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We Reviewed Literally Whatever You Sent Us, Volume 23

You're all on timeout after this one.
Kristin Corry
Kim Kelly
Jabbari Weekes
4 days ago
New music

Metric’s Emotional “Dressed to Suppress” Is a Riff-Heavy Ride

The Toronto band interrogates the foils of social performance and playing it fake when it comes to love.
Devin Pacholik
7.25.18
Essays

How Music Communities Can Survive Their Leaders' Alleged Misconduct

Directors at Toronto's Wavelength concert series and Ottawa's Arboretum Music Festival have stepped aside, leading to questions about how these scenes can move forward.
Jill Krajewski
7.10.18
Premieres

Ray Hammond Uses His Lineage of Reggae Royalty to Be "Free" In Rap

The Brampton rapper, great-grandnephew of reggae icon Beres Hammond, talks about his new video and growing up in a family where music is the main way of life.
Sharine Taylor
6.28.18
Premieres

Luna Li Is Grim for the Summer in “Silver Into Rain” Video

The Toronto indie rock group’s newest single is a stunner that captures the unique feel of a sad warm season.
Sarah MacDonald
6.22.18
Premieres

Great Lake Swimmers Bring It Back to the Beginning on “Alone But Not Alone”

The Canadian band’s newest single from their forthcoming record, 'The Waves, The Wake,' is a breezy 60s inspired track that’s more than meets the eye.
Sarah MacDonald
6.21.18
Premieres

Feel Good About Feeling Bad with Surf Dads' 'Long Weekend' EP

The depressingly fun Saskatchewan rockers are like if BoJack Horseman fronted Weezer.
Devin Pacholik
6.8.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Daniel Caesar's Tiny Desk Concert Is Like a Fancy Dinner but Way More Hype

The Torontonian singer's lush neo-soul thrives in NPR's unplugged settings.
Phil Witmer
6.4.18
Noisey News

Toronto Police Are Investigating a Comedic Rap Video for Being Too Violent

The Toronto Transit Commission wants "NYEAH EH" by comedian 6ixreacts removed from YouTube for "extreme violence" jokingly threatened against its transit workers.
Phil Witmer
5.30.18
Premieres

Snotty Nose Rez Kids Fight the Trans Mountain Pipeline with "The Warriors"

The Vancouver rap duo share a new video and song that's "a call to action" against the Canadian federal government's desecration of indigenous lands.
Phil Witmer
5.30.18
prism prize

Catching Up With the Directors of Daniel Caesar's Prism Prize Winning Video

Caesar's "Freudian, A Visual" won the Audience Award at the ceremony last week, so we spoke to Sean Brown and Keavan Yazdani about their experiences making the video.
Noisey Canada Staff
5.24.18
Premieres

Michael Rault's 'It's a New Day Tonight' Is Dreamy in Every Sense

Listen to the latest LP from the Canadian power-pop master ahead of its May 18 release.
Alex Robert Ross
5.15.18