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The Dream Eaters – “Dead On The Inside” (single premiere)

The Dream Eaters – “Dead On The Inside” (single premiere)

Standing stoically in New York Harbor is the iconic Statute of Liberty. For 142 years, it has symbolized the very values expressed in the United States’ Star-Spangled Banner – freedom, opportunity, and courage. New York City itself has become the center of the American Dream, as tens of thousands of people descend upon its five boroughs each year to turn their […]

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Preoccupations – “Preoccupations”

Preoccupations – “Preoccupations”

Under their previous incarnation as Viet Cong, Preoccupations‘ 2015 debut album was more than a great album. It was a visceral experience both musically and emotionally. It was raw and cathartic, resonating with Joy Division’s industrial and post-punk brilliance. Beneath the reverb-drenched guitars and the thunderous rhythms, however, were four guys releasing the pain that came with losing a dear […]

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The Unravelling – “Revolt”

The Unravelling – “Revolt”

The Unravelling is for all of you fans out there that love the likes of Tool, Nine Inch Nails and the much underrated Porcupine Tree. In 2010 the Calgary based duo comprised of Gustavo de Beauville and Steve Moore released 13 Arcane Hymns which was well received in the heavy metal/rock world. After taking a hiatus due to vocalist Steve […]

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Encore – Cold (Episode 4)

Encore – Cold (Episode 4)

Welcome to Episode 4, Cold. This winter has really been long, or at least it has felt long. Either way, let’s work through these feelings of chilly hopelessness together, shall we? In this episode, you’ll hear an older track from Jim Bryson, as well as newer songs from The Ashley Hundred and The Gallop.   Credits: Theme music is “Dead […]

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Album Review: WiL’s Powerful El Paseo

Album Review: WiL’s Powerful El Paseo

I was so happy to have the opportunity to hear WiL’s new record a few weeks before its release. This guy has a large and dedicated fan base, and writes some of the greatest acoustic folk/country tunes in Canada. Starting off in the mid-90s as a cover-song singing pub act, WiL found his voice and a deal with EMI Records. […]

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Vintage Vinyl REISSUE: The Hot Nasties

Vintage Vinyl REISSUE: The Hot Nasties

Don’t you just love vinyl reissues of vinyl treasures from the ancient past? Ugly Pop Records has made a business of reissuing a whack of old gems, including this one from the famed (well, if you were a punk in Calgary around 1980) The Hot Nasties. 3 songs, with the title track (Invasion of the Tribbles) being the one you […]

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