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Freak Heat Waves

“Weaving a rich mixture of synthetic and analog percussion, dial-tone sythwork, droning bass riffs and twisted guitar, Beyond XXXL takes the post-punk identity that the band built with their two previous LPs and warps it until it is altogether a new thing.”

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Homeshake

It was 8 p.m. in the dog days of the August summer heat. The sun hadn’t even set and yet I found myself descending into…

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Freak Heat Waves

The Future that Already Happened

Everyone loves Hockey Dads. Find out why you should too.

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Freak Heat Waves

The first time I stumbled across Victoria’s Freak Heat Waves, I was browsing through the “suggested” section of Red Cat Records. The flashy album artwork…

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Viet Cong

Not a soul left the Biltmore this past Saturday without yelling at each other in plain conversation. The ringing, the noise, and the energy —…

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Freak Heat Waves

On the night of Friday, February 7, Victoria’s Freak Heat Waves pulled together a solid lineup for a night at the Fox Cabaret to highlight…

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Vancouver's Waste-Makers

On a sunny Sunday afternoon in mid-April, I arrived at the Strathcona store-front apartment of Mark Richardson, one of the main Music Waste festival organizers,…

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Koban

The cover of Koban’s debut LP, Null, features a submissive figure writhing under the weight of manifold cords: a victim of some industrial nightmare, the…

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Freak Heat Waves

Freak Heat Waves by FREAK HEAT WAVES At first glance, opener “Empty Body” might give listeners the wrong idea of what to expect out of…