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On repeat: The Lumineers by The Lumineers

On repeat: The Lumineers by The Lumineers

For the past month, my daily routine has warped to the tune of The Lumineers’ self-titled debut album—the strongest debut album I’ve heard in a while. Investing four years of writing, three years of home recording, two EPs and later re-recordings, the trio of Wesley Schultz (guitar, vocals), Jeremiah Fraites (rhythm) and (cello, mandolin, piano)...
Take two of two on 'World Kid' by The Hudson Branch

Take two of two on ‘World Kid’ by The Hudson Branch

Midwestern indie rock quintet The Hudson Branch will release their sophomore album World Kid on April 24. Admittedly, this is the first time I’d been exposed to their work but my  first listen did get me excited to start the review. It’s important to note however, that when juxtaposed with their debut album Tightrope Walker...
Take one of two on 'World Kid' by The Hudson Branch

Take one of two on ‘World Kid’ by The Hudson Branch

The Hudson Branch are from Chicago, which used to mean something to me. It meant that their music would be covered with a thin gauzy layer of synths, deeper than deep bass guitars playing, interesting and meandering bass lines, and drums that were less likely to provide the foundation for the music but more likely...
Bright Moments' Natives

Bright Moments’ Natives

Natives, the forthcoming debut album from Bright Moments aka multi-instrumentalist, Kelly Pratt (Beirut, Arcade Fire), is a study of people, places and adventure featuring a lively, prominent brass section atop a multi-layered, indie-pop base. While the use of brass instruments in pop music is nothing new (and lest you anticipate the second coming of Beirut),...


April Robinson – Founder, Managing Editor  Interviews, News April began her career at HMV’s Toronto flagship store on Yonge Street, coordinating live in-store performances, autograph sessions and assorted special events. From here she went on to become a Product Manager at Zomba Records Canada, working with pop icons Britney Spears, N•SYNC and Backstreet Boys. As...