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Rec Centre

Rec Centre is the project of Vancouver musician/music journalist Alex Hudson. Enlisting help from friends Jay Arner and Jessica Delisle on instrumentation, Monster of the…

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Alex Hudson's Monster of the Week

“Rather be restless / than barely have a heartbeat / waking up a monster / you know that it’s a good week.” Lyrics from Monster…

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Silver Starling

Silver Starling is the latest band to emerge from under the mighty shadow of Arcade Fire. Violinist/keyboardist Marika Anthony-Shaw is a touring member of the…

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Sian Alice Group

The members of Sian Alice Group are all from the UK, but judging by the sound of Troubled, Shaken Etc., you might guess that they…

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Spiral Beach

Instrumentally, Spiral Beach is more or less like any other Canadian indie rock band with gritty guitars and the occasional buzzy keyboard. On The Only…

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Howling Bells

There are certain expectations that come along with using the word “howling” in your band name, none of which are fulfilled by Aussie four-piece Howling…

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Sunset Rubdown

For anyone who has been following recent developments in the career of Spencer Krug, Dragonslayer won’t come as much of a surprise. Like his recent…

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Moll Flanders

Pop/rock sextet Moll Flanders hail from Sweden but sings exclusively in English, presumably hoping to break through to the same worldwide market enjoyed by fellow…

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Mt. St. Helen’s Vietnam Band

During the grunge explosion of the early ‘90s, drummer Marshall Verdoes was still just a twinkle in his father’s eye. At only 13 years old,…

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Swan Lake

Swan Lake’s 2006 debut, Beast Moans, was a classic example of a supergroup that was less than the sum of its parts. Almost every track…