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11.04.17

Hey. The cozy new album by Timber Timbre arrived the other day. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! (Note: The release is spread out on different releases for different regions, but clicking...

Under The Radar review
14.04.17

We are familiar with the nostalgic bulbousness of Timber Timbre, the weeping willows' long tentacles waving high above our heads creating a stage for front porch cracklers crafted...

Clash review
10.04.17

A brave return with mixed results...

Under The Radar review
07.04.17

The New Pornographers' first release on their own Collected Works label and without longtime mainstay Dan Bejar (also of Destroyer), but also with new drummer Joe Seiders as a...

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21.04.17

Howdy. Here’s a notable album from last week. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy The New Pornographers! (US version here) The New Pornographers – Whiteout ConditionsFiled under: 2017, Pop...

Clash review
24.03.17

The Toronto rapper broadens his horizons to deliver his strongest release in some time...

Spotinews recomendation
11.02.17

Howdy folks. From yesterday: the new album by The Sadies. Genre: alt-country/garage rock. Enjoy! The Sadies – Northern PassagesFiled under: 2017, Folk, Rock

Under The Radar review
02.03.17

Hard-hitting, electric garage-a-billy rounds out the sweet panged steel and prophetic pluckiness of The Sadies' Northern Passages. From the blissed-out inclusivity of "Riverview...

Under The Radar review
08.02.17

Todd Fancey is partly responsible for some of indie rock's finest pop gems as the guitarist for The New Pornographers. As Fancey, he is partly responsible for bringing back George...

Under The Radar review
25.01.17

When Japandroids were recording their latest album, Near to the Wild Heart of Life, it would have been hard for them to conceive of the environment into which the album would...

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27.01.17

Howdy. Like I wrote before I will be away from home for a week and a half. There will hopefully be updates, but no guarantees. Anyhow, in the third and final update today, here is...

Clash review
26.01.17

Canadian duo break their silence by settling into a happy sense of adult cynicism...

Under The Radar review
17.01.17

Toronto-based Austra's third album, Future Politics, pushes their modus of uptempo mystic darkwave permeated by airy goth song. At home in the frosty confines continuing to...

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20.01.17

Hi. I didn’t have time to update the blog yesterday, so instead I give you two updates today. First we have the new album by Austra. Genre: synthpop. Enjoy! Austra – Future...

Clash review
19.01.17

A first-rate slice of danceable isolation...

Clash review
05.12.16

A creative, if somewhat bloated, return that will demolish the charts...

Spotinews recomendation
24.11.16

Hi. The final update of this release week is the soothing new album by Tasseomancy. Genre: dream pop. Enjoy! (US version here) Tasseomancy – Do EasyFiled under: 2016, Pop

Spotinews recomendation
16.11.16

Howdy. The strong new album by Canadian garage rock duo The Pack A.D. is a recent addition to Spotify. Enjoy! (US version here – that also is available for almost all of Europe...

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11.11.16

Hello friends. The first update of the release week is the new album by singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright. This post is dedicated to the late Leonard Cohen. Enjoy! (US version...

Under The Radar review
02.12.16

Every Wainwright family member, Martha included, has a flair for the dramatic, a commitment to emotional exploration that remains unconcerned and even completely detached from...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Some of indie rock's most notable acts have married couples at their core: The White Stripes, Yo La Tengo, Low. All of these (barring perhaps the Stripes) have a record of...

Clash review
09.11.16

A golden-hued return from the Canadian songwriter...

Clash review
09.11.16

The unfiltered voice of a refreshingly real star...

Clash review
09.11.16

Lonely, yes - but so out of this world...

Clash review
09.11.16

All this money, still so lonely...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Plants and Animals return from a three-year hiatus with their fourth LP, Waltzed In From the Rumbling. Their absence has indeed been felt; records so steeped in lush organic...

Clash review
09.11.16

Canadian duo resolutely refuse to chill out...

The Pier review
09.11.16

With the opening track, “Have It All,” the band immediately makes it known that they are no longer riding on the coattails of “Rude,” as the song features a uniquely upbeat sound...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

When "Book It to Fresno" blasts off to open Brendan Canning's return to a full band affair you realize how dearly Broken Social Scene has been missed in recent years.  More

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

The four members of Preoccupations could make a strong case against the argument that there is no such thing as bad publicity. Scattered public roiling over their former name Viet...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

You likely know his name from production work on albums by mega-artists including U2, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, and Willie Nelson. You might also know him from his spacious...

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05.11.16

Hello. The new album by The Darcys arrived yesterday. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! (Note: You should get to your version automatically from the version I link.) The Darcys...

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02.11.16

Hello there. Folk-pop, anyone? If so, please check out the new album by The Hidden Cameras and enjoy! The Hidden Cameras – Home on Native LandFiled under: 2016, Folk, Pop

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26.10.16

Hello. In a week with many singer-songwriters I almost forgot to write about the new John K. Samson album. Enjoy! John K. Samson – Winter WheatFiled under: 2016, Singer-songwriter

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21.10.16

Morning. We begin the release week with the tremendous new album by veteran singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. Recommended listening. Enjoy! Leonard Cohen – You Want It DarkerFiled...

The Quietus review
14.11.16

Kris Kristofferson once told Leonard Cohen that he wanted to steal the opening lines from ‘Bird On A Wire’ to be inscribed on his tombstone. The surprising thing is that he was...

Clash review
10.11.15

Claire Boucher's most ambitious and consistent work...

The Quietus review
12.11.15

We are witnessing a transition. The dissonant, synthetic strings and trilling soprano that lace opening track 'Laughing And Not Being Normal' feel like a remnant, a dark brooding...

Under The Radar review
11.11.15

Art Angels, Grimes' long awaited follow up to 2011's Visions, was already a story months before its release. A rumor first claimed that Grimes—aka Claire Boucher—scrapped the...

Under The Radar review
20.10.15

With its last album, 2011's Degeneration Street, The Dears returned to its roots, at least lineup-wise. Past members Patrick Krief (guitars/vocals), Robert Benvie (guitars...