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 – […]

Mode Moderne “Time’s Up” Video

Mode Moderne “Time’s Up” Video

Gloomy Vancouver New Wave rockers Mode Moderne subvert hyper-masculine images in their latest clip, the not-entirely-safe-for-work “Time’s Up”. A spiked gauntlet “rubs” and squeezes a banana into mushy oblivion. Photos of powerful men (or at least their sculptural doubles) are set ablaze. Bulky brutes flex, impressing crowds of women, while powerlifters buckle under the weight […]

Miss Quincy and the Showdown “Bad Love” Video

Miss Quincy and the Showdown “Bad Love” Video

A female cyborg beams down to Earth and walks into a bar… This isn’t the set-up for a joke; it’s how the video for bombastic Vancouver rock ‘n’ rollers Miss Quincy and the Showdown’s “Bad Love” begins. The extraterrestrial stranger scans her surroundings with Terminatoresque severity, pushes away male suitors, and, with cranks of the […]

Prairie Cat: Definitely Not the Disco

Prairie Cat: Definitely Not the Disco

Vancouver pop maestro Prairie Cat is an essentialist: minimal but not for the sake of being minimal. Like his Got Nothin’ 7″ from last year, his new album, Who Knows Where To Begin? (released last August) contains songs that are bare but not sketches; the amount of craft he puts into them can be quite […]

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