFavouriteSong. Click the link to listen to it yourself.
  • LUKA >> "Why Don't You Go To Her" LUKA >> "Why Don't You Go To Her"
  • SHIRLEY & THE PYRAMIDS >> "All The Time" SHIRLEY & THE PYRAMIDS >> "All The Time" Saskatoon's Shirley & The Pyramids wear their musical influences on the arm of their long-sleeved tee-shirts, but before you're quick to group them in with other neo-shoegazers, give a good listen to "All The Time", one of two advance singles from their recently released self-titled record. In it, you'll hear a the broad strokes of someone who's explored a range of sonic influencers--from 13th Floor Elevators to Ride, The Velvet Underground to Atlas Sound--and is now drilling down through the gauzy haze of guitar drone to find their essence, their truth.
  • EXPWY >> "Love in Idelness" EXPWY >> "Love in Idelness"






  • 10/10 >> YOUNG GALAXY 10/10 >> YOUNG GALAXY


  • 10/10 >> EXPWY / MATT LEGROULX 10/10 >> EXPWY / MATT LEGROULX

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