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Elaquent – So Far, So Good

In Canada, Choice Cuts on March 21, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Credit to AstralSounds. Check the mixtapes. All so good.

-AMK

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Signed by Force Hits it Hard

In Celebrate Your Scene, Montréal on March 1, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Stuff is happening over with the Signed by Force people.

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Edan Brings the Echo Party

In Choice Cuts, Worldwide on March 1, 2011 at 10:25 am

Just a little quickie to get your Tuesday going right.

Its Edan’s Echo Party Mix and its Psych-Dance awesomeness has been spinning in my head for a while now.

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Merchandise – Strange Songs (In The Dark)

In Album Reviews, New England on February 15, 2011 at 11:18 am

Merchandise is a relatively unknown post-punk band out of Tampa. They rule.

Their debut LP, Strange Songs (In The Dark) has been on repeat for me for like 2 weeks now. Strange Songs is probably one of the best tries at being both catchy and noisy at the same time that I have ever heard. To make it even better, they’re on super chill label Katorga, who is distributing the digital version for free.

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J-Dilla – 5 Years Gone

In Worldwide on February 12, 2011 at 10:16 am

It was 5 years ago (well plus two days now I guess) that J-Dilla died. To be fair I had completely forgotten about him. Never being really into hip-hop at the time, he didn’t make much of an impression on me at first. I just got his last album Donuts (courtesy of engineofruin on tumblr), and apparently the fact that everyone was so impressed by it actually meant a lot.

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Libyans Deliver Blistering Punk

In Celebrate Your Scene, New England on January 31, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Boston band Libyans have been delivering some of the most intense punk in the scene since a couple years ago. Naturally, when they released their first album last summer I had completely forgotten about them, but thanks to icoulddietomorrow, I have been reminded. A Common Place is a wave of pure energy the whole way through, and is just about everything I want from a punk album.

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Elfin Saddle’s Wurld of Folky Stop-Motion

In Canada, Celebrate Your Scene, Montréal on January 28, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Elfin Saddle, a Montreal based folk band with a pretty wide experimental streak has finally come back into the light after a few months of not hearing much with the announcement of a show on March 3 at Club Lambi. To say the least, I was impressed by their last release Wurld . Its not so often you see a band come out with a 23 minute stop motion film to complement their album. Check out the trailer on the other side.

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Stream Gold Zebra’s Debut EP

In Album Reviews, Celebrate Your Scene, Montréal on January 27, 2011 at 10:49 am

Out on their bandcamp since August, Gold Zebra’s Debut EP has a lot of the things I like most about the Montreal indie scene’s characteristic sound. Read the rest of this entry »

Samiyam + Teebs @ Former Zoobizarre

In Gigs, Montréal on January 25, 2011 at 10:27 am


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Jazz Under the Radar (pt. 2)

In Features on January 24, 2011 at 6:00 pm

This is part 2 of a series about the great jazz that you can and should be hearing, even if it tries to hide a little. See part 1 for more.

It’s been quite a while since any new big band has done anything noteworthy, or anything at all really as far as I know. That’s why Adam Lane’s Full Throttle Orchestra, and their newest release, Ashcan Rantings are such a sweet concept. It’s probably also why they’re incessantly being compared to Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus’ bands. Read the rest of this entry »

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