Snow Mantled Love – Conversations

Laying in bed with dreams of love this winter? Or perhaps with your loved one in your grasp? Snow Mantled Love has made music for this. Chamber pop—molasses sweet, molasses hue, molasses slow.

Handsome Dan & His Gallimaufry – The Best There Was

With an album that purportedly starts with a tribute to Brett the Hitman Hart, you can expect Handsome Dan to have a unique take on folk rock. His Gallimaufry hail from London but recorded this record in Sackville, which was an immediate flag that it would contain some element of folk genius. Handsome Dan does not lower the curve at all: Underlying themes of isolation are well embedded in a solid sense of the poetic that elaborates rather than obscures his aphorisms. When and if this Gallimaufry is coming to Edmonton is unknown but should they plan on it and should they read this they can contact us and we will help it happen. Have a listen!

Single Mothers – S/T

Single Mothers are a London, Ontario based punk band par excellence! With a strange dichotomy of rage and ennui, Single Mothers wax poetic their restlessness, their generation, their lot. Lyrically, Single Mothers cannot be questioned. On “Hell (Is My Backup Plan)” Single Mothers chant “All the girls at this party / are into drama and ginsberg and lemon lime bacardi! / They’re into Arcade Fire / and trying to get to know everybody!” and “All we want and need / is someone out there with a bit of integrity / cause Heaven sounds like it would be boring / for guys like you and me!… Don’t you think?” Followed by a naval gazing acoustic break down. These guys are champions. And what with all those classic emo post punk bands getting it back together, the hour belongs to these guys. We wish you love and happiness you Single Mothers!

Eros Myth / Flora – Val Kill

I’ve been listening to this record well over a week now, every time I go to read. It’s beautiful atmospheric electronic musing music, custom tailored to life-living. I highly doubt this split record’s ability to kill Val Kilmer. Perhaps the sparkling potion quality of Eros Myth or the levitating quality of Flora will work together to take him away from this planet altogether. I cannot be sure. I suppose if you feed him DMT and then play the record a fried circuitry of the brain will result. That’s my guess. Listen for yourself! Eros Myth & Flora = murder.