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Album Review: Mini Mansions – “Guy Walks Into A Bar…”

By: Kirstin Bews –     Dynamic LA-based trio, Mini Mansions are releasing their richest album to date, Guy Walks Into A Bar…on July 26th via Fiction Records. Partners in crime and musical harmony, Michael Shuman, Zach Dawes, and Tyler Parkford have reflected their personalities into this work by playing on their individual idiosyncrasies. Each … Continue reading

Album Review: Mattiel – “Satis Factory”

By: Kirstin Bews –     Mattiel are releasing their second album, Satis Factory, on June 14th via ATO Records. Recorded and produced in their native Atlanta, Mattiel brings a different, punchier sound with this album. Their previous effort, 2017’s Mattiel, is full of dusty, cinematic, garage rock, whereas Satis Factory is much cleaner and … Continue reading

Interview: David Schwartz Talks Musical Influences, and Scoring “VEEP”, “Arrested Development”

By: Kirstin Bews – Composer David Schwartz has helped define quirky television on both sides of the 21st century. He struck comedy gold with the cult series Arrested Development with regular collaborator Mitchell Hurwitz, where – from the opening strains of his ukulele swing theme song – Schwartz contributed score and songs that were both funny … Continue reading

Album Review: Justin Rutledge – “Passages”

By: Kirstin Bews –       Justin Rutledge is back with a new band, but the same ambient and rhythmic textures fill his new album, Passages, that is set for release on May 31st via Outside Music. Many Canadians will remember one of the new band members, Rob Baker, from the Tragically Hip. The friendship … Continue reading

Album Review: Jenn Grant – “Love, Inevitable”

By: Kirstin Bews –     Acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Jenn Grant is back with her new album, Love, Inevitable (out May 31st). Hailing from Halifax, Grant wrote the songs from her home city, before flying out to Portland to record with Tucker Martine. This marks a change in her production pattern, as her last four albums were … Continue reading

Album Review: Frank Iero and the Future Violents – “Barriers”

By: Kirstin Bews –       Frank Iero, formerly of 2000’s emo greats My Chemical Romance, is releasing his solo project Barriers on May 31st. Akin to  namesake, barriers, considers how we set obstacles around ourselves for protection. Each song contemplates metaphorical walls that Iero has built up or knocked down, an experience most … Continue reading

Album Review: Flying Lotus – “Flamagra”

By: Kirstin Bews –     Flying Lotus is releasing his new album, Flamagra, on May 24th via Warp Records. Aptly named, this album is fire. While this album comes half a decade after his last effort, You’re Dead (2014), it feels like no time was wasted in the creating of this 27-track masterpiece.   The theme … Continue reading

Album Review: Middle Kids – “New Songs For Old Problems”

By: Kirstin Bews –       Australian indie trio, Middle Kids, are releasing their new EP, New Songs for Old Problems, on May 24th via Domino. This EP comes off the back of their very successful debut album, Lost Friends, and starts off strong with its lead single “Real Thing”, which is nothing short of anthemic. Frontwoman, Hannah Joy, … Continue reading

Album Review: The National – “I Am Easy to Find”

By: Kirstin Bews –     The National are releasing their eighth studio album, I Am Easy to Find, on May 17th via 4AD. The album comes accompanied by a short 24-minute film directed by Mike Mills that stars award winning actress, Alicia Vikander. The album isn’t a soundtrack to the film, although the title track … Continue reading

Album Review: The Head and the Heart – “Living Mirage”

By: Kirstin Bews –     The Head and The Heart are back with their fourth studio album, Living Mirage, which is set for release on May 17th via Warner Bros. Recently the band has gone through some lineup changes with co-founder Josiah Johnson leaving amicably and being replaced by Matt Gervais and keyboardist Kenny Hensley … Continue reading

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