Liner Notes - Black Baron - Abject Skin

LINER NOTES: Black Baron’s Abject Skin proves old punks can learn new tricks

May 27, 2015

The Hamilton-based four-piece talk punk politics and why hardcore kids always get into New Order. They also premiere the first stream of their debut album.

Indie Label Spotlight - Banko Gotiti

INDIE LABEL SPOTLIGHT: Montreal’s Banko Gotiti shows what a music community can do when they band together

May 26, 2015

Banko Gotiti has built an enviable catalogue of warped pop music in under a year. We spoke to kinda/sorta president Pat Jordache about how they did that.

Liner Notes - Afiara Quartet & Skratch Bastid - Spin Cycle

LINER NOTES: Afiara Quartet and Skratch Bastid’s Spin Cycle is a conversation in song

May 22, 2015

We spoke to the quartet's cellist about the relationships between composer and remixer and why songwriting never ends.

B.B. King

6 Reasons B.B. King Was Cool

May 15, 2015

He broke barriers, popularized the blues, shaped rock & roll and never stopped playing. His influence can't be measured.

socalled - Essential Albums

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Socalled talks five albums that exemplify “community”

May 15, 2015

In this boundary-expanding chat, Montreal-based musician/arranger/scene-uniter talks five albums that exemplify his rich cultural, musical and social circle.


Is Babymetal Metal?

May 12, 2015

In a genre that polices its borders so vigorously, why does metal produce so many punchlines and gimmicks?

Liner Notes - Marker Starling

LINER NOTES: Getting lost in Marker Starling’s Rosy Maze

May 8, 2015

Canada's strange angel of underground nightclub kitsch guides us through his latest full-length.