The Shuvs are all about the soft touch. On their self-titled debut, this soulful Toronto crew finds a mellow spot and stays there.
3Peat is living proof that lyricism is still a driving force in hip-hop music. While 2016 may have given us Desiigner and Lil Yachty — and the indecipherable babble of “mumble rap” — Winnipeg's latest crew is sticking to the fundamentals.
Kind of Day is Edmonton band MS DOS’ first mixtape release.
Ever wanted a plate of lovesick summer? Well, Winnipeg’s own À La Mode has the album for you!
Strawberry Milkshake is this year’s second release by Floor Cry, the moniker of Winnipeg singer-songwriter Felicia Sekundiak. Following her first full-length LP, Caterpillar Daydream, this three-song EP is short but sweet.
In a time of pre-election bliss when the presidency of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named was but a hissing whisper in the night, the ever elusive songwriter Cass McCombs released Mangy Love, a socio-politically charged collection of acoustically nomadic tracks.
With “Winnipeg” tattooed across his heart, John K. Samson has a peculiar knack for observing the sarcastic tragedies and subtle beauty of the prairies while still creating a colloquial postcard out of them.
Hello Shark’s latest release Delicate (September 2016) is Lincoln Halloran’s first album with Orindal Records, adding to his bandcamp collection of hidden gems.
Micah Erenberg is a uniquely talented singer-songwriter from Winnipeg. Micah has been playing music for years, refining his distinctive and original sound. His music is honest, playful and innovative.
A brand spanking new album, from a band that a little over 10 years ago I didn’t give the time of day because of their dumb name.
Toe-curling is the most specific adjective I can find for singer Mike Brandon’s voice. Look to tracks “Without Me” and “What Happens When You Turn the Devil Down” for a sound that will leave your feet in a death grip.
Ayahuasca is a band that I was introduced to on a cool night in Toronto a couple of years ago. I’ve been hooked on their music since it first flooded my ears that night, and I was very excited to find out that they had released a new album on Sept 9th.
In order to get out of their comfort zone a bit, The Veils decided to get Run The Jewels member (and underground rap icon) El-P to produce this album, and it shows.
The first time you hear Rae Sremmurd’s breakout hit, “No Flex Zone,” you’re instantly pulled in by the group’s exuberant, youthful energy and can’t help but sing and party along to the track.
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