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The Heavy | Can't Play Dead [VIDEO]

The Heavy's spooky new video for "Can't Play Dead" is now out, just in time for Halloween!

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Ty Segall | Twins [album review]

I don’t presume to know nearly enough about The Beatles, Black Sabbath or psych-rock in general to start making any inferences about the influence of this record. That being said, talking about influences doesn’t matter when a record is this good.

ON AN ON | Ghosts [video]

ON AN ON (former members of Scattered Trees) will release their debut album Give In on January 29, 2013 via Roll Call Records.

The xx | Chained [official video]

The official video for "Chained", by The xx is out. You can catch them in Toronto on October 23rd and in Quebec City on the 24th.

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.

Permanent Collection

ON AUGUST 7TH, BAY AREA BAND PERMANENT COLLECTION RELEASED NEWLY WED NEARLY DEAD, THEIR MOST EXCELLENT FULL LENGTH ON LOGLADY RECORDS. ON JUNE 22ND, THEY PLAYED A PACKED, SWEATY SHOW IN AN INDUSTRIAL AREA OF VANCOUVER. THAT NIGHT THEY HAD A FEW DRINKS, AND PARTIED WITH ION UNTIL ABOUT 4:30AM AND ONLY THEN DID THEY GIVE US AN INTERVIEW. WHAT WAS SAID THAT NIGHT WAS A CANDID TORNADO OF NON SEQUITURS AND INTERJECTIONS. THESE ARE THE WORDS OF JASON HENDARDY, BRENDEN NERFA, MEGAN DABKOWSKI AND MIKE STILLMAN: PERMANENT COLLECTION.

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.

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