Issue 4

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Category: Issue 4, Reviews

This Vancouver Island-based cassette  compilation features the latest in the  indie side of electronic and experimental  music. Highlights include Hitman, the  opening track by Victoria noiseniks  Hermit – it s the Dr. Who soundtrack that  never was – as well as the ambient-guitar  wails of Olivebridge, NY s PUC and the  spacey surf-dub track by […]

b’ehl / Clag

It’s a stylin’ clear-vinyl 7″ of cute music,  mostly done by girls. Winnipeg’s b’ehl  play straight-up, breathy, wistful pop  songs; Clag, who hail from Melbourne,  Australia, are weirder and funnier.  “Fresh,” the first tune on their side, has  a sort of Sesame Street un-funk thing  going, with noodley Casiotone bleeps  floating behind the voice of […]

Third Eye Tribe

This full-length tape of ambient/hip hop  action is the brainchild of Vancouverites  Jacob Cino, Andy Ferris, and Kinnie Starr – it s energetic groove music that  ranges from spacey dub to Beck- ish  trash-guitar/hip hop to garagey jungle  beats. Third Eye Tribe also venture into  the PC-MC territory staked out by  Consolidated and Disposable Heroes, […]

Cheerleader

Winnipeg’s Cheerleader churns out  well-crafted indie pop with chunky  guitar hooks and self- deprecating,  ironic singing about girls and stuff like  that. Cheerleader’s strength is in their  quirky songwriting:”Truckin’,” -which  has nothing to do with the well-known  Grateful Dead song of the same title – builds up to the oddly hummable refrain  of “Happiness is […]

Mystery Machine/ Plumtree/Thanatopop/ Loomer

This 7″ single comes with St. Catherines  music ‘zine Noise, and features four  songs by four bands. The best of these,  “Montezuma’s Revenge,” comes from  Welland, Ontario’s Loomer – it’s two- chord, Sonic Youthy skronk with much  yelling and grinding, space-rock breaks.  Lo-rider bicycle enthusiasts Mystery  Machine’s contribution, “3 Fisted,” was  previously only available on […]

Pussy Chute

This is the debut CD by this brilliantly  unconventional Guelph-area band. They  cover musical ground from jazz-hop to  punk rock in a style that evokes the  sparse funk of early Luscious Jackson  and the intensity of PJ Harvey, blended  with a forthright queer perspective.  Most of this excellently-produced album  pares right down to singer Michele […]

The Bleeding Edge

Fragments

rag + bone

ByPass

Yakuza

Tessera

Ryerson Review of Journalism

Stay As You Are

Filler

Qwerty

In 2 Print

3rd Degree

A Year of Lesser

Adventures in Paper-Routing

Alias

Alien Thoughts

all day i dream about suicide

Alpine Writing

Alternatives Journal

Alternity

as air to water (and sock monkey)

Ataraxia Theatre

The Babel Miscellany

BAD Monkey

Content: Bad Moon Rising

Barbed Wire

Beautiful Laughter

Being Weird Isn’t An Excuse For Getting Published

Ben’s Zine

Black Orchid Conspiracy (Does Not Exist)

Bubonix and Bubonix Classix

C.U.N.T.

Caustic Truths

The Chatt

Circus

Coffee Smokes & Radiation

Collective Cuddle Coercion

Comic Book Socialism

The Confession of a Godless Renegade

Crosstown

The Cult Survivor-Le Rescape

Cyberstage-The Magazine of Arts & Technology

Cygnals

DA JUICE

DaDazine

Damsel’s Spit

Dark Rides

The Dawn of Silence

Deleterious

Detour Publications

diggings

Dirt

Discourse & Disclosure

Dragon Eye

Dregs

Drift

Drivel

Drop-D

Dysfunctional Family

EAT the Mighty

Ectoderm

Elements

Elf the Barbarian

Elysium

The Essential Side Effect

Fall On Your Knees

Faw Fletters

Fight Like a Girl

Flaming June

Fluff

Freak Show

The Friends of Clayoquot Sound

FRONT

Gak Lifter

General Strike Comics

Girl Cult

Glue For Breakfast

graffito the poetry poster

great day for up

The Greenway Papers

Ground Control

Gypsy Times

Hair Clay

He Is Just A Rat

Her Wonderful Life

Hoi Poloi

Hook & Ladder

I Hate Literature

I Killed Rasputin

I Live In A Cake

Imelod

Independence News

Index

Infantile