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Benjamin Shaw: “You & Me”

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The sun is setting earlier these days. Autumn is just around the corner. I always dread summer’s end, but there’s an acute nostalgia that comes with shorter days and longer nights. The cold brings memories of a…

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S/T new album from SOS out today

The killer new album from SOS is out today, but you may be surprised I’m posting it on Knox Road. I’m not typically one to write much about R&B, but this sophomore effort is engaging me in an unexpected way. The production is the clear stand out here, blurring the lines (yikes, no pun) between new-age R&B and indie electronica with hooks that explode. You’d do well to have a listen.

SOS official…

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New Letting Up Despite Great Faults: “Ride”

Since my last Letting Up Despite Great Faults post (you have to scroll down five seconds to find it), Neonis out, and we’ve got a brand new song to present off the new album, “Ride.” The single has everything I’ve come to love about Letting Up, with relaxed vocals, a sunny vibe and retro synths. Ride will likely soundtrack many summer films; get familiar so you can show off to your friends when…

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Landlady

I guess I’m kind of behind the curve on this one, as Pitchfork just reviewed their album (with a dandy score…

Leanids A Wildly

Raw folk and earnest vocals describe Leanids well. The Swedish outfit builds intensity on one track and slows things back down on the next (or both in one!). There’s a sense of sincerity on their new record, A Wildly, which few bands are able to convey. Leanids are making music they want to make, and I can tell – I can’t stress enough how far that goes in the listening experience.

A Wildlyis…

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New Letting Up Despite Great Faults: “Wrapped”

It’s taken me way too long to post the new Letting Up Despite Great Faults material, and for that I apologize.

[The Past Presents] Joe Jackson – Body and Soul (1984)

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In a lot of ways, the 1980s were a strange decade. Speaking specifically to the musical output there was a lot to like, but it was dominated by fads and failed experiments. As someone who had limited access to music other than what my parents played or what popular radio had to offer, the 80s were a kind of dark period for me until much later in life. But during those dark times some names were…

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[MP3] Fitness Club Fiasco: “Hades”

Fitness Club Fiasco, of Toronto, is back with new single “Hades,” which was actually inspired by the band’s experience watching loved ones battle cancer.

Duplekita

Duplekita, the new project of Faunts co-founder Tim Batke out of Edmonton, makes some of my favorite kind of music.