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Alium

The name suggests they create a sound that is below motion, something that may in fact keep you from moving. Few of these 12 tracks will inspire you to dance, but to say you will not be moved is a fa...
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Vapor City Archives

Travis Stewart has built himself a very interesting concept with his Vapor City releases. Through a simple dexterity, the different districts of an imaginary city have been given a soundtrack. With V...
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Consent

Vancouver’s lié have casually unleashed a statement album in Consent, its debut full-length. It’s a maelstrom of explosive, elbows-out punk rock and the perfect follow-up to its previous ...
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Commonwealth

Over two decades into Sloan’s career, the band remains as ambitious as ever by dividing its latest double LP, Commonwealth, into four parts—one side per songwriter in the band. Already well-kno...
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From Far Away

With 20 years of putting out records behind her, you’d expect Calgary’s Kinnie Starr to be mature, yet everything about From Far Away‘s production and presentation has a child-like ...
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Greatest Hits

a blistering garage-punk epic—clocking in it at just a hair under eight minutes—with its latest seven-inch Greatest Hits. This is an elbows-out album fuelled by gnarly synthesizers, raucous drums, so...
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Weaves

Toronto’s Weaves has unleashed a shotgun blast of glimmering guitar-rock with its new self-titled debut out on Buzz Records. It’s a delightful EP from the four-piece, with six stylistical...
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Run River North

These are well-crafted songs that sound good. That is a fact. Another simple fact is that the boy/girl harmonies, violins and mandolins flow through these folk-pop songs with a beauty and crescendo t...
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Teeth Dreams

In an era of sub-sub-sub genres, there’s something to be said for a band just trying to make a good, affecting rock ‘n’ roll record. Not finding it necessary to bring unconventional...
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Martel

Slowly emerging through a dense fog, you can barely define a lighthouse, when a squeeze-box dirge summons you from the safety of dry land to join souls lost many fathoms from the shoreline. As prolog...