Hardcore bands are rarely praised for their range. Albums in the genre are usually a chore to listen to as the songs begin to blend together into one barrage of noise and fury. Some bands even forgo the album format altogether — opting for split EPs, promo tapes and live shows. With Burnt Sugar, Gouge…
It’s been an interesting year for musical egos. From Kanye’s synapse-deteriorating return to Twitter this April, to Paul Simon dropping a tired album earlier this month, as though we’ve actually cared about his work since Graceland, songwriters appear to be as self-assured as they’ve ever been. Unlike Yeezy or Paul, however, Chilly Gonzales — the…
This atmospheric experiment in songwriting proves, just a few tracks in, to be an LP not to miss. In Another Life marks a fresh re-entry for the Toronto-based producer Sandro Perri as his first solo release since 2011. The album features an impressive, exploratory trilogy of tracks: “Everybody’s Paris Pt I” builds to “Everybody’s Paris…
Many bands do not recover from changing their name, but Calgary outfit Preoccupations — formerly Viet Cong — have done just that.
Everyone knows one person who is seemingly good at everything they do — aren’t they infuriating?
The beating heart of Nova Scotia’s nouveau guitar-pop, Nap Eyes, has well outgrown expectations with their third release.
We need to talk about producer extraordinaire Jonathan Wilson.
Pop music often gets a bad rap — and sometimes it deserves it.
This long-awaited release proves there’s nothing wrong with never changing.
For many Saskatonians — lifelong or otherwise — there is a weird compulsion to dislike the Sheepdogs.