Music

Music Profile | She-Devils

Even if it's with a tongue planted firmly-in-cheek, it's fitting that all of Montreal duo She-Devils' socials are branded as "@shedevilsinc". As it stands, loop-maker Kyle Jukka and vocalist Audrey Ann Boucher are delivering more to fans than just the buoyant, '60s pop-imbibed sounds of their new self-titled debut, bringing all sorts of savvy inclinations to the She-Devils empire.

From Cherry Pie to Civil War: Warrant’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”

Sure, Warrant thought about baseball so they could “swing all night,” and they even stooped low enough to compare the female anatomy to a comforting dessert, but underneath these sex-crazed hard rockers lay a deep social conscience yearning to explode. Life can’t be all cherry pie, I guess. Sometimes you need to get real by yelling your rock words about “issues” and signalling to your audience that you don’t just contemplate sports to prolong your next marathon fuck sesh. That’s where “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” fits in.

Toronto's DIANA On Loving the Music & Hating the Touring

“Honestly I hate touring. It’s the tragedy of my life,” deadpans Carmen Elle, lead vocal and multi-instrumentalist of Toronto-based band DIANA.

Music Profile | Ex Eye

Metal music comes in many forms, not just as a series of thrash licks launched from a pointy, hot pink BC Rich Warlock. The brassy attack of a saxophone doesn't often get enough credit for its heaviness, but consider the expressionistic proto-prog blaring of King Crimson's Ian McDonald, or John Zorn's screeching alto above his Naked City's free jazz death stomps.

Pat Lok Releases Full Length on Kitsune

Pat Lok is the only Canadian artist signed to Kitsuné Records, part of the Kitsuné Maison brand. They have an incredible reputation amongst both casual fans and DJs. Any time over the past decade they have come out with a new comp, every DJ in town has rushed to buy the record store out. Pat is also the newest signing to Pete Tong’s new publishing company, PTSongs. He has decided to forgo continuing making hit singles in favour of a full length, titled Hold On Let Go. 

HAIM Debut "Little Of Your Love"

Haim is carefully steering their new album, Something To Tell You, towards the masses on July 7th and after their quite fun looking pop up shop this weekend in LA the sisters have decided to drop their brand new single, “Little Of Your Love”. The 50’s indebted song is an infectious earworm. Kicking off with baritone sax hits over a boppy piano riff, the track highlights the strong songwriting that Haim has become known for.

Woke In The USA: Jackson Browne's Political Awakening

Jackson Browne has a lot to answer for. Not for his own music, which has remained pretty solid over a remarkable career that began in 1966 during a stint with country rockers the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, but for his perverted alliance with the Eagles, America’s icons of woe and decay, who he almost single-handedly quarterbacked to stardom by connecting them with David Geffen and their first record deal at Asylum.

Ride Premiere New Video

Today the UK’s Ride releases, Weather Diaries, their first record in twenty years and as a little extra surprise they have also put out the Jade Mortimer directed video for their latest single “All I Want”. Following an intense British fellow who is running exhaustively and interspersed with clips of the band performing the track, director Mortimer explains that she wanted the video to have a simple but effective concept. “I came up with a simple idea of this character on this journey.

Music Profile | Needles//Pins

It's a sleepy afternoon in Vancouver when ION sits down with Needles//Pins guitarist-vocalist Adam Solomonian to discuss Good Night, Tomorrow, his band's third full-length recording. As the mid-spring sun pours down on a coffee shop's wood-and-concrete patio, a butterfly gently lands on the punk rocker's shoulder to get an earful of conversation. "Is that a good luck thing?" the musician wonders before the cream-winged eavesdropper flutters off towards its next stop.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart share new single

New York’s The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart have their new album, The Echo Of Pleasure, coming out on September 1st and today in advance of that have dropped that record’s second, hyper-colored single “When I Dance With You”.  The infectious 80’s-inspired song was written by Pains frontman Kip Berman for his wife, Cecily.

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