Warmly lugubrious, Faith In Strangers is Manchester electronic producer Andy Stott’s follow-up to 2012’s Luxury Problems.
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Deep Cuts: Songs that Give you the Creeps
Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) Artist: Nancy Sinatra Album: How Does That Grab You? Released: January 1, 1966 Originally written by Sonny Bono and recorded by Cher, this song has been covered by a number of great artists since then, but no version is quite so[Read More…]
Album Review: Odesza – In Return
Having made names for themselves in their local electronic music scene, Seattle-based Catacombkid (aka Harrison Mills) and BeachesBeaches (aka Clayton Knight) brought their individual talents together to create ODESZA in 2012. Since then, the partnership has flourished, as demonstrated by the duo’s dynamic sophomore album, In Return. The record is[Read More…]
Pop Montreal preview
HIP HOP This year, POP Montreal will feature an odd combination of up-and-coming rappers, offbeat eccentric freestylers, and a sprinkle of well-known giants in the industry.
Revitalizing a bygone medium: the rise of Record Store Day
With the proliferation of digital media, the so-called ‘death of the physical format’ has been proclaimed for years. The seventh annual Record Store Day, which will take place on April 19, throws a wrench straight into this morbid hypothesis. The day’s sole purpose is to celebrate record stores, their customers,[Read More…]
Pop rhetoric: Keeping it real at concerts
It’s hard to explain why you do it. Why, at some point during a concert, you will feel the need to pull out your phone—with its lackluster picture and video-taking ability—and snap a picture or a 30-second video that doesn’t do the artist any justice whatsoever. Sure, part of it[Read More…]
Wrapping up MOSAICA McGill’s milestone year
Speaking with MOSAICA McGill coordinators and dancers Alexandra Phillips and Nicole Aarssen just before the opening night of their end-of-year show last Thursday, I get a little glimpse into what it’s like to be a part of an entirely student-run dance group. This year’s finale show is called R: Three[Read More…]
Deep Cuts: songs for lonely hearts
Easy Artist: John Newman Album: Tribute Released: October 14, 2013 John Newman reaffirms Britain’s knack for churning out artists with soul. “Easy,” following Tribute’s theme of rollercoaster romance, is a downhill moment on the ride. “Just another song/ Just another tale/ Of a broken heart” is the opening line of[Read More…]
Kara-Lis Coverdale talks MTL music scene, working with Tim Hecker
If you hear of a 20-something-year-old musician who hasn’t yet had a radio hit, the first thing that likely comes to mind is the ‘struggling young artist’ trope—lots of work with little payoff and growing frustration—but that’s not the case for Kara-Lis Coverdale. Walking into her little Plateau home studio[Read More…]
Young the Giant—Mind Over Matter
Following the very successful release of their self-titled debut album in 2010, southern California quintet Young the Giant has a lot to live up to with their second full-length release, Mind Over Matter. Purveyors of a radio-friendly brand of indie rock, the band has become known for catchy pop hooks,[Read More…]