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    VIDEO VIEWS BY JC: Grimes – Delete Forever

    Gazing into a distant sun, a sad galactic siren overlooks her crumbling kingdom. Grimes’ new release Delete Forever fell to Earth last week, leaving a meteorite blast zone in its wake for long standing fans and new revellers alike. Acoustic elements and bare-bone vocals open the track, echoing grunge era influence- an apt choice for […]

    VIDEO VIEWS BY JC: Tame Impala – Lost in Yesterday

    The voice of a decade recently gone resurfaces in Lost In Yesterday. It’s been nearly five years since Tame Impala released a full length album, but that doesn’t mean Kevin Parker’s hands have been idle. Between managing his numerous musical endeavours, getting married, and working on a new Tame Impala album, the quintessential millennial psych […]

    VIDEO VIEWS BY JC: Whethan – Stay Forever (feat. STRFKR)

    It’s 2020, and what do we have to show for it? Consumer friendly jetpacks, teleportation devices, space travel? Nadda. Sci-Fi writers can be blamed for setting undue expectation in the form of fantastical inventions as the cure to the modern condition. The future is here, and we want them now. We have not a single […]

    VIDEO VIEWS BY JC: I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME – CHRISTMAS DRAG

    “Christmas is a drag sometimes,” Dallon Weekes croons while wearing a string light noose and definitely nailing this whole spirit-of-the-season thing. December has arrived, and Christmas carols are playing though PA systems, car radios, and your favourite dive bar sound system. Your radio station has forgotten the importance of variety in their undying enthusiasm for […]

    VIDEO VIEWS BY JC: DJ SHADOW – ROCKET FUEL FEAT. DE LA SOUL

    The prodigal son of sampling Dj Shadow returns to throw some shade. If the title doesn’t tip you off, new album release Our Pathetic Age aims for dissonance – but falls short of disharmony. The massive double LP is split in two; Side 1 serving as an exploration into atmospheric instrumentals while Side 2 stunts […]

    VIDEO VIEWS BY JC: AWOLNATION – THE BEST

    Once in awhile, a song comes along that is so unique it becomes entrenched in the collective zeitgeist and transcends the age that spawned it. Almost a decade on from it’s release, AWOLNATION’s Sail has been certified six times platinum and has been used to sell anything from cellphones to active wear. The song itself […]

    VIDEO VIEWS BY JC: RARE AMERICANS – MILK MAN

    The punk storytellers known as Rare Americans aren’t American at all. Vancouver bro duo Jared and James Priester with friend guitarist Lubo Ivan have dubbed themselves “crooked and catchy.” They claim to see the world on a tilt, cheering on characters that choose to live life far off the straight and narrow. Taking inspiration from […]

    VIDEO VIEWS BY JC: RUEL – REAL THING

    Ruel doesn’t shy away from the big questions.   Ruel Vincent van Dijk makes it easy on us and goes by Ruel. A popstar from the other side of the planet, he started his music career at 13 years old, making it easy to draw a parallel to America’s wunderkind counterpart Justin Bieber. Unlike Bieber’s […]

    VIDEO VIEWS BY JC: IYLA – FLOWERS

    iyla doesn’t want an apology. Maintaining some uncomfortable eye contact on the stairs of a doll house while sporting a comically large rose as a hat is the as-of-yet relatively unknown siren iyla. The camera creeps toward her with eerie precision when a horror score breaks the stillness and she’s barfing daisies with impressive projection. […]

    VIDEO VIEWS BY JC: THE 1975 – PEOPLE

    A pale, lipsticked Matty Healy is shrieking into a microphone with a bad case of the Mondays. It may take you a minute to place, but scraping your attention away from your emails is The 1975, a soft 80’s inspired pop group turned riotous glam-punk reveller overnight. Delivering this fistful of sneering glitter is new […]