Weed sign to Lefse, announce new LP + free show at Zulu Records

Weed sign to Lefse, announce new LP + free show at Zulu Records

2015 looks to be a year of unprecedented growth for sludgy Vancouver favourites Weed. The band has emerged from a state of relative dormancy with a sudden lump of announcements. They’ve signed with Portland’s Lefse Records to release their second LP, Running Back, on April 7. They’ve also debuted the album’s first single, “Thousand Pounds”, […]

MALK: band on the cusp

MALK: band on the cusp

As 2014 wound down, Abbotsford four-piece MALK just started winding up. They played a pair of release shows for their Prehistoric EP in December, first at 333 in Vancouver, then back home at Aftermath a week later. Perhaps most importantly, MALK advanced to the semi-finals of SHiNDiG!, CiTR’s annual battle of the bands (just one […]

The Vaselines: Take Them In While There Is Time

The Vaselines: Take Them In While There Is Time

Legendary Scottish rock duo the Vaselines took 20 years to formally regroup with their second album, 2010’s Sex with an X. Thankfully, inspiration once again struck founding members Frances McKee and Eugene Kelly much, much sooner. Last fall they released V For Vaselines on their own Rosary Records. Largely inspired by the power of simplistic […]

Ornament & Crime Get in Character on Latest EP, ‘Hire Horse’

Ornament & Crime Get in Character on Latest EP, ‘Hire Horse’

Vancouver blues-rock duo Ornament & Crime are storytellers with a stripped, hard-hitting, spontaneous sound. Guitarist/vocalist Thomas Hudson and drummer Suzy King, who met while studying at the Alberta College of Art and Design, released their first LP, Houndstongue, in October 2013. Their second EP, Hire Horse, followed nearly a year later in September. The band […]

New Shawn Mrazek Lives! Single + KFB XMAS 7

New Shawn Mrazek Lives! Single + KFB XMAS 7

Last year, Vancouver songwriter Shawn Mrazek released his debut solo album, Thought He Was Dead, on local imprint Kingfisher Bluez. KFB has also put out his new 7″ single, “First into the Lake“. “First into the Lake” is high-speed pop dosed in nostalgia, a Technicolor whirl back to childhood memories of, well, hopping into the lake – […]

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