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04/01/16 Video Playlist >> PRISM PRIZE TOP 10

April 1st, 2016  |  by  |  published in Video Playlist | Comments Off on 04/01/16 Video Playlist >> PRISM PRIZE TOP 10

04/01/16 Video Playlist >> PRISM PRIZE TOP 10

Stream this week’s Prism Prize Top 10 Video Playlist on YouTube, and subscribe to all Quick Before It Melts’ YouTube playlists. Monogrenade “Le fantôme” Kalle Mattson “Avalanche” The Elwins “So Down Low” Braids “Miniskirt” Fast Romantics “Julia” Harrison feat. Maddee “How Can It Be” A Tribe Called Red feat. Northern Voice “Suplex” Grimes “Flesh Without […]

VARIOUS ARTISTS >> Adopted Friends Vol.06

January 5th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Comments Off on VARIOUS ARTISTS >> Adopted Friends Vol.06

VARIOUS ARTISTS >> Adopted Friends Vol.06

Even an introvert like me can understand and appreciate the power of belonging to a community. Growing up in elementary school, community always referred to the people living and working in close proximity to us. The digital age as redefined the word, broadening the idea of communities like an extended family tree across generations and miles. […]

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, […]

KALLE MATTSON >> “Hotline Bling”

December 3rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in New Music | Leave A Comment »

KALLE MATTSON >> “Hotline Bling”

Drake may be Master of the Meme®, but Kalle Mattson is the victor when it comes to truly viral videos. He’s racked up impressive play counts for songs like “Thick As Thieves”, “Water Falls”, and “Avalanche”, but Mattson’s take on Drizzy’s “Hotline Bling” might just become his hottest product yet. Mattson recorded his version earlier this summer, […]

KALLE MATTSON >> Avalanche

August 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Discs of the Week | Leave A Comment »

KALLE MATTSON >> Avalanche

Much of what’s already been written about Kalle Mattson’s new mini LP Avalanche touches on its connection to his last full length, 2014’s Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold. Most of what I’ve read about this new record starts the story with Mattson’s emotionally raw and remarkably honest last record, but there’s a body of work before Someday… that’s getting unjustly ignored. For a true understanding and sense of Mattson’s origins, I put forward going back to the start, back to 2009’s Whisper Bee, the first album this young songwriter from Sault Ste. Marie and his fresh-faced band put out into the world. Holding Avalanche up to Whisper Bee truly reveals the depth and breadth of maturity and talent Mattson’s developed over the last six years.

KALLE MATTSON • “A Long Time Ago”

June 15th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Singles | Leave A Comment »

KALLE MATTSON • “A Long Time Ago”

He done gone and growed up on us, that Kalle Mattson. Last week Mattson premiered “A Long Time Ago”, the lead song from his new EP Avalanche via Stereogum, a long way’s away from the first time Quick Before It Melts introduced the young singer-songwriter and his band from Sault Ste. Marie, ON in 2009. Now based in Ottawa, […]

SONGS: 2014 Volume 4

December 18th, 2014  |  by  |  published in 2014 in Review, Lists | Leave A Comment »

SONGS: 2014 Volume 4

**If you had technical difficulties downloading or playing back Volume 1, please delete the files from your computer and re-download the .zip file here.** **If you had technical difficulties downloading Volume 5 (i.e. there was nothing in the zip folder), please re-download the .zip file here. All music should now be added.** Quick Before It […]

QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS’ ALBUMS: 2014

December 11th, 2014  |  by  |  published in 2014 in Review, FEATURES, Lists | Leave A Comment »

QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS’ ALBUMS: 2014

2014 has a lot in common with Humpty Dumpty: they both had a great Fall. Half of the albums on my list of favourite records of the year were released after Labour Day; two came out in the dog-days of summer; and three had their official releases before the spring thaw. While there’s a wealth […]







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