Percussionist Kenton Loewen and guitarist Gordon Grdina are probably best known to fans of Dan Mangan, having made significant contributions to his critically lauded 2011 album Oh Fortune as well as 2015’s Club Meds,
This is old-school thrashamatic punk.
Far from being in freefall, Skydive is a tight, masterfully produced electronic record that runs the gamut from chillwave to disco funk.
Repeating Myself (Oscar St. Records)
Despite the title of its previous EP, the band has certainly not been doing Sweet FA since its record was released last year.
Quality is timeless.
With a turn of phrase that often elevates his lyrics to poetry, Tudor displays a maturity that belies his age.
Far from routine and predictable, the record proves how to take musical risks and—however unexpectedly—pull it off.
Striking the perfect balance between powerful, off-kilter beats and an achingly cool swagger, Baggage shows why the duo is beginning to command international respect.
The opening track, "Blue Flower", is flat-out amazing.
The trio's new album notes that hockey and football fans hate the bus but also recognize that it's sometimes the only way to get downtown.
“Experimental” need not mean “deliberately baffling.”
His music is about patience—a technique that the Vancouver-born Chicago resident has perfected on his latest EP
The ability to sound simultaneously raw and polished is a rare skill.
Despite releasing its debut record just weeks ago, the trio has already racked up more than 200,000 cumulative SoundCloud plays.
The Vancouver group has the instrumentation of a chamber-music quartet—harp, violin, cello, vocals—but its ambitions are decidedly symphonic.
It’s been said before but bears repeating: Eric San is a genius.
It's much easier to swallow than a life of moralistic servitude.
The band tries to make sense of this failing world as best it can.
Her gorgeous voice projects confidently as she explores deep yet relatable autobiographical themes.
Considering the Vancouver-based musician isn't exactly new to the game, it shouldn’t surprise that he comes off like a polished pro.
The Vancouver musician was so impressed by the recent NASA discovery that he spent a weekend writing music for each of the planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system.
Whether it’s a battle of the bands, a freestyle rap clash, or duelling jazz saxophonists, everybody loves a good musical contest.
Very rarely does a local record stick out as a world-class example of the genre—which makes up-and-coming four-piece Maiwah’s debut offering even more remarkable.
The six-song mini-set comes off with a bit more urgency than last year’s Mustang Law effort.