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New Music: Speak Low If You Speak Love

By Yasmine Amin, March 23 2018 —  Speak Low If You Speak Love is a hidden gem. The band was formed by Ryan Scott Graham, the bassist and backup vocalist for the pop-punk band State Champs. Straying far from State Champs territory, Speak Low has a completely different sound. It’s music for when you’re reading…

New Music: February Album Wrap-Up

By Thomas Johnson, March 9 2018 — Roc Marciano – RR2 – The Bitter Dose  Since releasing Marcberg in 2010, Roc Marciano has stealthily carved himself a nook among rap’s elite. He’s a pristine revivalist, one that doesn’t fall into the gimmicks and tropes that saturate the ‘golden age’ that’s looked upon with such reverence,…

New Music: Kodak Black

By Thomas Johnson, March 7 2018 — There’s a reason #FreeKodak never really took off. Kodak Black isn’t even 20 and bolsters a jaw-dropping list of criminal offences. He’s not a role model — he’s an on-again-off-again member of society. Even though his rap sheet is egregious enough to put him among a special echelon…

New Music: U.S. Girls

By Jason Herring, March 6 2018 — Anger permeates the surface of much of Meg Remy’s music, but never more explicitly than on her latest album, In A Poem Unlimited. Remy, an American-turned-Canuck who makes music under the tongue-in-cheek moniker of U.S. Girls, crafts narratives  examining the frustrations of women done wrong by men throughout…

New Music: Nap Eyes

By Matty Hume, March 5 2018 — The magic of I’m Bad Now, the third album from Halifax’s soft post-punks Nap Eyes, is that it plucks the glory days of escapist protest-folk straight out of the ‘70s and right into your modern world. Before you even hit play, simply looking at the illuminated medieval manuscript-style…

New Music: January Album Wrap-Up

By Thomas Johnson, February 9 2018 —  Migos – Culture II Culture II feels more like a playlist than an album, making it an unfitting follow-up to last year’s instant classic. The first Culture was a precise distillation of everything Migos does well. Quavo, Offset and especially Takeoff still perform at a very high level,…

New Music: Efrim Manuel Menuck

By Matty Hume, January 25 2018 — It’s been seven years since Montreal’s Efrim Manuel Menuck, founding member of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, released his first solo record, Plays “High Gospel.” Hot off the heels of Godspeed’s Luciferian Towers, Menuck delivers a stunning return to solo form in…

New Music: Jeff Rosenstock

By Jason Herring, January 23 2018 — My nearly annual New Year’s resolution is to stay on top of new album releases throughout the year. Like most resolutions, it quickly and invariably collapses, as unlistened albums begin to populate my Spotify saved list at an overwhelming rate. But everyone’s favourite punk dad Jeff Rosenstock made…

New Music: Rhye

By Thomas Johnson, January 19 2018 —  Woman, Rhye’s first album, begins with “Open,” a disarming and stunning single that piqued the collective interest of online music communities with its 2013 release. News that the breathy, sensuous voice behind the mysterious project belonged to Toronto’s Mike Milosh sent the internet into a frenzy. Milosh’s falsetto…

Gauntlet Editorial Board: Best albums of 2017

2017 is done. Gone. Buh-bye. We may be kissing another tumultuous year farewell, but the music it brought will stick with us for a long time. Amazing albums arrived for every taste and the Gauntlet’s Editorial Board enjoys a range of tunes. We may not agree on everything, but we all had something we loved…

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