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

Playlist: MURMUR x SUONI per il POPOLO ’14

We’ve put together a playlist to go accompany Montreal’s fantastic month-long festival, Suoni per il Popolo

On it, you’ll find tracks by local artists including Each Other, Freelove Fenner and Nanimal alongside the mind-melting Perfect Pussy, Halifax-rockers Cousins and the serene Young Magic. Continue reading

Listen: Middle East – “Foreign Objects”

Hip-hop and beat lovers, this one’s for you!

Middle East is an up-and-coming producer based out of Toronto and Montreal who’s just released his first full-length, Foreign Objects. He brings forth an instantly nostalgic vibe through his classic soul samples and drum beats, comparable to J Dilla’s style.

Don’t forget to stream “After the Party” tonight, which features Montreal producer Daniel Dixon. Artwork by Hoisen.

Try to find the Rob Ford cameo!

Don’t Miss: Slut Island Festival

SLUT ISLAND FESTIVAL is invading Montreal over the next two weeks, and we’re looking forward to seeing you there. It’s a fest celebrating women, anti-slut shaming, body positivty through performances by a myriad of talented female artists.

All attendees are encouraged to dress in as little or as much clothing as they please, as it will be a safe environment centred around consent. For more info, refer to the Facebook event here or keep reading below for the day by day breakdowns.  Continue reading

Watch: TOPS – “Change of Heart”

Fun-lovin’ Montreal four-piece TOPS have surprised us with a new video, which is delightfully summer clip, compiled with their best, silliest and weirdest moments on tour.

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Listen: Alex Calder – “Strange Dreams”

For those seeking to fulfil a void of fuzzy and jangly lo-fi guitar jams, Strange Dreams might just be the perfect 11-track solution for you.

Alex Calder‘s full-length release Strange Dreams is, strangely enough, about The Edmonton Oilers. It was released this week through Little League Records Continue reading