Papa Roach Ask, “Who Do You Trust?”

In an age where free thought is a lost notion that sent your grandfather wading in shit across Fortress Europe, perhaps it’s fitting for today’s youth to take their marching orders on truth and integrity from Papa Roach, a group most famous for their breakout anthem about checking out from reality – because that reality cheque bounced. With a track record of consistently telling it like it is out in suburbia, warts and all, Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix and co.

Smashing Pumpkins Return With New Single

Looks like the dream of the nineties is alive now more than ever today as alternative nation giants Smashing Pumpkins have announced their brand new Rick Rubin-produced album Shiny And Oh So Bright Vol 1, Lp No Past No Future No Sun. The new record features the band's almost original lineup, sans bass player D'arcy, and is touted to be a real return to form. The new single "Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)" isn't as embarrassing as you may imagine.

New Low Video for "Poor Sucker"

Low has been crafting beautiful and haunting songs since the early 90s and their latest album, Double Negative, is no exception. The record was released mid September through Sup Pop records and now Duluth’s finest have followed that up with a video for the single “Poor Sucker”. Directed by artist Karlos Rene Ayala, the clip features Low leader Alan Sparhawk getting made over by an off screen person.

New BRONCHO Single

We are unwavering BRONCHO fans here at ION, which means that our inboxes basically start bat-signalling us when they release new material. Their latest, "Keep It In Line," is another number that represents the trademark way the act blends moodiness and heel-tapping rhythms. If you find yourself chatting up someone who says they're looking for "new" music, BRONCHO should be the first bullet point in your chamber. They never seem to let down the listener. 


The plight of the side player is a precarious one. If you're really good, you'll spend the majority of your career playing with a number of different bands and artists. Just giving enough of yourself creatively to the project that the leader allows. This can be woefully unfulfilling. For a guy like Elliott Langford, all the experiences he cultivated with such bands like SSRIs and Sprïng have built to a point where he thought he should branch out on his own. Branch out he did with his new project Freak Dream.

Raveonettes' Guru Sune Rose Releases Solo Single

Even though the middle class of music is dissolving, some days its warmth drifts through your window, and often those are days where Sune Rose Wagner releases new material. Although grouped in with so many "The" bands of the early aughts, his work with Sharin Foo under the Raveonettes moniker always feels like it will become transcendent representation from their chosen era. 

White Punks on Hate: Fear’s “I Love Livin’ in the City”

Like so many bands from the punk era, Fear always felt just a tad out of place. Although frontman Lee Ving’s right-wing politics never really jived with the movement’s more progressive aims, like a SoCal Johnny Ramone he eagerly rode the punk wave and earned a considerable degree of musical notoriety in the early ‘80s, as well as a modest acting career that landed him roles in films like Clue and Streets of Fire.


A couple years ago a mysterious new figure appeared on the Vancouver music scene. As if out of nowhere, this being -- all sharp, dark bangs, glowing skin and one of the most amazing boot collections you’ve ever seen -- was up on stages impressing the locals with their brand of pop music that seemingly channeled the past and the future simultaneously. This mystery person is Art d’Ecco. Since those initial shows d’Ecco has written and recorded a new album called Trespasser, which will be released to the world October 12th through Paper Bag Records.


While the growing legend of Orville Peck says he's laid his hat down all over North America,  it's a solid fact that Gabriola Island, British Columbia, holds a special place in the mysteriously-masked country crooner's 10-gallon heart. It's here at this coastal locale—specifically at the Noise Floor Recording Studio—where the baritone-voiced enigma cut his first two romantic, reverb-popping singles , "Big Sky" and "Dead of Night", in 2017.

Harlequin Gold Release New Single

Summer is quickly coming to a close but Harelquin Gold aren’t going to let it leave without sending us one more blast of sunshine. Earlier this year the wonderful Vancouver-based sister duo Elle and Avery O’Brien dropped the ultimate piece of ear candy with the single “Without You Now” and now they are back with the track “Youth”. While not as immediate as its predecessor, “Youth” is a charming chiming slow burn that highlights the sisters pitch perfect harmonies and solid songwriting chops.