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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...

Spotinews recomendation
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...

Spotinews recomendation
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...

Spotinews recomendation
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

Spotinews recomendation
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

Spotinews recomendation
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...

Clash review
05.10.15

Lyrically uneasy but musically impassioned...

The Quietus review
24.09.15

For nearly twenty years, Carey Mercer has been penning records under his banner of surrealist romanticism. Whether it's through his main vices Frog Eyes and Blackout Beach, or his...

Under The Radar review
07.09.15

As creator of that song—that song being one of modern pop's greatest moments, "Call Me Maybe"—Carly Rae Jepsen's destiny was seemingly carved out: a one hit wonder, flash in the...

Under The Radar review
25.08.15

Listeners never know what a new Destroyer album will sound like. Much of that is by design, of course-mastermind Dan Bejar is known to try to totally revamp the act's sound with...

The Quietus review
09.09.15

Dan Bejar is being contrarian again. Kaputt, his ninth album as Destroyer, was the first protest – rejecting 15 year's worth of bristling indie records for a sound that combined...

Clash review
27.08.15

A vast, multi-layered return...

Punk News review
22.07.15

This is stating the obvious, but Vancouver is a decent distance away from London, England. Obvious point number 2: 1978 is a far cry from 2015. Yet, Bishops Green do their best to...

Clash review
02.07.15

A catchy and danceable summer record...

Punk News review
11.06.15

"Birds eat worms/Pigs eat turd/If I say a discouraging word/Slash my face with a rusty rake". This bit of prose was the beginning of "Rusty Rake," the opening track on The One...