The Valveenus – Catalyst

November 9, 2015 Mathieu Perrier 0

9/10 Every now and then, you come across an album that reminds you why you fell in love with a certain kind of music. The Valveenus’ newest album, Catalyst, is a perfect example of that. […]


Happenstance – Everything Changes

November 8, 2015 Syd Ghan 2

5/10 The worst thing a country rock album can do is bog itself down with preachy, mid-tempo, melodramatic ballads. Unfortunately, that’s just what happens on Everything Changes, the third album by Canadian folk-rock trio Happenstance. […]


Zef Racek – Pop Ululation

October 30, 2015 Courtney O'Hearn 0

7/10 Zef Raček is the alias of Jozef Raček, singer/songwriter of recently disbanded Montreal pop folk trio Harvest Soon. Pop Ululation, released in August 2015, marks his fifth Bandcamp release under this moniker (a collection […]


Sarah Segal-Lazar – Two if by Sea

October 15, 2015 D. Niko Holmes 0

10/10 Sarah Segal-Lazar sings beautifully, ushering in the autumn with mellifluous musical poetry, “searching for answers of belonging, both in the world and in oneself.” Two if by Sea is a glimpse of the sky through […]


Eriksen – Unravelled

September 30, 2015 Danielle Kenedy 0

8/10 For me, the albums that stand out are the ones that evoke feeling. I hate emotion and tend to repress it, so when a band or album triggers something real, it sticks out for […]


Desert Hounds – Hang On

September 10, 2015 Ben Massicotte 0

5/10 Desert Hounds are a four-piece band hailing from Lake Elsinore, California that blend elements of rock, bluegrass, country, and folk on their debut full-length album, Hang On. Although it is not specified who does […]


Five Minute Major – Black Sheep

September 1, 2015 Brian Charles Clarke 0

5/10 Black Sheep, the debut full-length from Montreal’s acoustic quartet, Five Minute Major, is the definition of folk-punk-by-numbers. A big part of the genre’s overall charm is its familiarity and Five Minute Major embraces this […]


Adam Hill – Old Paint

August 1, 2015 Ben Massicotte 0

5/10 Adam Hill is singer, songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist who was born in Ohio and now resides in Squamish, BC. His fifth album Old Paint is an all acoustic 12-song collection of traditional folk pieces […]