Articles by Nathan Ciprick

Yeah Yeah Yeahs :: Mosquito

June 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

Too long ago and for far too short of a time, I lived in New York City. The best nights were the ones where you and a friend would say, “Let’s just get one drink.” [...]

The Joy Formidable :: Wolf’s Law

May 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

Last night, I had some friends over. As it goes, I quietly DJ behind the scenes of the conversation until they start to notice the music and finally say, "Hey who’s this?" Turns out it wasn’t The Joy Formidable we were listening to when it happened. It was Foals and their album Holy Fire, which I did a review for here, and, yes, it remains one of my favourite albums of the year. When I saw one friend close his eyes and start grooving along, I knew he was hooked. Hooked on Foals, but also on the music I was introducing him to. And this particular friend is no slouch in the music department, having been a lead producer at The Edge for many years, before jumping to TV. [...]

Low :: The Invisible Way

May 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Low is back, but is it a high point? With their newly released studio album, The Invisible Way, Low is back with their signature slow and low sound. How slow? How low? Take [...]

Wavves :: Afraid of Heights

May 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

I’m an Elvis man. I like Dick Dale. Wipe Out by Surfaris gets me every time. I went to an awesome Rockabilly show in the east end a while back and found that Billy Lee [...]

I Am Kloot :: Let It All In

April 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

Sometimes the lead singer is, well, just a singer. They’re singing the songs, and it’s as simple as that. Other times, however, the lead singer’s voice transcends [...]

Foals :: Holy Fire

April 15, 2013 // 1 Comment

This is it. This is the one. I know you tell your friends about new bands all the time and hope they’ll connect with them the same way you do, right? Ah, who am I kidding; [...]

Frightened Rabbits :: Pedestrian Verse

April 9, 2013 // 1 Comment

They say misery loves company. So if you find yourself sad and alone, well, the fellas from Scotland who make up Frightened Rabbit will gladly put the proverbial arm around [...]

The Men :: New Moon

April 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

I’ve been listening to a lot of bands lately that are rocking a ’60s new wave edge. Sounds seemingly ripped straight from the swinging world of Antonioni’s Blow Up: [...]