The New Music Radar

The Radiation Flowers

The sound of elevation throbbed into a vertical sky, The Radiation Flowers (formerly Powder Blue) is a slow burning psych rock band from Saskatoon,...

Pete Fij and Terry Bickers

Pete Fij and Terry Bickers describe their music as sounding "like a three in the morning jam in which Johnny Cash, The Velvet Underground & The...

Fawns Of Love

Fawns of Love are a Bakersfield California-based husband and wife duo ​​comprised of Joseph and Jenny Andreotti​​. The duo has recorded and toured under...

In Snow

In Snow is a four-piece instrumental post-rock group from Birmingham, Alabama. Their debut record was released through Step Pepper Records in 2013.  Their second record,...

The Black Watch

The Black Watch have made 17 CDs of acclaimed indie pop music that The Austin Chronicle has termed in the tradition of "beautiful VU/Soft...

Interviews

5 Questions for Elizabeth LeBaron of The Dream Eaters

We recently reviewed We Are A Curse, the excellent debut album from Dream Pop duo The Dream...

Marlon Chaplin: CMW Review & Interview

Marlon Chaplin made his mark on Canadian Music Week with two shows (at Supermarket and...

An Interview with Zoë Howe, Music Writer and Author of Upcoming Novel, Shine On, Marquee Moon

By Jacqueline Howell As a mostly music site, Zoë Howe's work and voice in music journalism...

Music Reviews

Overlake – Fall

Fall, the sophomore album by New Jersey 3-piece Overlake, follows a simple Shoegaze / Dream Pop recipe.  Add swirly, reverb-drenched guitars, mix in steady...

Thousand Yard Stare – DeepDreaming / StarGrazing Double EP

It may have taken 24 years, but good things come to those who wait.  The lads from (How soon is?) Slough, aka Thousand Yard...

Slowdive: Slowdive – The love and the fight

"Nothing left to lose. Nothing left to fight" are really a person of reason's fighting words. Slowdive's self-titled new album is out today, May 5th, amid...

The Dream Eaters – We Are A Curse

Dream-pop duo The Dream Eaters have just dropped their debut full length album We Are A Curse. Formed in 2015, The Dream Eaters is comprised...

This Modern Hope – Horizon

This Modern Hope is a new, London-based, indie rock project, launched by singer songwriter Rob Payne. The group combines slow, deliberate melodies with delicate...

Live In Concert

MIMICO Live Review and Photos

MIMICO creeps up on you with hypnotic, steady, rhythms and loops, over which are laid often subtle, evocative vocals. The music is of a loosely...

Vinyl

DJ KITTEN’S RADIO MIXTAPE #1

DJ KITTEN’S MIXTAPE RADIO Sounds from everywhere on whatever format (mostly vinyl & CDs) IT’S BEEN A WEEK OF SKA COOL…THIS LIST PLAYED ON THIS HEATWAVE...

Vinyl Night: Here’s What We’re Spinning (Part 2)

1. Television - Marquee Moon "I recall- lightning struck itself" (Marquee Moon) 2. Broken Water - Drown (Tempest) Broken Water - Drown on Bandcamp 3. Nothing -...

Logan Lynn – Adieu.

Logan Lynn - Adieu Wrapped inside a striking, bleak cover image, carved into blood red vinyl, and with a full page of liner notes explaining...

Vinyl Night: Here’s What We’re Spinning

Vinyl Night: A New Feature from DISARM Editors Dave & Jacquie. We settled in with a Guinness for Dave and Blanche de Chamblay for Jacquie...

Occurrence – The Past Will Live Forever

The Past Will Live Forever by Brooklyn electronic duo Occurrence, embarks on an auditory journey through dark, moody, cyber-landscapes, that stimulate chilly feelings of...

Shoegaze, Noise, and Dream Pop

FILM

Trainspotting, The Universe, and Everything. Part 1

Trainspotting 2, the much bandied about, apprehensively secretly longed for follow up to the one and only untouchable 1996 Independent masterpiece of subversion, Trainspotting...

The Hollywood Bromance is Dead, and True Crime Victims Deserve Better

True Story. It is arguably among the top contenders for absolute worst book (and film) title of modern times. Modern times, because one could see...

Len & Company / This Must Be the Place: Retiring Gracefully from Rock &...

  By Jacqueline Howell By coincidence, I viewed the films Len & Company and This Must Be the Place back to back. It turned out that they...

Pop Culture

Slowdive: Slowdive – The love and the fight

"Nothing left to lose. Nothing left to fight" are really a person of reason's fighting words. Slowdive's self-titled new album is out today, May 5th, amid...

Len & Company / This Must Be the Place: Retiring Gracefully...

  By Jacqueline Howell By coincidence, I viewed the films Len & Company and This Must Be the Place back to back. It turned out that they...

LATEST POSTS

Trainspotting, The Universe, and Everything. Part 1

Trainspotting 2, the much bandied about, apprehensively secretly longed for follow up to the one and only untouchable 1996 Independent masterpiece of subversion, Trainspotting...

The Keepers: Required Viewing (Netflix)

The Keepers (Netflix, May 2017) should  be required viewing for...everyone. This earth shattering and harrowing documentary series is something new and more graceful in...

John Fryer, 4AD Producer & Legend, releases new LP: Black Needle...

DISARM Magazine Premiere: Legendary 4AD Producer John Fryer, who has shaped the sounds of This Mortal Coil, Cocteau Twins, Love and Rockets, Depeche Mode, Nine...

MIMICO Live Review and Photos

MIMICO creeps up on you with hypnotic, steady, rhythms and loops, over which are laid often subtle, evocative vocals. The music is of a loosely...

Streaming Premier of The Sinking Feeling’s New EP ‘One’

The Sinking Feeling are set to release their newest EP entitled One, on June 24th, via Gold Mold Records, but here is your chance to listening...

DJ KITTEN’S RADIO MIXTAPE #1

DJ KITTEN’S MIXTAPE RADIO Sounds from everywhere on whatever format (mostly vinyl & CDs) IT’S BEEN A WEEK OF SKA COOL…THIS LIST PLAYED ON THIS HEATWAVE...

The Skinny: Our Music, Art and Culture News

Welcome to our weekly column: The Skinny, where we share what is happening in the world of Music, Art & Culture. Here, we report on the...

Do you bronze or taxidermy a sacred banana? The Specials Take...

The Specials: Toronto June 6-7, 2017, Danforth Music Hall The Specials, since they returned to this part of the world in 2010, have a way...

Franz Ferdinand Live in Toronto

Franz Ferdinand, Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, June 2, 2017 Franz Ferdinand played an electrifying and satisfying set, Friday night at the Danforth Music Hall. Although...