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Lydia Ainsworth - Uncharted

UNCHARTED: How Lydia Ainsworth discovered her sound at the back of the orchestra

Oct 1, 2014

The composer-turned-songwriter talks intuition, understanding strings by being bad at cello, and Norman McLaren.

Exposures - Mac DeMarco

EXPOSURES: A Weekend With Mac DeMarco

Sep 30, 2014

Photos of Mac DeMarco and his band gearing up and enjoying himself on Polaris Prize weekend. Captions by Mac himself.

Buck 65 Jays Game

That’s The Way Love Dies: Buck 65, Baseball and Divorce

Sep 30, 2014

The veteran Canadian rapper's new album Neverlove deals with the pain of his recent divorce, but there's another love that still haunts and empowers him: baseball.

How To Start and Run Your Own Tape Label

How To Start And Run Your Own Tape Label

Sep 26, 2014

We asked the pros their best advice for making and distributing cassettes.

Essential Albums - Laetitia Sadier

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Laetitia Sadier recommends five life-changing albums from around the world

Sep 24, 2014

The Stereolab co-leader and solo artist refreshes our playlist with music that blurs the line between love and politics.

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Pop Montreal Sunday: 24 Hours Spent in the Glow of The Unicorns

Sep 22, 2014

September 21. The emotional stakes of the explosive pop group's homecoming is amplified by my time with their superfans.

Panda Bear Pop Montreal

Pop Montreal Saturday Recap: Scattered Observations – A Bagel Too Far (starring Panda Bear and Ty Segall)

Sep 21, 2014

September 20. Two of the festival's biggest draws, plus record hunting and loft partying.

The Unicorns

Pop Montreal Picks: 6 acts to catch on Sunday, September 21

Sep 21, 2014

It's the last day of Pop Montreal, and obviously you should go see The Unicorns. But there's still more great stuff to close out the festival.

Pop Montreal Bar Le Ritz

Pop Montreal Saturday Recap: Glorious noise from Deafheaven, I Smell Blood, Big Brave and more

Sep 21, 2014

September 20. Our earplugs finally get a work out, even from outside the venue.