Albums

The Tumor Called Marla – Trance EP

June 8, 2016 Rian Cunningham 0

8/10 Categorized as ‘electronic hardcore pop,’ I was immediately surprised (in the most relieving way), when I heard a familiar metal-core sound off of Trance, the newest EP from Budapest’s own, The Tumor Called Marla. […]

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Mark Lenover- Wandering Stars

May 27, 2016 Brian Charles Clarke 0

7.5/10 Wandering Stars, the ninth full-length record from Hamilton, Ontario’s multi-instrumentalist Mark Lenover, is gothic, poetic, and bleak. Its avant garde musical themes sound something like a collaboration between Trent Reznor and David Bowie, a […]

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Pin Up – Self-titled EP

May 3, 2016 Franca G. Mignacca 0

8.5/10 It can often be difficult to find the right balance between catchy accessible music and meaningful lyrics, but Montreal-based, pop-rock band, Pin Up managed to pull it off perfectly with their debut self-titled EP. […]

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Bebo Grove – Vacant Places

April 28, 2016 Brian Charles Clarke 0

5/10 Bebo Grove‘s Vacant Places EP blends folk and pop influences with poetic lyrics and a deceptively high amount of technical skill.  At first its four tracks seem relatively generic, like a lighter imitation of […]

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Carried Away – Intrepid

April 5, 2016 Brian Charles Clarke 0

6/10 Carried Away is a relatively straight-forward, pop-punk band from Toronto, Ontario. Their debut EP, Intrepid, is catchy, defiant, and hopeful. The short runtime and somewhat scattered influences keeps the record interesting while their dedication […]

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North Hill – Sons of Stave EP

April 3, 2016 Jesse Gainer 0

5.5/10 Truly good records are the product of creative concepts brought to life through masterful execution. Whether the music in question is brain-bending prog-metal or dumb-as-dirt punk rock, the quality of the ensuing product comes down to the […]

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Farewell Ohio – Scenes

March 12, 2016 Brian Charles Clarke 0

4.5/10 Are you between the ages of twelve and fourteen? Have you recently developed inexplicable angst and a distaste for mainstream society? Do your parents just like, not get you? If you answered ‘yes’ to […]