Album Review: Alexia Avina – Kind Forest EP

Written by Sarvenaz Amir-E.

A gentle whisper wakes you from a restful slumber. It follows you into a sunlit kitchen, blends in with the whistling of a kettle, and whirls into your favourite mug, as soft morning light floods in through the windows. Continue reading

Album Review: Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – “Enter the Slasher House”

Written by Amelia Robitaille.

Avey Tare is back with yet another album to add to his extensive discography, this time alongside Dirty Projectors‘ Angel Deradoorian and Jeremy Hyman, formerly of PonytailAvey Tare’s Slasher Flicks is here to present you with their first effort, Enter the Slasher House. Continue reading

Album Review: Natural Child – “Dancing With Wolves”

Written by Laura Rewucki.

Natural Child landed on our radar with their debut album 1971, a perfect mish-mash of country, rock n’ roll and blues that was sleazy-sexy the same way that drinking beer in the back of a Volkswagen bus with a shaggy haired boy named Garret who smells like dank weed and pheromones is the “right thing to do at the time”.  Continue reading

Album Review: Mesa Luna – “Shutting Down” / “Get Going” 7-inch

By Sarvenaz Amir-E.

Oh, Vancouver! Your mountainous land harbours such fertile grounds for– electronic music? Yes, the musicians in the city have been a lot more friendly towards computerized sounds as-of-late, and Mesa Luna is no exception to the growing list.

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Album Review: Future Islands – ‘Singles’

Written by Matthew Lipson. 

On their fourth album, ‘Singles’, Baltimore synth-pop trio Future Islands have truly mastered the unique blend of pulsating beats, warm, accessible synths, driving bass lines and primal vocals that made them so endearing on previous releases.

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Album Review: Tacocat – ‘NVM’

Written by Laura Rewucki.

Seattle based Tacocat is a sock hoppy, slumber party of a band that falls somewhere under the big umbrella of pop punk. They gained some notoriety after their 2010 album ‘Shame Spiral’; singing songs of TSS, marshmallow snacks, and the age-old quandary ‘how does one bone with a urinary tract infection’? After being signed to Hardly Art (a subdivision of Sub Pop) they ditched the shout a long, riot grrrrl gang vocals in favor of a more melodious croon. The effect is a little more Sleater Kinney and a little less Bratmobile. This transition was present on their 2012 EP ‘Take Me to Your Dealer’ and fully culminates on their latest album ‘NVM’. Continue reading