What does it say that a healthy portion of the new hip hop albums I’m the most excited to hear these days are often if the instrumental variety? Well I think it mainly says I’m a confirmed, curmudgeonly hip hop get-off-my-lawner, but I’d like to think that it also means there are plenty of talented [...]
Erin Passmore is better known for her work with Regina outfit Rah Rah, for whom she’s been known to contribute drums, keys, bass and vocals, but she’s recently released her first solo record: the Downtown EP. The Saskatchewanian ventured east to Montreal last summer, to make this 8 song EP with the assistance of many Montreal musicians, and if the rather rockin’ title track is any indication, it’s worth a listen.
MP3:: Erin Passmore - Downtown
Reviews:: Gescha - Crayon Politics
This is kind of a (Car)melo-dramatic (topical, ’cause the NBA is back!) statement, but Gescha’s album Crayon Politics is the kind of album that validates my continued work on the hill. I’m late getting around to posting it, but I’m happy to help spread the word about a guy that will easily be your favorite [...]
I like Library Voices. They have a new song that is kind of election-y, which I also like. They have recently signed to Nevado Records. Like again!
MP3:: Library Voices - The Prime Minister’s Daughter
March 1st! If we had a crazy snow/rain/hail/wind storm last night but today is fairly clear with actual “sun” up in the sky, do we consider March to have come in like a lamb or lion? Who cares really, this is Halifax, so the weather is going to suck for the next two months regardless. [...]
Oh my, it’s almost December, and like years past, I’ve begun the process of cleaning up my herohill email and am realizing there are a number of albums that I meant to cover but didn’t get to for one reason or another. This is not an indictment of these albums, as I said, I certainly [...]
Classic rock is a tough sell. I mean, the majority of the bands trying to rehash the sounds of The Allmans or Skynyrd probably saw Almost Famous one too many times and can’t wait for it all to start happening. TOPEKA! I’m 99% sure that traveling along the road of a modern classic rocker is [...]
I am completely swamped at work, trying to finish up projects before I leave the company but I’ve had a record on repeat all day today that you should really check out. Andy Shauf is a young - like 21 years old kind of young - Regina song writer that has taken years of bedroom [...]