Cold Specks

Polaris Possibilities:: Part 3 Polaris of Darkness

Polaris Possibilities:: Part 3 Polaris of Darkness

As we get close to June, it means that I’ve got to start eliminating the pretenders from the contenders for the 2012 Polaris Prize. There are countless records that deserve to be on my ballot and won’t get included, and like any subjective vote, there will be adoration showered on records I can’t stand. So [...]

Cold Specks / Basket of Figs Holland Demo

Last month, newest Arts & Crafts signee Cold Specks cannon balled into the blog buzz pool and the splash created some 50-year storm, Point Break sized swells (“no way Cold Specks is bigger than Waimea, bro”).   Her dark gospel gem, “Holland”, hinted at a voice that could stop you in your tracks and the [...]

Quick Hitters:: Cold Specks

I don’t like contributing to the hyperbole and instantaneous nature of music blogging. I really don’t. We all get the same emails, the same promo packs and often opinion is determined by persistence and availability, not pure talent. For every pure artist, we are overrun with Odd Futures, Kreayshawns and Lana Del Rays. Flash in [...]