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The BEST OF 2017 Ultimate Playlist

2017 is almost over. But it brought great music! Again this year, tons of records flew our way, and we thought of bringing the best of them in a...
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SHILPA RAY – The Rebel

Shilpa Ray is a strange animal. Some folks classify her in "punk" but it's not too much because her music but more for her rebel attitude. On her...

MELANIE DE BIASIO – The Black Soul

Melanie De Biasio has this aura around her. Her soft voice feels haunted when on top of the mysterious folk rock her musicians produce for her. It...

THE BARR BROTHERS – Constant Craving

The Montreal band keeps on growing, musically and crowd-size speaking, as they release albums that are always better and stronger than the previous...
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BRUCE COCKBURN – The Great Friend

Bruce Cockburn is a legend in Canada. Successful singer-songwriter who started his career back in 1970, his body of work comprises of 25 albums which...
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THUNDERCAT’s Kind of Magic

Now this is an interesting album! Stephen Burner, aka Thundercat, is a bassman who played with Kendrick Lamar on his acclaimed album “To Pinp a...
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BING & RUTH – Escape

Bing & Ruth is a musical and conceptual project led by pianist David Moore. As a former student of The New School of Jazz in NYC, Moore wishes to...
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HA HA TONKA – The New Model

Formerly known as Amsterband up until 2007, Ha Ha Tonka is a band originally formed in West Plains, Missouri in 2005. They renamed themselves after...

The Soft Panache of GRIZZLY BEAR

It's been a little while since the hype years of Grizzly Bear. I remember, back in 2005 or 2006, when the Brooklyn-based band were filling the city's...
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THE WAR ON DRUGS – Continuity

The long-awaited follow-up to The War on Drugs' breakthrough album "Lost in the Dream" finally arrived on August 25, 2017, after intensive touring...
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LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – Living the Dream

Wow, now here's a great album! And what a great comeback for LCD Soundsystem, who went on hiatus in April 2014! There are lots of Bowie and Byrne...

HOMESHAKE – A Breath of Fresh Air

Smooth grooves, minimalist beats, layers of melodies on the keyboards and a lazy and softly singing voice are the ingredients found on the aptly...
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The Cool Life of LONDON O’CONNOR

Great lo-fi synths and a cool lazy voice welcome you on "O∆" (pronounce “Circle Triangle”), the latest release from NYC via San Diego-based...
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LOCAL NATIVES – Gems of Silver Lake

The music scene of Los Angeles has nearly as vibrant a history as it's film industry. The endless list of musicians embody all sounds imaginable and...
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WE ARE MONROE – Zone Out

We Are Monroe represent a part of that unique indie rock sound that has been a part of Montreal before Arcade Fire amassed critical success and what...
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JENN GRANT – Soothing the moment

Jenn Grant is the type of singer-songwriter that can surprise her audience with different types of songs. She can take a soft folk approach, like she...
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SPOON – Life’s Surprises!

2014's "They Want My Soul" was supposed to be the last Spoon album ever. The Austin, Texas-based band's leader Britt Daniel had announced it, and...

BRIDGET KEARNEY – Groovy baby

Accomplished bass player and backing vocalist for Boston’s acclaimed soul-pop outfit Lake Street Drive; Bridget Kearney steps out on her own for...
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ELISE TROUW – Young & Gifted

YouTube sensation and 18 year-old talent from San Diego Elise Trouw has made a name for herself as an emerging star online with homemade videos that...
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PRIESTS – Veni, vidi, vici.

Imagine a band fronted by Chrissie and Siouxsie sharing vocals, Hooky on bass and a supporting cast capable of delivering...

THE CAIRO GANG – Wrapped in Velvet

California-born musician Emmett Kelly plays with a lot of people. From Ty Segall to Bonnie “Prince” Billy to Joan of Arc and Japanese musician...
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STING Sees The Light

Sting is a great musician. It's easy to be impressed by his amazing career, from his days in The Police (1977-1984), which hailed itself as one of...
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The Many Faces of RUST EDEN

Yet another great Montreal band that reached my ears thanks to the Xmas List of Poulet Neige! Rust Eden is a cool indie rock band that takes the time...

JESCA HOOP – An Old Soul…

Tom Waits says of Jesca Hoop: 'She is like an old soul, like a black pearl, a good witch or a red moon. Her music is like going swimming in a lake at...
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THE BROOKS – The Real Stuff

Right from the start, Montreal-based band The Brooks make it clear they've got the funk! And it ain't cheap. The first seconds of Funkyshit highlight...