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Jen Currin

“In this debut collection of fiction penned by Vancouver author Jen Currin, the reader is taken through a rapid-fire series of lives coming together and unraveling, relationships budding and breaking, self awareness developing, and the hard realities met along the way.”

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Alanis Obomsawin

“The record is a sonic testament to Obomsawin’s unrelenting fight for Indigenous peoples located within the borders of Canada.”

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Scum Laude

“If you’re in the mood to settle into a comfortable kind of sadness, you’ll float through the 12 tracks easily.”

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Jo Passed

“Like literally every other millennial keeping up with the news cycle, main songwriter Jo Hirabayashi is knee-deep in existential woes, and the music won’t let you forget it: grooves are mangled, whammy bars throttled, fretboards set ablaze. This band’s got chops, and thank goodness those chops are in service of some strongly crafted pop-rock.”

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Dumb

“The 14-track span of Seeing Green covers your party tracks, anxious outbursts and downer ditties. Dumb write short anthems that see the band work in sync to make a catchy, surprising and self-assured album.”

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Sandy and Nora Talk Politics

“As shown by recent controversy over a comment Loreto made on Twitter regarding the role of race and gender in the international response to the Humbolt tragedy, the pair do not shy away from big questions and issues.”

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Black Dresses

“Chaotic, confrontational and downright cathartic, Black Dresses’ debut, WASTEISOLATION is an electronic noise-pop gem.”

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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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Pale Red

“Recorded in just two days, this album sounds far from rushed as the band creates a perfect storm of indie rock, melancholy, cheekiness and razor sharp songwriting.”

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Corey Gulkin

“Both hypnotizing and heartbreaking, the songs take a step forward from traditional indie folk and mix together jazz, folk and electronic. All the Things I’ll Forget is a raw and artfully constructed album of bold arrangements and eclectic sounds”