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The QBIM ONE HUNDRED >> 100-81

July 7th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Lists | Comments Off on The QBIM ONE HUNDRED >> 100-81

The QBIM ONE HUNDRED >> 100-81

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. #100-81

01/08/16 Video Playlist

January 8th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Video Playlist | Comments Off on 01/08/16 Video Playlist

01/08/16 Video Playlist

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QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS’ FAVOURITE SONGS: 2015 Pt. 4 & 5

December 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in 2015 in Review, Lists | Leave A Comment »

QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS’ FAVOURITE SONGS: 2015 Pt. 4 & 5

As has become an annual tradition at this time of year for Quick Before It Melts, we present our SONGS compilation for 2015, collecting 100 of our favourite Canadian tracks of the year, zipping them up and making them available for download and your ongoing listening pleasure. As with our annual list of favourite albums, […]

BELIEFS >> Leaper

November 23rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Discs of the Week | Leave A Comment »

BELIEFS >> Leaper

Yeah, I get it. Some bands sound like the bands they loved when they weren’t in a band. It’s been happening since The Beatles first heard Buddy Holly and SPOILER ALERT it’s going to keep happening ad infinitum.

11/06/15 >> DANIEL ROMANO, PHÈDRE, BELIEFS, BEAR MOUNTAIN

November 6th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Video Playlist | Leave A Comment »

11/06/15 >> DANIEL ROMANO, PHÈDRE, BELIEFS, BEAR MOUNTAIN

Stream this week’s ViDEO PLAYLiST on YouTube, and subscribe to all Quick Before It Melts’ YouTube playlists. Daniel Romano “I’m Gonna Teach You” from the album If I’ve Only One Time Askin’ (New West Records) Phèdre “TIVOLI” Beliefs “Leaper” from the album Leaper (Hand Drawn Dracula) Bear Mountain “Hopeful” (Last Gang Records)

BELIEFS >> “1992”

October 5th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Singles | Leave A Comment »

[photo: James Mejia]

November 4, 2015 marks the 24th anniversary of My Bloody Valentine’s seminal album Loveless, a record whose imprint and influence is embossed upon Beliefs‘ new single, “1992”. Focusing their love of fuzz and feedback into wickedly melodic dream-pop, Josh Korody and Jesse Crowe don’t pay homage to their favourite artists and records of the 90s as much as they […]

DILLY DALLY “Green”

October 15th, 2014  |  by  |  published in New Music | Leave A Comment »

DILLY DALLY “Green”

Green (Single) by Dilly Dally There is nothing naive and innocent about Toronto’s Dilly Dally. Their latest single, “Green” is an assured, primal scream of a song whose murky grunge pop sound is pierced by the innate melodic sensibilities of singer Katie Monk. Her guttural, gravelly vocals are a riveting call to arms; you may not understand what she’s […]

WISH “Retro Grade”

September 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in New Music | Leave A Comment »

WISH “Retro Grade”

Keeping it all in the family, Hand Drawn Dracula’s latest new offering comes from Wish, the swirling psychedelic project of Kyle Connolly, whose been performing with Milk Lines, Beliefs and Breeze (the latter two both on HDD). Josh Korody (Breeze, Beliefs, ex-Elk) brought Connolly into his Candle recording Studio, along with Peter Gosling (Decades, Lobby) on drums, and Emily […]

Songs: 2013 Part 4

December 20th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Lists, MiXTAPE | Leave A Comment »

Songs: 2013 Part 4

As each day of posting these mixes goes on, I find that I have less and less to say about them, which is probably for the best.  I should just let the music speak for itself. But maybe you have something to say?  Maybe you wish to contribute something to the discussion about yours and my […]

Albums: 2013

December 16th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Lists | 2 Comments »

40% of Quick Before It Melts’ Favourite Albums of 2013 list looks very similar to 2011’s list, which is a coincidence not lost on me as I compiled this year’s compendium of preferred personal records. While I am very fond of the four repeat honourees on this year’s list, it wasn’t a forgone conclusion that their new […]


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