Reviews:: Tim Hecker Virgins

Reviews:: Tim Hecker Virgins

These last few weeks, I needed comfort. When I was home, walking around my family home that was now dominated by a presence that will never return, I felt lost. Rooms felt empty. Hoping for any sense of normalcy, I blew the dust off of some of Dad’s old Willie, Lightfoot, and George Jones records.(…)

Friday Fun:: More HPX 2013

Friday Fun:: More HPX 2013

Uhhhh, there are two things you need to be very concerned with ASAP: 1) The 2013 edition of the Halifax Pop Explosion is but a mere ten days away. 2) You can create playlists on the Soundclouds. To be fair, if you’re reading this, there’s at least a 75% chance that you know exactly when(…)

Friday Fun:: Pup Reservoir

Friday Fun:: Pup Reservoir

Remember years ago when I talked about how much I loved Boy Meets World, Gob and a band from Toronto named Topanga? Yeah, it’s awesome, but their dead. Apparently Disney put the cease and decease on Topanga, and from the long haired ashes comes the Kanye tweet worthy, all caps, PUP. The name is different,(…)

Moon

Moon

I amused myself (and likely only myself) yesterday by writing about Aqua Alta’s upcoming HPX appearance by playing on the notion of them being a new band. Well I enjoyed that, so I figured why keep it going with another Halifax band on the come up: Moon. Moon is comprised of five friends active in(…)

Favorites-of ’13:: Basia Bulat Tall Tall Shadow

Favorites-of ’13:: Basia Bulat Tall Tall Shadow

Last year, the world was won over by a relatively unknown, Canadian whose voice burned slowly over top of gospel melodies. Al Spx – better known as Cold Specks – was shrouded in mystery. Her melodies, while consuming at their best moments, were permitted liberties because of “the voice.” While different in texture, tone and(…)

Listen Up:: Tom Brosseau & James Irwin

Listen Up:: Tom Brosseau & James Irwin

In their own way, both of these songs are asking us to change. “Cradle Your Device”, the new single from Tom Brosseau is a direct commentary, a trigger for action while the 2008, single mic, group recording by James Irwin, unintentionally demands the same action. Brosseau is a people watcher; an observer that finds inspiration(…)