Features


Exposures - CMJ 2014

EXPOSURES: A week in New York with 13 of our favourite Canadian bands

Nov 7, 2014

We spent a sleepless week getting the full CMJ experience with Blue Hawaii, Weaves, TOPS, Doomsquad and more. A portrait of the Canadian music scene in New York.

Cloudbusting: What Taylor Swift’s move from Spotify says about the future of taste

Cloudbusting: What Taylor Swift’s move from Spotify says about the future of taste

Nov 5, 2014

Our record collections might be moving to the cloud, but, as Taylor Swift has shown, there's more than one cloud in the sky.

Music Trolls

Music’s Biggest Trolls: 8 Artists We’d Like Better If They’d Just Stop Talking

Oct 31, 2014

It's Halloween, so let's spotlight some trolls. Or, wait, is this what they want?

Uncharted - Slim Twig

UNCHARTED: Slim Twig on making outsider art in a conservative industry

Oct 30, 2014

As DFA Records reissues the veteran Toronto musician's most ambitious LP four years after its barely noticed release, he reflects on the cultural climate and looks forward.

It Takes A Village To Stop A Predator - Jian Ghomeshi

It Takes A Village To Stop A Predator: Jian Ghomeshi and Canadian Media’s “Open Secrets”

Oct 30, 2014

As more women step forward with sexual assault allegations against the former CBC star, many in the media are re-examining what they may have already heard.

dirty beaches

5 Hidden Gems from Dirty Beaches’ Deep Back Catalogue

Oct 28, 2014

Now that the moody lo-fi project has run its course, here's a look back at what he made before his breakout albums.

Exposures - Mac DeMarco - By Laura-Lynn Petrick

Mac DeMarco did a Reddit AMA, so we turned it into a YouTube playlist

Oct 28, 2014

Between talking about Cheestrings and odour, Mac Demarco accidentally curated us a playlist.

Essential Albums - John Southworth

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: John Southworth picks four albums from the border of Canada and the United States

Oct 23, 2014

Mimicking the structure of his gorgeous new double LP, the veteran Toronto singer/songwriter picks two albums of Canadiana and two albums of Americana.

twilight sad sonic youth goo

10 Great Musical Homages to Sonic Youth

Oct 21, 2014

Thurston Moore's new solo album is being hailed as the Sonic Youth album we've been waiting for, but you can find the band's DNA all over the last three decades of music.