The Wheat Pool release video for “This Is It”

Edmonton’s The Wheat Pool have released the video for their lead-off track “This Is It” from their new record Hauntario. The video’s pretty slick—the band reverses the footage so it looks super cool when all these fluffy feathers magically filter back into the pillowcases. I wish I could magically reverse the mess I create in … Continue reading

The prairies are alive with the sound of home

Hello, Edmonton! I’m back for the next couple of days to visit family for Thanksgiving. Although I’d hardly call this cold, barren city a relaxing vacation destination, it’s nice to be back in the place where I grew my roots, especially as a music journalist. I have so many fond music memories here: shows at … Continue reading

Hauntario is hauntingly beautiful

I first listened to The Wheat Pool‘s upcoming album Hauntario two nights ago. I popped in the CD and let it play as I got myself ready for bed. Being an alt-country record dripping with melancholy memories, Hauntario was kind of an odd “tuck-me-into-bed” musical choice. But I have to admit there was something soothing … Continue reading

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