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Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Let’s talk about Die Antwoord’s “Suck on This”

While Die Antwoord fans waited for the group’s September full-length release Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid, the duo decided to tease audiences with the Suck on This mixtape. Released exclusively on DatPiff, the album has all of the hallmarks of Die Antwoord’s music: vulgar content, intense club beats, and the strikingly odd vocals of Yolandi

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Gordi’s “Clever Disguise” is an angelic set of tunes

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....

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Sunflower Bean: Either out in the woods or outer space

Cynicism can apparently be groovy and folksy when it goes by the name of Sunflower Bean and that is especially evident in the newest tracks released in February 2016 on the LP Human Ceremony. This group is angelically...

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

A neo-psych “Pool” from Porches

Porches is hitting the airwaves hard with a new neo-psychedelic pop album, Pool. Somewhere between Grizzly Bear and Phantogram, Porches creates an atmosphere of pensive vocals and upbeat instrumental experimentalism. All of the tracks on this album...

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Not icy, definitely cool: Beacon releases “Escapements” LP

Beacon is releasing their LP, Escapements, on February 5th, their first release since 2014. The new LP features the band’s popular single “Preserve” and the recent release “IM U” in addition to other tracks with the same mood and similar tonal...

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Talking about music and plans with Adrian Underhill

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...

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Cavanaugh represents an appetizing collaboration

Open Mike Eagle and Serengeti recently got together for the sharp and down-to-earth Time & Materials. The album is simple and expressive, light and introspective, and presented in a clean and honest way that makes every second enjoyable....

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Wovoka Gentle: can folk sound like this?

The Wovoka Gentle trio is at it again, making more music that even the alternative rock world is unaccustomed to. And the cause: those damn folk influences. Wovoka Gentle is one of the only groups creating music...

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Over Sands’ self-titled EP creates simple soundscapes

Over Sands is debuting their sound with a self-titled EP and it’s nothing too special. You get exactly what you hear with this one, so it’s lucky that what you hear is pretty good. The sounds composed...

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Beliefs’ “Leaper”: Some of the best shoegaze since the 90s

Fuzzy and vague, Beliefs’ new album Leaper exceeds the mark and creeps across the floor of any room. With evidence of Sonic Youth as an influence, Leaper is a little more fluid and less gravelly than raw...

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