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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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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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TIFF Review: The Theory of Everything

When people think of Stephen Hawking, thoughts of complex mathematics, cosmology and physics come to mind — topics that the everyday person is not too well versed in. What The Theory of Everything achieves that saves it from becoming inaccessible, is that it delves into the humanity and emotionality of Hawking’s life and makes his …

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TIFF Review: The Dead Lands

The Dead Lands showcases all the highs and lows of your typical action film from captivating fight scenes to a sometimes-distracted storyline. The film, directed by Tao Fraser, is about the 16-year-old son of a chief, who seeks revenge after his tribe is massacred by a rival tribe and finds an unlikely ally after he …

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