SoundBites (Crystal Castles, Jessica Pratt, The Evens, DragonForce)

Reviews of the latest from Crystal Castles, Jessica Pratt, The Evens, and DragonForce

SoundBites (Melody’s Echo Chamber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Boxer the Horse, C.R....

Reviews for the latest from Melody's Echo Chamber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Boxer the Horse, and C.R. Avery

SoundBites (The Maine, Eleanor Friedberger, Apache Tears, Portugal. The Man)

Reviews for the latest from The Maine, Eleanor Friedberger, Apache Tears, and Portugal. The Man

Album Review: Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse

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.

SoundBites (Laura Marling, Elvis Depressedly, Bastille, Daft Punk)

Reviews for the latest from Laura Marling, Elvis Depressedly, Bastille, and Daft Punk

Juno Fan Fare: tweens. Tweens everywhere

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...

CIVL Shuffle: Toga Party edition

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:

Album Review: Bonfire Madigan – Saddle the Bridge

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.

Album Review: The Knife – Shaking the Habitual

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.

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