Eyes on the Prize: My picks for this year’s Polaris long-list

Come June 7, jurors like myself will have submitted their top five nominations for this year’s Polaris Prize. It’s not an easy task, whittling away the seventeen Canadian albums you’ve had on repeat for the past year down to a meagre handful, but I’ve managed to narrow things. Hooray, indeed, but my heart breaks for … Continue reading

Rae Spoon releases video for “Love Is A Hunter”

Montréal-based singer-songwriter Rae Spoon has released the video for “Love Is A Hunter,” the title track from his upcoming August 17th release. The video was animated by Jessica MacCormack. Love Is A Hunter is the follow-up to his highly acclaimed, 2008 Polaris Music Prize long-listed album, Superioryouareinferior. If you like this track, then you’ll definitely love … Continue reading

Rae Spoon has Berlin Fever

Canadian country/folk musician Rae Spoon has been doing some pretty amazing things since he swooped off to Berlin. For those familiar with his 2008 record—and Polaris long-list nominated album—SuperiorYouAreInferior, electronic music was a big influence on the Calgary-born musician. Spoon even incorporated crazy stargazing loops on tracks like “I Can’t Wait To Hear The Noise.” … Continue reading

“If I Were A Boy”: Rae Spoon unveils new intimate video

  Whenever I sit and watch Rae Spoon‘s homemade music videos, my mouth always transforms into some sort of salivating venus fly trap. I don’t know what it is. In no way are the country/folk musician’s videos ornate: they’re just of him, usually sitting on his bed with laundry racks in the background, belting out … Continue reading

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