Author Archives: Josh Henderson

  1. Single Serving: Dads – Fake Knees

    Although it wasn’t the first song of theirs I’d heard, the first Dads song I really took note of was “No, We’re Not Actually.” The song closes out last year’s breakout Pretty Good EP – and lyrically it details a refusal to accept the mortality of a loved one. Its release also coincided with my Continue…

  2. Single Serving: Hey Rosetta! – Kintsukuroi

    St. John’s, Newfoundland seven-piece Hey Rosetta! are set to release Second Sight, their follow-up to 2011′s fantastic Seeds – and the first single is another dazzling bit of indie pop. “Kintsukuroi” – which is named after the Japanese art form of fixing broken pottery with adhesives such as gold, platinum and silver – features a Continue…

  3. Single Serving: S – Brunch

    As a former member of Carissa’s Weird, it’s no surprise Jenn Ghetto’s solo project S is an emotionally charged musical endeavor. But, thankfully, with her latest track “Brunch” it’s not just about bringing the sad. Even with lyrics that detail a bad breakup, the catchy vocal performance and instrumentation bounce along enough to mask some Continue…

  4. Single Serving: The Rural Alberta Advantage – On The Rocks

    “On The Rocks” by Toronto indie rockers The Rural Alberta Advantage is, according to lead singer Nils Edenloff, about both accepting that a romantic relationship is ending and also related to his first trip to Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada’s easternmost province, also referred to as “The Rock”). And these lyrical themes blend beautifully with the Continue…

  5. Single Serving: Blake Mills – Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me

    Human beings make mistakes. That’s essentially the statement Blake Mills is making with the incredibly self-aware “Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me.” This is a beautifully written, impeccably produced and most of all, honest, folk record. And it certainly doesn’t suffer from having longtime collaborator Fiona Apple and musical mastermind Jon Brion helping out with Continue…

  6. Single Serving: Twin Peaks – I Found A New Way

    “I Found A New Way” by Chicago rockers Twin Peaks is the kind of jam you’re going to want to blast with the windows down. Between the crunchy riffs, the toe tap inducing drums or the fervent shrieks of frontman Cadien Lake James – this song begs to be played on a summertime drive. After Continue…

  7. Single Serving: Hiss Golden Messenger – Saturday’s Song

    To simply call M.C. Taylor prolific is to sell short the quality of his output as Hiss Golden Messenger. Following up last year’s exceptional Haw, 2012’s underrated Poor Moon, and his recently re-released lo-fi recordings from 2010 titled Bad Debt – the North Carolina native returns with a fifth studio LP, Lateness Of Dancers, this September. Continue…

  8. Single Serving: Lia Ices – Thousand Eyes

    Following up her excellent 2011 album Grown Unknown, the ethereal voice of Lia Ices is back with the new single ‘Thousand Eyes.’ But while Grown showcased her vocal talents on top of sparse arrangements, the new track layers and distorts it alongside a strummed acoustic guitar and the distant echo of a drum beat that Continue…

  9. Single Serving: Chris Staples – Dark Side Of The Moon

    “I’m just replacing a man that came before me” singer/songwriter Chris Staples softly sings at the beginning of ‘Dark Side Of The Moon.’ It’s a line that sounds like a man apathetic about accepting his place in line, but keep listening and the track turns into a sweet sentiment about fatherhood. Once the chorus hits, Continue…

  10. Single Serving: The Rosebuds – In My Teeth

    Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp, the two minds and voices behind The Rosebuds, are returning with their sixth studio album Sand + Silence. Enlisting the help of some musical companions, including co-producer Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver fame) – the collection is described as having the “graceful intensity and the loose, joyful energy that comes Continue…

  11. Single Serving: Dark Mean – Albatross

    Far from the busy streets of Toronto – and beyond the strip mall riddled concrete jungle that is the suburbs – is where you’ll find what us Ontarians refer to as cottage country. When I first heard “Algonquin” – the opener on Hamilton band Dark Mean’s self-titled debut – I was transported to the lake, Continue…

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