Manchester Orchestra, Simple Math, Sony Music

Manchester Orchestra’s latest album Simple Math is not one that is instantly accessible. This is an album that requires afew spins to truly appreciate the nuances. Upon wading into the disc, tracks such as “Pensacola” and lead-single “April Fools”will appear to be the sore thumbs (more…) Read More

Quake, The Myth, IV League, Indie

With the current wave of hip-hop that has been oozing up from the new generation of rappers, it’s refreshing to see an emcee who hasn’t reached the age of 25 drop an album such as The Myth. It’s as much a throwback as it is a contemporary release. Quake (more…) Read More

The Sheepdogs, Learn and Burn, Indie

Learn and Burn is the latest release from Saskatoon four-piece The Sheepdogs, it is a slice of pure nostalgiathatharkens back to 60’s and 70’s era AM rock radio. Some bands try to achieve the same retro aesthetic and it feels forced and pretentious, butfrom the moment the play button has been (more…) Read More

Wiz Khalifa, Rolling Papers, Atlantic/WEA

<img class="alignright size-thumbnail wp-image-479" title="Wiz Khalifa" src="http://www.hafilax.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/wizkhalifa-150x150.jpg"alt=""width="150" height="150" />Wiz Khalifa is riding high on a wave ofhypethanksin part to his Pittsburgh Steelers theme song “Black and Yellow” and his recent Rolling Stone cover. Rolling Papers is the hotly anticipated third studio effort to be released by the young emcee, but (more…) Read More