It’s been not quite three years since Toronto social activist Robb Johannes founded Paint, bringing Mandy Dunbar, Marcus Warren, and Andre Dey into the group, and they have already released one full album Can You Hear Me? Continue reading “Paint – Where We Are Today”
by Darcy Penner
This coming Monday, October 15, Toronto’s Royal Wood will be kicking off a cross-Canada tour in Winnipeg, at the West End Cultural Centre, to support his latest MapleMusic release, We Were Born to Glory. Stylus had the opportunity to meet up with Wood at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and had a brief conversation about the album, growing older, and Wood’s successful career. The following is an edited transcript of the interview.
Tickets are $20 through Ticketmaster or the Winnipeg Folk Fest Music Store. Elisapie is opening. Doors at 7:15 pm, show at 8:00 pm.
In a niche and popular genre, The Folk have managed to write memorable, catchy songs, on this short, three-song EP. If The Folk continue their course, there is little doubt that they will become rabidly popular in the North American indie rock scene. Continue reading “The Folk – Say It Again”
Let the swimming lessons begin! Or at the very least we can celebrate water in all of its forms and qualities as they percolate through the poetic lyrics of Lisa Bozikovic’s second full release. Continue reading “Lisa Bozikovic – This Is How We Swim”
This sophomore release from Kingston, Ontario’s PS I Love You really snuck up and sucker punched me good. Continue reading “PS I Love You – Death Dreams”
Hello, bright indie electropop! These beats are fast and I can see a crowd dancing to this – but will they remember it the next day? I can’t be sure, but speaking for myself, I forgot what some of the songs on here sounded like five minutes after listening to them. Continue reading “YOUNG LIARS – Homesick Future”
First off, I’d like to say I partied with these guys and let them crash on my floor a few years back, and it was a blast. Continue reading “Yukon Blonde – Tiger Talk”
It’s amazing how complex a couple minimal lines of lyrics can sound when they’re stuffed with trip-pop beats and soulful vocals. Continue reading “ROOFTOP RUNNERS – We Are Here”
Coming on slow and soft to start, Eamon McGrath’s new disc Young Canadians is all over the map musically. Continue reading “Eamon McGrath – Young Canadians”
Boys Who Say No’s Contingencies is sewn together in an indie angst fashion, embedded with a sense of urgency, general dissatisfaction and lo-fi fun. Continue reading “BOYS WHO SAY NO – Contingencies”