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Album review: Innerworld by Electric Youth

­­Synth-pop duo, Electric Youth, recently released their first full-length album, Innerworld, through Canadian labels Last Gang Records and Secretly Canadian. The duo, hailing from Hamilton, Ont. consists of producer Austin Garrick and vocalist Bronwyn Griffin. With Innerworld, they have created a mystifying, dreamy escape around themes of adolescent hopes and teenage anxiety. The whole album …

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Q&A band spotlight: Friends of Foes

It’s been a long time coming, but indie-rock band Friends of Foes has finally dropped their first single entitled “Winter.” The Saskatoon-based band released their debut album Chronophobic in December 2013. Ever since, they’ve kept the fire burning with their consistent touring and they’ve got no plans on slowing down. The release of “Winter” is a special one for this young …

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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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