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Favorites-of ’12:: Metz

Favorites-of ’12:: Metz

To communicate in today’s chosen method, instead of reviewing the new behemoth from Metz, I could have just linked to the amazing bio Bry Webb penned and screamed, “a million times yes!” Everything Webb wrote channels the visceral impact of these songs. The intensity, the volume, the sheer power of each impact, well Webb describes(…)

Quick Hitters:: Olenka & The Autumn Lovers It’s Alright 7″

Quick Hitters:: Olenka & The Autumn Lovers It’s Alright 7″

Three songs, eight minutes. Given those statistics, you’d probably assume It’s Alright was some sort of gritty rebirth for Olenka & The Autumn Lovers. Instead, the new 7″ showcases exactly why the Polish / Canadian chanteuse charms listeners with every note she sings. The title track swirls with Eastern European influence; strings and the smokey(…)

Reviews:: Stalwart Sons Stay Cold

Reviews:: Stalwart Sons Stay Cold

It’s a very dangerous time right now. Obviously, the world is a fucking mess; people are chucking body parts in the Great Lakes, classes are being reduced to the simple determiner of have or have not, the compassion (and unlimited funding) once allotted to green initiatives is now, pardon the pun, little more than a(…)

Shop Local:: Sea Glasses Paquette Lake

Shop Local:: Sea Glasses Paquette Lake

Sea Glasses is the (mostly) solo work of Garrett Mombourquette, and honestly, knowing these songs are the result of a lonely drive through some of Nova Scotia’s most scenic National parks seems fitting. Garrett’s songs are ambient rumblings; organic combinations of sound, put to tape with lo-fi production, but they are most certainly a solitary(…)

Jams:: The Shilohs Private Lives

Jams:: The Shilohs Private Lives

Call David Silver, because we are about to switch it up. Normally, you come here for outdated references (see above) and full album explorations, but sometimes a single song is all you need. Hence, the launch of Jams. Vancouver’s retro rockers The Shilohs, are fixing to release a 7″ on Light Organ Records. The A-side,(…)

Quick Hitters:: Mo Kenney

Quick Hitters:: Mo Kenney

I’m not nostalgic at all. I have absolutely no interest looking back. If I fell into that Hot Tub Time Machine, I’d beg you to step on my neck until I stopped moving. My trepidation is not some carpe diem like nonsense. It’s that the regrets and the bad decisions still sting. The good, sure,(…)