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DiSC of the WEEK: STARS, No One Is Lost

DiSC of the WEEK: STARS, No One Is Lost

I don’t want Stars to be thought of as a Canadian indie rock “institution”. I refuse on moral grounds to acknowledge them as anything approximating a kind of &#...

ViDEO PLAYLiST: Caribou, Rob Moir, Power-Buddies

ViDEO PLAYLiST: Caribou, Rob Moir, Power-Buddies

Caribou: “Our Love” from the album Our Love (Merge Records). Rob Moir: “Oh Margot Please” from the album Places To Die (Make My Day Records). Power-Buddi...

DiSC of the WEEK: ABSOLUTELY FREE, Absolutely Free.

DiSC of the WEEK: ABSOLUTELY FREE, Absolutely Free.

Before Beyblades were even a thought in the mind of Japanese toy makers, my friends and I used to pit our own multi-coloured spinning tops against each others’ in battles for...

DiSC of the WEEK: Caribou, Our Love

DiSC of the WEEK: Caribou, Our Love

Our Love starts off innocently enough. The coy introduction to “Can’t Do Without You” floats in, relaxing tension and settling the body into the song’s rh...


Reviews

  • QBiM SPiNS: RUN COYOTE, Youth Haunts
    QBiM SPiNS: RUN COYOTE, Youth Haunts

    White is the colour of winter, but the milky background on the cover of Run Coyote‘s Youth Haunts, when paired with the crisp musical production of the band’s deb...

  • QBiM SPiNS: Single Mothers, Negative Qualities
    QBiM SPiNS: Single Mothers, Negative Qualities

    If you’re feeling even the slightest bit bitter or irritated about anything at all, I suggest a once-through of Single Mothers‘ 10-song, 24-minute-long Negative Qual...

  • QBiM SPiNS: Valery Gore, Idols In The Dark Heart
    QBiM SPiNS: Valery Gore, Idols In The Dark Heart

    There is a rebel spirit coursing through Idols In The Dark Heart, Valery Gore‘s long-promised and long-awaited follow-up to 2008’s Avalanche To Wandering Bear. Maybe...


PREMiERE

ViDEO PREMiERE: Legato Vipers “Gangly Dancer”
ViDEO PREMiERE: Legato Vipers “Gangly Dancer”

This is what I call “surf ‘n turf”. Legato Vipers‘ scorching hot instrumental surf rock is both a throwback to the classic 60s sound, and a throw down to a...

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NEW MUSiC

NEW MUSiC: BLOOD AND GLASS “Paper Heart”
NEW MUSiC: BLOOD AND GLASS “Paper Heart”

Paper Heart by Blood And Glass Montreal-based husband and wife duo Blood And Glass released their debut album, Museum With No Walls yesterday, and have been getting a lot of attent...

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LiSTEN

LiSTEN: VOGUE DOTS “Way With Silence”
LiSTEN: VOGUE DOTS “Way With Silence”

  Halifax NS-based electro-soul-pop duo Vogue Dots unveiled their latest single, the quivering, shiver-inducing “Way With Silence” a few weeks back, and it is an ...

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iNTRODUCING

iNTRODUCiNG: PIERRE KWENDERS
iNTRODUCiNG: PIERRE KWENDERS

Immigrating to Canada from the Democratic Republic of Congo in his teens, Pierre Kwenders began gaining recognition for his contributions to Radio Radio‘s Havre de Grace L...

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ViDEO

ViDEO PLAYLiST: Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, The Wilderness of Manitoba, HSY
ViDEO PLAYLiST: Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, The Wilderness of Manitoba, HSY

Dan Mangan + Blacksmith: “Vessel” from the album Club Meds (Arts & Crafts).   The Wilderness of Manitoba: “Leave Someone” from the album Between C...

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