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Frazey Ford
U kin B the Sun

Frazey Ford was one third of folk trio The Be Good Tanyas. U Kin B The Sun is her third album since going solo. The album eschews folk in favour soulful grooves - and those of you that heard the track ‘Done’ from 2014’s Indian Ocean album will know that she is only too capable of carrying off such a sound with aplomb. 
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Kid Koala featuring Trixie Whitley
Music To Draw To: Io

The second of Kid Koala’s Music To Draw To LPs arrives via Arts & Crafts. Anyone expecting some of Kid Koala’s trademark scratch-symphonies needs to leave that at the door - as with 2017’s Music To Daw To: Satellite, Io is a record of ecstatic ambient compositions. Trixie Whitley guests on a third of the tracks here, and her bluesy coo gives numbers like ‘All For You’ a bit of a Susanna And The Magical Orchestra flavour.
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La Force
La Force

As a description writer for Norman Records™ you end up reading a lot of press releases. The quality of these varies wildly. La Force’s La Force has one of the best ones this particular freelance lackey has read in all his years of being chained to a desk deep in the catacombs of Norman Towers. The reason that it's good is because it doesn’t mess about - no overly floral language, no weird metaphors, no comparisons that don’t make any sense. It’s five sentences long and goes like this: Sentence 1 - who the album is by (Broken Social Scene/AroarA’s Ariel Engle). Sentence 2 - what the album sounds like (electronics-heavy art-pop with nice singing). Sentence 3 - artists the album is similar to (PJ Harvey and Sinead O’Connor, among others). Sentence 4 - who produced it (Engle and Warren Spicer). Sentence 5 - who plays on the album (members of Broken Social Scene, SUUNS, Esmerine and more). See? It's really clear and makes it very easy to get a gist of the record. One spin of La Force then makes good on the promises of the accompanying spiel. Good work Engle, better work whoever banged out the press release. Copywriters of the world, unite!
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Jean-Michel Blais
Dans Ma Main

"Hey ma main!” “Wassup ma main!” “How’re things with you ma main?” “Good thanks ma main and yourself?” “Yeah I’m cool ma main. Say ma main, what are you doing tonight ma main?” “No plans ma main. What did you have in mind ma main?” “Was thinking of going to the discotheque for a little Dans Ma Main, care to join?” “Nice! Who’s playing ma main?” “Jean-Michel Blais ma main.” “Never heard of him ma main, what’s his deal?” “He’s a Canadian composer who has just released his new LP on Arts & Crafts ma main. Kind of Nils Frahm/Max Richter-sounding stuff ma main, you know piano and synthesisers.” “Doesn’t sound like you can really Dans to it ma main?” “Not really ma main, no.” “Then how come he’s playing at the discotheque ma main?” “I dunno ma main, I don’t do the bookings. Anyway what do you say ma main?” “Fair enough ma main, I’ll see you later ma main.” “Ma main!”
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FRIGS
Basic Behaviour

The debut LP from Toronto four-piece FRIGS sees them follow in the footsteps of fellow Canadians Ought and Preoccupations and make a play for the post-punk big-leagues. The group are equally adept at groovy, angular brute-funk jams - ‘Talking Pictures’ is the pick here - and sludgy primal rages like closer ‘Trashyard’. Vocalist Bria Salmena is a commanding presence and possesses a fantastic, larynx-shredding bellow.
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Liza Anne
Fine But Dying

This album contains the lyrics "maybe I'm fine, maybe I'm dying", and whether or not you can relate to that will tell you more that I'll ever be able to about whether you'll enjoy Liza Anne's debut album. Catchy and introspective indie rock for anyone who is, has been, or will be, an unmotivated 20-something year old. 
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The Belle Game
Fear / Nothing

The second effort from Vancouver dreampop outfit The Belle Game, Fear / Nothing sees the band rework their sound and broaden their horizons. Their characteristically fuzzy pastel sound is contrasted with darker lyrics and bolder percussion. Near-ecstatic vocal highs take their place alongside a few brooding numbers, all infused with synths and classic reverb.
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Cold Specks
Fool's Paradise

Fool’s Paradise is the third album by Cold Specks, real name, Ladan Hussein. This time, the critically acclaimed singer explores how it feels to be female, part-Canadian, part-Somalian by revisiting her roots. Her raw, soulful voice is a perfect companion to the cathartic nature of the lyrics. LP and CD on Arts & Crafts.
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Overcoats
YOUNG

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Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF
Cascades

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Kid Koala featuring Emiliana Torrini
Music To Draw To: Satellite

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The Darcys
Centerfold

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Brendan Canning
Home Wrecking Years

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Jean-Michel Blais
Il

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Jason Collett
Song and Dance Man

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Jason Collett
Motor Motel Love Songs


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Jason Collett
Idols Of Exile

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Brendan Canning
Something For All of Us

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Apostle Of Hustle
Eats Darkness

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Young Galaxy
Outside The City

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Trust
Joyland

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Various
Arts & Crafts: 2003 - 2013

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Reuben and the Dark
Rolling Stone / Shoulderblade

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Various
Arts & Crafts: X

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Gold & Youth
Beyond Wilderness

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Jason Collett
Reckon

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Trust
TRST

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Amy Millan / Jason Collett
Losin' You / We All Lose One Another

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Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

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Memphis
Here Comes A City

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Jason Collett
Rat A Tat Tat


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Zeus
Say Us

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The Hidden Cameras
In The Na

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The Hidden Cameras
Origin: Orphan

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Amy Millan
Masters of the Burial

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Still Life Still
Girls Come Too


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The Most Serene Republic
And the Ever Expanding Universe


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Years
Years

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Bell Orchestre (Arcade Fire)
As Seen Through Windows

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Charles Spearin
The Happiness Project

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The Constantines
Our Age

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The Stills
Oceans Will Rise


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The Constantines
Kensington Heights

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Constantines + Feist
Islands In The Stream

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The Most Serene Republic
Population


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Jason Collett
Here's To Being Here


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Young Galaxy
Young Galaxy

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Young Galaxy
Swing Your Heartache

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The Most Serene Republic/ Headlights
Split 7

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Amy Millan
Baby I

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The Most Serene Republic
Content Was Always My Favourite Colour

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Broken Social Scene
Feel Good Lost

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Apostle Of Hustle
Folkloric Feel

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Valley Of The Giants
Valley Of The Giants

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