Behind the Music of Game of Thrones

The medieval world Game Thrones wouldn’t be the first place you’d expect to find rock musicians. But increasingly, members Coldplay, Snow Patrol, and other famous bands can be spotted among the legions troubadours and troublemakers roaming Westeros, and tunes whistled or sung by characters during various episodes are receiving closing-credits makeovers by the likes the National and the Hold Steady. So when did […]

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Goodwood Atoms ‘Goodwood Atoms’ (EP stream)

Vancouver indie outfit Goodwood Atoms are ready to release their new self-titled EP, and you can now fully stream the group’s new sonic fering.   “This self-titled EP is the first two EPs we are releasing in the next two months,” the band tells Exclaim! “They’re a journey through the different sides our collective personality as a band. Some the songs are more […]

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New Pornographers ‘Whiteout Conditions’

New Pornographers are readying their latest LP Whiteout Conditions for release next month, and the long-running Canadian indie rockers have just unveiled the album’s title track.   Propelled by rapid percussion, shimmering synths and the band’s trademark back-and-forth vocals between A.C. Newman and Neko Case, “Whiteout Conditions” provides a promising forecast for the impending album — even if its title […]

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New Pornographers ‘Whiteout Conditions’

New Pornographers are readying their latest LP Whiteout Conditions for release next month, and the long-running Canadian indie rockers have just unveiled the album’s title track.   Propelled by rapid percussion, shimmering synths and the band’s trademark back-and-forth vocals between A.C. Newman and Neko Case, “Whiteout Conditions” provides a promising forecast for the impending album — even if its title […]

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Julien Sagot ‘Bleu Jane’ (album stream)

Julien Sagot may be known to some music fans as the former drummer Polaris Music Prize-winning indie rockers Karkwa, but he also earned acclaim as a solo artist for his 2014 Juno-nominated album Valse 333. He’s on the brink releasing its follow-up Bleu Jane, but before it’s ficially out next week, Exclaim! is giving you an early listen to the […]

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Rheostatics Celebrate 70 Years of the Horseshoe Tavern with Four-Night Residency

Having first opened in 1947, Toronto’s iconic Horseshoe Tavern is set to celebrate 70 years live music in the city this year. To mark the occasion, the venue has lined up four nights performances from Rheostatics. The reunited Toronto indie stalwarts will celebrate the venue’s anniversary with shows on May 24, 25, 26 and 27. Tickets for all four shows […]

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This Is What Investing in an Album as an Indie Artist Really Looks Like Article

In 2012, Brooklyn-based rapper Radamiz had an idea for an album. Roughly four years later, on April 18, 2016, weighing in at 11 tracks and too many slick lines to count, Writeous was born into the world. The album is good. Really good. Since Radamiz is an underground artist with no label backing and no one writing him a meal ticket, […]

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​Vince Staples, Jenn Grant and the Courtneys Lead This Week’s Can’t Miss Concerts

If you’ve worked up an appetite for some delicious live music, you’re in luck: As per usual, we’ve prepared our weekly edition Can’t Miss Concerts, which includes a healthy mixture acts falling all over the musical spectrum, playing from March 23 to 29. From the velvety folk chanteuse Jenn Grant to the poignant words Long Beach rapper Vince Staples, we’ve […]

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Bordeen ‘Trouble Making’ (video)

Newmarket, ON-based band Bordeen will release their new album Stiver in late April, but first, they’ve unveiled a brand new video for LP cut “Trouble Making.”   The track hears the sibling trio Brianna, Daniel and Ryan Bordihn further polishing up their pop-leaning indie rock, and it’s been paired with a new lyric video that aims to capture the hectic, […]

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The Jesus and Mary Chain Barbed Wire Disses

A decade before the Gallagher brothers were making headlines for their sibling rivalry, William and Jim Reid had already established that the most dysfunctional families make the best music — and give the most outrageous sound bites. Born in the frustrated and chaotic environment a shared bedroom in the nowhere Glasgow suburb East Kilbride, the Jesus and Mary Chain always thrived […]

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