Preoccupations – Espionage

January 16, 2018

It’s been a while since they’ve been known as Viet Cong, but Calgary’s Preoccupations are back with their second album under their second name, entitled New Material. Check out the official audio stream for the single Espionage above. As daring and experimental as ever, with a jagged, cutting edge that’ll leave deep gouge marks in [...]

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Top Seven Edmonton Bands Of 2017

January 3, 2018

My good friends at Gig City asked me to write another year-end piece. To read my picks of Edmonton’s best bands of 2017, click here.

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Hawkeyes – Atom Heart Motherfuckers Never Learn

July 7, 2017

Here’s another killer track, from a band called Hawkeyes. A little instrumental psych doom for your Friday night listening pleasure. And by a little I mean an epic twelve minutes. The Ontario band has a five-track split EP coming out this month with Saskatoon’s Radiation Flowers, who I’ve also heard extraordinary things about. Guitars drenched [...]

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Cults – Offering

July 7, 2017

I fell in love with this band way back in 2011, when their song Abducted was my favorite song of the whole damned year. I remember raving about them to anyone and everyone, I think I even posted something on Gig City at the time. Can’t find it over in those archives, though. At any [...]

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Deep Dark Woods – Drifting On A Summer’s Night

June 23, 2017

As if DDW couldn’t get *any* cooler, here comes a slight tweak, a twist if you will, a turn, to their sound … ” … a direction away from the swirling jams on previous releases towards a darker, stranger tenor”. Ooooohhhhh, and he/they aren’t wrong. Nope. Not in the least. Absolutely love this song. In [...]

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Matthew Logan Vasquez – Fatherhood

June 16, 2017

While Delta Spirit is not officially broken up, they’re just not a going concern at this very moment, vocalist/guitarist Matthew Logan Vasquez started penning some songs last year, and realized they weren’t really Delta Spirit songs anyway … but much more personal ones. And thus comes his second solo effort, a full-length titled Does What [...]

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Diet Cig – Barf Day

June 7, 2017

Pop-punk duo Diet Cig from New York just released their newest music video, for “Barf Day”. Fun story, the pair met whilst vocalist/guitarist Alex Luciano needed a lighter and interrupted drummer Noah Bowman during a set. She didn’t get the lighter, she got a wine instead. But hey, the pair met and off they went. [...]

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Jason Loewenstein – Hey Hey

June 7, 2017

Man, I love the groovy howling guitar in this new track from Jason Loewenstein, called “Hey Hey”. His newest effort, Spooky Action, is also out on June 16th. Great month for new albums, apparently. Oh hell, when isn’t a good month for new albums. Actually. December. December is not a good month for new albums.

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