Taking influences from bands such as Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Taking Back Sunday, Jimmy Eat World, and American Football, Ottawa locals Old Rules have crafted a unique sound that stands on the borders of pop punk, emo, and grunge. The five piece comprised of Nat Plamondon, Cody Coughlan, Holden Egan, JJ De Castro, and Nick Marson have been around for sometime and with the release of their most recent EP “Twitch” Old Rules has solidified their place as a key band in Ottawa’s music scene.
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At 19-years-old, Sydney Delong is like many people her age. She’s tired of school after her freshman year studying psychology at Ryerson University, she works part time at The Body Shop, and she is trying to find individuality on her own path. What sets her apart is her voice, which allowed her to preform in internationally recognized music festivals Canadian Music Week and NXNE.
“Ooh the world is crowded”. Ruban Nielson makes this seemingly-obvious statement in the centrefolds of Multi-Love, Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s third album. While the world may seem busy and full of different people with different personalities, getting along with others isn’t always a pretty affair. While UMO’s sophomore album II focused on solitary disillusion, such as suicidal thoughts while eating popcorn, Multi-Love turns the tables on the problems with others.
Peter Shmelzer and his art have been called provocative, disturbing and immoral. He’s not bothered.
“I’m not trying to shock anybody,” he says. “I’m not hateful. There’s a lot of things that I’m not. Look again.”
In the era of Pussy Riot and Brett Bailey, the censorship of art is as big of an issue as it was when Gustave Courbet painted “The Origin of the World” in 1866.
The Postal Service
The collaborative genius of Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel) was unleashed in 2003 with this game-changing minimalist indie pop record. The subtle hints of string instruments shaped the album’s solemn theme along with the soaring vocal melodies Gibbard provided alongside backing vocalist Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley.
Paula Aguirre is photographer based in Argentina, and together with her sister Mariángeles, who’s based in Berlin run tHERAPY recycle and exorcise a sustainable fashion brand. The brand consists of reworked, recycled and upcycled vintage clothing that they acquire while traveling around. They promote ethical and conscious fashion through their DIY project and you can acquire their items through stores, pop ups and flea markets throughout North América and Europe.