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Ivytide launches musical career of McGill students

For Nathan Gagné, U2 Psychology, vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Ivytide, an indie rock/R&B fusion group, making a living through music would be the perfect scenario. “The school thing is a backup to [being a musician],” Gagné said. “If I’m able to...sustain myself by making music, that would be the dream.” Keep Reading

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High as Hope reveals a grown-up Florence

Eccentric, electric, and extraordinary, Florence Welch and her devoted Machine defied conventions with their June 29 release of High as Hope. The band’s fourth album reveals a seasoned, contemplative Welch who explains her past traumas in music for the first time. Florence + The Machine’s first three albums, Lungs, Ceremonials, and How Big, How Blue,… Keep Reading

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The Now Now marks the end of an era

The Now Now dropped on June 29, a little over a year after the 2017 release of Humanz—a genre-defying, guest star-studded smorgasbord of an album. The Now Now features only three musical cameos, choosing instead to privilege Damon Albarn’s voice, revealing an interiority previously unexplored on Gorillaz albums. In “Fire Flies,” Albarn sifts through meditations on… Keep Reading

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Son Lux charts a dissonant journey in ‘Brighter Wounds’

Son Lux is incapable of making an uninteresting song. On their new album, Brighter Wounds, Rafiq Bhatia’s hypnotizing guitar licks, Ian Chang’s slurred drumming, and founder Ryan Lott’s warbly falsetto and intricate production give listeners a glimpse into the eclectic future of music. The trio are known for a wide array of innovations in electronic… Keep Reading

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First Aid Kit heals all wounds at MTELUS

Swedish sister-duo Klara and Johanna Söderberg, along with their band First Aid Kit, stopped off at MTELUS on Feb. 6 for the touring of their new album Ruins. The venue was packed with excited folk young and old—many of whom had been waiting for the band’s next visit to Montreal since the group’s first trip… Keep Reading

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