Andy Shauf : Norm

I think it was 2017 when I came across Andy Shauf. Binging Canadian power pop dynamos Sloan, Shauf came up as a recommendation. The Saskatchewan-born Shauf’s music was this baroque pop singer/songwriter fare; sadsack tunes that borrowed from cats like Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, and early Rufus Wainwright. Shauf grew up around lots of instruments […]

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Andy Shauf : The Neon Skyline

Andy Shauf is the kind of songwriter that puts you into his world with just the strum of his guitar or a melodic turn of phrase. He pulls from the magical well of classic 70s-era songwriters like Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, and Cat Stevens, but with the sonic wizardry of Jon Brion. There’s a gentle […]

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Deafheaven Shares “Canary Yellow”

I’m perfectly happy with a new Deafheaven album coming out. I’m thrilled with a name like Ordinary Corrupt Human Love. I’m also pretty good with Deafheaven’s sound becoming more and more melodic; melancholy even. George Clarke continues to shred his vocals with conviction, which only adds to the storm of guitars, cymbals, and breakneck speed […]

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Deafheaven : New Bermuda

Never in my life did I ever think I’d like a so-called “black metal” band. Up until a few years ago I didn’t know what black metal really was. The black metal genre was something I looked at from a distance and thought better to indulge in it. I got the Gothic stuff. The sludge-y, […]

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Title Fight : Hyperview

I can see where some fans of Title Fight prior to their new record Hyperview might feel a little distraught or confused. Floral Green was this one long bloody scream of anguish sountracked with a wall of drums and guitars that was reminiscent of Motion City Soundtrack of steroids. Vocals front and center, it was […]

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