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Peek into ‘Taking It to Heart, vol. 2′ with The Wet Secrets’ unreleased single (premiere)

Peek into ‘Taking It to Heart, vol. 2′ with The Wet Secrets’ unreleased single (premiere)

Nearly a year ago to the day, Calgary-based indie label Treeline Recordings released their first album. It wasn’t, however, any ordinary record. Founder Ryan Montemurro wanted to create a compilation featuring some of the best talents in Canada in order to raise funding for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. Thirteen artists and bands – including The Operators, The […]

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Faith Healer resurrect the classics with ‘Try ;-)’ (album review)

Faith Healer resurrect the classics with ‘Try ;-)’ (album review)

Two years, Jessica Jalbert, under the moniker Faith Healer, released one of the best debut albums of 2015 with Cosmic Troubles, which was a dazzling psychedelic experience. The record, however, flew under the radar. This time around things should be different because her sophomore album, Try 😉, is the best record released by a Canadian this week, which is saying […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – The Velveteins

SXSW 2017 Memories – The Velveteins

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just a couple of years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. Forty-five artists participated in this year’s edition, including The Velveteins. If you have not […]

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Jesse and The Dandelions – “True Blue” (album premiere)

Jesse and The Dandelions – “True Blue” (album premiere)

Edmonton, Alberta does not register on most people’s “must-see travel” destinations. Most only know about the city because of West Edmonton Mall, which at one time was the largest mall on earth (that distinction now belongs to Mall of America in Minnesota). It is also the city whose hockey team had the audacity to trade Wayne Gretzky. Topping that was […]

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Marlaena Moore – “Gaze”

Marlaena Moore – “Gaze”

It doesn’t take long to realize that Marlaena Moore‘s new album, Gaze, is something special and immensely unique. Sure Gazes focuses on the difficult life of a person, but this isn’t a puff record where all Moore does is share her feelings for 30-plus minutes.Rather, Moore’s songwriting is poignant and thoughtful, and the stories and analogies the resident of Edmonton, Alberta […]

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Lexi Strate – “Waves” (album premiere and exclusive stream)

Lexi Strate – “Waves” (album premiere and exclusive stream)

It’s easy to add the label “emerging pop star” to a new artist. Any individual making pop music could be deemed that, especially given the direction the genre has been heading for the past five years and possibly longer. But with competition extremely fierce within this genre, trying to make one stand out is critical. For some, that might be […]

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Betrayers – “Tombstone Salesman”

Betrayers – “Tombstone Salesman”

  Edmonton, Alberta is slowly becoming a hotbed of great indie music. Earlier this year, we were introduced the brilliance of Faith Healer and the psychedelic escapades of Michael Rault. Now, here comes another psychedelic band, Betrayers. Where as Faith Healer was lush and Rault blew us away, Betrayers lull us with reverb and a midtempo pace, reminding us of […]

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Michael Rault – “Living Daylight”

Michael Rault – “Living Daylight”

Last year, Toronto-via-Edmonton singer-songwriter Michael Rault released Living Daylight, which at the time contained eight spiraling, psychedelic tunes. It was an underground hit, and shortly after its release Rault was signed to Burger Records. After some remastering and the addition of two new songs, Burger Records is re-releasing the album as a true full-length. The result is a still raw but fantastic record […]

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Encore – “Nature” (Episode 5)

Encore – “Nature” (Episode 5)

Welcome to Episode 5 of our continued trek around Canada. Our theme this week is “Nature” and we’ve got three songs to help you get your fix, even if you’re stuck in the office. You’ll hear tracks from Canadian folk veteran Ian Tamblyn, along with Allison Crowe and Faith Healer.     Credits: Theme music is “Dead Heart Colonies“ by […]

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Faith Healer – “Cosmic Troubles”

Faith Healer – “Cosmic Troubles”

Edmonton, Alberta – the gateway to Canada’s north, home of the NHL’s Oilers and the CFL’s Eskimos, and the overly massive West Edmonton Mall. It is also the city that once was home to k.d. lang, Mac DeMarco, and Shiloh. Another name to add to the list is Faith Healer, the new project of Jessica Jalbert with much support from […]

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Purity Ring – “another eternity”

Purity Ring – “another eternity”

The release of a sophomore album for a highly buzzed, electro-pop act can be a dicey game. If the new material veers too close to true “pop”, the the fan base might cry foul. If it swings the other way, it could suffer too much from “sameness” or lose the edge that made early material so well regarded. Edmonton, Alberta duo Corin […]

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Nature Of, Miss Polygamy and Das Blankout June 20 @ Pressed

Nature Of, Miss Polygamy and Das Blankout June 20 @ Pressed

Pressed located at 750 Gladstone Avenue will be hosting three indie rock bands that will get you moving on the dance floor! Nature OF (Edmonton), Miss Polygamy (Ottawa) and Das Blankout (Montreal) will be performing on Friday, June 20th. Tickets are $8.00 at the door. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUKhnQcZdME

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