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Screaming into the void: Teenager’s Chris Swimmings

It’s hard to put a name to Teenanger’s sound because they’re always changing it. Their style has shifted from bluesy garage rock in their 2010 debut, Give Me Pink; faster and angrier post-punk with Frights in 2012; and a cleaner, synth-laden sound in their 2013 LP Singles Don’t $ell.  Most recently, they’ve adopted proto-punk and …

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Artist spotlight: Groenland

Montreal-based band, Groenland released their debut album, The Chase, back in April 2013. Nominated for Show of the Year at this year’s Quebec’s ADISQ (the Association quebecoise de l’industrie, de spectacle et la video), the album has an unparalleled sound carried from the first song to the last. The Chase sounds like a daydream; it …

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Artist spotlight: Walrus

It’s June of 2014 and the intoxicating feeling of NXNE festivities lingers in the air of downtown Toronto. On a nippy spring stroll along College Street, two friends walk past Rancho Relaxo when they’re suddenly grasped by the sound of spacey guitar tunes and swift drum rhythms. Soon they find themselves warmed by the sounds of …

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Album review: Shallow by Sea Oleena

After quietly stepping into the music scene with her self-titled EP, Sea Oleena — real name, Charlotte Loseth — quickly showed her ability to create soft, dreamy auditory landscapes. A year later, the Montreal singer released a follow-up EP titled Sleeplessness. Her debut LP was just released on Lefse Records. It’s called Shallow, and it’s …

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Album review: The Physical World by Death From Above 1979

It’s been 10 long years since Death From Above 1979 released their first LP, You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine but the dance-punk duo sounds more alive than ever. Their new album, The Physical World, was released Sept. 9, much to the excitement of punk and indie fans around the world. Drummer/singer Sebastien Grainger and …

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