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CMW, the first annual music festival of the year, is starting this week and will take...

Last November, GoldLink dropped his first full-length EP And After That, We Didn’t Talk. Fresh off of...

  • There’s a tried and true method for British bands to tour their way up the ladder. Local shows, regional shows, a national tour, the States, the big festivals… HÆLOS have ticked off each item on the checklist. The trio added three musicians for their current tour, a trek across North America, punctuated by a packed […]

  • Following our interview with Jackson from Big Wild last week, we had the opportunity to catch his show at the Garrison, accompanied by the super talented and up-and-coming star Chet Porter. Toronto was the first stop for Porter and the show went off without a hitch. The duo complimented each other wonderfully and Porter’s chill/tropical-like vibes […]

  • Brooklyn band, Woods, has been at it for close to a decade and they are finally trying something new. Their new album Sun City Eater in the River of Light is almost a total departure from the usual psych-folk that fills their album. Their new album is jazzy, smooth, and, frankly, quite danceable. During their set […]

  • Dan Boeckner’s new band was booked blind for 2014’s Pickathon Festival based on his tenure with Wolf Parade. Operators played a wild, sweaty set in one of the dark barns on the periphery of the grounds. Their synthesized rhythms were no kind of fit for the fest’s folky Americana roots, but the capacity crowd, packed […]

  • Rogue Wave‘s Delusions of Grand Fur begins on a rather soft spoken and slow note: “Take It Slow.” The track is the introduction to an album that hopes to provide a mellow and beautifully composed moment. The vocals are almost a whisper, a presence on the album that never wavers and never strays from the moment. Rogue […]

  • Gordi is wholesome. She’s like a leaf musically floating down from a tree to remind her listeners that everything in life happens for a reason and that things always get better, even if they get worse first. This is Sophie Payten’s first EP as Gordi, though she did release a cover of Courtney Barnett’s “Avant […]

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  • Montreal’s Suuns produce music that is cool, calm, and collected: prog-pop melodies with a wry vibe. Their last two LP’s Zeros QC and Images Du Futur were refreshing and sleek in a scene that was mostly saturated with derivative...

  • Brighton’s Fujiya & Miyagi have recently been all set to drop the long-awaited EP1, the first of the three upcoming releases which will come together into a self-titled album in early 2017. The band have a certain set of...

  • Recently taken into the Odesza’s Foreign Family Collective, Big Wild (Jackson) is a producer on a rise. Jackson plays live keys and drums on stage which bring his live shows to a whole new level. Over the last couple...

  • A few weeks ago, Quip had the pleasure of catching up with Canadian duo HUMANS before their show at Velvet Underground. It has been almost a year since we spoke to Robbie and Peter and although they are the...

  • Adrian Underhill is an intelligent and soft-spoken Toronto-based indie artist. Over the last year or so, Underhill has been quietly working on a new release since 2014’s Gone For Too Long. In anticipation of his upcoming first full-length album, we caught up with...

  • In a nutshell, Steven A. Clark is a North Carolina-born Miami-based R&B artist. Earlier this year, Clark released The Lonely Roller, a full-length album that goes through a series of relationship stories. Sounds pretty typical, but it’s not. The album...

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