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II

Government Town’s songs live in that folk-pop-rock-country realm that is easily accessible and most often the soundtrack to end off episode montages. You know, the three minutes at the end of t...
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Dear Mom

The lovable lads in Edmonton’s Gender Poutine officially released its Dear Mom EP on cassette this week. It’s not innovative, but thanks to some catchy hooks, sneering gang vocals and goo...
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Club Meds

Dan Mangan has become a familiar name in Canada over the past few years, due to the compounding success of his second and third albums, Nice, Nice, Very Nice and Oh, Fortune, respectively, and his co...
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36 Seasons

GFK has always killed organic beats: in 11 studio albums he’s dominated Al Green samples and hookups with future-jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD, and he hands Brooklyn soul revivalists the Revelations ...
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Black Messiah

Whoa, new D’Angelo! Fourteen years later! Out of nowhere! Turns out the dude’s still as cool as a well-made cocktail, and Black Messiah certainly feels like the return of a deity: that R&...
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Success With Houseplants

Montréal’s Notta Comet make arty-jazz-rock that’s more than a little bizarre. Success With Houseplants is a confident debut, searing its unique point of view into listeners’ brains....
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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...