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REAL GLAMOUR IN VANCOUVER

March 30th, 2012

Published by The Toronto Star
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Love to rubberneck the upper crust? You’re in for a treat: Canada’s own misbehaving moneyed class is about to hit the small screen.

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JIM BRYSON GETS BACKUP

November 1st, 2010

Published by Exclaim! Magazine
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After years performing as faithful sideman to musicians like Kathleen Edwards, Sarah Harmer and the Tragically Hip, Jim Bryson is getting some backup in return. The Ottawa musician has joined forces with Winnipeg indie rockers the Weakerthans for his fourth studio album, The Falcon Lake Incident.

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OLD MAN LUEDECKE LOOSENS THE REINS

April 2nd, 2010

Published by Exclaim! Magazine
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“No one tells you that you can exist as a banjo player in Canada,” says Chris (Old Man) Luedecke. But winning a Juno in 2009 for his third album, Proof of Love, was enough to finally convince the Nova Scotia folk singer that that’s exactly what he’s doing.

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GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS

December 1st, 2009

Published by Exclaim!
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Since 2001, Toronto’s Great Lake Swimmers have been steadily producing some of the most emotionally affecting and quietly radiant indie folk of the decade. On their fourth album, the band burst from their hushed cocoon and blossomed into a more polished and sonically upbeat version of itself.

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DAN MANGAN: NICE, NICE, VERY NICE

July 28th, 2009

Published by Exclaim!
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Dan Mangan’s debut record pegged him as a talented member of the sensitive singer-songwriter species. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but on his sophomore album, the Vancouver artist forgoes the angst in favour of a more upbeat approach. It’s a solid progression and gosh darn it, it’s a lot more fun.

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