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Album Review: Calexico and Iron & Wine – “Years to Burn”

By: Jessica Nakamoto –       “Musical anthropologists”. This is the term Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) used to describe friends and fellow musicians, Joey Burns and John Convertino (Calexico), while reflecting on the two groups’ longstanding history. And as it turns out, his word choice couldn’t have been more spot on, especially when it … Continue reading

Stream Fast Romantics’ New Single “Do No Wrong”

By: Staff – Toronto-based indie rockers Fast Romantics have released a new single titled “Do No Wrong”, which you can stream below. The track is from their third full-length album, slated for fall 2019. “The song is about that fleeting feeling of invincibility you sometimes get after coming out of a long funk,” says lead singer … Continue reading

Interview: Judah And The Lion on “Pep Talks”, Mental Health, and Kacey Musgraves

By: Kirstin Bews – Nashville-based americana band Judah And The Lion is back with their third studio album, Pep Talks (out May 3rd). The album was born out of challenges frontman Judah Akers faced as his family fell apart as a result of divorce, addiction and death. It is a tribute to the fire that Akers … Continue reading

The Beaches Announce New EP “The Professional”

By: Staff – JUNO Award-winning female rock band The Beaches today announced that they’ll release a new EP, titled The Professional, on May 16th via Universal Music Canada. Produced by the band’s long-time collaborator Jacknife Lee (The Killers, U2, Weezer), the collection features the group’s current single “Snake Tongue” and shattering fan favorite “Fascination.” Watch the video … Continue reading

Album Review: Greys – “Age Hasn’t Spoiled You”

By: Kirstin Bews –       Grey’s third album, Age Hasn’t Spoiled You, comes out on the 10th of May via Carpark records. Talking about the choice of the album name, frontman Shehzaad Jiwani expresses that Age Hasn’t Spoiled You is about rebelling against the notion that we are products of time, claiming that people cannot … Continue reading

Album Review: Vampire Weekend – “Father of the Bride”

By: Kirstin Bews –       Indie rockers Vampire Weekend are back from a five-year hiatus with their fourth studio album, Father of the Bride, which is set for release on May 3rd via Columbia Records. Known for their experimental indie soundscapes, the NYC-based trio shot to success in 2008 and have ridden a wave of … Continue reading

Album Review: Catfish & The Bottlemen – “The Balance”

By: Kirstin Bews –       Welsh indie rockers, Catfish and the Bottlemen, have just released their album The Balance via Capitol Records/Universal Music Canada. The band submerged themselves in the recording process of this album, staying in Ireland’s Grouse Lodge studios with acclaimed popular Irish mixer Jacknife Lee (U2, Weezer, The Cars, One Direction, … Continue reading

Photos: Wallows @ Venue

Photos by: Kiri Anne – Los Angeles-based indie rock band Wallows, who released their debut EP, Nothing Happens, on March 22nd 2019 via Atlantic, performed at Venue Nightclub in Vancouver on April 23rd.

Silversun Pickups Announce New Album “Widow’s Weeds”

By: Staff – Silversun Pickups have announced the release of their fifth album, Widow’s Weeds, on June 7th via their own New Machine Recordings label. The band enlisted Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth) to produce their latest, an extroverted and open album about rebirth and renewal. Said lead singer Brian Aubert about Widow’s Weeds: “This … Continue reading

Photos: Dermot Kennedy @ Commodore Ballroom

Photos by: Emily Chin – Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy, who released his self-titled debut album on January 4th, 2019 via Interscope, performed at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver last night (April 3rd).