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The QBIM ONE HUNDRED >> 40-21

July 19th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Lists | Comments Off on The QBIM ONE HUNDRED >> 40-21

The QBIM ONE HUNDRED >> 40-21

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. #40-21.

PUP >> The Dream Is Over

June 2nd, 2016  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Comments Off on PUP >> The Dream Is Over

PUP >> The Dream Is Over

There are very few instances where I’ve been blown away by a band live while having little-to-no expectation going into a gig. This story is about one of those memorable times.  I’d known of Topanga and found their early releases catchy, and I also knew the band had recently changed their name to PUP – but that was about it. Immediately […]

02/20/15: ETIQUETTE, HAYDEN, ROCOCODE, PUP, WISH

February 20th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Video Playlist | Leave A Comment »

02/20/15: ETIQUETTE, HAYDEN, ROCOCODE, PUP, WISH

Stream this week’s ViDEO PLAYLiST on YouTube, and subscribe to all Quick Before It Melts’ YouTube playlists. Etiquette “Outside In” from the album Reminisce (Hand Drawn Dracula) Hayden “Nowhere We Cannot Go” from the album Hey Love (Arts & Crafts) Rococode “Banks” PUP “Back Against the Wall” from the album PUP (Royal Mountain) Wish “Slacker” […]

02/13/15: 2015 PRISM PRIZE EDITION

February 13th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Video Playlist | Leave A Comment »

02/13/15: 2015 PRISM PRIZE EDITION

Stream this week’s ViDEO PLAYLiST, celebrating the 10 shortlisted videos for this year’s Prism Prize, and subscribe to all Quick Before It Melts’ YouTube playlists. Odonis Odonis “Order in the Court” from the album Hard Boiled Soft Boiled (Buzz Records) Rich Aucoin “Yelling In Sleep” from the album Ephemeral (Bonsound) Kevin Drew “You In Your […]

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 […]

QBiM SPiNS: PUP • PUP

October 9th, 2013  |  by  |  published in QBiM SPiNS | Leave A Comment »

If you haven’t yet had the pleasure, let me do the introductions: world meet PUP. They say they’re just “four dudes who play punk rock”.  They say that’s all you need to know about them.  They’re right.  But PUP, the self-titled debut album, needs a bit more in the way of description than that. So […]

VIDEO: PUP • “Reservoir”

October 9th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Video Playlist | Leave A Comment »

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RECENT REVIEWS >>

  • DOMINIONATED THE THIRD DOMINIONATED THE THIRD
  • KAYTRANADA >> 99.9% KAYTRANADA >> 99.9%
  • TANIKA CHARLES >> Soul Run TANIKA CHARLES >> Soul Run
  • THE BURNING HELL >> Public Library THE BURNING HELL >> Public Library
  • PUP >> The Dream Is Over PUP >> The Dream Is Over
  • BY DIVINE RIGHT >> Speak & Spell U.S. BY DIVINE RIGHT >> Speak & Spell U.S.
  • FREDERICK SQUIRE >> Spooky Action at a Distance FREDERICK SQUIRE >> Spooky Action at a Distance
  • KATE MAKI >> Head In The Sand KATE MAKI >> Head In The Sand
  • DANIEL ROMANO >> Mosey DANIEL ROMANO >> Mosey
  • HOODED FANG >> Venus On Edge HOODED FANG >> Venus On Edge

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT >>

  • NICK FERRIO >> "Palace of Gold" (Video) NICK FERRIO >> "Palace of Gold" (Video)
  • DOMINIONATED THE THIRD DOMINIONATED THE THIRD
  • RENDERS >> "Running Through the Night" RENDERS >> "Running Through the Night"
  • TUNS >> "Mind Over Matter" TUNS >> "Mind Over Matter"
  • TIMOTHY RYAN TIMOTHY RYAN
  • HEATHERS HEATHERS
  • WEST NILE WEST NILE
  • BADBADNOTGOOD >> "Time Moves Slow" (feat. Sam Herring) BADBADNOTGOOD >> "Time Moves Slow" (feat. Sam Herring)
  • CHOBO CHOBO
  • TWIST >> "Soaked" TWIST >> "Soaked"

HEAVY ROTATION >>

  • WHOOP-SZO >> "Bmaadiziwin" WHOOP-SZO >> "Bmaadiziwin"
  • PREOCCUPATIONS >> "Anxiety" PREOCCUPATIONS >> "Anxiety"
  • THE BURNING HELL >> "Pop Goes the World" THE BURNING HELL >> "Pop Goes the World"
  • FEIST >> "Flamenco for Gord" FEIST >> "Flamenco for Gord"
  • PARTNER >> "Personal Weekend" PARTNER >> "Personal Weekend"
  • ISLANDS >> "No Milk, No Sugar" ISLANDS >> "No Milk, No Sugar" "No Milk, No Sugar" is Nick Thorburn's pop nonpareil, heavy with hook and melody, and so effortlessly cool that every other songwriter aspiring to pop music perfection best pack up their gear and take up traffic cone collecting.
  • IVY MAIRI >> "All Around Me" IVY MAIRI >> "All Around Me" "All Around Me" by Toronto based singer/songwriter Ivy Mairi is our #NewFavouriteSong. Click the link to listen to it yourself.
  • LUKA >> "Why Don't You Go To Her" LUKA >> "Why Don't You Go To Her"
  • SHIRLEY & THE PYRAMIDS >> "All The Time" SHIRLEY & THE PYRAMIDS >> "All The Time" Saskatoon's Shirley & The Pyramids wear their musical influences on the arm of their long-sleeved tee-shirts, but before you're quick to group them in with other neo-shoegazers, give a good listen to "All The Time", one of two advance singles from their recently released self-titled record. In it, you'll hear a the broad strokes of someone who's explored a range of sonic influencers--from 13th Floor Elevators to Ride, The Velvet Underground to Atlas Sound--and is now drilling down through the gauzy haze of guitar drone to find their essence, their truth.
  • EXPWY >> "Love in Idelness" EXPWY >> "Love in Idelness"






  • 10/10 >> YOUNG GALAXY 10/10 >> YOUNG GALAXY


  • 10/10 >> EXPWY / MATT LEGROULX 10/10 >> EXPWY / MATT LEGROULX

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