Midweek Mixdown // Music Unites Us All edition

Honestly, I don't recall a more exhausting year than 2020. From the ongoing struggle to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, to the battle to overcome systemic racism and inequality, it's been a year of upheaval and unrest. It would be fantastic to say that it's unnecessary, but unfortunately, that just isn't the case. People have time… Read More

Album Review // Braden Lam – Inside Four Walls

In reading the press release ahead of the release of Braden Lam’s brand-new EP Inside Four Walls, you’d almost think you would need to reach for the black eyeliner and hair-dye, and while the album deals with that transition from the idyllic grandeur and endless possibility of adolescence to the ‘sundry limitations’ of adulthood, it’s… Read More

One Track // Braden Lam – “Forest Fires”

https://youtu.be/ykR82HDnDk4 In a year that has been largely unprecedented, leave it to Braden Lam to lay out the horrifying truth about our environment in a catchy, folky earworm. His latest single paints a bleak, terrifying, and sadly not untrue picture of where things stand at present. Just flip the news on, and you'll be hard… Read More

Album Review // Campfire Chords – Arkells

2020 has been quite the year, as we somehow found ourselves mired in the darkest of timelines. A leveling of society that is unlike anything we've seen before. Fortunately, there is a band that is more than ready to toss their growing fanbase a flashlight to get them through the back third of 2020. Max,… Read More

Midweek Mixdown // Musical Mailbag Edition

As I sit down to sift through our overflowing inbox, I wanted to share some of the fantastic tunes that came through the HAFILAX front desk. Hope everyone has been finding some sort of stride during these unusual and interesting times. Let's dive into the mailbag, shall we? Gary Beals - "Me for Me" https://youtu.be/sTOoq73p2Ho… Read More

Midweek Mixdown Side B – Headphone Bops

As the last collection of tunes carried a great deal of weight with them, and rightfully so, I wanted to add a more upbeat Side B.  Just tunes that are bops, that keep me grooving as I mask up and head out to run errands. These tunes certainly help take the edge off while out… Read More

One Track // Braden Lam – Habit of My Heart

Braden  Lam - "Habit of my Heart" https://youtu.be/goV6FZEVrZc It's no secret to readers of HAFILAX, that we dig the hell out of local singer-songwriter Braden Lam, and that affection has only grown with each performance. This is a great breezy slice of pop-rock, in which he shares in his recent nuptials, as the video is… Read More