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Album Review: The Cinematic Orchestra – “To Believe”

By: Kirstin Bews –     The Cinematic Orchestra are back after a 12 year absence with their flourish of art and music with a new album, To Believe. Jason Swinscoe and Dominic Smith have collected contributions from past and new collaborators including vocalists Moses Sumney, Roots Manuva, Heidi Vogel, Grey Reverend, Dorian Concept, among … Continue reading

Album Review: David Gray – “Gold In A Brass Age”

By: Kirstin Bews –       Acclaimed singer-songwriter David Gray is back with his new album, Gold In A Brass Age. This album marks Gray’s 11th album in a career spanning 25 years. Gray comes to the stage already critically acclaimed with several Brit and Grammy nominations, 3 UK No.1 albums and the multi-platinum … Continue reading

Album Review: Pond – “Tasmania”

By: Kirstin Bews –       On March 1st, Pond released their eighth studio album, Tasmania via Spinning Top Records. The album, which the Australian psychedelic rock band has described as a “dejected meditation on planetary discord, water, machismo, shame, blame and responsibility, love, blood and empire”, serves as a sister album to the band’s … Continue reading

Album Review: Pkew Pkew Pkew – “Optimal Lifestyles”

By: Kirstin Bews –       Toronto-based punk band Pkew Pkew Pkew, are releasing their third album, Optimal Lifestyles, on March 1st via Dine Alone. Known for their lively beer-soaked shows, Pkew Pkew Pkew pack a punch with no-nonsense lyrics and strong musical compositions in this release.    If you’re naming a band after the … Continue reading

Album Review: Arkells – “Rally Cry”

By: Jessica Nakamoto –     After 2016-17 saw their blockbuster single “Knocking At The Door” reach fourteen weeks at #1 on the Canadian Alternative chart and boast North American television coverage from the Superbowl to the World Series, Arkells fans have clamored with excitement over the prospect of new music. And much to their delight, … Continue reading

Album Review: St. Lucia – “Hyperion”

By: Jessica Nakamoto –       Ranging from electronic-pop to gospel choir, St. Lucia’s latest work delivers a clear message: they aren’t in the business of staying static. While cheerful synth rhythms and charismatic sunshine melodies are non-negotiable and permanent fixtures in the quintet’s signature sound, St. Lucia’s new record flourishes with a conscious favoring of … Continue reading

Album Review: Interpol – “Marauder”

By: Jessica Nakamoto –     We may have had to wait a lengthy twenty-one years to break it out, but the phrase “someone called the cops on Interpol” will not likely get old anytime soon. For fans who’ve stuck around since the band’s formation back in 1997, this past year has held a few noteworthy … Continue reading

Album Review: Houndmouth – “Golden Age”

By: Jessica Nakamoto –       You may recognize them from their #1 hit radio single, “Sedona” or from their recent live performance on the CBS Morning Show, but the real question is, would you recognize them from one album to the next? The answer: maybe not. While it’s true that Indiana-based alt-rockers, Houndmouth, have … Continue reading

Album Review: Yungblud – “21st Century Liability”

By: Jessica Nakamoto –       As evidenced by his latest musical compilation, it’s clear that with Dominic Harrison at the artistic helm, an introductory hello can just as synonymously be linked to a parting farewell. In fact, this is so much the case that the very first track on Yungblud’s debut album, 21st Century Liability (out … Continue reading

Album Review: Jill Barber – “Metaphora”

By: Sasha Lindsay –       Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Jill Barber will release a new album titled Metaphora on June 22 via Outside Music. This solo effort explores new stylistic territory for Barber (a multiple Juno nominee) as it veers into a more contemporary pop sound. Barber is known for mellifluous vocals that merge well with … Continue reading

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