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Bo D'onofrio sits in the Climbin' Aboard office | Photo taken by Moe Morris

Hardcore finds a way: Climbin’ Aboard Records

Sitting between Hamilton, Ont. and the Buffalo border is a small town called Welland. What used to be a booming industrial town thanks to factories like John Deere and Atlas Steel (and with the help of the famous Welland Canal) quickly turned into a ghost town, thanks in part to the North American Free Trade …

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‘Pushing ourselves musically and sonically’ — An Interview With Close Talker

Saskatoon’s Close Talker has a lot they should be proud of. The indie-rock four-piece, consisting of Will Quiring and Matthew Kopperud on guitar and vocals, Jeremy Olson on bass and vocals, and Chris Morien on drums and vocals, has recently released their second full length album, Flux on Nov. 4 through Nevado Records. This month, …

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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 label Last Gang Records. 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 is reminiscent of …

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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: 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 suddenly they are grasped by the sound of spacey guitar tunes and swift drum rhythms. They soon find themselves sitting in the …

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