All posts by Cory Stumpf

  • Review – Jeffery Straker

    Album: Just Before Sunrise Release Date: May 7, 2021 Genre: folk-roots Nearly two decades into his professional music career, Regina/Toronto-based Jeffery Straker has continually demonstrated a penchant for creating music that is...

  • Review – Jesse Maxwell

    EP: Hellion Release Date: May 7, 2021 Genre: R&B, Soul, Pop One year since his debut release, Radio Silence, Jesse Maxwell is back with a new EP. On Hellion,...

  • Review – JayWood

    Album: Some Days Release Date: April 23, 2021 Genre: psychedelic funk-pop Winnipeg’s JayWood, known more formally as Jeremy Haywood-Smith, is a solo musician who might as...

  • Review – Mark Clennon

    Album: Foreign Release Date: March 19, 2021 Genre: R&B, Soul, Pop This latest release from Mark Clennon is short but oh-so-sweet. On Foreign, the Jamaican-born,...

  • Review – Cory Stewart

    Album: TOV Release Date: January 22, 2021 Genre: pop This is an appealing debut album by Toronto’s Cory Stewart. On TOV, listeners can anticipate clean electronic beats overlayed with...

  • Review – The Neighbourhood Watch

    Album: Lost in Bloom Release Date: February 4, 2021 Genre: alt-rock indie folk I’ll admit, I hadn’t known much of Toronto’s The Neighbourhood Watch prior to listening...

  • Review – Julie Neff

    Album: Over It Release Date: January 27, 2021 Genre: indie pop Raised in Guelph, Ontario, it wasn’t until adulthood that Julie Neff made her full...

  • Review – David Newberry

    Album: As Far Away As You Can Go Without Coming Back Release Date: October 23, 2020 Genre: folk-rock It had been a while since Toronto’s David...

  • Review – The Dirty Nil

    Album: Fuck Art Release Date: January 1, 2021 Genre: rock/punk Be warned, future albums of 2021: The Dirty Nil have set the bar quite high already. Released...

  • Review – Cancer Bats

    Album: You’ll Never Break Us: Separation Sessions Vol. 1 Release Date: December 18, 2020 Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Acoustic, Metal This is some of the heaviest...

  • Review – Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

    Album: The Reckless One Release Date: November 20, 2020 Genre: blues/soul/rock Emerging loudly and dazzlingly melodic from Toronto, here’s something guaranteed to stimulate. The Reckless One exudes...

  • Review – Hawksley Workman

    Album: Less Rage More Tears Release Date: October 25, 2020 Genre: pop rock I think I could pick Hawksley Workman out of a vocal lineup any day....

  • Review – Yukon Blonde

    Album: Vindicator Release Date: November 13, 2020 Genre: Indie Rock What a dreamy album! Vindicator can be poppish, sometimes rocking, occasionally even a bit funky. Soaring synths,...

  • Review – Donovan Woods

    Album: Without People Release Date: November 6, 2020 Genre: Folk Listening to the latest by Donovan Woods, one is bound to get at least a little...