Demo Magazine Download: Issue 13 (2017)

By Stuart Oakes Demo’s 2017 issue is finally available online! Download a PDF version below. Congratulations and thanks to everyone involved in putting the magazine together!   DOWNLOAD HERE ->  Demo 13 (2017)   INSIDE Who Are You Listening To?—by Arman Adel                Demo checks in with UofT students … Continue reading

A Trip Down Memory Lane: A Discussion with Former Demo Editor-in-Chief Mary Scourboutakos

By Harry Myles, Featured Photo via That Nutrition Girl On September 5, I sat down with former Demo Editor-in-Chief Mary Scourboutakos (pronounced SCORE – BA – TACOS), to discuss Demo’s history, her post-undergraduate career, and her future aspirations. Dr. Scourboutakos was the Editor-in-Chief of Demo for two years (2009 – 2011) and later pursued a PhD … Continue reading

Album Review: Daniel Caesar- “Freudian”

By Keshav Sharma-Jaitly, Featured Photo via The Xavier Herald With his smooth voice and genre-bending talent, it’s easy to compare Toronto crooner Daniel Caesar to the cultural tour de force that is Frank Ocean. So easy, in fact, that I’ll get it out of the way immediately: Caesar’s debut album Freudian plays like the gospel-soaked sequel … Continue reading

Album Review: Japanese Breakfast- “Soft Sounds From Another Planet”

By Kate Reeve, Featured Photo via Stereogum Japanese Breakfast’s newest release, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, slinks into the gaps left from their previous album. Michelle Zauner’s career began in Philadelphia, as the lead vocalist and guitarist of lo-fi basement band Little Big League. After her mother was diagnosed with cancer, Zauner moved home to Oregon … Continue reading

Album Review: HAIM- “Something to Tell You”

By: Emma Dennis, Featured Photo via Secret Sounds It’s been four years since the release of their debut studio album, and sister-act HAIM has finally returned with an LP as difficult to pin a genre on as their previous music. After riding their 2013 album, Days Are Gone, for a two-year tour, Este (bass), Danielle (guitar and lead … Continue reading

Techno Frat: A Conversation with Chippy Nonstop on Disrupting Fraternity Culture

By Dora Boras, Featured Photo by Stacey Leigh via audibletreats.com This past week, DJ collective and workshop series, Intersessions, brought their line-up to a local University of Toronto fraternity, the Kappa Alpha Society. I called up Intersessions founder and contributor, Chippy Nonstop, to talk about what it meant to host a show series committed to … Continue reading

Bilingual Songwriting and Adapting to Toronto’s Shrinking Live Music Scene—An Interview with Desiire

By Isaac Fox (@1nikofox) Desiire is one of Toronto’s most promising new artists, whose use of bright, organic instrumentation sets him apart from the city’s signature brooding R&B. I first heard Desiire’s music a year ago at Kensington Market’s Poetry Jazz Cafe, where he stunned the room with an unreleased acoustic track that he casually mentioned he … Continue reading

Show Review: Whitney at the Danforth Music Hall

By Stuart Oakes, Feature Photo via The Fader        Last week, a Stereogum review of LA’s FYF music festival dismissed the “chill-bro indie” band Whitney as “aggressive in their banality.” That’s a pretty harsh take, especially for a band as agreeable as Whitney. Everyone digs them: my mom, my roommates, Sir Elton John (enough … Continue reading

Album Review: Tyler, the Creator—“Flower Boy”

By Alex Pompilii, Featured Photo via Rap Direct After a two year hiatus, Odd Future co-founder Tyler, the Creator has returned with his most personal album to date. Flower Boy (alternatively titled Scum Fuck Flower Boy) is Tyler’s fourth album, following 2015’s Cherry Bomb. With his latest release, the rapper has taken a huge artistic leap forward, … Continue reading

Album Review: Fleet Foxes—“Crack Up”

By Ria Perrault and Zohar Freeman, Featured Photo via Modern Vinyl Crack Up, Fleet Foxes’ follow up to their previous critically acclaimed albums, is ambitious. After losing drummer Josh Tillman (now popularly known as Father John Misty), front man and chief songwriter Robin Peckhold’s risks pay off in an album rivaling Father John Misty’s, Pure Comedy. … Continue reading