KASHKA – Never Had It

KASHKA – Never Had It

I was originally planning to do another Pop Explosion 2013 preview post today, but I liked this new KASHKA song too much to bury it in amongst 45 other soundcloud songs. KASHKA is the solo moniker of former Forest City Lovers-er Kat Burns, and Never Had It will be featured on her sophomore solo record(…)

Reviews:: Drawn Ship Ghost Weight

Reviews:: Drawn Ship Ghost Weight

I find it hard to write new things about Lyn Heinemann and her musical output. When she fronted Portico, her songs were huge. Her pen was sharp; she effortlessly documented complex emotions, retold history through vivid characters and shone a spotlight on some of the issues that plagued Vancouver’s Lower East Side. Her new band,(…)

Deeper into Music:: Drawn Ship Ghost Weight

Deeper into Music:: Drawn Ship Ghost Weight

I’m not sure what aspect of Lyn Heinemann’s songs appeals most to me. I’m happily split between her love of college rock guitar sounds and the fact her lyrics are so smart that every song is a beautiful encapsulation of the human condition or a interesting retelling to our Nation’s unique past. Either way, both(…)

Listen Up:: Advance Base The World Is In A Bad Fix Everywhere

Listen Up:: Advance Base The World Is In A Bad Fix Everywhere

It’s no secret I spent a lot of time in funeral homes, churches and surrounded by those praying for answers during the last two weeks. I saw lost people enter sacred ground hoping for relief and affirmation. I saw people forced to trust there is something else out there, some eternal resting spot waiting on(…)

Shad – Fam Jam (Fe Sum Immigrins)

The Polaris Prize! People are talking about it! Well, perhaps not many actual people are, but at least everyone on the Internet is! But enough with the exclamation points. Since everyone is still huffing the Polaris vapours, let’s post up a vid from an album that’ll be on next year’s short-list. That album is Flying(…)