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The QBIM ONE HUNDRED >> 60-41

July 14th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Lists | Comments Off on The QBIM ONE HUNDRED >> 60-41

The QBIM ONE HUNDRED >> 60-41

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. #60-41

DOMINIONATED THE THIRD

June 30th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Discs of the Week, FEATURES, Premieres | Comments Off on DOMINIONATED THE THIRD

DOMINIONATED THE THIRD

We’re pleased as punch to bring you DOMINIONATED the THIRD, part three in our ongoing series of “compendiums of classic Canadian songs covered by contemporary Canadian artists”. The concept is simple: we ask a bunch of artists to choose a favourite Canadian tune and give us their interpretation of it. The execution is mind-boggling. I can’t thank […]

DONOVAN WOODS >> Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled

March 8th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Comments Off on DONOVAN WOODS >> Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled

DONOVAN WOODS >> Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled

When music is great, it sounds effortless; so simple that anyone with a moderately decent vocabulary and the slightest sense of melody can write “an all-time classic song”. That’s farthest thing from the truth, of course, but because most non-musical people don’t undertake the challenge of songwriting, they live with that ill-conceived idea that it’s […]

The Guest List >> DONOVAN WOODS

February 18th, 2016  |  by  |  published in The Guest List | Comments Off on The Guest List >> DONOVAN WOODS

The Guest List >> DONOVAN WOODS

After this weekend’s Grammy Awards and all the attention and accolades Canadian artists received at the ceremonies, it’s easy to overlook a number of other great Canadian artists making their mark on the international stage. Sarnia, ON native Donovan Woods is an excellent singer-songwriter and performer in his own right, garnering a loyal following North […]

DONOVAN WOODS >> “The First Time”

January 7th, 2016  |  by  |  published in New Music | Comments Off on DONOVAN WOODS >> “The First Time”

DONOVAN WOODS >> “The First Time”

Sarnia ON’s Donovan Woods has a simple mantra he’s sticking to: “good songs win.” For his upcoming album Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled, he’s also calling in good people like producer James Bunton to help bring his good songs to life. The pair worked at making an album that not only sounded as best they could make it, […]

iNTRODUCiNG: Jon Hynes

July 17th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Introducing... | Comments Off on iNTRODUCiNG: Jon Hynes

iNTRODUCiNG: Jon Hynes

It feels odd “introducing’ you to Ottawa-based, Newfoundland-bred songwriter Jon Hynes when you’re more familiar with him than you realize.  In the past few years, Hynes has played bass on tour with Hey Rosetta! and The Hidden Cameras, guitar with Donovan Woods, and is now a member of of Quick Before It Melts’ perennial favourites, Evening Hymns. […]


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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
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  • DANIEL ROMANO >> Mosey DANIEL ROMANO >> Mosey
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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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