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Tim Darcy – Saturday Night [2017]

Tim Darcy – Saturday Night [2017]

The debut full-length solo release, Saturday Night, for the Ought frontman, Tim Darcy, was produced by Ross Gillard and Amy Fort. Tim Darcy is no stranger to introspection. As the singer/guitarist of exuberant Montréal-based art-punk quartet Ought, he’s wrought thoughtful ...

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February 17th, 2017

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Teen Daze – Themes for Dying Earth [2017]

Teen Daze – Themes for Dying Earth [2017]

After last year’s foray into vibrant indie-pop, Themes finds Teen Daze returning to more ambient, electronic production with new insight. Following 2015’s Morning World, a just OK effort that found Teen Daze traveling to John Vanderslice’s San Francisco studio and ...

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February 11th, 2017

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Louise Burns – Young Mopes [2016]

Louise Burns – Young Mopes [2016]

Young Mopes, the new album from Vancouver- based goth-pop songwriter Louise Burns, follows 2013’s Midnight Mass and the 2011 Polaris Prize-nominated Mellow Drama. The nine-track effort takes its name from a description out of a Globe and Mail review, but despite the title, ...

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February 1st, 2017

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TUNS – TUNS [2016]

TUNS – TUNS [2016]

TUNS is a Canadian supergroup that unites the indie rock stylings of Sloan’s Chris Murphy, The Inbreds’ Mike O’Neil, and Super Friendz’s Matt Murphy. As three established veterans to the ‘90s Halifax underground scene, TUNS comes together to make indie-indebted power pop ...

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January 8th, 2017

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Elephant Stone – Ship of Fools [2016]

Elephant Stone – Ship of Fools [2016]

For their fourth LP, Elephant Stone could have stuck to a recipe that’s worked well for founder and main songwriter Rishi Dhir. It’s one that lays breezy melodies over a pop blueprint, adding luscious psychedelic accompaniment that welcomes experimentation and often features

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January 1st, 2017

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 Jon Parks – Mercy (EP) [2016]

 Jon Parks – Mercy (EP) [2016]

Jon Parks is a singer-songwriter who creates pensive pop music. His new “Mercy” EP ends the 10-plus year silence since the release of his debut album “Out Here”, recorded while living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His new EP combines thought-provoking lyrics

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December 22nd, 2016

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His Clancyness – Isolation Culture [2016]

His Clancyness – Isolation Culture [2016]

His Clancyness are kinda difficult to define. Hell, even the geography is difficult – the band owe their roots to Bologna and Ottawa, a trans-Atlantic conversation between the Italian and Canadian underground. The band’s Fat Cat-supported debut was a real charmer, an ...

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December 8th, 2016

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John K. Samson – Winter Wheat [2016]

John K. Samson – Winter Wheat [2016]

On his second solo effort, Winnipeg native John K. Samson builds on his long-tenured role as poet laureate of contemporary prairie culture. Former frontman of beloved Canadian indie rockers the Weakerthans, Samson’s trademark tales of blue- collar Canadians and downtrodden, ...

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December 7th, 2016

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Brendan Canning – Home Wrecking Years [2016]

Brendan Canning – Home Wrecking Years [2016]

Broken Social Scene co-founder Brendan Canning has made indie songs for the dog days of summer on his new record, Home Wrecking Years. He complements breezy pop with languid, downtempo arrangements such as those heard on “Once I Was a Runner.” Canning’s delicate vocals ...

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November 24th, 2016

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Twin River – Passing Shade [2016]

Twin River – Passing Shade [2016]

When Twin River set about writing its sophomore album, Passing Shade, the members were separated by nearly 4,000 km, as singer-guitarist Courtney Ewan was living in Montreal while collaborator Andy Bishop remained home in Vancouver. And yet, despite the duo’s geographical ...

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November 19th, 2016

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The Hidden Cameras – Home On Native Land [2016]

The Hidden Cameras – Home On Native Land [2016]

The aptly named Home on Native Land sees head Hidden Cameras operator Joel Gibb returning to his Canadian homeland after a long stint in Berlin, Germany. The sonic antithesis to 2014’s relatively dark, electro-pop-heavy AGE, the 14-track set can be downright bucolic at ...

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November 2nd, 2016

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