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Track These Down – Sarah Davachi and Special Costello

  Sarah Davachi – All My Circles Run (Students of Decay) Since 2013, electroacoustic sound-sculptor Sarah Davachi has amassed a dense and impressive discography. All My Circles Run is considered the fourth full-length release from the Calgary-born, Vancouver-based composer but it joins several EPs and limited edition cassettes in a steady stream of drone poems drifting outwards like a thick…   

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Not You: Halifax’s new dark punk pioneers cast a slippergazed haze

A flock of four, Nancy Urich (Dog Day), Stephanie Johns (The Stolen Minks), Rebecca Young (Soaking Up Jagged) and Meg Yoshida (Bad Vibrations) hold court near the ocean and perfect their sound. Slippergaze being the adjective given to describe their muffin fueled melodies. You could say that if the chip is Not You’s darkened alternative rock, then the guacamole would…   

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Track These Down – Joseph of Mercury

Toronto-based alternative pop artist Joseph of Mercury is making a big-time impact with his first two magnificent singles.  Add his name to the elite list of golden-tone vocalists who are of the swooningly romantic crooner/balladeer mold.  Joseph of Mercury’s first two singles radiate an intensely vintage, yet classic vibe that evokes the musical glory of the UK in the 1980s…   

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Track These Down – Record Store Day 2017

The argument that the day itself is just a ploy to unload unasked for slop on the masses all the while log-jamming every pressing plant, is not without its merit. On the other hand, it’s never a bad idea to celebrate the cultural importance of the mom and pop record shop, buy records in a show of support, and maybe…   

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Interview: The Long Dark Road

Heya Jeremy!  It’s so good to touch base with you about your highly anticipated self-titled album which arrives April 7th.  It’s your debut record as The Long Dark Road and you mix a potent blend of musical genres on your songs.  Before we go into that, can you please list who is in the band and what instruments you play?…   

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Mike’s Musical Memoirs, Springtime Edition : My Favourite Canadian Records of 1994

I’ve had a typically uncreative winter. No gigs, nor even a rehearsal to speak of since early December. No solid ideas or themes popping up to write about. Just lots of grey. This past January was record breaking in its greyness, officially. But now, the sun is starting to fight its way back into the everyday and the summer festival…   

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Diggers Delight: The Sound Garden, Syracuse, NY

Earlier last month, my wife asked me to go on a road trip with her to Ottawa, ON. I thought it would be the perfect time to do a Digger’s Delight column on an Ottawa-area record store, but my wife needed to pick up some supplies for the conference she was going to in the US on the way, so…   

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More Than Just Burton, Slurpees and Murder: An Incomplete History of Winnipeg’s Indie Music Scene

Winnipeg, a city where many band’s third show is also their last (and an EP release show). Winnipeg, a place as known for Chantal Kreviazuk as it is for her brother going around to record stores, telling people how he is her brother while asking about Van Halen records. Winnipeg, a bargain hungry town raised on Slurpees and cable access,…   

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Track These Down – The Pastels and The Unintended

The Pastels – Up For A Bit With The Pastels Last week marked 30 years since the debut album by these Scottish indie darlings hit the shelves. Up For A Bit With The Pastels is a honed pop parade of melody and style. Lead by Stephen Pastel (McRobbie) to the top of the 1980’s UK music scene, their first offering…   

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Track These Down – Eiyn Sof and Fiver

Eiyn Sof – Meadow Thrum (Arachnidiscs Recordings) Eiyn Sof is the softly spellbinding acid-folk project of Ontario’s Melissa Boraski. She may be best known for her 2011 album Bloodstreams, released on Brian Taylor and Rick White’s Blue Fog Recordings, but has continued to quietly slip out releases on her own Springskull label and UR Audio Visual. Boraski’s latest effort for…   

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