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December 19th, 2011
Montreal’s Colin Stetson has had a successful year playing with Bon Iver, Timber Timbre, and Arcade Fire. But more importantly he released his acclaimed, Polaris Prize-nominated album, New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges . He also dropped an EP entitled, Those Who Didn’t Run, which features two 10-minute tracks. The song “Those Who Didn’t Run” [...]
October 24th, 2011
We’re a week away from Halloween and getting into the spirit is indie blog Gorilla vs. Bear, which has compiled a spooky mix of music. The tracklist includes recent tracks by Balam Acab, Panda Bear, Colin Stetson, Oneohtrix Point Never, Grouper and that much-talked about Burial/Massive Attack collabo. Below is the stream, but you can [...]
September 13th, 2011
With only a few days days left until one of the coolest award ceremonies graces our site with its awesomeness, Polaris is giving you fine people a sampler of the ten amazingly-rad musicians on the Polaris 2011 Short List (stream all the albums here)! Today we shine the spotlight on Colin Stetson! Who: Colin Stetson [...]
August 9th, 2011
We finally get a proper video from Colin Stetson for his Polaris-nominated album, New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges. The remixed version of “The Stars In His Head” featuring Stetson’s throbbing bass sax is a perfectly pulsating score for this dark, menacing clip. In it we’re given a trio of smoke bomb-carrying skaters, a mysterious [...]
July 12th, 2011
The Drums’ new album gets release date, preview first single Elbow to get their own premium ale Jane’s Addiction reveal details for Great Escape Artist Bright Eyes no longer breaking up, announce another North American tour Polaris Music Prize nominee Colin Stetson announces new EP
July 6th, 2011
Place your bets. The ten albums vying for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize were announced this afternoon by CBC Radio 3 personality Grant Lawrence and The Wedge‘s own Damian Abraham. Bands returning to the shortlist include Montreal’s Arcade Fire with their Grammy- and Juno-winning album The Suburbs, as well as St. John’s Hey Rosetta! with [...]
Tags: arcade fire, Austra, Braids, Colin Stetson, Damian Abraham, Destroyer, Galaxie, Grant Lawrence, Hey Rosetta!, Polaris Music Prize, Ron Sexsmith, The Weeknd, Timber Timbre
Posted in Blog, News, Polaris Music Prize, The Wedge | Posted by Cam
June 27th, 2011
It’s that time of the year again. Six months in and the best albums of 2011 so far are being considered. So far Gorilla Vs Bear, SPIN, Stereogum and NPR have all weighed in. And since everyone’s doing it, well, we figured The Wedge should pitch in its two cents. If you tune in weekly [...]
Tags: Bon Iver, Cat's Eyes, Cloud Nothings, Colin Stetson, Destroyer, Ford & Lopatin, fucked up, Gang Gang Dance, Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx, Grouper, Holy Other, Iceage, James Blake, John Maus, Julianna Barwick, Liturgy, Panda Bear, PJ Harvey, Sanso X-tro, Shabazz Palaces, The 25 Best Albums From The First Half Of 2011, The Wedge, Thurston Moore, Tim Hecker, Toro Y Moi, Wild Beasts, Yuck
Posted in Blog, News, The Wedge | Posted by Cam