ALBUMS


Old And Weird

STAFF PICKS: Old and Weird’s What I Saw is a Halifax pop explosion

Aug 26, 2014

Get their joyfully unsettled sound in your world.

Lungbutter

STAFF PICKS: Montreal art punk group Lungbutter kills it (and you) on new EP extractor

Aug 20, 2014

The most compulsively listenable doom you'll hear all week.

Fat White Family

STAFF PICKS: Fat White Family’s Champagne Holocaust was one of 2013′s best albums — and nearly everyone missed it

Aug 18, 2014

But don't fret, the South London sleazeballs' debut is getting a reissue and scads more attention courtesy of Fat Possum.

s.h.i.t.

STAFF PICKS: S.H.I.T.’s two 7″ records equal one of the best hardcore albums of the year

Jul 17, 2014

The Toronto punk all stars release a pair of caustic, breakneck EPs that make us worry for a generation.

THOMAS When i'm Weak I'm Strong

STAFF PICKS: Toronto experimental soul act THOMAS’ new album When I’m Weak, I’m Strong

Jun 24, 2014

It's the beginning of the end for Toronto's soul son.

Parquet Courts Sunbathing Animal

STAFF PICKS: Parquet Courts shake “slacker rock” on Sunbathing Animal

Jun 3, 2014

Don't mistake their dissent for apathy.

Creep Highway

STAFF PICKS: Creep Highway’s self-titled cassette is very weird Toronto punk

May 15, 2014

In a city full of punk music, Creep Highway distinguishes itself by being louder, faster, and stranger.

Posse Soft Opening

STAFF PICKS: Posse’s Soft Opening spins loveliness from youthful confusion

May 5, 2014

The Seattle indie pop band make beautiful noise about being lost.

sza z

STAFF PICKS: SZA’s Z is a smart look back at girlhood

Apr 22, 2014

Top Dawg Entertainment's only female member is carefree on her third EP, but don't mistake that for lightweight.