Tag Archives: Grizzly

A Mix for the Lonely: Valentine's Day '08

Considering that the dates of anniversaries and birthdays vary from person to person, it would not be entirely unrealistic to deem Valentine’s Day as the most universally abundant day for the exchanging of mix tapes. After all, the process of … Continue reading

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A Beach House Getaway

Like many of those who immediately latched onto Beach House‘s fantastic self-titled debut last year, I kept my admiration for the release no secret. It was an atmospherically beauteous album, flawlessly transcribing humane emotions as diverse as regret, embrace, and … 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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Tacos and Lo-Fi Recordings: James Chapman's Personal Castle

One of the many things I love about DIY artists is the sense of candidness I get when listening to them. Even better, it could be the smallest tidbit of information that brings upon this sensation. You know, the type … Continue reading

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The First Great Album of '08: Martina Topley-Bird's "The Blue God"

Working in the shadows of a prominent music figure can have both its perks and disadvantages. While such an environment could provide for a bountiful amount of experience and visionary knowledge, it can also create unavoidable comparisons that are imminent … Continue reading

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Picastro, Owen Pallett, Jamie Stewart, and their Whore Luck

Some bands just have to work harder than others to achieve success. It is a common fact that is based on luck, drive, and, most importantly, how important individuality is to the members at hand. When Picastro released their debut … Continue reading

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The Fall returns for album #26

When the word “prolific” is applied to a musical artist, many unknowingly assume that the adjective is always complementary. While quality is certainly an admirable trait, it does not always necessarily equate to consistent quality. The Fall have been active … Continue reading

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