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Quick Hitters:: D-Sisive - Anvil

That right there is my early front-runner for our 2010 artwork of the year award (which I will likely invent, just for this reason). We’ve been pretty unabashed in our appreciation for the moves D-Sisive has made in the last couple years (search D-Sisive on the hill to see what I mean), so any new [...]

Reviews:: Lisa Bozikovic Lost August

One of my favorite things to look for when the Year-End floodgates open are bands/albums that affected other artists over the course of the previous year. When it comes to ’09, the one new name that kept coming up was Toronto’s Lisa Bozikovic. Her record - Lost August - was recommended to us by a [...]

Future Watch:: Woodhands

I know a few things about Toronto duo Woodhands, the most important of which for you, the reader/consumer of excellent Canadian music, is that they have a new album coming out on Paper Bag Records on January 26th called Remorsecapade. Now for some of those other things: I know they play brand of electro-influenced rock [...]

Future Watch:: The Extremities

If you were to ask me to name an album that came out of nowhere to become a favorite of mine, The New Tonic by The Extremities would certainly be one of the first records to come to mind. I knew of Fresh Kils and Uncle Fester individually, but knew nothing of their collaboration, and [...]

Quick Hitters:: Everything All The Time

Supergroup. Perhaps you’ve noticed, but that word is getting thrown around on a pretty regular basis these days on the musical interwebs. Perhaps a little too much. But one can understand why, as pretty much everyone who is attempting to play music for a living these days, indie and otherwise, plays in multiple bands. You [...]

Quick Hitters:: Keys N Krates

I don’t know about you, but my sinus-clogged Wednesday needs a swift, musical-kick in the slacks. Luckily for me (and perhaps you), I found exactly that, whilst going through the mass of hill emails last night, in the form of Keys N Krates. Keys N Krates is a trio from T.O. comprised of a DJ [...]

Reviews:: wallscenery demos - check this!

Between the two of us here at your favorite kung fu dude-mascotted music blog, I’d have to say I’m really not the guy you go to for hot new indie music trends. The Ack is certainly the guy to go to for that kind of thing, as he manages to do a rather decent job [...]

Five Funky Stories:: Oh No Forest Fires

WHAT!?! The random question machine is back? Oh yes friend, HPX is over, but the random question machine is here to stay. It`s just too fun a feature to put away, and I could say the same thing about this episode with frenetic Torontonians Oh No Forest Fires. As you might be aware, we did [...]

Contest:: Win tix to The Wooden Sky in TO

The Wooden Sky have come out of nowhere to release one of the best roots records of the year. If I Don’t Come Home You’ll Know I’m Gone (review) is a slow burner laced with emotion and bar ready sing-alongs. It’s also a lock for my Best-of ’09 list. So what does that have to [...]