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Favorites-of ’12:: The Luyas Animator

Favorites-of ’12:: The Luyas Animator

For the first time in years, Canadian music feel important again. Obviously pop mavens like Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen move units and the figureheads of Montreal winning a Grammy give us stable footing in International eyes, but Canada (and music fans around the world) are rallying behind the most obscure and innovative bands we(…)

Favorites-of ’12:: Metz

Favorites-of ’12:: Metz

To communicate in today’s chosen method, instead of reviewing the new behemoth from Metz, I could have just linked to the amazing bio Bry Webb penned and screamed, “a million times yes!” Everything Webb wrote channels the visceral impact of these songs. The intensity, the volume, the sheer power of each impact, well Webb describes(…)

Favorites-of ’12:: Jon Samuel First Transmission

Favorites-of ’12:: Jon Samuel First Transmission

Stepping out from the comforting anonymity of playing supporting textures in a popular band is not a new occurrence, but for Wintersleep’s Jon Samuel, it’s a rewarding one. Samuel’s debut solo LP, First Transmission, is a beautiful, warm and surprisingly scrappy affair. The immediate sonic similarity I heard, appropriately, was to another textures focused musician(…)