The Beaches talk new music, Christmas, and the Toronto music scene

Having begun playing together in their pre-teens, Toronto-based indie rock band The Beaches’ music has grown with them since their 2014 EP, Heights, and their 2013 self-titled, and Raine Maida-produced debut EP. In a recent interview, we spoke to Jordan Miller (bass guitar and vocals), and Eliza Enman-McDaniel (drums) about their forthcoming new music, the … Continue reading The Beaches talk new music, Christmas, and the Toronto music scene

Jimmy Eat World’s Zach Lind talks The Wretched Desert, Drummers-Turned-Singers, and Vinyl

A fter 20 years with Jimmy Eat World, going home and spending some quality time with your family doesn’t seem like it can get any better. For Zach Lind, it did. Zach and his wife Holly turned their living room into a music room, setting up drums next to the piano and hanging their daughter’s … Continue reading Jimmy Eat World’s Zach Lind talks The Wretched Desert, Drummers-Turned-Singers, and Vinyl

Featurette talks “Crave,” summer band camp, and musical influences

Toronto-based electro-indie-pop duo Featurette (think Phantogram meets Tove Lo), which features vocalist Lexie Jay and drummer Jon Fedorsen, spent most their 2014 creating their 2-part album Crave. The emotionally charged, heavy hitting electro-pop coming from Northern Europe, New York and New Zealand influences the dancefloor-friendly effort, which will be premiered on December 3rd at The … Continue reading Featurette talks “Crave,” summer band camp, and musical influences

EL VY’s Brent Knopf on “Return to the Moon”, musical kinship, and Taylor Swift

For years, Matt Berninger of The National kept a secret folder on his laptop called “The Moon.” The files in that folder were bits of music from Brent Knopf, the Portland musician and producer best known for his work in Menomena and his more recent band, Ramona Falls. Berninger and Knopf struck up a friendship … Continue reading EL VY’s Brent Knopf on “Return to the Moon”, musical kinship, and Taylor Swift

Friday Night Trend, Curses at Hard Luck Bar, Toronto – Gig review [CMW 2015]

A small crowd doesn’t always mean a disappointing show. Headliners Friday Night Trend brought a small but adequate crowd to the Hard Luck and still got everyone dancing. The all-ages show brought in a perfect crowd to relate to their hit “Wasted Youth”. Despite the small attendance, the bands were just as excited to be there … Continue reading Friday Night Trend, Curses at Hard Luck Bar, Toronto – Gig review [CMW 2015]