By Chris Bryson
Visual art and music go hand in hand. From album covers and liner pages to visual displays at shows, to t-shirts and posters or tiny pins for sticking to things, the two are almost inseparable. The home of the Village Idiots is a testament to this. Continue reading “Space Jam :: The Village Idiots”
By Margaret Banka
Weaves is a Juno- and Polaris-nominated indie-rock band based in Toronto and currently on tour for their second full-length album Wide Open, which was released in late 2017. Stylus had the chance to catch up with vocalist and songwriter, Jasmyn Burke, to talk about being a female lead, a killer Canadian compilation, surprising inspiration for the next album, and Trump (but really only a little, we promise). Don’t miss Weaves at the Good Will Social Club tonight, with locals Mise en Scene and Mulibrgub opening! Continue reading “WEAVES”
by Kaitlyn Emslie Farrell
Birthday Tapes have announced their second compilation album appropriately titled Birthday Wishes Vol. 2. Featuring Seventeen artists, many of whom are local, Birthday Wishes Vol. 2 provides a wide range of steady pop and shoegaze. This is a mellow album, there’s no way around that. So if you’re looking for something to pump you up, try another route. If you’re looking for a soothing array of blended melodies, electronic tones, and whispered vocals, then slap this in your tape deck. Continue reading “Birthday Tapes :: Birthday Wishes Vol. 2 :: Review”
Phantasmosis has quietly been putting together a masterful new album of his trademark quirky, maximalist bedroom pop from his new home in Seattle. We are excited to share “Do You Feel It,” the playfully smooth and catchy first single off of their new album Harry Fisch. The song covers a large area between indie pop, soulful grooves, and an ambient horn freak out ending. Continue reading “Premiere :: Phantasmosis :: Do You Feel It”
By Rachel Andershuk
Just four days into touring their second EP Try 😉, Edmonton-based pop-rock duo Faith Healer (Jessica Jalbert and Renny Wilson) had already seen improvements in their live show. With the help of bassist Jenni Roberts, keyboardist Ross Nicoll, and drummer Mitch Holtby, Faith Healer embarked on a month-long Canadian tour promoting the much-anticipated album. Continue reading “Faith Healer”
Local high schooler Maeve produces downtempo electronic gems as “The Castle.” We chatted with them about influences and future plans. Do not miss out on this creative new sound out of Winnipeg. Continue reading “The Castle”
Winnipeg’s lo-fi shoegazers notme have announced a new tape, Mask, that will be released December 21 at the Handsome Daughter. The show is presented by Stylus and we are stoked to share the first single from Mask which is called “Roses.” Continue reading “Premiere! :: notme :: Roses”
Winnipeg’s beloved DIY record label, Birthday Tapes is back with Birthday Wishes Volume 2. A 17 song compilation album featuring artists from all over Canada and the US. The album features lo-fi pop gems from some of Winnipeg’s most buzzed about bands including iansucks, House Panther, and notme as well New York’s Thanks for Coming. Birthday Tapes has shared a sneak peak of the album with Lounge Fm’s “Slumber Party”. Check out the mellow and catchy tune below. Birthday Wishes Volume 2 is out on Cassette and digitally on January 13.
James Rushford from Australia and Nihilist Spasm Band from London, Ontario were a couple among many performers at this year’s Send + Receive.