Closely Years

Toronto’s Closely make dance music about the march of time in “Years”

Dec 13, 2016

The delicate, mournful tune is dedicated to "anyone who lost or is losing someone close to them."

the weeknd leaks

Remember when The Weeknd used to sound like this?

Dec 7, 2016

The two new leaked Weeknd songs are basically a time capsule to a 2011 Toronto that might have been.

childish gambino awaken my love

NOW HEAR THIS: Childish Gambino makes a major swerve with “Awaken My Love”

Dec 2, 2016

PLUS: new Canadian gems from Pick A Piper and Ought's Tim Darcy.

Future PEERS For Friends

PREMIERE: Future PEERS’ “For Friends” is like a carnival ride gone wild

Dec 1, 2016

The Toronto band just returned from a gap year in the future.

Lonely Wholesome Savage, Lovely, Lonely Jonah Falco

NOW HEAR THIS: Jonah Falco’s Lonely Wholesome proves hardcore punks write the best pop music

Nov 29, 2016

PLUS: Nyssa knows life is hard, and The Besnard Lakes do New Age cosmic rock.

Flowers of Hell Heiligen

PREMIERE: Flowers of Hell’s “Heiligen” is a gibberish opera about pushing on

Nov 24, 2016

The Toronto/London psych orchestra make a cut-up from the desk of Beethoven and set it to a symphony.

faith healer

PREMIERE: Faith Healer rides the groove of Godley & Creme’s 1985 hit “Cry”

Nov 23, 2016

"Cry" and sway along to the Edmonton project's psychedelic take on '80s pop, from Mint Records' upcoming holiday compilation.