2011

Polaris Possibilities for 2012:: Part 2 Polaris Harder

Polaris Possibilities for 2012:: Part 2 Polaris Harder

As we get close to June, it means that I’ve got to start eliminating the pretenders from the contenders for the 2012 Polaris Prize. There are countless records that deserve to be on my ballot and won’t get included, and like any subjective vote, there will be adoration showered on records I can’t stand. So [...]

Cold Specks / Basket of Figs Holland Demo

Last month, newest Arts & Crafts signee Cold Specks cannon balled into the blog buzz pool and the splash created some 50-year storm, Point Break sized swells (“no way Cold Specks is bigger than Waimea, bro”).   Her dark gospel gem, “Holland”, hinted at a voice that could stop you in your tracks and the [...]

Shotgun Jimmie covers Apollo Ghosts

… and the world rejoices. Exaggeration? Yes, but honestly, if we were allowed to pick two bands to play the last show we’d ever attend, Shotgun Jimmie and Apollo Ghosts would be in the running. It’s so refreshing to find a talented band blessed with humility that actually gives a shit about playing and giving [...]

Feist - How Come You Never Go There (Beck Remix)

How Come You Never Go There (Beck Remix)
Fact: Feist was born in Nova Scotia. I believe Beck was born on Mars. Or he believes that, not sure which.

SolarSolar - Walking Like Children

SolarSolar - Pilot
Waterloo’s SolarSolar have a full-length album coming out early next year, and if this lovely sneak peak entitled Walking Like Children is any indication, it’s going to be very good.

Web:: solarsolar.bandcamp.com