At the core, this Toronto-based delegation has the necessary rhythmic center to allow them to go forward in any direction they please. Singer Nirmala Basnayake pulls off both melodic cool and strident neo-no wave performances while her bandmates add trebly guitars and tasteful electronics to the mix. Controller.Controller proves that the act of refinement can be achieved with integrity.
By Laura Leebove on 07.08.13 in Reviews
On their fourth LP, Young Galaxy go big, trading woozy, lo-fi-leaning dreampop for busy, dancefloor-ready electropop hits. They returned to producer Dan Lissvik, who worked on 2011's Shapeshifting, but this time the grou...
By Laura Studarus on 03.15.13 in Interviews
Sally Shapiro is genuinely happy to be a part-time diva. Having eschewed the trappings of a full-time music career (no late-night performances or tireless promo appearances, and all but a handful of interviews), what we...
By Laura Studarus on 02.26.13 in Reviews
An unabashedly romantic head rush, the third effort by the Swedish duo (consisting of Shapiro and producer Johan Agebjörn) contains a world of candy heart-worthy sweet nothings, rendered irresistible by Shapiro's coquett...
By Ian Gittins on 05.23.12 in Reviews
The Kingston, Ontario, duo P.S. I Love You sound versed less in musical theory than chaos theory. They major in a strain of volatile, dense noise-pop that sounds constantly on the verge of falling in on itself, and Death...