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Press Release Roundup: July 29

Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Monday, I will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across […]

Interview: Adam Thompson of 88.1 Indie Toronto

On Wednesday, July 31st at noon, the Greater Toronto Area will welcome its newest radio station, Indie 88. As a music fan who has lived here my entire life, I have been waiting for this day for a long time. It’s not like there’s a dearth of listening options in this market, the 4th largest […]

Interview: Big B

Since coming out of the gate with High Class White Trash in 2004, Big B’s been blending hip-hop, country, punk, reggae and bluesy pop effortlessly. Delivering something for everyone, his laidback party music breakdown of genre barriers provides welcome versatility and variety seldom found on today’s music scene. Branching into reality television, Big B gained […]

Sunday’s Best: Sunny Day Real Estate

Back in the day, when this place was crawling with forums and chats about random acts of music, we used to poll ourselves to see which release by an artist not only set them atop of the industry but stapled them in as musical gods. This week, we prose, which album is Sunny Day Real […]

Interview: September Sky

After recently discovering Indianapolis-based independent metal outfit September Sky and their hard-hitting upcoming album Letter To Fear, my curiosity drove me to direct some questions their way. These guys really have a quality sound going for them, and as you’ll read, they’ve got a clear determination and strong motivation towards their art. You can find […]

Interview: Dave Nugent (of The Last Sun and Sam Roberts Band)

As lead guitarist for Montreal’s Sam Roberts Band, Dave Nugent has toured the world behind four superb studio albums, not to mention explore every nook and cranny his home country has to offer. Rather than rest on his many laurels, Nugent recently decided to push himself creatively, and the result is The Last Sun, a […]

Contest*: Madchild (closed)

As shown in our interview with Madchild of Swollen Members, Madchild is armed with a new album. “Getting the chance to speak to Madchild during a Vans Warped Tour break, I was geeked and hyped to connect with him honestly about past mistakes, his new album, his interesting start in hip-hop and other fascinating tidbits […]

Press Release Roundup: July 22

The Naked and Famous New Zealand quintet The Naked and Famous are pleased to announce the release of their sophomore album, In Rolling Waves, via Republic on September 17th, 2013. Pre-order the album here. Returning to the airwaves, lead single ‘Hearts Like Ours,’ featured as Zane Lowe’s “Hottest Record in the World Today” on BBC […]

Interview: Madchild from Swollen Members

A legend and crucial character in Canadian hip-hop, Madchild’s reputation precedes him. An undeniably skilled lyricist and potential loose cannon fiery personality, he’s dropped several unforgettable verses over his 14-year career. As a critical member of four-time Juno Award-winning Swollen Members (along with Rob the Viking and Prevail, who I spoke to earlier this year […]

Contest*: The Sole Pursuit (closed)

The Sole Pursuit, an indie rock outfit dedicated to the, er, “pursuit” of progress and deeper understanding through strong rhythms and far-spanning lyrics, recommended for fans of groups like Atlanta, GA’s Manchester Orchestra. Frontman Kyle Dawe’s project was initially supposed to be restricted to the studio, but has since grown organically to include multiple members […]

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