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Mistaken for Strangers, Tom Berninger’s documentary about his brother Matt’s band, the National, opens in Vancouver this week. (See our story and Ken Eisner’s review.) The Georgia...
Living Out Our Dreams (Independent) If you’re a hockey fan, you probably already know who Johnny DeMarco is without knowing you know who he is, if you know what I mean. What I...
New Mind | Old Soul: Chapter IV (Caton Music Group) KAi Sky Walker is ambitious. In fact, he claims that his marketing strategy has “never been done before”, but it seems to...
Say what you like about the necessity of bands “paying their dues”, but you can’t argue with success. When a shaggy-haired Northamptonshire psych-pop outfit calling itself Temples...
You don’t need the assistance of mind-expanding pharmaceuticals to perceive that there is something of a psychedelic renaissance happening in music, albeit one that is mostly...
Here We Are NowBy Charles R. Cross. It! Books, 177 pp, hardcover Kurt Cobain has been having a hell of a year. In his hometown of Aberdeen, Washington, Mayor Bill Simpson...
There was a time when, if you wanted to know what was going on inside Ari Picker’s head, you needed only to look at the lyrics he wrote. As the singer and main creative force...
It’s fair to say that Midlake is doing just fine without Tim Smith. The Denton, Texas–based band’s erstwhile frontman and songwriter announced his departure at the end of 2012,...
Matthew Swann lives in Calgary, but when the debut LP by his latest project, Astral Swans, comes out in the fall, it’s bound to get a lot of attention on the West Coast. That’s...
It probably goes without saying that you can’t believe everything you read on the Interwebs. Take the article on Perfect Pussy that Pitchfork staff writer Evan Minsker filed last...

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