When Attack In Black first emerged on the Canadian music scene in 2005, they entertained curious crowds across Canada with their unique brand of punk-infused folk songs. Attack In Black departs from their earlier, harder-driving music on their latest album, Years (by One Thousand Fingertips) and successfully turn listeners on to new, mellow and layered… Continue reading Spun: Attack In Black
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Great Lake Swimmers
A brand new gem of an album enters the ever-evolving world of Canadian folk music on Great Lake Swimmers’ latest work, Lost Channels. The Toronto-based band’s follow-up to 2007’s Ongiara showcases their consistent ability to create eclectic and creative sounds, successfully channeling beautiful images of Canadian landscapes and weaving earthy and poetic lyrics with emotive… Continue reading Great Lake Swimmers
Spun: Mavis Staples
With Barack Obama’s decisive victory as President-elect of the United States, musical movers and shakers of the civil-rights movement in years past have widely supported the African-American leader and his drive for change. Civil-rights activist and soulful songstress Mavis Staples recorded Live: Hope At The Hideout in June 2008 at the Hideout, a renowned roots… Continue reading Spun: Mavis Staples
After a hip-hop career littered with music making, weapons charges, beat-thumping and a conviction for drug possession, T.I. attempts to clear the air with some optimism on his latest album, Paper Trail. Instead of extensively recounting his brushes with the law on his sixth studio effort, the southern rapper pumps out a mix of mediocre… Continue reading Spun: T.I.
Since the releases of Hopes and Fears in 2004 and Under the Iron Sea in 2006, Keane has often been regarded and recognized as one of several typical “Coldplay-Radiohead-lite” bands in music today. However, on their latest album, Perfect Symmetry, the band makes noticeable efforts to depart from stereotypical British alternative rock sounds. Keane straddles… Continue reading Spun: Keane
Spun: Night Flowers
The increasingly difficult challenge for indie rock bands to separate themselves as respectable, creative and unique artists has been and continues to be a make-or-break factor for a band’s success. Unfortunately for Night Flowers, efforts to distinguish themselves from other Canadian indie rock bands are not particularly effective on their debut album. While a combination… Continue reading Spun: Night Flowers
Internet and political sensation expands her horizons
September is almost over and in less than two weeks, the 40th Canadian general election will be held to determine the next prime minister. The preparation for this election, however, has not been publicized nearly as much as the Presidential election of our neighbours to the south. With the increasing popularity of YouTube as a… Continue reading Internet and political sensation expands her horizons
Spun: Morgan Geist
Morgan Geist’s latest solo effort Double Night Time offers up an eclectic mix of imaginative electronic downbeats, experimental melodies and the intermittent, yet sweet and simple vocal workings of Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan. The album also marks Geist’s first solo effort in over 10 years, in between his projects with Darshan Jesrani in Metro Area.… Continue reading Spun: Morgan Geist