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Singing and throat singing synthy electro-pop in Inuktitut, she shows she knows exactly what she wants to say and how she wants to say it Read more

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Colin Medley

The local songwriter releases his second full-length collaboration with producer Sandro Perri – together, the strongest, most compelling artistic vision he’s made Read more

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On her exquisitely cinematic fourth album, the singer/songwriter embraces real change in both her lyrics and her sound Read more

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Arden Wray

After eight years, Toronto's hippest cover band has released their debut album, reinterpreting songs rather than playing them straight – but the new versions often feel like gimmicks Read more

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Rather than Instagram’s disingenuous style of curated realness, Alexa Dirks's songs flow naturally and unpredictably, like internal monologues set to music Read more

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The Toronto-based project of Mathew Morand prioritizes sharp hooks and loud, distorted guitars above everything – joyous sunshine rock that sounds straight out of 1994 Read more

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Over eight songs, the Victoria-by-way-of-Calgary singer/songwriter expresses what it’s like to live with depression, anxiety and other mental health struggles Read more

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Drifting through L.A. looking for love and meaning, she shifts her kitschy patriotism, dropping her flag-draped persona and making peace with a more complex, dystopian reality Read more

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Despite the bogus breakup narrative around it, the band are fully formed on the album: vulnerable, yearning and furious Read more

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Ben Cook's latest album as Young Guv is full of solid songwriting that's infused with more than a whiff of 90s alt-radio nostalgia Read more

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After a decade of musical retirement, one of indie rock's most brilliantly sardonic voices has risen like a phoenix from the ashtray Read more

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The urgent four-piece evokes the best of Melbourne rock right now: things might be going to shit, but it’s still possible to be a little bit laid-back about it Read more

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The lush pop of Australian singer/songwriter Harriette Pilbeam's debut LP is pleasant enough in the moment but forgettable soon after Read more

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Album review: On the 20-song double LP, Bill Callahan reinvents himself as a domesticated indie rock elder statesman Read more

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Elisabeth Fuchsia

Album review: Pile, Green And Gray: the Nashville-via-Boston band have released more than a half-dozen albums, but it feels like they're just hitting their stride. Read more

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Christine Lai

Review: Mac DeMarco, Here COmes The Cowboy: The cult-songwriter-turned-indie-poster-boy has shown growth and experimentation from record to record, but this is his first that lacks any explicit evolution. Read more

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Vanessa Heins

Album review: Greys' Age Hasn't Spoiled You: like fine wine, Bill Hader or Gillian Anderson, the Toronto band are only getting better with age. Read more

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Maria Jose Govea

The album is the first full-length album under Daniel Benjamin's new guitar-less version of his pop project Moon King – a disorienting neon haze. Read more

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Album review: Billie Eilish's debut album, When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, is burning up the charts – and with good reason. Read more

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Richmond Lam

Broken Social Scene's swelling, emotionally vibrant new Let's Try The After Vol. 2 EP will be packaged with the first EP for an exclusive Record Store Day vinyl release. Read more

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