Phylactery – Necromancy Enthroned

Necromancy Enthroned runs like a thrash and death metal bullet train. The album opener, "Risen Restless Dead," judders for twenty seconds before it fires off on a groove heralded by double-bass drumming. The song battles through a few changes and clings to the rails of its vitriol. Phylactery plays metal very much in the tradition of pioneers … [Read more...]

A.C. Newman – Shut Down The Streets

You may recognize the voice, not necessarily the name when you hear Canadian artist, A.C. Newman. His golden billowy swells trademark the innate ability for capable indie pop expression. A more familiar chant for your curiosity may be the potent power pop jams such as Twin Cinema’s “Use It” or Mass Romantic’s “The Fake Headlines”. Yes, undoubtedly … [Read more...]

Chloe Charles – Little Green Bud EP

The Little Green Bud EP will immediately strike you because Chloe Charles has a phenomenal voice, but we all know a great set of pipes means squat if the music behind it can't support it. Fortunately, Charles' five song collection showcases not just her lovely vocals, but also an interesting mix of chamber pop, folk, and jazz. While anyone can … [Read more...]

U.S. release of Hawksley Workman album

The multiple Juno Award-winning Canadian rocker, singer-songwriter, producer and writer Hawksley Workman has announced the first ever U.S. release of his landmark 2000 debut album For Him And The Girls, set for release November 17, 2009 on Hawksley's own Isadora Records. http://www.myspace.com/hawksleyworkman Written, produced, and performed … [Read more...]

Shad – “The Old Prince Still Lives at Home”

Self deprecation has always been a part of certain strains of hip-hop. Among the waves of artists who rap about blunts, broads, and Bentleys, there has always been a select few whose subject matter has always leaned towards the simpler things in life. Canadian rapper Shad has always fallen under the latter of these two groups, and his new single … [Read more...]