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Canadian alt/post-rock band Basement Revolver fires off new single

Hamilton, Ontario-located indie alternative/post-rock band Basement Revolver shot into the public eye this past July with its 4-track self-titled debut EP.  The EP amassed over 800K plays on Spotify, charted at a high position on Hype Machine, and featured on many bloggers’ Best of 2016 music lists. The song “Johnny” made quite an impact on listeners and the music press…   

Label Obscura to release Change Of Heart’s ‘Smile’ on double LP

Label Obscura is proud to announce the upcoming reissue of one of the most important Toronto independent rock albums of the nineties. This Summer, Change Of Heart’s seminal 1992 album Smile will finally see its first release on vinyl, as a double LP. Originally released twenty-five years ago this summer by Cargo Records, Smile is a sprawling, twenty-one song album…   

Canadian noise rock/punk two-piece High Signs drops its first single

Toronto-based noise rock/punk band High Signs just dropped its lead single, “A Much Larger Ocean”, ahead of the release of debut album If So, Then What?.  Sam Burton (guitar, vocals) and Rich Tailor (drums, vocals) form the restless and loud two-piece that was founded in the basement of a DIY venue in Toronto. In 2016 the duo stripped down their…   

Canadian indie rock band Land of Talk returns with 4 new singles

Elizabeth Powell, the force behind Montreal-based indie rock band Land of Talk, makes a welcome return with a string of singles taken from upcoming album Life After Youth, which arrives on May 19th via Saddle Creek. The LP was produced and mixed by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile) and Jace Lasek (The Besnard Lakes) and reunites Powell with the…   

Teenage Superstar: Brand new documentary picks up where Scottish punk left off

Just announced, filmmaker Grant Mcphee readies the follow-up to The Big Gold Dream in which he thoroughly examined the explosion of exciting new music in Scotland after the ’77 punk inception. Released in 2015 and mostly sticking to the story of seminal labels Fast Product and Postcard Records, who’s rosters included notables such as the Scars, Gang of Four, Mekons,…   

Canadian indie rock band Close Talker focuses on 3rd album titled Lens

Canadian indie rock band Close Talker has made contact with its latest album, Lens, on April 21st via Nevado Music.  It’s the 3rd album from the Saskatchewan province-residing act and it follows up of 2014’s Flux. Close Talker started out as a four-piece, but in 2015 the bassist and co-founder departed and the remaining members were faced with the dilemma…   

RECORD STORE DAY 2017 – Four Gems to Look Out For

So here we are again! Today is Record Store Day, a double edged sword of both good and bad. Amongst the really bad, useless reissues that some of the major labels unearth on the world on this annual event (like that Toto “Africa” shaped picture disc this year, uh, what?) are a few gems that are well worth searching out….   

The Foreign Resort kicks off Canadian Tour in April

The Foreign Resort is one of Denmark’s finest musical exports of explosive post-punk and ominous darkwave, led by singer and songwriter Mikkel Borbjerg Jakobsen. The band combines the shadowy mystery of The Cure’s Pornography era with a driving production aesthetic akin to LCD Soundsystem. Intricate reverb-enveloped guitar lines glide over Steffan Petersen’s Motorik bass drive and Morten Hansen’s powerful, kinetic drumming, all while Jakobsen’s taut…   

Canadian indie rock/electro-pop band HotKid drops radiant sonic romp

Toronto, Canada-based indie rock/electro-pop act HotKid has expanded from the duo of Shiloh Harrison (vocals, guitar) and Robbie Butcher (drums) to a trio with the inclusion of Peter McIntosh on bass.  HotKid worked with producer Adam King (Lowell, Mad Ones) on its upcoming album, Late Night Mornings, which arrives on May 5th. The line-up shake-up created an atmosphere of freedom…   

Canadian pop/electronic band Fake Shark set to release new album

The Vancouver-located, musically chameleonic, and audaciously bodacious band Fake Shark has changed its sonic colors once again on its upcoming album, Faux Real, revealing itself on May 26th via Light Organ Records as an electronics-heavy, groovin’ rhythms-based, pop-funk record. Faux Real was produced by Fake Shark and Steve Bays and includes guest performers like legendary rapper Kool Keith (lead vocals…   

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