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The Guest List >> BEAUTS

June 23rd, 2016  |  by  |  published in The Guest List | Comments Off on The Guest List >> BEAUTS

The Guest List >> BEAUTS

Halifax five-piece Beauts have just released a beaut of an EP called Waves/Wash, a chiming, guitar-driven four song collection that’s sure to find a place on many a people’s summer playlists. Fitting then that Beauts’ Palmer Jamieson, Darryl Smith, and Jeff Lawton have put together their very own Summer jams list for our latest Guest List post. […]

The Guest List >> ALEX BENT + THE EMPTINESS

May 19th, 2016  |  by  |  published in The Guest List | Comments Off on The Guest List >> ALEX BENT + THE EMPTINESS

The Guest List >> ALEX BENT + THE EMPTINESS

The Guest List invites artists to share/recommend/list the music, movies, books, places, and things that matter to them. Click the link to read Alex Bent + the Emptiness’ List and explore others.

The Guest List >> HOODED FANG

May 12th, 2016  |  by  |  published in The Guest List | Comments Off on The Guest List >> HOODED FANG

The Guest List >> HOODED FANG

We all have one of those friends, the one who’s always looking for suggestions on what to watch/listen to/read/discover. I can be one of those friends. But with friends like Hooded Fang, you’re always guaranteed to get amazing recommendations that you might not have otherwise ever stumbled upon. A big thanks to April Aliermo, Daniel Lee, D. Alex […]

The Guest List >> SUUNS

April 14th, 2016  |  by  |  published in The Guest List | Comments Off on The Guest List >> SUUNS

The Guest List >> SUUNS

Suuns have always been a band that’s sought to do things differently, so no surprise that when guitarist Joseph Yarmush agreed to work on a Guest List post for us, the end result was a decidedly unique random collection of radness, what we always imagined and hoped these Guest List post would be. The Montreal […]

The Guest List >> DAVID BECKINGHAM

April 7th, 2016  |  by  |  published in The Guest List | Comments Off on The Guest List >> DAVID BECKINGHAM

The Guest List >> DAVID BECKINGHAM

Vancouver’s David Beckingham recently sat down to draw up a list of very personal list of great Canadian songs that have played a major part in shaping him as a musician and adult. Beckingham, one of the founding members of Hey Ocean (who are currently on hiatus) is soon releasing his solo debut, Just When The […]

The Guest List >> DONOVAN WOODS

February 18th, 2016  |  by  |  published in The Guest List | Comments Off on The Guest List >> DONOVAN WOODS

The Guest List >> DONOVAN WOODS

After this weekend’s Grammy Awards and all the attention and accolades Canadian artists received at the ceremonies, it’s easy to overlook a number of other great Canadian artists making their mark on the international stage. Sarnia, ON native Donovan Woods is an excellent singer-songwriter and performer in his own right, garnering a loyal following North […]

The Guest List >> AA WALLACE

February 11th, 2016  |  by  |  published in The Guest List | Comments Off on The Guest List >> AA WALLACE

The Guest List >> AA WALLACE

Nova Scotia’s AA Wallace knows what it means to live on the edges. He grew up off the main roads in the small fishing village of Wedgeport on the western tip of Nova Scotia, and paid his dues fronting Halifax indie-rockers Sleepless Nights, and has carved out a comfortable musical niche with his solo work, […]

The Guest List >> OLD MAN CANYON

February 5th, 2016  |  by  |  published in The Guest List | Comments Off on The Guest List >> OLD MAN CANYON

The Guest List >> OLD MAN CANYON

Vancouver’s Old Man Canyon, led by musician Jett Pace, released its debut album, Delirium last month, blending vintage synths and other electric instruments into the folk-pop sound established with 2012’s EP, Phantoms and Friends. Always one on the lookout for new sounds and musical experiments, Pace is sharing his personal go-to list of the best […]

The Guest List >> BOBBY UZÖMA

January 14th, 2016  |  by  |  published in The Guest List | Comments Off on The Guest List >> BOBBY UZÖMA

The Guest List >> BOBBY UZÖMA

One of our favourite new discoveries of last year was Bobby Uzöma, a Calgary, AB based singer-songwriter who set our SoundCloud streams on fire with his singles “Idioglossia” and “Sleeve”. Uzöma is a proud Calgarian whose equally as proud of his hometown’s eclectic music scene, so for the first edition of The Guest List for 2016, Uzoma […]

THE GUEST LIST >> CREATURE SPEAK

December 17th, 2015  |  by  |  published in The Guest List | 799 Comments »

THE GUEST LIST >> CREATURE SPEAK

Next week we start sharing our annual compilation of favourite Canadian songs of 2016, five mixtapes of music that soundtracked the year at Quick Before It Melts. Today, for the last GUEST LiST post of the year, St. Catharines-based singer-songwriter and artist Brittany Brooks, aka Creature Speak, shares a soundtrack for the season with her […]


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  • THE BURNING HELL >> "Pop Goes the World" THE BURNING HELL >> "Pop Goes the World"
  • FEIST >> "Flamenco for Gord" FEIST >> "Flamenco for Gord"
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