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New album from Canadian hardcore/metal hybrid band The Long Dark Road

Toronto, Ontario-based hardcore/metal hybrid band The Long Dark Road is creating a new musical path with its unique and epic sound that combines the frustrated rage and quicksilver tempo changes of hardcore with punk attitude and vocals, the guitar heaviness of black metal, the expansive atmospherics of post-rock, and progressive rock flourishes. Currently, the core members of The Long Dark…   

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Canadian ambient-pop duo You’ll Never Get To Heaven to drop its third full-length

Canadians Alice Hansen and Chuck Blazevic combine their musical talents as the ambient-pop duo You’ll Never Get To Heaven.  Hansen is a classically trained pianist and violinist and Blazevic is a studio-set sound-sculptor and monomer performer. As You’ll Never Get To Heaven, they create radiating to reflective, melodic dream-pop compositions that hover, diffuse, and dissipate like vibrant, waking reveries.  Hansen…   

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Mark Your Calendars For Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival

With it already being March, the summer music festival season is right around the corner. Almost every weekend from May till October you can find a fest filled with musical acts, crafts, food and curiosities, but as far as this writer is concerned, the best of all of them happens in late June in the picturesque setting of North Adams,…   

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Canadian alternative folk/pop act The Franklin Electric unveils new single

Montreal, Quebec-based alternative folk/pop band The Franklin Electric recently unveiled its latest single “Save Yourself”, a cut from its recent second album Blue Ceilings.  The band is currently on tour in Canada and will follow that up with a run of UK dates starting in April. Blue Ceilings, which is out now, is available on all digital platforms and Indica…   

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Premiere of outtake cover of The Libertines’ “Music When The Lights Go Out” by King Cuddy

King Cuddy – Photo Credit: Spencer Gray King Cuddy is a brand new jangly alt-country band from Toronto. Their debut LP was recorded by Andy Magoffin (Two Minute Miracles) last fall and was independently released in September 2016. The band is releasing it’s cover of The Libertines’ “Music When The Lights Go Out”, a b-side from live outtakes at the House of Miracles…   

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Candian indie rocker Jon McKiel goes the distance on new Album

Jon McKiel, the indie rock multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter who hails from Sackville, New Brunswick (No, not the city in New Jersey, USA), returns fighting fit with a new album titled Memorial Ten Count on March 10th. Memorial Ten Count’s vinyl delivery is a joint production between You’ve Changed Records and Headless Owl Records.  Its name is based on the tradition…   

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Canadian ‘70s-influenced soft rock duo The Big East readying new album

James Jones and Kip Daynard come from the Lake and Cottage areas of North Toronto, home to a bustling summer music scene.  The duo’s name is taken from the river that flows through that region and connects it to the wider world.  Like the movement of that river, The Big East’s tunes roll along with a mellow meandering of melodic…   

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Canadian power pop band Pony delivers new single “DIY”

Pony got its origins in Toronto, Ontario when Sam Bielanksi (vocals, guitar) and a friend started commiserating over their crappy boyfriends who were in the same band.  The songs they wrote were the beginnings of Pony as it is known today, a four-piece comprised of Bielanski, Stephen Giroux (guitar), Eva Link (bass), and Matt Sandrin (drums). After recording some of…   

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Song Premiere: “Jealous Guy” by Father Christmas feat. Calvin Love

Father Christmas – Photo Credit: Kerry Gallagher Although the band’s name is derived from an iconic Christmas figure, Toronto’s Father Christmas has little in common with holiday classics and more with classic ’70s folk-pop and melodic psychedelia. Father Christmas is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Kyle Alexander Peters who has been active in the Toronto music scene for over a decade….   

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Debut Album from Canadian indie rock/pop band Le Trouble

The five members who comprise the Montréal, Québec-based indie rock/pop band Le Trouble are friends first and bandmates second.  Michael Mooney, Maxime Veilleux, Jesse Gnaedinger, Garrett Dougherty, and Bao-Khanh Nguyen released their debut EP, Reality Strikes, in 2013 to much critical acclaim. Le Trouble has now released its follow-up, the catchy and upbeat debut album Making Matters Worse, on Indica Records.  All…   

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