"Rock journalism is people who can't write
interviewing people who can't talk
for people who can't read."
(Frank Zappa)

Christopher Mills: The making of The Joy Formidable's 'Cholla'

Christopher Mills: The making of The Joy Formidable’s ‘Cholla’

Christopher Mills (dubbed “Millsy” while on tour with The Tragically Hip) is a refreshingly hands-on — all the way up to up to his elbows, in fact — creative soul. With roots in visual arts and video editing, he routinely mixes lo-tech with high tech, adding striking, labor-intensive touches achieved by his own hand (think personally-trained...
Canadian Exclusive: Reptile Youth's 'Shooting Up Sunshine'

Canadian Exclusive: Reptile Youth’s ‘Shooting Up Sunshine’

While music writers can’t resist prefacing the words “new release” with “highly anticipated,” in the case of Danish electropunk-pop duo Reptile Youth, this particular journalistic cliché is warranted. Creating sparks at international music festivals as the band with no record, then fueling the fire by unleashing Speeddance and Black Swan Born White, Reptile Youth have...
Canadian Exclusive! Download Cuff the Duke's cover of John Lennon's 'Instant Karma'

Canadian Exclusive! Download Cuff the Duke’s cover of John Lennon’s ‘Instant Karma’

To commemorate the nearing February 28th U.S. release of their In Our Time EP, Toronto alt-country quartet Cuff The Duke have released the latest in a series of inventive covers, John Lennon’s Instant Karma. Says band member Wayne Petti (lead vocals, guitar, keys): “There aren’t many bands out there that aren’t in some way influenced...