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No Age Are Back to Not Taking Themselves Seriously on 'Snares Like a Haircut'

A decade ago, No Age defined everything that was great about late ’00s indie rock; the duo’s first three releases, Weirdo Rippers, Nouns and Everything in Between blended stripped-down experimentation with snooty punk rock, gaining overwhelmingly positive

Meet Tush, the Toronto Troupe Embracing the Darker Side of Disco

Whoever said disco is dead hasn’t met Tush. The Toronto-based troupe have been spreading the disco gospel in one form or another since 2015, featuring a cast scene veterans coming together to get crowds moving and grooving.

Cadence Weapon Returns, "Bigger and Blacker," on Self-Titled Album

It’s been five years since Cadence Weapon, aka Roland Pemberton, released his most recent album, the relatively sombre Hope in Dirty City. In that time, the socio-political landscape, and hip-hop too, have changed immeasurably.   The world

Porches' 'The House' Chronicles Romantic Strife with Help from Blood Orange and (Sandy) Alex G

Since the release Porches’ breakthrough album, Pool, in 2016, Aaron Maine has been using his time and newly acquired label support very wisely by constantly writing new music to document the changes in his life. “I was

Bahamas Takes Deadbeat Dads to Task and Overcomes "Folk Fatigue" on 'Earthtones'

Fatherhood has proven to be powerful muse for Afie Jurvanen, but not in the way you might expect. “Bad Boys Need Love Too” — a funky, slow burning highlight from the singer/songwriter’s new LP Earthtones— works not

Tune-Yards The Exclaim! Questionnaire

Popularity hasn’t desensitized Tune-Yards frontwoman Merrill Garbus. Four years on from the commercially successful and socially conscious Nikki Nack, Garbus and bassist Nate Brenner are back with a fourth album that gazes headlong into the catastrophe American

Cadence Weapon Breaks Down His New Album Track by Track

On his fourth album, and first in five years, Cadence Weapon is bold and uncompromising in his raps and backed by a wondrous list hot producers. Here, he breaks down each and every song from this self-titled

Meet WHOOP-Szo, Ontario's Fuzz-Rocking Community Healers

There’s an inescapable quality to WHOOP-Szo’s music, a heavy, fuzz-laden hodgepodge grunge, psych, folk and post-rock, incorporating influences from Elevator and Eric’s Trip to Black Sabbath. Founded in Guelph in 2009 by Adam Sturgeon and Kirsten Kurvink

Meet Fleece, the Psych-Rocking, Alt J-Parodying Viral Video Stars

Since it was first uploaded to YouTube in May 2015, nearly eight million people have watched Matthew Rogers’ and Ethan Soil’s viral video “how to write an Alt-J song,” where the pair compose a pitch-perfect parody indie

First Aid Kit Enlist R.E.M. and Wilco Members for Heartbroken 'Ruins'

Since they uploaded their cover Fleet Foxes’ “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” to YouTube in 2008, First Aid Kit have been riding a non-stop wave good fortune and excellent songwriting that found the Söderberg sisters gaining some high-prile