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Review of CHVRCHES’ The Bones Of What You Believe

7 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Chromewaves

Eliot Lee HazelIf hype were actual currency, you could trade in copies of Scottish trio CHVRCHES’ debut album The Bones Of What You Believe for bars of gold, their buzz-versus-time graph having steadily grown over the last year, successfully buoying them through three North American tours of increasing stature and scale before their first full-length […]

CONTEST – Tricky @ The Mod Club – October 6, 2013

7 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Chromewaves

TrickyWho: Tricky What: Adrian Nicholas Matthews Thaws by birth, English by nationality, groundbreaking hip/trip-hop artist by trade Why: After having to cancel an tour this Summer behind his latest record False Idols, Tricky now has his paperwork in order for the rescheduled dates and it’s to the benefit of Toronto fans – this stop wasn’t […]

Arcade Fire blah blah Reflektor blah blah

7 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Chromewaves

Korey RicheyBlah blah Arcade Fire blah blah? Blah blah Reflektor blah blah, double album blah blah October 29. Blah blah “Reflektor” blah blah first single blah blah 9/9/9:00 blah blah – weekend leak blah blah David Bowie blah blah James Murphy – blah blah disco-riffic. Blah blah video premieres blah blah Anton Corbijn blah blah […]

My Bloody Valentine decide your eardrums have had enough time to heal, thank you very much

7 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Chromewaves

FacebookWhile I as much as anyone appreciate that there remains an impulse to respond to news of My Bloody Valentine doing anything with an “oh my god!”, the fact is that circa late 2013, the shoegazing gods have successfully transitioned from myth back into a real, active band – albeit one that moves at their […]

Review of London Grammar’s If You Wait

7 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Chromewaves

Paolo ZerbiniI’m sure it’s purely coincidence, but it’s a hell of one that the title of If You Wait, the 2013 debut from London Grammar, is but one word apart from If You Leave, the 2013 debut Daughter. After all, both are London-based, female-fronted three-pieces with atmospheric aesthetics, singular vocal signatures, and who plumb the […]

Patti Smith and Her Band at Massey Hall in Toronto

7 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Chromewaves

Frank YangIn normal circumstances, seeing an artist live twice in a six-month span will yield pretty similar shows. Sure, set lists can change to some degree, but to be able to completely change the context and experience in such short order is a rare thing – but then Patti Smith is a rare artist. Her […]

CONTEST – Travis @ The Sound Academy – September 25, 2013

7 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Chromewaves

Anna Isola CrollaWho: Travis What: Scottish foursome once hyperbolically tipped as possibly being the next biggest band in the world but have instead settled for being a solidly well-liked one. Which is hardly a bad thing. Why: While not likely to be as packed with hits as their seminal The Man Who, their just-released new […]

While I was out… featuring Holograms and things of a rest-of-the-world nature

7 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Chromewaves

KnotanI won’t deny that one of the reasons I was so keen to go to Stockholm on this last vacation was my affection for Swedish music, specifically the melancholically melodic indie-pop of that the likes of Jens Lekman, I Break Horses, and The Cardigans have done so well over the years. This is not at […]

While I was out… featuring The Darcys and things of a Canadian nature

7 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Chromewaves

Zach SlootskyConsidering how much of the narrative around The Darcys’ first two records were focused squarely on the past – the band’s self-title inexorably tied to the band’s own turbulent history and their Aja cover album to their affection for Steely Dan’s work – it’s understandable that the promotional lead-up to the September 17 release […]

While I was out… featuring Neko Case and things of an American nature

7 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Chromewaves

Emily SchurSo yes, hi, I’m back. Flew in yesterday, have no idea what time it actually is or what time I think it is or what time I think it should be. But while Berlin and Stockholm were great, vacation is over and it’s time to unload the stuff I’ve been bookmarking but not posting […]

“Wir fahr’n fahr’n fahr’n auf der Autobahn”, or, “I’m going to Germany, bye bye.”

8 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Chromewaves

Emil SchultWhy yes, it is another deck-clearing, pre-vacation post. Bit of a Euro theme to this one because I am headed over to the Old World tonight, spending the next week and a bit in Berlin and Stockholm – so no, I won’t be anywhere near the autobahn, but I may fly over them en […]

CONTEST – Patti Smith @ Massey Hall – September 6, 2013

8 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Chromewaves

Frank YangWho: Patti Smith What: Legendary punk rocker/poet/photographer/author/artist… Patti Smith. Come on. Why: Because apparently it’s all about wish fulfillment: wish for Patti Smith to play a Toronto show, she does two super-intimate 1st Thursday shows at the Art Gallery of Ontario; wish for Patti Smith to play a Toronto show that doesn’t sell out […]

Young Galaxy offer up deluxe shade of Ultramarine

8 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Chromewaves

Vanessa HeinsI’m going to resist the urge to rail against the whole idea of the “deluxe edition” of an album being issued just months after the original issue. The reasons of why it’s a shitty-ass trend are self-evident and the quite clearly, it’s not going away anytime soon as labels keep doing it, meaning the […]

Janelle Monáe is ready for prime time

8 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Chromewaves

Marc BaptisteWhile the awesomeness of Janelle Monáe as a live performer is a matter of public record, she’s not necessarily been a road warrior in building that reputation, at least not from a Torontonian’s perspective. Yeah, the unclassifiable-but-let’s-say-R&B star was here twice last year, but the Toronto Jazz Festival show was a very dear $70 […]

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