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26 May 2016

Mitski: Puberty 2

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Indie darling Mitski – 25-year old Mitski Miyawaki – is riding a wave of momentum leading up to the release of her next album, Puberty 2, due out June 17 …

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16 April 2016

Exclusive Interview: YUKA

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The classic RnB revival gets a boost later this month with Toronto band YUKA‘s fourth release – their first on vinyl – called From the Ancients. For Yuka, the RnB/soul …

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09 March 2016

New Single: “Road Movie Star” by VEiiLA

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Buy the Single/Name Your Price Eminently danceable and ultimately intriguing, “Road Movie Star” is the new single from VEiiLA, the Russian electronica duo. The song has a great spooky groove …

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24 December 2015

The Most Eclectic 2015 Year-End List You’ll Ever Find

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From the Malian countryside to Brooklyn, Amsterdam to Tokyo to Toronto and back, here are seven of the releases that stuck in my head this year – in chronological order. …

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12 November 2015

Upcoming: Marlon Williams by Marlon Williams

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February 19th 2016 on Dead Oceans Records Pre-order Marlon Williams: CD, LP & ltd tan vinyl Download on iTunes Amazon Support your local independent record store “Hello Miss Lonesome”, the …

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24 October 2015

Simone Denny: The Stereo Dynamite Sessions, Vol. 1

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It may come as a surprise to find that Stereo Dynamite Sessions, Vol. 1, just released in Canada on October 16, 2015, is the debut solo album from Simone Denny. …

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11 September 2015

Kenton Slash Demon: New Track & Release

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Order The Vinyl HERE Atmospheric, inventive and sonically interesting, Danish duo Kenton Slash Demon shared a new track – Syko – on September 8, 2015. The track will be released …

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21 June 2015

EP Release: Simcoe’s Self-Titled Debut

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Release Date: June 12 2015 Upcoming Show: Smiling Buddha, July 3 Buy the EP & Name Your Price Simcoe is the eponymous first EP release from the Toronto-based indie music makers …

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25 April 2015

CMW Interview: Sal Costa (The Smashing Satellites)

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CMW Performances: May 6 at The Hideout  May 8 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre Sal Costa and The Smashing Satellites are at CMW promoting the new single off the upcoming full-length …

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24 April 2015

CMW Interview: Luke Austin (Luke Austin Band)

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CMW Performances: May 1 with Daniel Lanois at The Horseshoe Tavern May 7 with Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts at The Virgin Mod Club Set to take the stage at …

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04 March 2015

Exclusive Interview: Tf3’s Ranaan Meyer

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The Chicago Sun Times says, “The group’s two violinists and double-bassist look and act more like an indie-rock band” and Sir Simon Rattle calls them “the future of music.” What …

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30 December 2014

The 8 Best Overlooked Albums of 2014

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When you write about music, you quickly become aware that it’s impossible to talk about all the truly great music out there that is released on a daily basis – …

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27 November 2014

Chris McKhool & The Sultans of String

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Upcoming concerts: Performing from their 2013 CD Symphony! at Oshawa’s Regent Theatre (Nov 28) and Flato Markham Theatre (Nov 29), accompanied by the Ontario Philharmonic, conducted by Maestro Marco Parisotto. …

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22 November 2014

Recently Released: Lily Lambert – So Far

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You know how your parents tell you to get a real job – meaning, something like a doctor or a lawyer and not as a musician or artist? Lily Lambert …