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Puzzlehead

Puzzlehead’s collection of garage-punk angst can be a challenge, but by no stretch is the album unlistenable. Rather, it gives the impression of containing two…

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MF Shabazz

From Brooklyn to Vancouver, independent rapper Aktu El Shabazz’s The Nigga Tapes is a cool-headed force marrying influences from both coasts. Released under the moniker…

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Cruel Sport / Nice Apple

Cruel Apple Nice Sport at its core is an homage to the minimalistic pop of Beat Happening and Eric’s Trip. Yet, Cruel Sport and Nice…

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Gesture

“Were we to undertake an exhaustive self-scrutiny, disgust would paralyze us…” -E. M. Cioran Any time spent reflecting upon social interaction inevitably convenes upon gestures,…

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Birthday Bitch

26 is the second EP from Birthday Bitch, their first being a two track demo. The latest release from the Vancouver trio captures nuanced melodies…

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c o z y

Cozy is the wise older sister every girl wishes she had growing up. The kind of who would teach you about feminism and not giving…

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Liza

The debut EP from Toronto-based R&B singer Liza is decidedly without winter’s chill.  Clocking in at 13 minutes, February 29 is an effective presentation of…

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Sean Leon

The hook of “Matthew in the Middle” finds featured singer Daniel Caesar musing over the pains of class struggle, asking himself, “Is this Heaven or…

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The April Fools Childrenhood

  Low Colour is entirely saturated. The latest release from The April Fools Childrenhood — the solo project of the folk duo Leave’s David Cowling…