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SoHo Ghetto – Thou Or I Or Both

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They’re not really trying to be Canada’s Coldplay, but they’re not landing far from that mark, either. That’s not a dig, mind you; it’s actually turning into a viable route to popularity (see: Wildlife). We could probably use a Coldplay.

For all its surface grandeur, Thou Or I Or Both is an album that’s clearly rooted in classic rock, complete with the studio precision (and often the vocal register) you’ll find in The Darcys’ Warring. SoHo Ghetto have no qualms about starting a song à la Def Leppard’s “Rocket,” before transitioning into a violin-led jig.

Most of these tunes would fit snugly into the soundtrack of an ’80s action movie—think Top Gun or Robin Hood: Price of Thieves. Bonus points for being from Halifax. Check out “Man Down,” below.

-Scott Bryson

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The Darcys – Warring

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Our once-collapsing, now prolific Darcys are back with another free—get it *here* for one week only, courtesy of Steam Whistle (password: Unsigned)—collection of pianos, falsettos, and drums like a bullet ricocheting through an all-steel room.

Warring commands a calculated level of off-putting and impersonal wooziness; it hovers on the edge of your comprehension like a UFO floating across a farmer’s field in the dead of night—sometimes humming gently, sometimes pulsating violently. Imagine Sigur Ros attempting a pure rock album.

Check out “Muzzle Blast,” down below.

-Scott Bryson

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