Cherry Glazerr ‘Told You I’d Be With the Guys’ (video)

Los Angeles indie rock trio Cherry Glazerr are the latest act to nab a deal with esteemed imprint Secretly Canadian. The outfit haven’t yet announced their full-length debut for the label, though they’re celebrating the signing by dropping a new tune titled “Told You I’d Be With the Guys.” A press release explains that lead […]

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Unhappybirthday ‘Schauer’ (album stream)

Last year, German indie rock trio Unhappybirthday released their excellent Schauer album on cassette through Night People. Since you most likely missed it, Vancouver imprint Kingfisher Bluez has expanded the album for a vinyl release. The songs on Schauer were “recorded in a room with a tape machine.” They pair the band’s subtle, guitar-based pop compositions with minimal drum […]

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20 Underrated Rap Albums You Need in Your Collection

Over the better part the last four decades, an innumerable amount rap albums have been released. During the genre’s humble beginnings, most these albums were products rappers from the East Coast — New York, in particular. But throughout the ’80s, the locales changed and became more widespread, with MCs as fas as the West Coast […]

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Hein Cooper ‘Rusty’ on Exclaim! TV

If you’ve been searching for the perfect mellow acoustic soundtrack to your summer, look no further than Hein Cooper. The Montreal-via-Sydney, Australia musician worked with some pretty impressive names for his debut LP The Art Escape (Marcus Paquin Local Natives, the National and Arcade Fire fame, for example), and has been on a consistent touring […]

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Dave Pajo Returns with First Papa M Album in 15 Years

Iconic indie songwriter Dave Pajo nearly died last year in a suicide attempt, but he survived to reflect on the situation with a new album under his old guise Papa M. Highway Songs is his first album under the moniker in 15 years, and it arrives November 11 via Drag City. A press release confirms […]

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Questlove to Launch Radio Show, ‘Questlove Supreme’

Ok. Here's the sales pitch. #QuestloveSupreme is what my idea radio should be. Which really isn't all that radical if you look at history. There was a time period in which tastemakers built their rep f trust & music knowledge. Exciting times. I grew up on those cats. My grandma's next door neighbor Gary Dove […]

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Citizen Hands ‘D+D+S+F’ EP

Vancouver multi-tasker Andrew Lee has taken a bit time f from his atmospheric indie/drone project Holy Hum to crank the amps with some buddies as Citizen Hands. Masking recent heartbreak with howled confessions and forlorn-but-fired-up guitar damage, the band’s D+D+S+F is streaming now. A press release explains that the trio guitarist/vocalist Lee, Ryan Flowers (In […]

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