If your response to having your heart ripped out of your chest is to reach for Year of the Cat rather than, say, Sea Change, “OUCH” might be just the balm you need.
Known up until now as one of the two singer-songwriters in Victoria’s chilled-out Current Swell, Dave Lang steps away from the veteran unit with his first solo release.
It clearly has no particular careerist ambitions when it comes to music.
“Mascara”, to those in the know, plays shows around town fairly regularly, but this month the band will be out on the road, performing in such exotic locales as Sudbury and Lethbridge.
Bad Boys offers a distinctly female-led punk.
It's a six-song release with a sonic palette that extends from the subtly shifting indietronica of the opening track, “Who Am I?”, to the more straightforward folk pop of the closing “Landsmen”.
Given that “Rushden and Diamonds” is the name of a football club in the U.K., it’s a sure bet that “Michael Rushden” and “Karl Lord Edward Diamonds” are pseudonyms.
It’s a band name so simple and yet so brilliant, one has to seriously wonder why no one locked onto it before.
Its Seeing Green LP is the genre at its most interesting—never predictable, and always on the cusp of spiralling out of control.
The cellist will host a CD-release party at the WISE Hall next Friday (April 20).
Despite its heavy context and raw emotion, the record is soaked with major chords and buoyant harmonies.
This seven-song EP is professionally recorded with an ace supporting cast that includes roots heavyweight Steve Dawson and members of Spirit of the West and the Irish Rovers.
His horn-rim glasses are offset by the kind of mustache that guarantees priority entrance at the Biltmore.
As her knew album Secret Spot reveals, she also knows how to write a slamming country-pop tune.
Loig Morin’s record is both accessible and highly listenable.
Loyva still clearly has a knack for the ethereal.
Ever wonder what the world sounded like when bands recorded exclusively on tape, records came out on either vinyl or cassette, and Spotify didn’t exist.
The album is an ambitious project for the artist, not least because it acts as a showcase for his North Van-based startup music studio, Four Destinations.
The B.C. band has been many things over the years—jaunty rock ’n’ rollers, anthemic gut-bellowers, and sultry balladeers.
It might be miles away from mainstream EDM, but Half Present has plenty to hook electronic-music aficionados of all stripes.
The record dives through deep, funky, and classic sounds without ever seeming incohesive.
On the new album, Jessica Jalbert's voice sounds dreamier than on the 2015 debut, Cosmic Troubles.
The background to All of My Bodies goes some way towards explaining its incredible power.
The album has a distinctly sci-fi feel.
Jeremy Samson and Penny "Agamemnon" Clark are moving away from a literal garage sound and toward more polished productions.