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Iluminas

February 12th, 2017 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

My old friends in Toronto art-rock band Iluminas have finally released their first polished full-length album:¬†Apollo. Though I’ve heard their songs for years, it’s a pleasure to listen to this finished product, especially considering the surprisingly playful, detailed arrangements and production.

Leon Patriz

February 7th, 2017 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

Ramshackle, homespun pop from Montreal-via-Vancouver artist Leon Patriz. Released on my friend Soren Brothers‘ excellent uur audiovisual label ūüôā

Fraternal Twin

January 3rd, 2017 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

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Homeworlding, the wonderful recent dream-pop album by New Paltz-based Fraternal Twin, came out a couple months ago, in October, but I just found out about it recently. And yeah, it’s great. I saw his last album, Skin Gets Hot, at Rought Trade in Brooklyn. It had a little tag on it saying that the guy was based in New Paltz. I’ve been there and it’s a wonderful little upstate¬†hippy town, so I thought, if this dude lives there and is recording cool stuff in his bedroom or whatever, and putting out LPs, it’s probably pretty legit.

John K. Samson

September 28th, 2016 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

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John K. Samson, best known as the wordy lead singer of Winnipeg’s The Weakerthans, is releasing his newest album, Winter Wheat, on October 21 via ANTI-. I got a stream of it and it’s a wonderful record, full of all the literate idiosyncrasy we expect from Samson.

And for those who missed it, his last album, 2012’s Provincial, was also great.

Man meets Bear

September 4th, 2016 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

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Ontario-based experimental-folk-naturalist project¬†Man meets Bear¬†released its latest album this week, the wonderful, impressionistic I Want to Be a Gallant Rider Like My Father Was Before Me. Gallant Rider…‘s¬†songs take the form of ambient, meditative soundscapes. The album showcases a change of focus, but not a change of sound for project mastermind Soren Brothers, as Gallant Rider… continues to¬†haunt¬†the same primeval psychic space he¬†explored on previous¬†albums, but without much approaching pop song formats.