ALBUM REVIEW: “THE WILD” by THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE

Canadian indie-rock band The Rural Alberta Advantage has undergone some changes in tune in the past year with the departure of original band member, Amy Cole, but this loss sure hasn’t knocked them off their feet. Brand-new album, The Wild, perfectly encompasses the evolution of RAA’s sound over the years- blending sophisticated harmonies and intricately crafted…

ALBUM REVIEW: “DEADBEAT GRAFFITI” by BLACK PISTOL FIRE

If you haven’t yet heard of Black Pistol Fire, you should—but even if you haven’t, that probably won’t be true for very much longer. From their energetic festival appearances to the unexpected artistry that you hear on each new release, this Canada-bred Austin, Texas-based duo, composed of guitarist/vocalist Kevin McKeown and drummer Eric Owen, will…

“PLAY DEAD” – NEW ALBUM from MUTEMATH

We’ve had such a crush on alt-rock outfit MUTEMATH since we first heard their adrenaline-surging tune “Spotlight” on the swoon-worthy Twilight soundtrack back in 2008 (thou shalt not judge), and got addicted to their trademark stop-motion music videos. Recently, the seasoned rockers released Play Dead, their fifth studio LP, and it’s nothing short of fantastic. While we’re used…

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY!

The Belle Game – Fear/Nothing Vancouver alt-pop outfit The Belle Game released their sophomore album Fear/Nothing today via Arts & Crafts, With wall-to-wall atmosphere, Andrea Lo’s powerful vocals, and pop sensibilities that are blissed-out at one moment and shrouded in dark mystery the next, Fear/Nothing is a synth-y exclamation of celestial sound. Get your ears on this one.…

ALBUM REVIEW: “EMERGING ADULTHOOD” by DAN CROLL

When I was a kid, my favorite movie was, hands down, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Sugar addictions aside, the fantastic world behind the factory’s fortified gates presented endless possibilities. Each area explored was more exciting than the last, and contained delicious diversions—served with a side of danger. Willy Wonka literally rolled out the…