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Most Frightened Rabbit songs give off a self-contradictory tone, internally but also as received, sounding needlessly morose to those with a positive outlook, but containing enough weary lyricism to allow for words like “hopeful” or “optimistic,” always bordered by numerous qualifiers, to be used in the same breath.
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By Dessa Bayrock (The Cascade) – Email Tweens. Tweens everywhere. I get to the Cornwall Centre an hour and a half before anything is scheduled to happen, and it’s...
Birds of Canada host Adam Roper wants to remind you to kick back and enjoy college. Stay on campus past 6 p.m., say yes when your awkward roommates proclaim "Toga Party," and streak whenever possible. Here are a few jams for late nights of sneaking live goats onto the Baker House roof instead of studying:
Starting off moody, with “Mad Skywriting,” Bonfire Madigan’s album Saddle the Bridge has depth beyond the words of any music review. Having started playing cello at a very young age, Madigan shows throughout this album her mastery of the instrument.
Poetic PR, abrasive rhythms and pointed political messages suggest the type of album that reaches for the mantle of art, demanding unbroken attention from its listener. Headphones, a straight 90 minutes, and this album. Listening as exercise. But Shaking the Habitual is also a dance record, a muddle of ideas waiting to be found, a broken contradiction.