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Quick Hitters:: Shuyler Jansen Water Wings EP

Quick Hitters:: Shuyler Jansen Water Wings EP

Admittedly, there are a few artists I support with the blind faith of a young republican, knowing 95% of the readers that visit the site ignore. Herohill has never been about the hits – whether that be radio play or web traffic – and after this many years of toiling in mid-level blog purgatory, to(…)

Reviews:: Fulton Lights Am I Right or Am I Right

Reviews:: Fulton Lights Am I Right or Am I Right

Andrew Goldman stockpiles sounds on his lawn. One must walk purposefully to avoid the rusted out frames on blocks, carburetors and random engine parts strewn about. These discarded remnants from past eras are not only serviceable but necessary for Goldman to keep things running. They might be unsightly to those that want something easy, something(…)

Reviews:: Snowblink Inner Classics

Reviews:: Snowblink Inner Classics

It’s easy to see song titles like “Pray for Surf” and “Unsurfed Waves” and assume the new LP from Snowblink – the darling duo Daniela Gesundheit and Dan Goldman – is another sun-kissed love affair driven by pristine female vocals. Thankfully, the colder tones and fragile melodies Daniella and Dan navigate are much more rewarding(…)

Autumn of Awesome:: Danny Michel

Autumn of Awesome:: Danny Michel

One of my favorite labels, Six Shooter, has managed to shoehorn four top-shelf releases into a incredibly small two month window. Dubbing it the Autumn of Awesome, fans can get new albums from Whitehorse, Danny Michel, Jenn Grant and Amelia Curran. That’s as beautiful as watching the leaves change, folks. Our love for those artists(…)

Reviews:: White Ash Falls By The River Bend

Reviews:: White Ash Falls By The River Bend

After touring the country with one of the most harmonious, melodic bands (and Blue Jays hype men), hearing Andy Bishop’s fractured take on Hoagy Carmichael’s “Hong Kong Blues” is jarring. The spare picks and down and out tale are also the perfect choice for Bishop to showcase his own sound as White Ash Falls. Andy’s(…)

Favorites-of ’12:: Dusted Total Dust

Favorites-of ’12:: Dusted Total Dust

After seeing the promo picture for Brian Borcherdt’s latest release, it was easy to assume he replaced his stripped down, death obsessed intensity for washed out sounds and a softer focus. Dusted – a collaboration with Leon Taheny – may showcase blown out sounds forced through broken amps, but instead of sun-kissed warmth, you are(…)

New Scotland Records:: 45s Series is complete

New Scotland Records:: 45s Series is complete

Anyone that’s ever had the chance to talk music with Dartmouth’s patron saint of rock n’ roll knows how much music – the process, the creation, the curation, and the collection – means to Joel. It was with that in mind that Plaskett launched a series of 45s recorded at Scotland Yard with a collection(…)

Contest:: Win 2tix to see Cuff the Duke in Halifax

Contest:: Win 2tix to see Cuff the Duke in Halifax

Cuff the Duke is like the energizer bunny. The band refuses to stop. This year has seen the Oshawa band roll the odometer, be nominated for a Juno (sadly, they didn’t mention the Holiday season so things didn’t go their way), release Morning Comes in the US and offer up a covers EP that showed(…)

Introducing:: Wand

Introducing:: Wand

When we last heard from Derek Janzen, he was creating kick drum heavy anthems disguised as bedroom compositions. His billowy guitars and dime stores synths invited you in, but the programmed beats inspired marching and purpose. I favorably compared his output to Cyrus’ monumental call to action (one of the few posts I’m proud to(…)