Jon Mick’s second stand-up record is a disturbing beauty indeed. Continue reading “Jon Mick – Beard Milk”
Left Here Alone is a collection of songs Faunts created between their first and second releases, Feel. Love. Thinking. Of., and M4, but unreleased until now. Continue reading “FAUNTS – Left Here Alone”
by Sheldon Birnie
Here we are in 2013, with lots to look forward to. Looking back on my own year, I’ve found a couple discs here on my desk that I’ve been meaning to comment on for months, but haven’t gotten around to. Now’s the time, I guess. Continue reading “Hillbilly Highway – A few folks I’ve met this past year…”
Wool on Wolves’ sophomore album Measures of Progress is rock in folk music’s clothing. The Edmonton based band is a constantly evolving collaboration of five singer-songwriters, resulting in impressive vocals with equally strong instrumentals. Continue reading “Wool On Wolves – Measures of Progress”
by Sheldon Birnie
Jeff Stuart & The Hearts are a six-piece indie roots band out of Edmonton. Two albums deep, and with a bunch of festival gigs and big-time opening spots behind them, Jeff & The Hearts are taking to the Highway to spread their sound across Canada. With a stop in Winnipeg tonight with local lovelies The Sweet Alibi, Jeff took some time out of last-minute tour prep to chat with Stylus about their latest record, Equal Parts Reason & Moonlight, and touring and writing with a large band.
By Darcy Penner
I was sitting in the Stylus office a few weeks back when Adrienne Yeung tossed Slates’ album Prairie Fires into the CD player. My excitement for the band quickly turned to annoyance when I found out how long I had not known about this fantastic quartet, and their post-punk, Americana influenced rock n’ roll. Leading up to their cross-Canada tour in support of Prairie Fires, Dallas Thompson took the time to send some emails my way and answer a few questions. They play Winnipeg on Saturday, July 7 at the Lo Pub.
The title to the Edmonton duo Brother Octopus’ debut EP, Yukilo, comes from the two band members’ pets: Yuki the dog and Kilo the cat. Continue reading “BROTHER OCTOPUS – Yukilo”
This little three tune offering from Edmonton’s Krang is just about right. Continue reading “Krang – Choke Hits”
With three independently released albums, Edmonton’s Ten Second Epic is well on their way to building a strong following in North America and around the world. Continue reading “Ten Second Epic – Better Off”