May 12, 2016 Music Issue # 57 - M83

Will Nick Thorburn ever shake off the shadow of The Unicorns? Despite his adventurous and successful career in the 13 years since Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? was released, the ceaseless clamor for an extension of the band's 2014 mini-reunion continues to exist as an enormous, unrelenting elephant in the room. More

May 11, 2016 Music Issue # 57 - M83

Long gone are the days when Twin Peaks would spend their time frantically churning out riotous garage pop in frontman Cadien Lake James' basement, when they would be championed only by a close-knit collective of DIY promoters and bands in their native Chicago.  More

May 10, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

It's easy to fall in too deep with Radiohead. If you don't call them your favourite band then you know someone who does. When Radiohead release new material that person doesn't just fawn over it: they obsess, listening on repeat to work out what this means for the band. More




May 10, 2016 Music Issue # 57 - M83

In the infancy of 2014, Eagulls arose from Leeds, England's thriving scene and set to causing havoc with their self-titled debut. The record was visceral and confrontationalits videos were host to footage of a rotting pig's brain and grisly close-ups of eye surgery, and their supporting tour was untamed and dangerous. Eagulls made an indigenous racket. More

May 09, 2016 Music Issue # 57 - M83

In 2014, Beverly debuted with Careers. It was a collaboration between bandleader Drew Citron and the better-known Frankie Rose, their voices melting together and sounding like one on irresistible cuts such as "Honey Do" and "Madora."  More

May 06, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Will Toledo, the young creator of Car Seat Headrest, used to prefer anonymity, releasing 11 self-recorded albums on Bandcamp without pretense or assignation of image. His identification with slacker youth trying to find something meaningful to grab onto has gradually made him one of their emissaries.  More

May 05, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Few records have stayed with me in the way that S.C.U.M's first and only LP, Again Into Eyes, has. Dark, odd, trendy, and fizzing with an almost naive creativity, it was a record that found me at a perfect time; it aligned with my budding interest in synthesizers and motorik rhythms and directed me towards many of my favorite records ever, while itself remaining a prized part of my record collection. More



Secretly Canadian

May 04, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

There's a sort of giddy anticipation of a collaborative project of artists whose work you like individually for different reasons and whose intersecting creative paths were a complete mystery. Eluding fanfare, singer Antony Hegarty, now taking the nameANOHNI and commonly known from her music made as Antony & The Johnsons, united with two of the more ambitious electronic producers out there to fashion the music for HOPELESSNESS, her first studio album in four years. More

May 03, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

An abrasive hardcore band progressing from pummeling noise to nuanced songwriting is hardly novel in 2016. It's almost perfunctory, part of the Internet's cred-to-buzz-to-respectability-to-longevity arc.  More