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Fraternal Twin

January 3rd, 2017 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments


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


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


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.

Frederick Squire

August 8th, 2016 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments


Fred Squire is best known as a former member of the legendary band Shotgun and Jaybird, and for his frequent Julie Doiron collaborations. These days he’s living in Sudbury, Ontario with his songstress wife Kate Maki. He released his latest solo album Spooky Action at a Distance a little over two months ago, but I just found out about it recently.

Spooky Action… is easily my favourite of Squire’s three proper solo albums. It’s a beautiful collection of mature, homespun songs played through a good tube amp, reflective of Squire’s current life as a husband and father living in a small city in relatively Northern Ontario. If you read this, Fred, please send me a zip, because I’ve maxed out my free streaming privileges on bandcamp 🙂

Weird Lines

July 5th, 2016 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments


Just in time for this year’s Sappyfest, a gaggle of Eastern Canadian indie rockers (including Julie Doiron) band together to put out a very nice little album on a new label called Sappy Futures.