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PWR BTTM Pick At Ripe ‘Ugly Cherries’ For New LP

PWR BTTM  have noted their influences as "Kylie Minogue" and genre as "Cheekbones" on their Facebook page, yet the sound of duo Ben Hopkins and Liv…
Margaret Farrell / July 8, 2015

Hey Anna Find Sublime Median Between the City and Sea on ‘Run Koko’

Fronted by sisters Anna, Katie, and Erin Rauch-Sasseen, Hey Anna is a family affair that specializes in ethereal harmonies reminiscent of '00s indie-pop greats Feist, Chairlift, and…
Margaret Farrell / July 6, 2015

So Help Us God: Where’s Kanye West’s New Album?

When it comes to Kanye West’s public antics, nothing seems to surprise his fans anymore. Listeners are well aware of his God complex, his ruthless ability to…
Margaret Farrell / June 18, 2015

Alessia Cara: The Ultimate YouTube Cover Star Success Story

Who: This past August, Toronto teenager Alessia Cara’s unapologetic introvert anthem "Here" upturned #turntup party playlists with her airy, tenacious vocals and natural lyric flow.
Margaret Farrell / June 17, 2015

Fassine Surrender to Deadening ‘Sunshine’ on Haunting Single

Despite the title, ‘Sunshine’ is an eerie and ominous introduction to the intriguing Fassine. ‘Sunshine’ is the British group’s first single from their debut album…
Margaret Farrell / June 12, 2015

Mas Ysa Shoots Off New Single ‘Gun’

With the suspense and steadiness of a drained heartbeat comes Mas Ysa's chilling new song "Gun." Hundred Waters’ Nicole Miglis enters mid-track with fragile, yet…
Margaret Farrell / June 4, 2015

Young Empires Bask in the Alt-Pop ‘Sunshine’

With luminous, reverbing synths and the pinched vocals of Matthew Vlahovich, the Toronto trio Young Empires have delivered the indie-pop delicacy ‘Sunshine.’ The track is…
Margaret Farrell / June 4, 2015

Glockabelle’s New ‘Wolf BBQ’ EP Is Anarchic Enchantment

Proclaiming her style "glockrock," the Francophone free-form bandleader Annabelle Cazes A.K.A. Glockabelle has crafted an intricate and beautifully composed pandemonium for her new EP Wolf…
Margaret Farrell / May 13, 2015

Diamond Youth Delight in Hard-Edged Power-Pop on New LP ‘Nothing Matters’

Diamond Youth’s fourth release (but first official LP) Nothing Matters is full of muttering guitars and the boiling clamor of brittle distortion. Although the members…
Margaret Farrell / May 12, 2015

LÁ-BAS Journey to Funk-Filled Cosmos On Their Self-Titled Debut

Sometimes the value of a supergroup is solely based on the famed names of the artists involved and rarely on the art produced therein., fortunately…
Margaret Farrell / May 7, 2015

Q&A: Tei Shi Discusses the Problem with ‘Diva’ Belting and the Power of the Mermaid

Valerie Teicher, a.k.a. Tei Shi, accurately (although flippantly) characterizes her celestial, wide-ranging vocal style as "Mermaid Music." What started off as a tongue-in-cheek way of…
Margaret Farrell / April 23, 2015

Timeshares Are ‘Already Dead’ on Their Sophomore LP

After relentless touring and mastering, Timeshares return with their second full-length, Already Dead (out May 28 via SideOneDummy). A follow-up to 2011’s Bearable, the ten-track effort showcases guitarist's Jon…
Margaret Farrell / April 22, 2015

Wander Around Quigley’s Enchanting New Single, ‘Lost Again’

Clouded by staggering chimes and industrial claps, Quigley’s new single "Lost Again" is a mélange of electronic curiosities, submerging her melodies in swirling fantasies as she sings,…
Margaret Farrell / April 16, 2015

Rey Pila Delivers Hooky Synth Rock With ‘What A Nice Surprise’

Mexican synth-rock group Rey Pila has returned with the single ‘What A Nice Surprise’ from upcoming sophomore album The Future Sugar. ‘What A Nice Surprise’…
Margaret Farrell / April 14, 2015

Watch Cloud Nothings ‘Fall In’ at Dr. Martens’ SXSW 2015 Showcase

It's natural to love a musician for his or her art, but it's equally nice — if not better — to find out that they're a decent person,…
Margaret Farrell / April 8, 2015

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