Tokyo Police Club – Melon Collie & the Infinite Radness (Part 1) EP

(If you like: Ra Ra Riot, Born Ruffians, Wolf Parade)  Tokyo Police Club are one of those bands that seem to be a critical part of the Canadian indie music identity, but are not as quick to be mentioned. Either way, their debut full-length Elephant Shell back in 2008 with the insatiable hit “Your English is Good” … More Tokyo Police Club – Melon Collie & the Infinite Radness (Part 1) EP

AA Wallace – In Alpha Zones

(If you like: David Bowie, New Order, Metronomy)  Homemade is often synonymous with better. Homemade food is almost always better than dining out, homemade gifts tend to be more heart-warming and genuine, and homemade projects are started and finished using one’s heart and soul. For Nova Scotia-born/Toronto-based musician AA Wallace that homemade project has always … More AA Wallace – In Alpha Zones

American Killers – Young Blood EP

(If you like: Wolfmother, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin)  If albums had catchphrases similar to the way movies do, American Killers‘ Young Blood EP would be flaunting the phrase “the louder, the better”. The Sacramento-based hard rock trio deliver relentless, bone-shaking riffs and melodies with an appreciation for ’80s rock, but with a strong gusto of fresh … More American Killers – Young Blood EP

Wintersleep – The Great Detachment

(If you like: Hey Rosetta!, Matt Mays, Plants & Animals)  Hello Hum was the apex of Wintersleep’s discography; the 2011 record was a fiery demonstration of the Halifax-born band’s ability to captivate through resounding, crushing alternative rock, and soul-touching intensity. Their previous albums paved the path with well-crafted experimentation on New Interiors and their breakthrough … More Wintersleep – The Great Detachment

The Last Gunslinger – Mental Noise EP

(If you like: Infected Mushroom, The Crystal Method, Pendulum)  L.A. electronic duo The Last Gunslinger have mastered the art of party music. Through live instrumentation and stellar DJ sets, the pair of DJ Vidal and Anthem have entertained the world with their concoction of dubstep, house, and trance. After releasing a number of tracks last year, … More The Last Gunslinger – Mental Noise EP

The Inflation Kills – Grounds for Termination EP

(If you like: Refused, Monster Truck, The Dirty Nil)  So much has changed in ten years – just in the world of punk. Since 2005, we’ve seen the maturity of pop punk, the spark in popularity of hardcore punk, and a formative revival of the intense, hook-driven punk rock. But little did everyone know, the past decade … More The Inflation Kills – Grounds for Termination EP