STAFF PICKS: Mount Eerie’s Sauna is the world according to Phil Elverum

Jan 29, 2015

On Sauna, Phil Elverum captures a grand, architectural vision of the world outside his Anacortes, Washington window.

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STAFF PICKS: Viet Cong won’t be your Women 2

Jan 15, 2015

On their self-titled debut the Calgary post-punks don't offer a second coming of their old band. But in its place: a revival.

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STAFF PICKS: Missing Organs finds the humanity in instrumental drone on Undiscovered

Oct 23, 2014

Tristan Bath's London-based drone project challenges, soothes, and strikes harmonies you didn't know you had.

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STAFF PICKS: New Fries bring the No Wave disco to their bite-size Fresh Face Forward EP

Oct 6, 2014

The Toronto group think outside the Metal Box, and perform a musical archaeology in service of self-discovery.

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STAFF PICKS: Goat trip through the World Music bin again on Commune

Sep 24, 2014

The globetrotting Swedish psych band's second album is an aesthetic marvel, but it might take some tricky mental gymnastics to get past their appropriation.

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.


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.