Cœur de pirate Discusses Her New Album and How Losing Herself Helped Her Find Inspiration Again

Cœur de pirate Discusses Her New Album and How Losing Herself Helped Her Find Inspiration Again

Béatrice Martin has just returned to Montreal from France, where the artist known as Cœur de pirate has been recording her fourth album. Despite nagging jet lag, she is content — considering the year she’s had, a notable achievement.   What happened? Everything started crumbling around her. After Martin released her last effort, 2015’s Roses, she toured relentlessly for a year-and-a-half, performing about […]

U.S. Girls Achieve Balance Between Pissed Off and Buoyant on 'In a Poem Unlimited'

U.S. Girls Achieve Balance Between Pissed Off and Buoyant on 'In a Poem Unlimited'

On her last album as U.S. Girls, 2015’s Polaris Music Prize-shortlisted Half Free, Meg Remy’s sample-based songwriting reached storytelling heights only previously hinted at by turning a spotlight on women’s lives. She used each song to explore “a different female character that was expressing some sort inner narrative,” she told Impose magazine that year. But where Remy tried to occupy […]

An FCC Commissioner Admits: 'ISPs Can Almost Direct What You See… And Don't See'

An FCC Commissioner Admits: 'ISPs Can Almost Direct What You See… And Don't See'

The FCC says that net neutrality is totally misunderstood and bad for the internet.  Marsha Clyburn, an FCC commissioner, says that’s not true. Now, we’re hearing it from the inside.  Marsha Clyburn, one two FCC commissioners who voted to protect net neutrality, is now explaining the real effects ditching net neutrality. “I’m worried, I’m absolutely worried,” Clyburn told ABC News’s […]

Marlon Williams Leads Emerging New Zealand Scene with Breakup Album 'Make Way For Love'

Marlon Williams Leads Emerging New Zealand Scene with Breakup Album 'Make Way For Love'

There is nothing like some personal trauma to fuel the muse a songwriter. Acclaimed New Zealand troubadour Marlon Williams can attest to that, and the results are etched deeply into the grooves his new album, Make Way For Love.   The catalyst for the new record was the end Williams’ relationship with Aldous Harding, another Kiwi singer/songwriter starting to make […]