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Album Review: Kestrels – Kestrels

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Kestrels

Halifax noise-pop power trio Kestrels return with their new self-titled LP to be released worldwide September 30, 2016 via Hamilton, Ontario’s fabled Sonic Unyon label. Regrouping after the band lost key boutique, modded, and vintage equipment from a van and gear theft, they’ve created a record that’s right in our musical sweet spot – combining fuzzy, noisy guitars with catchy melodies. It fits nicely into Sonic… Read more »

Album Review: Fresh Snow – ONE

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Fresh Snow

Instrumental kraut-noise-psych rock quartet, Fresh Snow, are back with their second full-length album, ‘ONE’. The album was recorded with Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck, METZ, Preoccupations) in a rural Ontario barn and is out now via Hand Drawn Dracula. Fresh Snow – ONE (HDD054) Track listing 01. Olinda 02. January Skies 03. Mass Graves / Dance Caves 04. Eat Me In St Louis 05. I Can’t… Read more »

Album review: MOURN – Ha, Ha, He.

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MOURN

MOURN recently announced their sophomore album, ‘Ha, Ha, He.,’ which will be out on June 3, 2016 via Captured Tracks. ‘Ha, Ha, He.’ is the follow up to their critically acclaimed s/t debut album. MOURN’s self-titled 2014 debut LP gave the world an interesting idea: Catalonian teenagers making authentically great guitar-based music in an era where it’s considered almost unfashionable. Since that… Read more »

Album review: In Letter Form – Fracture. Repair. Repeat.

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In Letter Form

Bay Area-based post-punk foursome In Letter Form have released their album ‘Fracture. Repair. Repeat.’ via Metropolis on vinyl, CD and digitally. In Letter Form draws influence from Joy Division, Bauhaus, and Echo and the Bunnymen. Their sound blends post-punk, synth pop and new wave. We know that the 80’s revivalist thing sometimes gets slagged off but on ‘Fracture. Repair. Repeat.,’ In Letter Form proudly… Read more »

Film review: ‘Gary Numan: Android in La La Land’

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Gary Numan: Android in La La Land

‘Gary Numan: Android in La La Land’ is a documentary about British musical innovator Gary Numan (real name – Gary Webb), which was screened at this year’s Hot Docs festival in Toronto as part of Canadian Music Week. The film follows Webb as he packs up his family and they move from rural England to Los Angeles, all while he was recording and launching his 2013 album ‘Splinter… Read more »