As her opener, Solange impressed Solange so much, Beyonce’s sis hired her as a backup singer.
Walking through droves of bicycles and beards to the back alley behind Lee’s Palace, the members of Blood Ceremony stop intermittently to greet the cadre of friends and fans they recognize along the way. It’s obvious they’re comfortable being back in Toronto.
There may be no band in recent memory as mistakenly seen as an overnight success as Haim (pronounced high-im). Together,
Photo: Kyle Dean Reinford When Titus Andronicus dropped their 2010 album, The Monitor, we all collectively made a single assumption:
Photo: Phil Higdon While the North Atlantic’s reputation is rooted in Celtic music and power pop, in recent years, Halifax has
The term “mysterious-guy hardcore” isn’t typically associated with Iceage’s music — mostly because hardcore is only a fraction of their
Even knowing he’s notoriously short around journalists, at a recent Toronto tour stop, I ask Wavves leader Nathan Williams about how he’s dealing with his anxieties. He responds by wagging his beer bottle before talking a giant swig. He’s never been one to hide his taste for mind-altering substances, but he’s at his most honest (and, perhaps, arresting) on Afraid of Heights, his fourth LP proper.
Ghost B.C. will be the first to tell you that they employ an obvious gimmick, but speaking in full garb at the back of the band’s tour bus, the incredibly eloquent and surprisingly candid Nameless Ghoul—one of the Swedish band’s many anonymous members—explained their spiritual and political aspirations and, more impressively, how they factor into a sex toy shaped like their lead singer’s face.
“I always try to find the word to describe it, but it keeps slipping my mind,” says Savages singer Jehnny Beth, while trying to describe her post-punk band’s blistering forthcoming debut, Silence Yourself. “It’s like sweet, but sour. It’s related to aesthetic, sophisticated roughness. It’s stylized—but raw. There’s a word out there… there’s a classiness to it. It’s—for fuck’s sake!”