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QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS’ FAVOURITE SONGS: 2015 Pt. 4 & 5

December 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in 2015 in Review, Lists | Comments Off on QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS’ FAVOURITE SONGS: 2015 Pt. 4 & 5

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, […]

QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS presents DOMINIONATEDdeux

June 29th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Discs of the Week, Premieres | Comments Off on QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS presents DOMINIONATEDdeux

QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS presents DOMINIONATEDdeux

A year ago today, I shared with Quick Before It Melts readers news about DOMINIONATED, a “compendium of classic Canadian songs covered by contemporary Canadian artists” that came together thanks to a dedicated and enthusiastic group of musicians who took me up on the challenge of recording a version of their favourite Canadian song of the 80s or 90s. The […]

BLACKPAW SOCIETY • People Doesn’t Care / 1955

June 15th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Discs of the Week | 1 Comment »

BLACKPAW SOCIETY • People Doesn’t Care / 1955

Though he prefers to remain anonymous, there’s something very familiar about the music on Blackpaw Society’s new album, People Doesn’t Care / 1955. The Toronto-based, “one-dog band” hopped into a musical wayback machine and set the controls for the 50s and 60s. He’s unearthed “dead things and buried ideas” from that bygone era and brought […]

SONGS: 2014 Volume 2

December 16th, 2014  |  by  |  published in 2014 in Review, Lists | 32 Comments »

SONGS: 2014 Volume 2

**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 […]

BLACKPAW SOCIETY • Lessons In Leisure Volume 2

August 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Discs of the Week | 2 Comments »

BLACKPAW SOCIETY • Lessons In Leisure Volume 2

There’s not much point to putting an About page on your website if the only description you’re willing to give about your band is “Genetically modified cats and dogs. From Toronto, Ontario”, but maybe, in the case of Blackpaw Society, even that’s too much information. Friends Greyowl Point argue that less is more, and in the case of Lesson […]


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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.
  • 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

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  • NICK FERRIO >> "Palace of Gold" (Video) NICK FERRIO >> "Palace of Gold" (Video)
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  • 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.
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  • 10/10 >> EXPWY / MATT LEGROULX 10/10 >> EXPWY / MATT LEGROULX

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