Archive for the Paper Bag Category
The Dears have always survived and thrived by breaking apart and rebuilding. And it’s with that spirit you should approach The Dears’ No Cities Left, the greatest and grandest work from a band for whom “epic” seems too a cheap descriptor, the ultimate culmination of the band’s unhinged onstage catharsis […]
Originally released in 2003, Great Lake Swimmers was recorded over several months in an abandoned grain silo in Southern Ontario. Great Lake Swimmers founder Tony Dekker reflected on the recording process: “Late-summer 2001, recording. A year spent in a Toronto movie office, also playing drums, bass, writing, remembering Wainfleet, an intact abandoned grain […]
“Bridging the gap between late ’60s European heartbreak (a nod to Serge Gainsbourg) and modern underground fury (Crime And the City Solution), this sextet perfectly fuse the essences of both eras with a pained delivery by singer Murray Lightburn, even when he stretches to barely hit the notes. Layers of […]
Volume Two sees the completion of a body of work which founding members Murray Lightburn and Natalia Yanchak recorded over a two year period between Toronto’s Revolution Recording and Montréal’s Thee Mighty Hotel2Tango. A slower paced follow-up 2015’s Times Infinity.
The Wild is the follow up to RAA’s critically acclaimed albums Mended With Gold and Hometowns and the JUNO-nominated and Polaris Music Prize-long listed sophomore album, Departing. Late in 2016 the trio of Nils Edenloff, Paul Banwatt and Robin Hatch hit the road for a unique set of shows in […]
Hecker’s newest opus, Love Streams, takes as its cue from the avant-classical orchestration and extreme electronic processing of his previous full-length, 2013’s Virgins, but shaped into more melancholic, ultraviolet hues. Its power accrues as it unfolds. Inspired by notions of 15th century choral scores transposed to an artificial intelligence-era language […]