Liza Anne – “Bad Vacation” [Video]

Liza Anne forthcoming album Bad Vacation, is out tomorrow July 24th on Arts & Crafts Records. Bad Vacation marks a new sonic direction for Liza and is a hybrid of new wave, art rock and 90s indie grunge-pop and is set to establish Liza as a breakthrough independent artist and a bold young voice in mental health self awareness. Bad Vacation has been compared to the … Read more

Broken Social Scene: Hug Of Thunder [Album Review]

Broken Social Scene Hug Of Thunder Arts & Crafts [2017] Fire Note Says: All killer, no filler. Album Review: For a band with as many members as Broken Social Scene (15 to be exact), an album can go one of two ways. It could be a messy cacophony that never manages to have a unified … Read more

Hayden: Hey Love [Album Review]

Hayden Hey Love Arts & Crafts [2015] Fire Note Says: Toronto’s Hayden adds another strong record to his ever growing catalog. Album Review: Hayden had immediate attention on his 1996 debut Everything I Long For. His brooding vocals and lonely arrangements landed perfectly and were very fresh at the time, as the alternative rock explosion … Read more

The Friday Fire Track: Hayden – “Hey Love”

If you are like me, you have a long history with Hayden. If you are old enough you probably remember all the buzz that came along with his 1996 debut record, Everything I Long For, as its rootsy and solitary post-punk put him on the map. Fast forward to 2015, and the Canadian lo-fi folkster … Read more

The Darcys: Warring [Album Review]

The Darcys Warring Arts & Crafts Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Warring is an impressive sounding record, though falls just a bit short of their grandiose goal. Album Review: Toronto art rockers, The Darcys are back with their biggest sounding record yet, Warring, out now on Arts & Crafts. Warring is the bands attempt at … Read more