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Album review: Sebastian T. Stocia by ART the Band

When looking at genres that have become more prominent in Toronto’s music scene, it’s easy to forget how diverse things are amongst things like alternative rock and rap. Jazz is currently making its generational move with the likes of BADBADNOTGOOD in the hip-hop/rap scene and modern jazz with their instrumental beats and accompaniments. However, BADBADNOTGOOD isn’t the …

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Astral Swans: raw decadence

Playing alone to a crowd of 15 at Kops Records on Bloor Street, Matthew Swann exuded a calm vulnerability. “I had a dream in which I killed all my friends,” sang Swann. “They weren’t able to forget/Now I’m away and they can read my thoughts.” “That was the darkest f—ing song I’ve every written,” he …

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NEW: “So Cruel” by Young Empires

Young Empires is probably feeling pretty happy right about now. After all, the band is gaining national attention after a remix of its latest single, “So Cruel,” was picked up by Coors to help advertise its newest beer, “Altitude.” The single, an entrancing four minutes of syncopated filtered pianos and smooth, thumping drums, is a display of …

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