I voted for Viet Cong for the Polaris Prize short list and I’m sorry I did

Sep 22, 2015

The more I think about it, the less I'm able to separate the band's name from their album.

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Tyler Kyte on reuniting with Jay Baruchel and Elisha Cuthbert of Popular Mechanics for Kids

Sep 21, 2015

The three former hosts of the '90s Canadian kids show appear as a fictional band on the new CBC web series The Plateaus. We used it as an opportunity to reminisce.

Battles - Essential Albums

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Battles’ Ian Williams on the 5 albums that make Battles make sense

Sep 18, 2015

From math rock to minimalism — the Battles guitarist puts the band's DNA under our microscope.

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Will Viet Cong change their name at the Polaris Prize?

Sep 17, 2015

There's a rumour that the Calgary band will finally respond to the outcry at this Monday's gala. But would it be enough?

Probing the grey areas of Canadian identity in rural Quebec

Sep 9, 2015

At Festival De Musique Émergente in the remote mining town of Rouyn-Noranda, we ponder what makes a strong festival.

The summer is dead, long live the summer playlist

PLAYLIST: Summer 2015 is dead, long live Summer 2015!

Sep 8, 2015

School's in, summer's out. R.I.P. Summer 2015 and all your poolside bangers :(

Slim Twig - Essential Albums

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Slim Twig takes us down the rabbit hole of homemade and private press records

Sep 3, 2015

The Toronto outsider-pop songwriter initiates us into the weird, gem-filled world of records that never reached the mass market.