Quick Hitters

Cleaning out the Inbox:: Digits

Jesus. I don’t know why I feel the constant need to justify not writing about acts quickly enough (god knows most don’t care about even throwing us an advertising bone and treat us like interns), but I can’t help it. Every time I get a follow up email, it makes me realize I wish the [...]

Quick Hitters:: Mode Moderne Strange Bruises

It’s almost impossible to talk about Vancouver mope poppers Mode Moderne without citing tried and true influences. The easy sounds like - Joy Division, The Smiths, New Order - all fit, but that’s more about how MM delights the listener with the same blissful melancholy those bands created so well than potential legacy. There’s a [...]

The Long Distance Runners:: Election Day

The Long Distance Runners:: Election Day

It’s Friday and the sun is shining brighter than Tiger Woods’ teeth. It’s the type of fake Spring day that deserves the smell bbq wafting skyward, condensation from ice cold beer bottles pooling on tables, and summery rock gems exploding from back decks. Newfoundland’s Long Distance Runners give off a gritty, Velvets type cool on [...]

Sanctums

Sanctums

Sanctums is a two man operation out of Calgary comprised of Dan Solo and Evangelos Typist. They describe themselves as a “ambient/downtempo project” and they recently released a self-titled album that is ” inspired by our common love for classical music, film soundtracks, hip hop, & various other elements of beat culture”. I’m not sure [...]

Paradise Animals - Coastal Lines

It’s very rare that I pay attention to any project that adds the words “synth pop” to their bio, but over the last few years Guelph’s Green Go offered up some fantastic reworkings of the biggest names in the Canadian indie scene. The EPs were stellar; imaginative and well thought out remixes that helped the [...]