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05/06/16 Video Playlist >> THE ZORGS, WINTERSLEEP, DRALMS…

May 6th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Video Playlist | Comments Off on 05/06/16 Video Playlist >> THE ZORGS, WINTERSLEEP, DRALMS…

05/06/16 Video Playlist >> THE ZORGS, WINTERSLEEP, DRALMS…

05/06/16 Video Playlist with The Zorgs, Woodpigeon, Dralms, White Lung, Wintersleep and more.

THE PROVINCIAL ARCHIVE >> The Provincial Archive

January 21st, 2016  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Comments Off on THE PROVINCIAL ARCHIVE >> The Provincial Archive

THE PROVINCIAL ARCHIVE >> The Provincial Archive

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 […]

QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS’ FAVOURITE SONGS: 2015 Pt. 2

December 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in 2015 in Review, Lists | Leave A Comment »

QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS’ FAVOURITE SONGS: 2015 Pt. 2

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, […]

THE PROVINCIAL ARCHIVE >> “Bad Connection”

November 10th, 2015  |  by  |  published in New Music | Leave A Comment »

THE PROVINCIAL ARCHIVE >> “Bad Connection”

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 […]

IF QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS PICKED THE 2015 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE

June 11th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Lists | Leave A Comment »

IF QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS PICKED THE 2015 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE

  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 […]

SONGS: 2014 Volume 1

December 15th, 2014  |  by  |  published in 2014 in Review, Lists | Leave A Comment »

SONGS: 2014 Volume 1

**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.** Welcome to Quick Before […]

THE PROVINCIAL ARCHIVE It’s All Shaken Wonder

August 18th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Discs of the Week | Leave A Comment »

THE PROVINCIAL ARCHIVE  It’s All Shaken Wonder

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 […]

DiSC of the WEEK: Various Artists, DOMINIONATED

June 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Discs of the Week, FEATURES | Leave A Comment »

DiSC of the WEEK: Various Artists, DOMINIONATED

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 […]

LiSTEN: The Provincial Archive “Son of Sam”

May 8th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Singles | Leave A Comment »

LiSTEN: The Provincial Archive “Son of Sam”

It’s been no secret that I’m a fan of Edmonton’s The Provincial Archive, so news of new music is very much welcomed in these parts.  There’s all kinds of new news to talk about when it comes to the band, actually.  They’ve recently signed with Black Box Music who will be releasing the Hide Like A Secret EP […]

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 […]


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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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