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10/10 >> YOUNG GALAXY

July 11th, 2016  |  by  |  published in FEATURES, Video Playlist | Comments Off on 10/10 >> YOUNG GALAXY

10/10 >> YOUNG GALAXY

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 […]

NICK FERRIO >> “Palace of Gold” (Video)

July 4th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Premieres | Comments Off on NICK FERRIO >> “Palace of Gold” (Video)

NICK FERRIO >> “Palace of Gold” (Video)

If you’re one of the 350 people who’ve already downloaded DOMINIONATED the THIRD, then you’ll have already experienced the meta-cover-song mind-melt that finds Nick Ferrio covering The Sadies covering Blue Rodeo’s “Palace of Gold”.  Ferrio’s gone and set his sumptuous song to a grainy, found-footage video that feels like you’re spying on someone’s secret life. Check it […]

DOMINIONATED THE THIRD

June 30th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Discs of the Week, FEATURES, Premieres | Comments Off on DOMINIONATED THE THIRD

DOMINIONATED THE THIRD

We’re pleased as punch to bring you DOMINIONATED the THIRD, part three in our ongoing series of “compendiums of classic Canadian songs covered by contemporary Canadian artists”. The concept is simple: we ask a bunch of artists to choose a favourite Canadian tune and give us their interpretation of it. The execution is mind-boggling. I can’t thank […]

RENDERS >> “Running Through the Night”

June 16th, 2016  |  by  |  published in New Music | Comments Off on RENDERS >> “Running Through the Night”

RENDERS >> “Running Through the Night”

Renders’ Kelly McMichael says that “Running Through the Night” takes inspiration from Slutwalk and is her own personal ‘take back the night’ anthem. “Almost all of my songs are soul soothers, either for myself or for others…. This one was for slut-shaming, victim-blaming, rape culture, and the idea that sometimes women need to go places […]

06/03/16 Video Playlist >> ISLANDS, FAKE PALMS, BRAIDS…

June 3rd, 2016  |  by  |  published in Video Playlist | Comments Off on 06/03/16 Video Playlist >> ISLANDS, FAKE PALMS, BRAIDS…

06/03/16 Video Playlist >> ISLANDS, FAKE PALMS, BRAIDS…

Stream this week’s Video Playlist on YouTube, and subscribe to all Quick Before It Melts’ YouTube playlists. Islands “No Milk, No Sugar” MagicPerm “Tragic Merm” Programm “Waiting” Phédre “Zastroszy” Hot Hot Heat “Kid Who Stays in the Picture” Leondro “Super Big” Braids “Joni” Adrian Teacher & the Subs “Terminal City” Alex Bent + the Emptiness […]

TUNS >> “Mind Over Matter”

May 31st, 2016  |  by  |  published in New Music | Comments Off on TUNS >> “Mind Over Matter”

TUNS >> “Mind Over Matter”

PHOTO: Vanessa Heins Canada’s East Coast music scene in the 90s was always more about community than competition, so it’s only natural that three of its preeminent songwriters, Sloan‘s Chris Murphy, Matt Murphy of Super Friendz and The Flashing Lights, and Mike O’Neill of Inbreds, have come together as TUNS. Their friendship, first fostered on an Inbreds/Superfriendz […]

TIMOTHY RYAN

May 27th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Introducing... | Comments Off on TIMOTHY RYAN

TIMOTHY RYAN

Timothy Ryan found his voice in the sombre, smoky sentiment of classic country blues and ballads.

HEATHERS

May 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Introducing... | Comments Off on HEATHERS

HEATHERS

“Fierce and vulnerable, ferocious and pleading:” meet Montreal trio Heathers.

WEST NILE

May 20th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Introducing... | Comments Off on WEST NILE

WEST NILE

Meet London, ON based electro-pop duo West Nile.

05/20/16 Video Playlist >> SLOAN, TRAITRS, CHASTITY…

May 20th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Video Playlist | Comments Off on 05/20/16 Video Playlist >> SLOAN, TRAITRS, CHASTITY…

05/20/16 Video Playlist >> SLOAN, TRAITRS, CHASTITY…

Stream this week’s Video Playlist on YouTube, and subscribe to all Quick Before It Melts’ YouTube playlists. Sloan “The Lines You Amend” Technicolor EditionChastity “Peroxide”Skydiggers “Set You Free This Time”David Beckingham “Soldier”Traitrs “Witch Trials”The Pack A.D. “So What” Grimes “California”Arkells “Private School”Jesse Mac Cormack “Repeat”Walrus “Fur Skin Coat”


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"






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