Quick Before it Melts

The QBIM ONE HUNDRED >> 40-21

July 19th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Lists | Comments Off on The QBIM ONE HUNDRED >> 40-21

The QBIM ONE HUNDRED >> 40-21

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. #40-21.

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 […]

STARS >> “It Ain’t Me Babe”

January 19th, 2016  |  by  |  published in New Music | Comments Off on STARS >> “It Ain’t Me Babe”

(photo: Shervin Lainez)

They closed 2015 with a three-night engagement revisiting and celebrating the 10-year-old Set Yourself On Fire, and now Stars kick off 2016 with a year-long project that will see the venerable band release a new cover song each month.  A starkly beautiful take on Bob Dylan’s “It AIn’t Me Babe” showcasing Amy Millan’s breathy vocals is fist […]

IF QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS PICKED THE 2015 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE

June 11th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Lists | Comments Off on IF QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS PICKED THE 2015 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE

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 […]

06/05/15 >> STARS, PATRICK WATSON, OWEN PALLETT, FAITH HEALER, MOCKY, SINGLE MOTHERS

June 5th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Video Playlist | Leave A Comment »

06/05/15 >> STARS, PATRICK WATSON, OWEN PALLETT, FAITH HEALER, MOCKY, SINGLE MOTHERS

Stream this week’s ViDEO PLAYLiST on YouTube, and subscribe to all Quick Before It Melts’ YouTube playlists. Stars “No One Is Lost” from the album No One Is Lost (Soft Revolution) Patrick Watson “Hearts” (Live) from the album Love Songs For Robots (Secret City) Owen Pallett “The Passions” from the album In Conflict (Secret City) […]

03/20/15: THE HIGH DIALS, SUUNS and JERUSALEM IN MY HEART, STARS, ARIANE MOFFATT, NOW AND ON EARTH

March 20th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Video Playlist | Comments Off on 03/20/15: THE HIGH DIALS, SUUNS and JERUSALEM IN MY HEART, STARS, ARIANE MOFFATT, NOW AND ON EARTH

03/20/15: THE HIGH DIALS, SUUNS and JERUSALEM IN MY HEART, STARS, ARIANE MOFFATT, NOW AND ON EARTH

The High Dials “Echoes and Empty Rooms” from the album In The AM Wilds (Fontana North) Suuns and Jerusalem In My Heart “Gazelles in Flight” from the album Suuns and Jerusalem In My Heart (Secret City) Stars “Trap Door” from the album No One Is Lost (Soft Revolution) Ariane Moffatt “Debout” from the album 22h22 […]

SONGS: 2014 Volume 4

December 18th, 2014  |  by  |  published in 2014 in Review, Lists | Leave A Comment »

SONGS: 2014 Volume 4

**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 […]

STARS No One Is Lost

October 20th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Discs of the Week | 7 Comments »

STARS  No One Is Lost

I don’t want Stars to be thought of as a Canadian indie rock “institution”. I refuse on moral grounds to acknowledge them as anything approximating a kind of “old guard” of the new millennium, as that would in turn insinuate that I, too, am of a certain vintage, fit for institutionalization. I concede that, seven albums into […]

NEW MUSiC: Stars “From The Night”

August 12th, 2014  |  by  |  published in New Music | Comments Off on NEW MUSiC: Stars “From The Night”

NEW MUSiC: Stars “From The Night”

  From the opening seconds of Stars‘ new single, you feel the pulse of life, of youth, of infinity coursing through its disco-charged veins, even if its lyrics speak of loneliness and isolation.  “From The Night” is a rolling, rollicking ride through neon-lit streets and littered with broken dreams and cigarette butts aimed directly at those too squeamish to get […]

Songs: 2012 Part 5

December 21st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Singles | 5 Comments »

At last, we’re at the end of a week long campaign to bring you the 75 songs, split into five collections of 15 songs each, that soundtracked the year for me.  There’s been a post a day this week from Monday to Friday (here’s short cuts to Monday’s post, Tuesday’s post, Wednesday’s post, and Thursday’s […]


RECENT REVIEWS >>

  • DOMINIONATED THE THIRD DOMINIONATED THE THIRD
  • KAYTRANADA >> 99.9% KAYTRANADA >> 99.9%
  • TANIKA CHARLES >> Soul Run TANIKA CHARLES >> Soul Run
  • 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

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT >>

  • NICK FERRIO >> "Palace of Gold" (Video) NICK FERRIO >> "Palace of Gold" (Video)
  • DOMINIONATED THE THIRD DOMINIONATED THE THIRD
  • 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.
  • EXPWY >> "Love in Idelness" EXPWY >> "Love in Idelness"






  • 10/10 >> YOUNG GALAXY 10/10 >> YOUNG GALAXY


  • 10/10 >> EXPWY / MATT LEGROULX 10/10 >> EXPWY / MATT LEGROULX

  • Albums2015QBiM Albums2015QBiM Quick Before It Melts Favourite Albums of 2015
QUICK BEFORE IT MELTS NEWSLETTER
(We don't send out a lot!)
* = required field


  • Songs2015-lowres Songs2015-lowres