To survive as a band for seven years is one thing, but to leave listeners wanting more is another. Animal Teeth, which in August released its (likely) final album Nice Cave (Disintegration Records), managed to do both.
Vancouver’s Dead Soft have released several EPs and singles since their self-titled debut album. Their second full-length LP is full of grit and force, with shades of delicate beauty. Big Blue is a fresh take on the alternative-punk trend in today’s rock music.
Brite has emerged today with a promising new single called “Bad Blood.” The song is warm and calm full of clever 90’s emo guitar riffs and singer Isiah Schellenberg’s calm coolness. Brite plays their first show on October 20 at the Good Will with Dead Soft and Arenas.
A thin layer of darkness encompasses the shining crystal ball that is Chastity’s sophomore album, Home Made Satan. The visions the crystal ball bestows on listeners are those of flickering strobe lights, dirty mirrors, shadow puppets, and people in masks – all of which piece together the music video for “Sun Poisoning,” one of the lead singles on the record.
In the last few years, Winnipeg has seen an increase in the number of multi-purpose or collaborative ventures – think Forth, The Good Will Social Club, Little Sister Coffee Maker South Osbourne, and Prep Collective to name a few examples. These types of arrangements echo rather loudly the environment typically seen amongst artists and their studio spaces – besides the obvious economic advantages that come with sharing one roof, a multi-conceptual approach to how we use space can also yield considerable synergetic results.