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Leif Vollebekk – The Media Club, Vancouver. October 6th, 2013

Leif Vollebekk has quickly become on of my favourite new musicians. This process occurred immediately upon exposure with great ease. Vollbekk, is a young man who currently resides in Montreal. He recently released his second album “North Americana” after his 2010 debut “Inland” . North Americana is a heart wrenching, soul stirring and mind modifying storm. It is a marvellous piece of work that does mysterious things to me. I was eager to sit down with Vollebekk and pick his brain about the process of creating an opus. He explained…

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Up and Coming Music – Some New Artists to Check Out

Brick + Mortar – This small town New Jersey band has a large, aggressive sound. Their newest release, which came out on July 30th, is titled Bangs and features hard hitting and very modern sounding rock songs, each with catchy and unique vocals to boot. The sound effects set them apart while strong songwriting throughout the album make them a band to watch out for. Choice tracks are “Bangs” and “Heatstroke.” The album is available on Spotify and for sale on Bandcamp. Lorde – Sixteen year old artist from New Zealand, Lorde, brings us…

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The Lumineers at Edgefest 2013

Have you ever been to an outdoor festival that should have been rained out? Have you ever stood in a field with thousands of other sopping wet party-goers waiting for the last band of the day, thinking to yourself, ‘I’ve got this far. I can make it another hour’? Last night Edgefest was nearly obliterated by the rain. Rivers of rain and cried tears pooled in the park’s crevices, wet teenagers who couldn’t feel anything anymore anyway huddled under tarp that they ripped down from the fencing, and I actually…

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CocoRosie – Tales of a GrassWidow album review

Different. Is the word you are looking for. This kind of music, slightly reminiscent of certain Animal Collective phases and earlier Grizzly Bear, (although CocoRosie seems to be more grounded in consistent beats) asks that you participate in the act of sitting down and listening to music. There are lots of interesting subtleties that the common listener probably won’t be willing to digest.  It is definitely something you have to go out of your way and give a chance, but they won’t disappoint you. The sisters choose interesting arrangements. They…

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Duncan Lyall – Infinite Reflections

Duncan Lyall really shows his strength as a composer in his new album titled Infinite Reflections. Lyall is best known as a founder member of the Treacherous Orchestra and for his work with Kate Rusby and John Goldie. Infinite Reflections has an old timey feel interpreted into an instrumental folk sound. This album sounds like it could be the soundtrack for the movie August Rush or Pirates of the Caribbean. It’s also very reminiscent of the scene in Titanic when Rose and Jack go out dancing. Very upbeat, yet peaceful…

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Poor Young Things – The Heart. The Head. The End. album review

Something tells me Poor Young Things are meant to be seen live. As far as instrumentation goes, the five piece band sticks very closely to the rock and roll format that has done so well for the past fifty years. It is because their act is so bog standard, that it surprises me, and almost arises suspicion that Poor Young Things is being considered as one of those indie bands on the rise. They do have knack for putting together catchy riffs, but while everything is done very solidly, there…

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Her Parents – Happy Birthday album review

Over the years, I have tried to dip into different genres of music that would stimulate different forms of thought in terms of energy and lyrics. From time to time, I would come across some music that I completely could not understand. I would have to confess that Her Parents newest album Happy Birthday was an absolute swing and miss. The rebel music that began to mix with punk rock early in the 90’s has evolved since that time, and screamo has came through those cracks. It’s not that I…

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Young Wonder – Show Your Teeth review

The talented electro-pop duo, Young Wonder (Rachel Koeman and Ian Ring) from Ireland have music lovers literally showing their teeth, grinning, after listening to their new EP, “Show Your Teeth”. Listeners are delightfully blessed with ultra unique tracks that come nothing short of producing sound wave influenced endorphins. With similar sounds to Bjork, a refined mix of heavy bass and unforgettable vocals, “Show Your Teeth”, is an Ep that one won’t regret taking the time to soak in. The EP opens with a dreamy intro that sets the tone of…

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The Abramson Singers – Late Riser

Damn it Canada. You’ve done it again. All the dorky American boys who made up girlfriends in Canada probably had someone like Leah Abramson in mind. If her musical color is any indicator of her personality, she would probably be described as “delightful.” Your overbearing, self-esteem smashing parents would have approved. I’ll bet she’s the kind of person who got along with the french horn section in her youth. She must have, because parts of her music have a horn section. The music is framed in simple arrangements adorned with soothing…

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NXNE Day 3: The National, Yonge Street and Dundas Square – Toronto

No Toronto festival is complete without an appearance at Yonge and Dundas Square. NXNE is one of the few festivals who makes good use of the square, scheduling a number of performances each day. The square has water fountains whose pools exist under the square, fountains that burst water into the air at intervals, and usually a grouping of tables and chairs. Most of time, when bands play here people gather and are able to spread out, maybe even sit down. However, when bands like The National play the entire…

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