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You can (still) dance

November 28th, 2011  |  by  |  published in New Music | Comments Off on You can (still) dance

When I first heard his music a few years back, Rae Spoon was making brilliant acoustic coloured, country flavoured folk tunes that landed his Superioryouareinferior LP on the QBiM favourite albums of 2008 chart.  That record had hints about Spoon’s dalliance with electronic music, but nothing as overt as his disco-delving next record, Love Is […]

A grand gesture

November 23rd, 2011  |  by  |  published in New Music | Comments Off on A grand gesture

If you have been reading QBiM for a few years now, you’ve more than likely encountered my raving and praising Vivek Shraya, whose last LP, Keys & Machines, produced one of my favourite moments of 2009, “In/Out”.  Shraya has proven himself to be an electro-pop song wizard of the highest order, and a new release […]

Trouble soon will be over

November 18th, 2011  |  by  |  published in New Music | Comments Off on Trouble soon will be over

Some days I feel like I’m surrounded by people whose sole pleasure in life is complaining about how much shit they have to put up with.  They have to love bitching about how bad they have it considering how much time they spend doing that each day.  Or maybe it’s an addiction, a defense mechanism […]

The most important line

November 10th, 2011  |  by  |  published in New Music | Comments Off on The most important line

Said The Whale, the Vancouver-based, 2011 Juno winners for Best New Group, released a new digital EP this week.  New Brighton was recorded this summer while working on the sessions for Little Mountain, their new LP scheduled for a March 6, 2012 release.  The four songs on New Brighton will stand alone from the forthcoming […]

Darkside lightside

November 1st, 2011  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Darkside lightside

“There All the Time Without You” is the latest single from Halifax noisemakers Kestrels, and it is a doozy, my friends.  The band is preparing to unleash A Ghost History, their sophomore LP, this winter. An entry on the band’s official website mentions that Kestrels have been hanging out with Tim Wheeler, the frontman for […]

3rd crusade

October 27th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3rd crusade

Last week, Cowboy Junkies released the third album in their ambitious Nomad series, Sing In My Meadow.  To mark their 25th year as a band, The Junkies set out to release 4 albums of new material in 18 months.  …Meadow follows Demons, a collection of Vic Chesnutt covers released earlier this year, and 2010’s  Renmin […]


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