Posted by: on June 11, 2008 at 6:00 pm

Sloan, CBC News Story (aired sometime in 1992)

When most people think of Sloan, they think refined pop hooks that either come in the form of KISS and AC/DC influenced rockers, Beatles-inspired narratives, or slightly more experimental trips that reference everybody from Dylan to the Bee Gees. But when the band started, they were drawing from the more prickly Read more

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Posted by: on June 9, 2008 at 2:00 pm

The Golden Dogs, “Construction Worker” (Yep Roc, 2007)

Leave colored markers out uncapped for too long, and they’re gonna dry out. Toronto pop band the Golden Dogs know this all too well, and in the video for “Construction Worker,” they’re eager to fill up the space with bright hues of guitar sprinkle and shout-it-out-loud boy/girl harmonies. And they do it all in 2:46 — Read more

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Posted by: on June 6, 2008 at 1:00 pm

The M’s, Real Close Ones (Polyvinyl Records, 2008)

Listen: “Bros In Arms”

The M’s try and getcha from the get. Opening track “Big Sound” rages out of the speakers, oozing sex and glitter. It’s like an illicit glam party thrown by Mott the Hoople and Slade, where the punch is spiked with PCP and appetizers are meant for the nose, not the belly. Piano’s clonk, horns skronk, and the band does an Read more

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