All posts by Cory Stumpf

  • Review – Jess Knights

    Album: Best Kind of Light Release Date: June 19, 2020 Genre: soul-roots-blues Here’s an artist that is relatively new to the national spotlight. Until now, Jess...

  • Review – Crown Lands

    Album: Wayward Flyers Volume 1 Release Date: June 11, 2020 Genre: folk-rock If you’ve listened to Crown Lands’ sparse output so far, you know that they...

  • Review – The Free Label

    Album: M.I.A. Release Date: May 29, 2020 Genre: Pop/R&B/Hip Hop This album makes me smile—physically, but also in mind and soul. The Free Label’s upbeat...

  • Review – Deni Gauthier

    Album: He Said/She Said Release Date: April 1, 2020 Genre: Folk Rock Ladies, gentlemen and otherwise: prepare to feel. Deni Gauthier’s latest album is a dulcet...

  • Review – Sheenah Ko

    Album: Nowhere In Time Release Date: March 27, 2020 Genre: Synth-Pop Even if Sheenah Ko’s name isn’t familiar to you, chances are you may have encountered...

  • Review – Marlaena Moore

    Album: Pay Attention, Be Amazed Release Date: March 27, 2020 Genre: Indie Alternative From the moment she starts singing ardently and slightly echoing in “I...

  • Review – U.S. Girls

    Album: Heavy Light Release Date: March 6, 2020 Genre: Experimental Pop A lot sticks with me after listening to this latest work of art by U.S....

  • Review – Jean-Paul De Roover

    Album: Loss Release Date: February 21, 2020 Genre: progressive alt-rock This album rocks. I don’t mean so in the “this is really good” sense—though, incidentally,...

  • Review – Loving

    Album: If I Am Only My Thoughts Release Date: January 31, 2020 Genre: Indie Calm, dreamy, and soothing to the soul—with qualities like these, Loving’s debut...

  • Review – Beauts

    Album: Dalliance Release Date: February 21, 2020 Genre: Rock In their relatively fresh existence, Halifax-based Beauts have already garnered some critical acclaim with a handful of EPs,...

  • Review – BOIDS

    Album: Quel Drag Release Date: February 21, 2020 Genre: Pop-Post-Punk Don’t let the title mislead you. This latest release from BOIDS is certainly no drag—in fact, it’s...

  • Review – Freddie Future

    Album: Freddie Future (Remixes) Release Date: January 10, 2020 Genre: Indie Pop Less than a year since his self-titled debut, Freddie Future has followed up with an...

  • Review – Elephant Stone

    Album: Hollow Release Date: February 14, 2020 Genre: Psych-Pop/Rock I’m generally hesitant to draw direct comparisons among artists unless those parallels are obvious. And, well,...

  • Review – Kim Harris

    Album: Heirloom Release Date: January 31, 2020 Genre: Alternative Pop Let me go straight to acknowledging the most apparent aspect of Kim Harris’s music: that voice!...