Hexes and Ohs’ Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Friday 9 April 2010

The story of this electro-pop duo begins with a pair of high school sweethearts and arrives now at their debut release, Goodbye Friend, Welcome Lover, which reached number two on the Canadian campus radio charts. We got the inside word from them on the music that inspires them. They started with the Delorean song, Grow […]

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Dragonette’s Secret Playlist

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Wednesday 15 July 2009

Canadian band Dragonette recently released their debut single, Fixin To Thrill, from the album of the same name and it’s the kind of music Britney wishes she wrote, internet bloggers hyperbolize over, and people lose their minds over. They do. We checked in with Joel Stouffer from the band and asked him to give us […]

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Land Of Talk’s Secret Playlist [psst, they like Bon Iver]

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Tuesday 27 January 2009

Red hot Montreal band Land of Talk feature Elizabeth Powell, a former punk who got her start playing her own anti-rock anthems on the local scene of Guelph, Ontario, during her mid-teens. We got the inside word from her on the tunes that inspire Land of Talk’s own high energy frock and roll. The first […]

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Ambient metal band Nadja

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Thursday 22 January 2009

Canada seems to be the land of amazing ambient metal duos. Montreal has Menace Ruine, and Toronto has Nadja, a formidable couple that churns out huge-sounding, bass and electronics-driven doom that draws your gaze up towards the stars just as old cathedral ceilings humble the faithful and make them think of the Almighty.

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Pink Mountaintops

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By Francis Andrews in New Music on Friday 7 November 2008

Pink Mountaintops — a wry Canadian duo — are getting some pretty steady exposure on my stereo at the moment, and lots of others judging by their steady rise up the rock echelons. They’ve got that skaggy swagger and well-worked male/female vocal arrangements, particularly on Tourist in my Town, that drew so many people to […]

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The John Henrys

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By Derrick Stembridge in New Music on Saturday 20 September 2008

It’s only fitting a band of Canadian rootsters like this would tap a mythical figure of folklore for their namesake. Indeed, Ottawa’s The John Henrys understand the power of the familiar.

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Tokyo Police Club

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By Zolton in New Music on Monday 28 April 2008

The incendiary energy of Canadian quartet, Tokyo Police Club is electric. We caught up with keyboardist, Graham Wright.

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Hello, Blue Roses

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By Zolton in New Music on Sunday 6 April 2008

I stumbled across the Hello, Blue Roses track, My Shadow Falls, the other week and it set my ears alight, this subtle but beautiful song and its cascading melodic line which will at once ingrain yourself in your inner-ear iPod and then disappear out the other end, leaving only the sweetest of memories.

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Feist live

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By Marcos Chin in New Events on Friday 12 October 2007

My summer officially ended on August 29 this year when Feist came to Greenpoint, Brooklyn to perform at McCarren Pool. It was a perfect evening — the weather was fine, the sky was clear, everyone was in good spirits, and the music was easy.

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