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Punk News review
04.04.14

The Bare Minimum is a four-piece punk band that has been playing shows around the Ontario area for a few years now. I firmly and staunchly believe Ontario is one of the current...

The Line of Best Fit review
25.03.14

An immensely strong record and an alternate sonic dimension you can spend a lifetime exploring.

Spotinews recomendation
01.04.14

Morning. The new album by Timber Timbre was a wonderful surprise. Genre: folk/rock. Read some positive reviews and enjoy! (US version and version for users in AT, CH and DE should...

NME review
31.03.14

Taylor Kirk goes film noir on abrasive new effort

NME review
24.03.14

The quartet find it hard to shake the "Canadian Strokes" tag on their fourth album

Under The Radar review
02.04.14

Take a time machine back 10 years. Tokyo Police Club's Forcefield would have fit right in. Pop music fiends would stick the lead single, "Hot Tonight," on their mix CDs, right...

The Line of Best Fit review
17.03.14

Broken Social Scene's de facto frontman steps out on his own with an admirable confidence.

Clash review
02.04.14

A concrete mixer full of ideas…

NME review
24.03.14

Broken Social Scene's founder finds new life in this second solo venture

The Line of Best Fit review
17.03.14

The Toronto band's third album finds them intricately crafting their larger-than-life sound to illustrate internal conflict in a means that, while a tad monosyllabic, is nothing...

Punk News review
10.03.14

The acoustic punk movement has been running strong for quite some time now. Front runners such as Chuck Ragan and Tim Barry have been expanding the musical horizons of fans from...

Punk News review
04.03.14

I feel that in writing a review for a new Comeback Kid album, it is paramount to address the obvious. Sometimes when people feel your first offering is always your best one, it...

Punk News review
27.02.14

When I think of Canadian music, songs by Sum 41, Silverstein, Alexisonfire and J-Biebs storm and congest my mind. Although I know north of the border is capable of conceiving acts...

The Line of Best Fit review
09.02.14

Alan Davey journeys into the strange, beautiful and sometimes menacing otherworld of Picastro.

NME review
19.02.14

The Toronto group's latest effort is one for wonky indie afficionados only

Punk News review
30.01.14

Pop-punk done right. Not often is that formula well executed. I'll vouch though that 2013 broke this trend with some kickass records. State Lines and Stickup Kid pop to mind. Now...

NME review
27.01.14

The Hidden Cameras’ defiant sexual politics are still vital

The Line of Best Fit review
21.12.13

The Deep Dark Woods hone their craft and embark on a sonic adventure with Jonathan Wilson at the controls.

The Line of Best Fit review
23.12.13

The Deep Dark Woods hone their craft and embark on a sonic adventure with Jonathan Wilson at the controls.

Insound review
03.12.13

Dan Bejar writes: It was 2013. The English language seemed spent, despicable, not easily singable. It felt over for English; good for business transactions, but that's about it...

NME review
16.12.13

On Five Spanish Songs Destroyer trades the pastel-hued soft-rock of ‘Kaputt’ for burnished acoustic guitar jams

NME review
25.11.13

He’s got things to say, and these things are mostly: I’m horny, I’m getting old, I drink too much

Insound review
19.11.13

Montreal-based producer Mike Silver, aka CFCF, has announced the release of Outside , his first full LP since 2009's beat driven Continent , which is set for release November 5th...

Resident Advisor review
06.11.13

It would be easy to lump in My Favorite Robot with Art Department and their label, No.19 Music: both are based in Canada, both started in 2008, both have, on occasion, released...

Under The Radar review
29.10.13

A Spencer Krug piano album-it had to happen sometime. In truth, the indie rock canon Krug's been mining over the past decade always seemed ill-fitting for his spectral croon. His...

The Quietus review
28.11.13

Following last year's superb, seismic collaborative album, With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery, recorded with Finnish krautrockers Siinai, Spencer Krug, man of many guises - he’s...

Spotinews recomendation
01.11.13

Hi. The new album by Moonface (singer-songwriter Spencer Krug) is rather beautiful. Enjoy! Moonface – Julia With Blue Jeans OnFiled under: 2013, Singer-songwriter

Spotinews recomendation
01.10.13

Hello again. The latest album by The Sadies is pretty darn good. Genre: alt-country rock. Enjoy! The Sadies – Internal Sounds Filed under: 2013, Folk, Rock

Insound review
01.10.13

Brendan Canning, one of Broken Social Scene’s founding members, has announced the release of a second solo album You Gots 2 Chill. Slated for release on October 1st, this will be...

Insound review
30.09.13

Tall Tall Shadow follows Basia’s 2007 debut album Oh, My Darling . Basia has toured in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia, sharing the stage with artists including The...

Spotinews recomendation
30.09.13

Good morning friends. The new album by singer-songwriter Basia Bulat arrived to Spotify this morning. Enjoy! (US version here and version for BE, LU and NL here. Basia Bulat...

Clash review
20.09.13

Rapper's third is his most coherent album yet...

NME review
14.10.13

Now on his third album, hipster R&B’s very own Charlie Brown remains life’s eternal sufferer

AudioCred review
11.09.13

After what felt like an endless array of teases, previews, and potential sneak peeks regarding their new album, Arcade Fire have finally unveiled title track “Reflektor” for all...

AudioCred review
01.11.13

We’ve been here before: Yezus, Centipede Hz, whatever Vampire Weekend is going to release next. That is to say, the deliberately weird and singularly stylistically focused follow...

Under The Radar review
30.10.13

If we can agree on one thing about Arcade Fire's latest, the record's rollout has been nothing short of bizarre, between formalwear-required preview performances, numerous teaser...

Insound review
29.10.13

Comes in a holographic double CD package. With a penchant for theatrical, bombastic anthems, Montreal’s Arcade Fire has amassed a broad loyal following without compromising their...

Spotinews recomendation
28.10.13

Hi. It’s a dark and gloomy day in Sweden today, but I’m happy since the impressive new Arcade Fire album is available all over Europe. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy! Arcade Fire...

The Quietus review
25.10.13

What does a band like Arcade Fire see when it looks in the mirror? Hitting the peak of your powers, as they did on the self-consciously important and wildly, widely acclaimed The...

Clash review
30.09.13

A tremendously disappointing fourth LP...

Clash review
06.09.13

Abel Tesfaye takes us to an even darker world...

NME review
30.09.13

Abel Tesfaye's take on fame is sleazy and self-absorbed, but also powerful and sonically ambitious

Clash review
16.08.13

A rewarding evolution for the band...

Under The Radar review
26.08.13

BRAIDS' 2011 debut Native Speaker stood out as an inventive, cerebral take on the syncopated obsessions of their peers. Returning after a foray into side project Blue Hawaii, the...

Insound review
20.08.13

After having released their critically acclaimed debut Native Speaker in 2011, and hot off the heels of their 12" single In Kind // Amends , BRAIDS have returned with their new LP...

NME review
19.08.13

A masterclass in restrained beauty

Insound review
13.08.13

Late last year Toronto’s Dinosaur Bones decamped to Texas to work on their second full-length album, Shaky Dream . Teaming up with the production lead of John Congleton (St...

Spotinews recomendation
15.08.13

Good morning. I’m still waiting for my new computer, but here is a quick update. From a fairly recent Spotify update comes the new album by Dinosaur Bones. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy...

Insound review
06.08.13

New York's Eric Copeland, integral member of Black Dice and Terrestrial Tones, is back with a new solo album and an altogether new musical approach. Samples clatter playfully...

Resident Advisor review
11.09.13

Close your eyes while watching an old Tom And Jerry cartoon and all the crashes, bangs and wallops could be the most avant-garde music Stockhausen never dreamt up. Similarly...

The Quietus review
14.08.13

Black Dice, though often tarred with the too-broadly used noise rock brush, have essentially defied classification since appearing around the turn of the century. Any followers...

XLR8R review
08.08.13

Eight years after Broken Ear Record, Black Dice's final full-length for DFA, Eric Copeland has returned to the label that released some of his band's earliest (and arguably finest...

AudioCred review
07.08.13

I wasn’t watching the screen while I was listening to Eric Copeland’s Joke in the Hole on my work computer, and so when I glanced up and found that I was halfway through the album...

Spotinews recomendation
30.07.13

Hello. Are you in the mood for some sweet chamber pop? If yes, please check out the new album by The Heavy Blinkers and enjoy! The Heavy Blinkers – Health Filed under: 2013, Pop

Insound review
24.07.13

Canada's proudest pop-punk progenies Chixdiggit! have had an enduring career pumping out some of the catchiest, fast paced, fun laden melodies ever written. With an unwavering...

Insound review
23.07.13

The roots of Small Reveal began in early 2012, in a similar rustic surrounding to that of their critically acclaimed debut album Versicolour : A cabin without running water in...

NME review
22.07.13

The killer chorus on ‘Thames’ proves Marchant has distinctive pop skills at his disposal