Damien Jurado: Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son

• 2014/01/21 • Secretly Canadian • Alternative/Indie Rock • Silver Timothy | Return to Maraqopa | Metallic Cloud | Silver Donna | Silver Katherine | *Silver Joy* Far from, from the garden I saw stars fall like teeth, cutting my name into the earth.” — “Silver Katherine” Damien plays soft thoughtful rock without the need for over catchy displays making this musical gem…

Woman’s Hour: Conversations

  • 2014/07/15 • Secretly Canadian • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop • Unbroken Sequence | *Conversations* | Darkest Place | In Stillness We Remain | Her Ghost | Devotion   “Conversations that we should have with ourselves, that we won’t share with anyone else.” — “Conversations” I have always liked me some Sade. And this synth backed music with a nice pop sensibility…

Gardens and Villa: Dunes

• 2014/02/04 • Secretly Canadian • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop • Domino | Colony Glen | *Bullet Train* | Avalanche “The young die young if they work too hard.” — “Bullet Train” The Gardens and Villa boast my favorite lyric so far this year, “The young die young if they work too hard”, I take this more, if you don’t…

The War On Drugs: Lost In The Dream

• 2014/03/18 • Secretly Canadian • Alternative/Indie Rock • Under Pressure | Red Eyes | *An Ocean In Between The Waves* | Disappearing | Eyes To The Wind | In Reverse “Can I be more than just a fool?” — “An Ocean In Between the Waves” Songs of the dentist chair on drugs. Its easy listening but it is so much more.…

Porcelain Raft: Permanent Signal

• 2013/08/20 • Secretly Canadian • Alternative Indie/Rock, Indie Pop • Cluster | Night Bird | I Lost Connection “I’m burning all the maps. This is my home now.” — “Cluster” Mauro Remiddi is Porcelain Raft. After becoming quite fancy with last years album, Strange Weekend, I had expected a similar sound. This sound is more settled and less rambunctious, it is as if…