05/06/16 Video Playlist with The Zorgs, Woodpigeon, Dralms, White Lung, Wintersleep and more.
Don’t call it an EP, because The Provincial Archive is much more that antiquated definition will allow. Sure, the latest, self-titled release from The Provincial Archive won’t meet Polaris Music Prize requirements for an ‘album’ (two more songs or 10 more minutes worth of running time would qualify it), but in its brevity, it blossoms as an artistic […]
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, […]
Their new song’s title is”Bad Connection” but The Provincial Archive have no trouble connecting to the fuzzed-out, amped-up 90s alt-rock influences that inform their forthcoming self-titled six-song EP, released on 12″ vinyl November 20 on the band’s own imprint, Consonant Records. “Bad Connection” is our first taste of The Provincial Archive as a trio, after keyboardist Nathan […]
On Tuesday, June 16, the 10th edition of the Polaris Music Prize kicks into gear by unveiling the 2015 Long List of 40 albums selected by a crack-pot team of over 200 jurors as representing the best music that Canada offered up in the last 12 months. I can call them crackpots because I count myself […]
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Folk music still carries with it a number of old-fashioned connotations for a lot of casual music listeners, so I get leery of using it to describe The Provincial Archive. If asked to explain the sound of their new album It’s All Shaken Wonder, I’d use “twitch folk” or “nervy pop” to suggest there’s more restlessness than relaxation on […]
Come on, how could I not make the first ever compilation commissioned by Quick Before It Melts DiSC of the WEEK? In many ways, it’s been my disc of the year, since the whole project started back in February, 2014. In the last few months, as the cover songs started arriving, the reality of what I’d undertaken set in. My every […]