Album Review: Wintersleep

Wintersleep The Great Detachment (2016) Dine Alone Records Wintersleep’s sixth studio album, The Great Detachment is a partial return to the songwriting style that made 2007’s Welcome to the Night Sky so popular. The band has been able to change their sound with each new record, and The Great Detachment …

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ALBUM REVIEWS

Majical Cloudz Are You Alone (2015) Matador Nikki Celis A&E Editor There’s a disparity inherent within Majical Cloudz’s latest LP, Are You Alone (2015), an oxymoronic atmosphere evoking a sense of happy sadness that is pervasive throughout the entirety of the album. As a follow-up to Impersonator (2013), while the …

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ALBUM REVIEWS

K-OS Can’t Fly Without Gravity (2015) Dine Alone Records Toronto MC and eclectic music maker Kevin Brereton, aka k-os, is back in the game with his sixth – and arguably most experimental—studio release to date: Can’t Fly Without Gravity. Even a word like eclectic may leave a little to the …

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Fidlar

FIDLAR Too (2015) Dine Alone Records FIDLAR, rising stars and rabble-rousers of the Southern-California garage rock scene first gained notoriety most notably from lead singer Zac Carper’s meth and heroin-fuelled antics. It didn’t hurt that the video for their single, “Cocaine”, featured Nick Offerman marking his territory all over Hollywood. …

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Gold & Shadow

Gold & Shadow Torch (2015) Self-published The biggest problem with a debut album is that the band can deliver strongly and create a classic, or fall flat on their face with ambition and not properly represent their style. Luckily with Vancouver Island indie/art-rockers Gold & Shadow, they have gone with …

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