Look Good, But Don’t Be Obsessed

Ask me what my favourite band is from 2010 to the present, and I’ll tell you one of them is Chvrches. What started out as an innocuous little electropop outfit has matured before our eyes, the songwriting improving, the musicianship evolving, and the emergence of a powerful female voice in popular music. Every new release […]

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Can’t Ever Slow Down

By now I’m usually neck-deep in the very best of the new music I heard in the past year, but I’m changing things up today. For some weird reason I read an extraordinary number of music-related books, and I thought I’d share a handful of my favourites, and they’re all doozies. While it came out […]

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No Step on Snek.

When I think of the crummier things that happened in 2021, one of the biggest was learning just how many metal musicians are anti-vaxxers. Heavy metal has always skewed farther right than, say, a left-wing haven like the indie music scene, but metal fans have always been able to co-exist without dwelling on political differences. […]

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