Album Review: Foxygen—“Hang”

By Tyson Moll, Feature Photo via Cara Robbins/Pitch Perfect PR Foxygen want you to believe that their fourth album Hang is a “cosmic California death game of highway chicken”; a limbo between life and death. Hang is taking a rather maximalist approach. In this, it departs from the psychedelic-folk of previous albums, such as 2013’s acclaimed We are … Continue reading

Goddamn Exams—A Selection Of Jams

By Grace Guimond, Feature Photo via Reddit   Journal 「SOS 団」from School Days by Cat System Corp. Vaporwave artist Cat System Corp doesn’t just drop tracks, they curate an audio-visual experience, painting the backdrop to a retrofuturistic society. Each album creates a sound collage of samples where the atmosphere and experience are central to the … Continue reading

Show Review: Whitney At Lee’s Palace

Story and Photos by Gilad Lippa & Jairus Machado On a surprisingly warm October evening this past Saturday, Chicago-based band Whitney were set to take the main stage at Lee’s Palace. We arrived about halfway through opener Sam Evian Band’s set; however, from what we heard they were an upbeat, enjoyable indie band you couldn’t … Continue reading

Playlist #35: pumpkin spice existential crisis

By James Li Get your comfiest sweater and your favourite hot drink. Listen to these tunes while the dead leaves crunch under your feet and you resign to the fact that things are going to be like this for the rest of your life.

Show Review: Sun Kil Moon At The Opera House

By James Li Mark Kozelek is a singer-songwriter from Ohio armed with nothing more than a nylon-string guitar and a deadpan wit, but he has a reputation for being one of the surliest live performers around. Kozelek, who fronted Red House Painters and now performs as Sun Kil Moon, is famous for being impatient with … Continue reading

Demo Playlist #16: The Autumn Calm

by Ally Scandolo Midterms are underway but the most beautiful season is too. Take some time to mellow out, enjoy the serenity of the cold weather, and cozy up in your warm sweaters. So keep your head up during these stressful times and take a look at those autumn colours and have a pumpkin-spiced-something while … Continue reading

The Man Behind The Beard—An Interview With Ben Caplan

By Adrienne McLaren Words can hardly describe the feeling you get when listening to Halifax folk singer and songwriter Ben Caplan. In fact, if you haven’t heard him, go listen to him now. This interview can wait. Finished listening to him? You may proceed. I caught him for a nice chat at the Folk Alliance … Continue reading