Listen Up:: Silverkeys free tracks 4 internetz

Listen Up:: Silverkeys free tracks 4 internetz

I fucking needed these. Normally, I embrace sadness and am quite happy to exist in a wash of broken hearts and protagonists left to wander aimlessly through life. I’m quick to point out studies that attempt to prove the value of sad songs or comment on the brilliance of stand-up comics talking about the beauty(…)

Please help.

This isn’t about trying to tell people how to live their lives or what you should do with your life. I’m no better than anyone that might read this post; certainly no saint or martyr. I’m as lost as you, forced to spend way too much of my day trying to determine if I’m even(…)

Polaris Video:: Colin Stetson

Better put the pedal to the metal if I’m going to finish posting on each video from the Polaris Prize short-list. Just means I can’t be writing a novel each time out, but that likely won’t be an issue today as we discuss our sixth short-listed act, bass saxophone master Colin Stetson. I say that(…)

Polaris Video:: Purity Ring

Time waits for no man (or woman! Get with the times, sayings). It’s certainly not going to wait for me to get my act together enough to fulfil my promise to post a video from all the Polaris Prize shortlisted acts before the gala on September 23rd. So let us push on with a video(…)

Listen Up:: Doug Tielli Water Falls

Listen Up:: Doug Tielli Water Falls

Whenever you hear “African influence”, it’s usually an easy way for a PR pro to warn you that you’re about to get a face full of Fela. Brace yourself for those trademark Afrobeat horns, tribal percussion and pseudo-politically charged verses. Sadly, in most cases, the end result is usually similar to a vulture picking a(…)

Listen Up:: Tim Hecker Virginal II

Listen Up:: Tim Hecker Virginal II

Much like Dolly Parton back in the day, Paper Bag Records is crushing it right now. This fall alone, the Toronto label is offering up new records from Moonface, CFCF, YT // ST and an Elliott Brood re-release that you should be pre-ordering right now. What’s most impressive is that none of those qualify as(…)