Finger Eleven, Life Turns Electric, Wind Up

With each new album from Finger Eleven, there’s a glimmer of hope that the Ontario based band will return to the heavier, guitar based sound of Greyest of Blue Skies. Instead, each album dashes the glimmer of hope and further demonstrates just how drastically the band has departed from its (more…) Read More

Stereos, Stereos, Universal Music

As winners of the inaugural season of the one hit wonder machine DisBand, the Stereos found themselves thrust into the spotlight courtesy of the “Nation’s Music Station”. The Edmonton based band has been riding the success of their “hit” single “Summer Girl” right across the country, touring with teen favourite (more…) Read More

Ambition and Uncle Fester, K.R.E.A.M., Indie

With a Hip-Hop scene that already includes heavy-hitters such as Classified, Ghettosocks, Buck 65 and Skratch Bastid, the Atlantic Canadian scene better be ready to make way for Ambition the soft spoken emcee who carries a big mic. Ambition tears upthestagewith his tight imposing flow everytime he steps to the (more…) Read More

AM Taxi, We Don’t Stand a Chance, Virgin, EMI

AM Taxi presents their self-fulfilling debut prophecy of 2010 with their album We Don’t Stand a Chance. Their lead single “Fed Up” showed promise, but when lumped in with the remaining faux-punk rock sludge it all becomes quickly forgettable. While AM Taxi may slay on the Warped Tour stage, their (more…) Read More

Pete Yorn, Pete Yorn, Vagrant Records

<img class="alignright size-thumbnail wp-image-114" title="PETEYORN_SELFTITLED" src="http://www.hafilax.com/hafilaxwp/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/PETEYORN_SELFTITLED-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150"/>PeteYornhas always fit comfortably into this faux-indie singer songwriter niche on Columbia Records’ roster and has put out some great records (see musicforthemorningafter and Nightcrawler) but has always managed to remain mired in that niche. On his self-titled debut for Vagrant Records, (more…) Read More