“[Weber] is an expert tunesmith, brimming with addictive, adventurous and confident pieces. Infused with deep wit and wisdom, Weber’s output is truly impressive. His guitar work is also killer, full of nuance, soul and a truly unique voice.… We’ll be hearing a lot more from Weber in the coming years and, more than likely, decades” – Guitar Player
“A modern dream pop record that isn't overworked — it's genuinely unruly and complicated. There isn't a song here you won't like.” – Exclaim!
“Alvvays goes shoegaze. Dreamily drifts between featherlight fizz and gutting, rueful riffing” - Total Guitar
"I think the song of the year is Ex-Lover by Sam Weber. The guy’s a hell of a songwriter, great musician, great guitarist… he’s going to do big things” – Afie Jurvanen, Bahamas
“Some guys can sing. Some guys can play guitar. Some guys can write songs. Some guys know their way around the recording studio. Then there are guys like Sam Weber. [He] can do it all” – Tinnitist
"Found Down" is the raw, raucous new two-track release from London, UK trio Slowcoaches. Of the song, bassist-vocalist Heather Perkins says: “It’s about how the ‘struggle’ of the artist is glamorised by mainstream labels via the media in order to sell records. And it’s about how mundane and frustrating the day-to-day reality of that struggle can actually be, whether that’s mental, financial or something else.” Slowcoaches’ Found Down EP will be available in a limited seven-inch edition; an expanded pressing of the band's crushing debut LP, Nothing Gives, is abailable now on Sonic Unyon.
"Recorded over a mere two days, these songs rip along at a fair ol' pace, recalling the gnarly riffing of Black Flag's Nervous Breakdown and the hooks of your '90s pop-grunge faves.… a solid and often wonderful debut." - The Skinny
"Nothing Gives exhibits everything that's great about loud DIY music. It's frantic, sloppy but accomplished, and it belongs in a live environment. It just happens to work very well on record, also." - Loud & Quiet
Heavy Eyes is the debut full-length from Canadian indie rockers Basement Revolver. There’s an air of hard-won wisdom and weariness pervading the album. Its title sums up a bone-deep exhaustion, as well as hinting at a heavier direction as they deftly merge ’90s infused indie rock with fuzzy dreamy pop and poignant, yearning lyrics. A deeply affecting and rewarding set of songs.
Your first taste of Basement Revolver's long-anticipated debut LP Heavy Eyes. is the yearning, intimate first track “Baby.” On it, songwriter Chrisy Hurn boldly shares intimate stories and personal wounds from her past, which have come together to reveal a deeply affecting and rewarding debut full length. The song is an expansive, echoing anthem, laden with honest emotion. Heavy Eyes is available now via Sonic Unyon Records.
With New Mistakes, Terra Lightfoot offers up something rare: the kind of genuine document that can only come from a road-tested breed of songwriter and performer. Shot through with the guitarist-vocalist’s powerful, bluesy soul, vivid lyrics and ferocious six-string virtuosity, it’s an unforgettable outing. The steeltown native’s third studio record distills her masterful talent to its electrifying essence.
"Hamilton's SIANspheric hit back huge with their trippy take on indie drone… what comes next is bound to be pretty spectacular” – BlogTO
“The waves of gentle turbulence and ethereal beauty are still as hypnotic and cavalier as they were on the first listen. A stoner classic.” – Chart Attack (#40, Top 50 Canadian Albums of All Time). The legendary 1995 debut, available on vinyl for the first time ever.