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Promise land

July 8th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

No rest for the wicked–wicked awesome that is.  Barely a year since the released Album, their Polaris Prize long listed debut, Hooded Fang are about to drop album #2.  Tosta Mista is ready for public consumption as of July 26, and to whet appetites, the band recently made a couple of tracks available on their […]

RADiO QBiM 005: Balloteering

June 1st, 2011  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | Comments Off on RADiO QBiM 005: Balloteering

May 31, 2011 marks the end of another Polaris Music Prize voting year. I’m finalizing my ballot for this year’s long list, and decided that instead of a boring sequence of posts about what I’m considering, I’d use the opportunity for another episode of RADiO QBiM to give you a taste of what I’m thinking. […]

Albums: 2010

December 13th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

So that’s 2010 done.  I know it’s a cliché, but the year really has flown by.  When I sat down to boil the last 12 months down to a list of 10 essential albums I found the process tricky again this year.  There were some great records by old favourites (like Rufus Wainwright) and new […]

Straight up the dial

December 8th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Straight up the dial

At some point while listening to the song “Bear” by Toronto band Hooded Fang, I was struck by how similar lead singer Daniel Lee’s voice sounded to Richard Hawley, the UK singer-songwriter, but I was even more struck that I would have made that comparison at all.  I like Hawley, I think he’s great, but […]


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