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.
By Patrick Harney
Vancouver’s Jo Passed is playing in Winnipeg at the Handsome Daughter on October 26. Stylus caught up with the prolific musician to talk about life on the road and what keeps them going. Continue reading “Jo Passed : Keep Going”
By Charlie Fraser
Creating intimacy at a live performance can seem like an impossible thing. There is this very distinct separation between the musician(s) on the stage and everyone else on the ground below them. The space where the audience members are is very dark so the musician(s) can’t see them; meanwhile, the musician(s) are lit up with intense fluorescent lights illuminating every single one of their features and even, flaws. Continue reading “Wares :: Creating Intimacy”
By Chris Bryson
Over the years and to the present Animal Teeth have been honing and refining their craft through dedication to an established and flexible sound.
Animal Teeth have always accompanied an underlay of haunted aesthetic with their ever-expanding form of dreamy sadcore indie pop-rock. Like the echoed and churning, bristling and fuzzy cavernous expanse of their cover of Grizzly Bear’s “Deep Sea Diver” from Teefe, or the slow progression and smoked-out haze of “Deep Sea Diver” follow-up track, “Sleep/Dream”. Continue reading “Premiere :: Animal Teeth : A List of Things to Say”
By Chris Bryson
On Friday, September 22 Solhounds headlined a show at the Good Will to an eager group of rockin’ fans, and Stylus was there to check it out. Continue reading “Solhounds Live at the Good Will Social Club”
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Winnipeg’s Urban Vacation have gifted the world with a beautiful new song. “After the Flood” is perfect for this new fall weather and is a promising first taste of what this band is capable of… Floating, nostalgic, lo-fi pop that makes you feel warm inside.
Check them out at the Handsome Daughter on October 19 opening up for Vancouver’s Peach Pit.
“Is this an ad for a summer beverage,” I ask myself before the 25-second mark of the first track, “Maria La Baja”. It’s hard not to crack open a cold one once you get a sense of Roberto López’s seductive blend of South American and Caribbean stylings on this 2017 release. Continue reading “Album Review :: Roberto Lopez :: Criollo Electrik”