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Plaster

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Hyness

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Black Suit Devil

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Yamantaka // Sonic Titan

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The Pack A.D.

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Chad VanGaalen

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Potengowski Anna Friederike

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Todd Rundgren

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Old 97's

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Needles//Pins

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Ohama

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Nicolas Horvath

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Hugo Wolf Quartet

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Heat

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Parallels

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Monica Chapman

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Alexis Baro & Pueblo Nuevo Jazz Project

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Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings

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Bear Mountain

XO

Bear Mountain is the brainchild of BC-based Ian Bevis and Kyle Statham. Ian’s twin brother, Greg, later joined the band.  The opening track, “Two Step”, on Bear Mountain’s debut disc, XO hurls out a happy...

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By Anne-Marie Brugger
Dec 13, 2013

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Boys Noize

Oi Oi Oi Remixed

The latest effort from Boys Noize front man Alexander Ridha is a collection from the original Oi Oi Oi release in 2007. Rehashed for the danceable rock... read more...
By Marc 'Oxide' LaCasse
Aug 10, 2008

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Chromeo

Business Casual

It's business as usual for Chromeo on Business Casual. With their third album, the Canadian electro-funk duo continues on their path to Rick James like funk stardom by crafting a series of 10 sexy grooves.
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By Matthew Ritchie
Feb 16, 2011

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Electric Youth

Innerworld

Electric Youth is a duo recording in the Electro/Pop genre. Their debut album, Innerworld, was recorded in Toronto and L.A. They share a personal relationship in life and also a musical one. Bronwyn Griffin, the vocalist,...

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By Tristin Norenberg-Goodmanson
Nov 10, 2014

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Gazelle Twin

Unflesh

Gazelle Twin is the alter-ego of Brighton, England's Elizabeth Bernholz, who performs the music and sings. She's only been recording as Gazelle Twin since 2011. Gazelle Twin plays a dark, brooding style of electronic dance,...

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By Steve Marlow
Nov 16, 2014

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Guided By Voices

Half Smiles Of The Decomposed

It’s been said so often in the last 20 years that it might as well be a rock press mantra: “The newest record by Guided By Voices; and their best to date.� It’s a great... read more...
By Bill Adams
Sep 29, 2004

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Guided By Voices

Earthquake Glue

GBV head honcho Robert Pollard has a knack for writing catchy pop songs, and this album showcases no less than 15 of them for your listening pleasure. The highlights are many, from the opening "My... read more...
By Ryan Long
Dec 28, 2003

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Ryan Hemsworth

Alone for the First Time

A year following his sophomore release Guilt Trips comes Ryan Hemsworth’s third album entitled Alone for the First Time.  Along with the lead single “Snow in Newark.” the album features collaborations on five of the seven tracks including Lontalius,...

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By Remington Fioraso
Jan 27, 2015

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Hiawatha

Language

Language is a Canadian electronica album written, arranged, and composed by Torontonian David Psutka (a.k.a. Egyptrixx). With a total of nine tracks, the album is entrancing, with digitized sounds and drone vocals that correspond to...

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By Tristin Norenberg-Goodmanson
Nov 19, 2012

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Huoratron

Cryptocracy

 Houratron is a solid assault of a high impact dance music. Crytocracy follows up 2009's popular "Corporate Occult" single, which helped establish some of Huoratron's fanbase. Aku Raski (aka Huoratron) lays down solid beats and...

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By Kat Dornian
May 2, 2012

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Mixhell

Spaces

Much like its members, MixHell's first full-length release hardly fits into neat genre categories. The project of Iggor Cavalera, former drummer for Brazilian metal group Sepultura, and wife Laima Leyton, MixHell use their debut as...

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By Alanna Yaraskavitch
Nov 1, 2013

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Modern Superstitions

All The Things We've Been Told

“Tell me the truth about love/Will it hold me soft or treat me rough?” purrs Modern Superstitions frontwoman Nyssa Rosaleen in “Beck & Call,” the fourth track off of All The Things We’ve Been...

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By Hilary Marchildon
Nov 12, 2010

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Modern Superstitions

Modern Superstitions

Toronto pop-rockers Modern Superstitions bring the noise on their full-length debut. Produced by Ben Cook (Fucked Up) and Brian Borcherdt (Holy Fuck), the self-titled album offers ten self-assured tracks and one stellar set of...

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By Hilary Marchildon
Nov 27, 2012

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Mstrkrft

Fist Of God

It's hard to imagine a band so talented amalgamating with so many illogical artists on this new album to destroy their reputation as an amazing group that not only defined some great Canadian indie danceable...

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By Marc 'Oxide' LaCasse
May 10, 2009

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Mstrkrft

Operator

Toronto electronic band, remixers and producers MSTRKRFT had been on a break for about five years, as Jesse Keeler returned to work with his former band, Death from Above 1979, for a reunion tour. MSTRKRFT's...

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By Steve Marlow
Sep 12, 2016

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Ohbijou

Metal Meets

Metal Meets, the third album from Toronto orchestral-pop six-piece Ohbijou, offers up a curious collection of gems that shine darkly. Fluid and atmospheric, Metal Meets glistens with swaying melodies, enchanting instrumentals and experimental tendencies that...

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By Hilary Marchildon
Oct 13, 2011

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Purity Ring

Shrines

Two unusual things happened after I received the new Purity Ring CD to review. I listened to the disc, as always, in my car immersed in the full experience away from other distractions (apart from a...

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By Anne-Marie Brugger
Oct 26, 2012

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Purity Ring

Another Eternity

 

In 2012, Canadian electronic duo Purity Ring released Shrines, a burbling electro-pop record that was one of the best electronic releases of that year. Three years later, they've released their follow up, Another Eternity....
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By Steve Marlow
Mar 17, 2015

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PVT

Homosapien

PVT is another band from the great crop of electronic musicians coming out of Australia. Homosapien is the trio's fourth full length to date, and their first for Canadian label Last Gang. Their style has...

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By Steve Marlow
Mar 31, 2013

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Silver Starling

Silver Starling

Montreal-based indie-rock five-piece Silver Starling aren’t afraid to get personal. Their self-titled debut is a rich mix of vulnerable vocals, lingering guitar riffs, and textured stadium-rock sounds that plays like a confessional from the outset....
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By Hilary Marchildon
Jan 12, 2010

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Various

National Parks Project

With 39 Canadian musicians recorded in 13 national parks across Canada you can start to imagine the breadth of sound that this album has. Amazingly, the 20 tracks flow together in the same way that...
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By Kat Dornian
Aug 6, 2011

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We Are Enfant Terrible

Explicit Pictures

 

"Got to be a little less innocent/To be yours,” sings lead vocalist and keyboard player Clo Floret in “Make You Laugh,” the opening track off of Explicit Pictures. With sly vocals, swirling synths and...
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By Hilary Marchildon
Jul 18, 2011

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Wolf & Cub

Science And Sorcery

Australia's psychedelic sludge-meisters Wolf and Cub rode a wave of heavy psychedelic rock four years ago with the thunderous Vessels. Those expecting the same with Science and Sorcery will be disappointed. The psychedelic guitar is...

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By Steve Marlow
Jan 5, 2011

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