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  • Stream / Buy - https://artsandcrafts.lnk.to/nehiyawak Catch nêhiyawak on tour - https://nehiyawak.bandcamp.com/releases ____________________________________________________________________ nêhiyawak hails from amiskwaciy in Treaty 6 Territory. The trio of Indigenous Canadian artists – Kris Harper (vocals, guitars), Marek Tyler (drums), and Matthew Cardinal (synths, bass) – transcends a new inters...

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  • Stream / Buy "You Amaze Me" - http://smarturl.it/LaForceAmazeMe Catch La Force On Tour - https://www.laforceband.com/ ___________________________________________________________________ La Force is Ariel Engle, vocalist and newest member of Broken Social Scene, whose acclaimed 2017 album Hug of Thunder is marked by her enchanting lead vocals on "Stay Happy" and "Gonna Get Better." The music of La...

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  • Stream / Buy "You Amaze Me" - http://smarturl.it/LaForceAmazeMe Catch La Force On Tour - https://www.laforceband.com/ Directed by Amelia Robinson @vhstapes __________________________________________________________________ La Force is Ariel Engle, vocalist and newest member of Broken Social Scene, whose acclaimed 2017 album Hug of Thunder is marked by her enchanting lead vocals on "Stay Happy" ...

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  • Listen / Buy: http://smarturl.it/EllevatorDirt Catch Ellevator On Tour: https://www.ellevatormusic.com/tour __________________________________________________________________ "When you make a record, there are always songs left over. Dirt is one of those shimmering hues that didn’t fit the colour palette of our recently released EP. It’s a lusty, meandering ballad about vain attempts to ignore th...

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  • Directed by Charles-André Coderre, Les Mains Sales Films Stream / Buy "Lucky One" - http://smarturl.it/LaForceLucky1 Catch La Force on tour - https://www.laforceband.com/ __________________________________________________________________ La Force is Ariel Engle, vocalist and newest member of Broken Social Scene, whose acclaimed 2017 album Hug of Thunder features her undeniable vocals on "Stay Ha...

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  • Stream/Buy: http://smarturl.it/BGFollow Catch Belle Game on tour: http://www.thebellegame.com ____________________________________________________________________ Follow is about allowing external forces too much influence over your life. It’s where defiance meets defeat - the moments where one decides that something is worth the struggle. The recording session was chaotic in the best way possibl...

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  • Stream / Buy 'Puff LP': http://smarturl.it/PuffLP Catch Bernice On Tour: https://www.arts-crafts.ca/tourdates/bernice.html __________________________________________________________________ Video created, shot & edited by Devon Sproule and Paul Curreri: https://devonsproule.com Flower Hat by Taylor McGee Text by Josh Gilligan

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  • Stream / Buy "Lucky One" - http://smarturl.it/LaForceAmazeMe Catch La Force on tour -https://www.laforceband.com/ __________________________________________________________________ La Force is Ariel Engle, vocalist and newest member of Broken Social Scene, whose acclaimed 2017 album Hug of Thunder features her undeniable vocals on "Stay Happy" and "Gonna Get Better." Balancing grace and ferocit...

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  • Stream / Buy "New Compassion" - http://smarturl.it/HaertsNewCompassion Catch Haerts on tour - http://www.haertsmusic.com/ __________________________________________________________________ 'New Compassion was one of the last songs we wrote for the new album. We wrote it very quickly and it almost felt like a mantra. It’s about connective forces, about love. I think people feel a lot of pain and...

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  • Catch Frazey Ford on tour: http://www.frazeyford.com/tour __________________________________________________________________ Frazey Ford has released a cover of the Funkadelic classic “Can You Get To That”. This song accompanies her cover of D’Angelo's “When We Get By”, released last year. Together, these tracks are the first new music since 2014’s critically acclaimed Indian Ocean. Frazey’s vers...

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  • Stream / Buy "You Amaze Me" - http://smarturl.it/LaForceAmazeMe ___________________________________________________________________ La Force is Ariel Engle, vocalist and newest member of Broken Social Scene, whose acclaimed 2017 album Hug of Thunder is marked by her enchanting lead vocals on "Stay Happy" and "Gonna Get Better." The music of La Force is beautiful nocturnal pop, layering seductive ...

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  • Stream / Buy: http://smarturl.it/armsofadream Reuben And The Dark on Tour: http://reubenandthedark.com/tour/ ___________________________________________________________ About Dreaming: Dreaming is a subliminal song. The lyrics were written and re-written a number of times for it. In an attempt to keep the lines between literal and figurative blurred. It is a song about love. About a relationshi...

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  • Stream / Buy: http://smarturl.it/armsofadream Reuben And The Dark on Tour: http://reubenandthedark.com/tour/ ___________________________________________________________ “This video was a true collaboration of our most personal art forms (Reuben’ and The Dark's music and Kaelen Ohm's acting/filmmaking). This project in particular came at a profound time in our lives where we were navigating a lot ...

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  • Buy / Listen: https://jmb.lnk.to/dansmamain Jean-Michel Blais On Tour: https://jeanmichelblais.com/#tour __________________________________________________________________ ‘forteresse’ is a prelude to the first act, setting the mood for the whole album. Referring to Arcade Fire’s oniric utopia in No Cars Go, the piece reenacts that implacably lonely moment « between the click of the light and the...

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  • Buy / Listen: https://jmb.lnk.to/dansmamain Jean-Michel Blais On Tour: https://jeanmichelblais.com/#tour __________________________________________________________________ ‘igloo’ is an insomniac palindrome where reverse piano, at first buried under retro synths, progressively emerges, unveiling an improvised session unsteadily played on a clunky upright. Inspired by singer-songwriter Safia Nolin...

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  • Buy / Listen: https://jmb.lnk.to/dansmamain Jean-Michel Blais On Tour: https://jeanmichelblais.com/#tour __________________________________________________________________ ‘outsiders’ is a minimalist piece inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s mutism when asked about anger - or does his pregnant silence rather speaks tons? Substituting his voice, the piano simultaneously answers the interviewer and ...

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  • Pre-order now! Lone Wolf out April 6, 2018 http://craft-shop.ca/lowell-lone-wolf Lowell returns with Lone Wolf an album of deeply personal songs that reflect on the power and influence of youth. Lone Wolf is the crystallization of teenage perspective, harnessing the irrepressible energy of it. The songs range from alt-pop ballads to ferocious dancefloor rally-cries. With Lone Wolf Lowell proves o...

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  • Listen / Buy: http://smarturl.it/ELLEVATOR Catch Ellevator On Tour: https://www.ellevatormusic.com/tour __________________________________________________________________ I always had a pretty firm idea of what the Love Of My Life™ would be like. I had them mapped out completely, down to the rusty old pickup truck and the 5 o’clock shadow. But then they weren't any of those things. They were lat...

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  • Stream / Buy: http://smarturl.it/armsofadream Reuben And The Dark on Tour: http://reubenandthedark.com/tour/ ___________________________________________________________ The album was already titled Arms Of A Dream before this song was written. Those words have been floating around for a long time. They come from an old poem I wrote. A bridge between what is real and what is not. The extension of ...

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  • Buy / Listen: https://jmb.lnk.to/dansmamain Jean-Michel Blais On Tour: https://jeanmichelblais.com/#tour __________________________________________________________________ ‘dans ma main’ is the incipit from a Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau’s poem. “In my hand, the broken end of all paths.” Addressing his own solitude, the writer speaks about everyone’s universality. Beside fallen, empty, lost and ...

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  • Stream / Buy: http://smarturl.it/armsofadream Reuben And The Dark on Tour: http://reubenandthedark.com/tour/ ___________________________________________________________ Arms of a Dream features Reuben and the Dark’s most transformative music to date. The album’s first single, “All or Nothing,” is an anthem that careens on the boundary of “confidence and complete desperation,” as Reuben describes ...

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  • Buy / Listen: http://hyperurl.co/jmbblind Jean-Michel Blais On Tour: https://jeanmichelblais.com/#tour __________________________________________________________________ ‘blind’ is a reflection about human limitations. Interviewed about agnosticism, David Attenborough brilliantly stresses the point whether we’re missing senses to perceive and understand the world around us - what a pretension it ...

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  • Listen / Buy: http://smarturl.it/ELLEVATOR Catch Ellevator On Tour: https://www.ellevatormusic.com/tour __________________________________________________________________ “Most nights I dream I’m being chased. I don’t know what this is a manifestation of, only that it started when I was a little kid, and it began as wolves or wild dogs that pursued me. Those hounds bite at my heels and keep me fr...

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  • Stream/Buy: http://smarturl.it/ParanoiaLizaAnne Catch Liza Anne on tour: http://www.lizaannemusic.com _________________________________ “Growing up, people would always say I was too happy to be depressed, or too social to have anxiety,” says Liza Anne Odachowski, the critically acclaimed songwriter better known these days by her stage name Liza Anne. “In their eyes, because I was one thing, I ...

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  • Stream/Buy: http://smarturl.it/FRIGSBB Catch FRIGS on tour: http://FRIGSmusic.com/ _________________________________ FRIGS is a Toronto-based band that pairs the raw, emotional grunge of PJ Harvey with the immersive, psychedelic post-punk of early Sonic Youth. With each member bringing a unique set of influences, FRIGS creates a sound that is hard to pin down and an impression that’s unshakable. ...

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  • Stream / Buy: http://smarturl.it/RATDHurricane Reuben And The Dark on Tour: http://reubenandthedark.com/tour/ ___________________________________________________________ Reuben and The Dark’s “Hurricane” is a haunting song about the duality of strength and vulnerability. On his first new release since 2016’s “Heart In Two,” Reuben Bullock communes with the potent forces at the core of his spirite...

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  • Listen / Buy: http://smarturl.it/EllevatorNS Catch Ellevator On Tour: https://www.ellevatormusic.com/tour __________________________________________________________________ Good music seems instantaneous: a decisive rush of expression and dopamine. Hamilton, Ontario's Ellevator capture that direct hit of immediacy, with a closer listen revealing the meticulous design of their muscular pop songs. ...

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  • Buy / Listen: http://smarturl.it/jmbroses Jean-Michel Blais On Tour: https://jeanmichelblais.com/#tour __________________________________________________________________ 'roses' is a funeral piece dedicated to my friend’s mother who died from cancer. The ostinato, the repeating single note in the intro, represents her beating heart, and the ever-present tumour, sometimes forgotten but still growi...