Five Obscure New Releases You Should Hear Right Now

A while back, I stumbled across Bandcamp’s Artist Index page. They don't seem to do much to promote it, but it might be my favourite spot on the site...

Next Week in Music | July 13-19 • The Short List: 9 Releases You...

We could all use more balance in our lives. And in our music. I can't help you with the former, but this week's top albums could give you a...

Next Week in Music | July 13-19 • The Long List: 285 Releases On...

Old and new, jazz and blues, and everything between. Whatever kind of music you're after, it's on the way — there are more than 285 albums, EPs and singles...

Next Week in Music | July 13-19 • New Books

Hope you like Billy Joel or EDM — those are your only two options for new music books this week. Hey, it could be worse: It could have been...

Next Week in Music | July 13-19 • On TV

With Margo Price, The Chicks, My Morning Jacket and Rufus Wainwright in the listings, it's clearly a pretty good week for live music on the late-night (and early morning)...

Nest Egg | Dislocation

Primo noise-rock propulsion delivered with searing instensity — with a hefty dose of Krautrock mesmerism — from some North Carolina weirdoes. The next time your next-door neighbour is partying...

Greyhounds | Primates

I always forget how soulful and funky this Austin duo is. Maybe it's because of their name; Greyhounds makes them sound like they should be lean, high-strung and fast....

The Beths | Jump Rope Gazers

I’ve never been a big fan of artists who write about how tough it is to be a touring musician. But in this case of New Zealand's The Beths...

Eric Hutchinson | Class of 98

"If you wanna rock out tonight, I can pick you up in my Ford Taurus." So begins Eric Hutchinson’s Class of 98 — and he means it. This 10-track...

ATA Records | The Library Archive, Vol. 1

From the people who brought you The Sorcerers' n Search Of The Lost City Of The Monkey God, here's another batch of vintage-sounding soul and funk instrumentals straight from...

DMA’s | The Glow

A tribute album to the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (or the Netflix series that loves them)? Not quite. Instead, it's a disc of big hooks, big riffs, and big choruses,...

The Subways | Rock & Roll Queen

Well, this is different: To mark the 15th anniversary of their first (and biggest) hit Rock & Roll Queen, the British power trio The Subways have cut a new...

Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen | Bear’s Sonic Journals: Found in the...

If you think Commander Cody’s story begins and ends with Hot Rod Lincoln, think again. You don't know the half of it. Singer-pianist George (Commander Cody) Frayne and his...

World Sanguine Report | Skeleton Blush

Some albums need to be heard to be believed. This isn't one of them — but only because you probably still won't believe it after you hear it. Unless...

James Reyne | Toon Town Lullaby

Nope, it's not a joke. That's really the title. Thankfully, the album itself is not some sort of weird kid-music tribute to Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It's actually a...

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