Articles by Stephanie Hughes

Sinoia Caves :: ‘Forever Dilating Eye’

January 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Last September, Sinoia Caves released this enigma of a song through the original soundtrack for the sci-fi cult film, Beyond the Black Rainbow. Caves is a project [...]

Nanaki :: ‘The Land Surveyor’

January 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Mikie Daugherty (largely known for his lead-guitar and vocal role in the band Postcode) recently released a new instrumental album called The Dying Light under the name [...]

Jayd Ink :: ‘401 W’

January 19, 2015 // 1 Comment

Aspiring pop princess Jayd Ink hits us with a new single: ‘401 W’, produced by Deezy of the Showboiz. There is a sense of longing with this song, though it comes [...]

Nanaki :: The Dying Light

January 13, 2015 // 1 Comment

Mike Daugherty of Postcode has done it again, this time releasing a new collection under the band name Nanaki. After releasing the Afterlight EP at the beginning of 2014, Daugherty released a new 12-track album on New Year’s Day through Small Bear Records (Nanaki’s first full-length album since Fashion is the Enemy of All Art in 2003). This new album, called The Dying Light, is inspired by philosophical writers like Kafka and Sartre, while embodying “the darkness in the heart of man”. The album is more cohesive and coherent than previous releases as it explores musical trends like the heavier use of keyboards (with more piano and orchestral sounds). Unlike other albums that Daugherty has worked on, guitars are taking a backseat for once, though the album still holds his trademark guitar style. [...]

The Smile Case :: Angel Beach

January 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

Angel Beach (2014) by The Smile Case The Smile Case premiers with this collection of angsty bits in Angel Beach, reflecting the persona of a skinny-jean high school kind of [...]

Redrick Sultan

January 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Redrick Sultan is the musical collaboration of three young men in Vancouver: guitarist Spencer Hargreaves, keys and flute man Noah Jordan, and tune-sampler Sean Mitchell. The [...]


December 31, 2014 // 4 Comments

Back in 2013, K.ryn made his mixtape debut with The Beginning – a showcase of his early verse talents and sound synthesizing. We spoke to K.ryn about this album, which can [...]

The Evolution of Metric: Then & Now

December 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

What can we say about Canada’s independent rock band, Metric? Well, it’s a national treasure, it holds onto the tradition of rock music while mixing new synthetic sounds, [...]


November 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

With their third album release, Zebratronic, making its way through the Toronto independent music scene, Raz Mataz wanted to get an inside look at the history and the process [...]
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