MUSIC NOTES

10/10 >> YOUNG GALAXY
July 11th, 2016 | by Jim Di Gioia | 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 Jim Di Gioia | 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 Jim Di Gioia | 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 Jim Di Gioia | 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 Quick Before It Melts | 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 Jim Di Gioia | 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 Jim Di Gioia | 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 Jim Di Gioia | published in Introducing… | Comments Off on HEATHERS

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

WEST NILE
May 20th, 2016 | by Jim Di Gioia | 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 Quick Before It Melts | 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”