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SXSW 2018 Memories – mallrat

SXSW 2018 Memories – mallrat

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just three years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. These memories are from mallrat. The project of Grace Shaw and the self-proclaimed “Hannah Montana of […]

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Animal House – “Coca Cola” (video premiere)

Animal House – “Coca Cola” (video premiere)

In the classic party movie, Animal House, the Delta Tau Chi fraternity is on double secret probation (whatever that is) because its members violated every Faber College rule and are flunking their courses. Instead of investing their time to studying, they decide to host a toga party, which is one of the great moments in film history. (John Belushi in […]

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DZ Deathrays

DZ Deathrays and Dune Rats work crowd into frenzy at House of Targ (photo essay)

Ottawa got a taste of DZ Deathrays this summer at RBC Bluesfest Ottawa, and this viewer was especially impressed with their performance. So when I heard they were returning to town to play House of Targ, I was very intrigued. This time, they were performing with Dine Alone Records label-mates Dune Rats in what has been dubbed the International Disaster […]

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Major Leagues – “Dream State”

Major Leagues – “Dream State”

Major Leagues, have been creating quite a bit of buzz in Australia with their stirring combination of jangle-pop and surf-rock. They’ve been showcased on Triple J’s “Unearthed” and have received widespread coverage from various media outlets Down Under. The Brisbane-based quartet’s popularity continues to intensify with the release of their second EP, Dream State. Dropped in April, Dream State is […]

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The Belligerents – “Outside:Inside” EP

The Belligerents – “Outside:Inside” EP

First, an apology to The Belligerents as I wanted to review their new EP, Outside:Inside, some time ago. When they released “Voices“ back in May and followed that up with an awesome cover of Fat Boy Slim’s “Praise You”, it became immediately apparent that the Brisbane band has something great going. Speaking of great, Outside:Inside, The Belligerents’ third EP, fits the […]

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The Belligerents – “Voices”

The Belligerents – “Voices”

  There must be something in the water or air or something in Australia because the country has produced some of the finest psychedelic bands in recent memory – Tame Impala, Pond, and Ruined Fortune to just name a few. Brisbane five-piece, The Belligerents, are another band making waves Down Under, having released a couple of EPs and several singles […]

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Calais – “Trial & Error”

Calais – “Trial & Error”

“Trial & Error” is the new single from Brisbane, Australia group Calais, who have a new EP, Silhouette, coming out on April 21. The 5 piece alternative rock band are creating some great indie pop-rock with a tight and memorable sound reminiscent of Denmark’s Mew. You can hear “Trial & Error” and several other tracks on our April 10th edition of […]

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Mundo Musique: Blank Realm and Solander

Mundo Musique: Blank Realm and Solander

We’re going across both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans for today’s Mundo Musique. BLANK REALM For those who like: Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin, Kurt Vile, Pond I have to admit that when psychedelic rockers, Blank Realm, released its debut album, Go Easy, in 2012, I wasn’t all that thrilled with the album. However, with their sophomore effort, Grassed Inn, the […]

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