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Turbo Fruits | Butter [album review]

When you hear someone yell, "My girl is a motorcycle and I'm a motorcycle man!" from behind an assault of awesome guitar noise, pretty much the only appropriate response is "Fuck yeah, you are!" Turbo Fruits don't sound like they're the happiest guys in the world, there's a healthy dose of melancholy on Butter, but that melancholy is exercised with such raw energy and lack of self-seriousness that it creates something incredibly fun and cathartic. Turbo Fruits are my favourite kind of rock music: loud and aggressive, but still goofy and never mean.

Mark Eitzel | Don't Be A Stranger [review]

My favourite part about listening to boring music is that I can turn it off whenever I want. But when you’ve been asked to review said music, then it becomes a much more challenging task. I found myself drifting away from actually paying attention to the record, and more thinking about what the hell I was going to write about. I mean, the album isn’t bad, but it’s not good either. It’s just, there. It sounds like almost every other solo effort ever written.

Music Review |The Zolas-Ancient Mars

Vancouver locals, The Zolas, could quite possibly become the next di-cephalic ensemble to reach the masses with their Siamese sounds. On their most recent recording, Ancient Mars, the keyboard/guitar driven Zolas hit their stride like Secretariat catching the last furlong at Steeple Chase. Their melodies are somehow bouncy and sexy at the same time, and find perfect pockets within playfully dark swordplay between punchy piano riffs and jangly guitar.

The Tontons | Golden [video]

Every so often we come across a band that is so good, we just have to share. Meet The Tontons. Enjoy.

EXCLUSIVE | We Need Surgery-album premiere

We Need Surgery's origins date all the way back to 2007 when they gathered one night in Seoul just to jam for fun. By the time the sun had risen they had written eight songs and two nights later played their first live show. 2009 brought about a series of line-up changes, solidifying the band and their sound with three Canadians from Vancouver, Brandon Butler, Miso Stefanac and Valentino Avignoni, American Paul Johnson and Korean Jungkyu Lim (aka Johnny Q).

Grimes | Genesis [full video]

We already saw the trailer, but we were waiting for the full length, self directed, video for Genesis to come out, and it is finally here. Further proving that Grimes just keeps creating great music and interesting, artistic videos. She has a whole new look and attitude, which nicely mirrors the name of the song. We can't wait to see what she does next. Watch the video below.

Select[ION] | ALTERNATIVE BASEBALL BATTING SONGS

It’s summertime, and in the summertime there isn’t much better of a spot to spend the afternoon than the ballpark. I mean, the beach is generally the first suggested, but have you ever seen what happens at the beach after dark? Just a reminder, they don’t clean the sand. The ballpark is probably the only place where you can be outside while drinking beer and shouting at the top of your lungs. And the more you do both, the more people cheer you on.

EXCLUSIVE | Gentleman Reg "Make It Better"

Gentleman Reg has a flair in everything he does, and it is no different with the release of his latest long-player called Leisure Life, which is being rolled out as a series of three EPs. The EPs are being released digitally through Heavy Head Records, the first EP, "Leisure Life Part 1", was released on July 3rd, and now we have the exclusive release of "Make It Better" from the second EP, Leisure Life Part 2.

Yeasayer | Fragrant World [Audio]

After streaming the new album via an extensive twitter scavenger hunt, Yeasayer are letting fans listen to their new album, Fragrant World, in its entirety. Listen to the album before its August 21st release date here.

You can also see them live in Toronto on August 21st and in Vancouver on August 28th.

Black Moth Super Rainbow | Windshield Smasher [video]

Black Moth Super Rainbow is an experimental band out of Pittsburgh and they have just released thier latest video for Windshield Smasher and it is great. We recommend that you take a peek.

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