Tag Archives: Canada

Ann Vriend and the Spy Who Loved Her

Though the album’s name and cover art provide ample indication of its overlying theme, it is the first line on Ann Vriend‘s third album, When We Were Spies, that truly prepares the listener for the cinematic storyline that the budding … Continue reading

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Fredo Viola Takes The Turn

Some people are simply artists at heart. Whether it be through sculpture, painting, film, or music, they pursue the most personally attainable form of self-expression regardless of their environmental or social circumstances. In fact, harsher conditions have often played a … Continue reading

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Kara Keith Shows No Hesitation in Collaboration

Even though some artists clearly have the distinguished ability to write quality songs purely on their own, others tend to hold a form of bitter reluctance when given the opportunity to collaborate with others, even when they realize that the … Continue reading

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Central Standard Takes Center Stage

Urgency is a petty thing. People often assume that there is a vital need for it, even if it can often result in quality of a lesser standard due to the increased level of production. However, for Frankie Ostello’s vocal … Continue reading

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Corb Lund and His Beloved Cavalry

O Canada! Why is your music scene so damn unpredictable? Now, whenever I hear a new Canadian artist, I have no clue what I am about to get. Country-folk from Kent McAlister & The Iron Choir? Synthy post-punk from Feu … Continue reading

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Feu Therese Parlent Ça Va Cogner

Judging by their name and stylistic preference alone, I would have easily guessed that Feu Therese was one of the many up and coming French electronic acts rising to prominence this year. You know the type — I have featured … Continue reading

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Spiral Beach Brings the Ball Home

Imagine what it would be like growing up in the ’60s and ’70s as the offspring of a folk musician. With all kinds of people, from hippies to philosophers, gathering at various folk circuits and festivals, you would likely know … Continue reading

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