The New Music Radar

A Thousand Hours

A Thousand Hours release their sophomore album Sleep, on July 22. The album finds the northern collective further refining their 4AD infused ethereal style...

nTTx

Stealing elements of EBM, Synth-pop and Industrial, nTTx completes this sonic landscape with strong, melodic vocals, that range from soft and delicate, to powerfully...

Yi

Yi was formed in the winter of 2015 by Jordan Allen (Rolemodel) and Jesse Crowe (Beliefs) following their writing collaboration on the track “Until”...

Birds

BIRDS play a fuzzed-out mix of psych, pop, and straightforward rock 'n' roll, with lush layers of instrumentation and dreamy vocal harmonies that create...

NRVS LVRS

San Francisco-based band NRVS LVRS is the dreamy darkwave project of husband & wife duo Andrew Gomez and Bevin Fernandez. NRVS LVRS released their...

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

As a mostly music site, Zoë Howe's work and voice in music journalism has been...

Music Reviews

The Dears Times Infinity, Volume Two

  Sometimes an advance record comes your way and while you know should report on the news, early and loudly, something happens that is a...

Catherine Wheel – Ferment – 25th Anniversary Edition

Catherine Wheel Ferment (2017) Music On Vinyl There have been few mail deliveries I’ve anticipated as much as the arrival of Catherine Wheel’s 25th Anniversary reissue of Ferment on vinyl. ...

The Barrel Boys: Cold Spring review

  For the past few years, The Barrel Boys have been charming the Toronto bluegrass scene. The five-piece string band blends bluegrass, classic country, old-time...

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

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...

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...

Live In Concert

RIDE Live in Toronto

RIDE returned to Toronto this week to share their hits as well as a generous helping of their just released new album, Weather Diaries, at one...

Vinyl

Catherine Wheel – Ferment – 25th Anniversary Edition

Catherine Wheel Ferment (2017) Music On Vinyl There have been few mail deliveries I’ve anticipated as much as the arrival of Catherine Wheel’s 25th Anniversary reissue of Ferment on 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...

Shoegaze, Noise, and Dream Pop

Film

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

Spider-Man fans have been wondering if he would become an Avenger ever since they caught a glimpse of that “wtf moment” in the Capitan...

Feeling Supersonic

Oasis: Supersonic (2016) Directed by Mat Whitecross The much buzzed about documentary about the rise of Oasis & the Gallagher brothers from the capable, deeply...

DISARM’s What to Watch: July

It's summer and that means carefully monitoring the weather and too many discussions about the weather in public and then when it reaches optimal...

TV and Streaming

Gypsy: Naomi Watts goes 90s for Netflix

Gypsy - Netflix's latest offering - feels like an artsy but sleazy 90s thriller or a pulpy mystery novel. It's the type of story...

Glow: Season 1 Wrap Up

Part 2 of 2 (Read Part 1 here.) Recently - when discussing the first five episodes of Netflix's GLOW - I praised the series for...

Pop Culture

Glow: Season 1 Wrap Up

Part 2 of 2 (Read Part 1 here.) Recently - when discussing the first five episodes...

Still Waters / Breaking Trail: Canadian Music’s Rocky & Radiant Heart

or: What Canadian Rock Taught Me "Don't always look back. But look back." - Canadian workingman,...

The Killers: Two-Star Towns, Glastonbury 2017 & The Future

Brandon Flowers may be the most nostalgic world-famous musician in the game today. He's also...

Slowdive: Slowdive – The love and the fight

"Nothing left to lose. Nothing left to fight" are really a person of reason's fighting...

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

By coincidence, we viewed the films Len & Company and This Must Be the Place...

LATEST POSTS

RIDE Live in Toronto

RIDE returned to Toronto this week to share their hits as well as a generous helping of their just released new album, Weather Diaries, at one...

Grand Pricks and Polarnecks

Grand Pricks and Polarnecks, two 90s Alternative influenced bands from Glasgow, have joined forces to release the split EP PolarPricks on Gold Mold Records. While Grand Pricks...

Hillside Festival Round Up

Elizabeth Andrews For over three decades, Hillside has established itself as an arts and music celebration that goes against the fray. At a time when...

A Thousand Hours

A Thousand Hours release their sophomore album Sleep, on July 22. The album finds the northern collective further refining their 4AD infused ethereal style...

nTTx

Stealing elements of EBM, Synth-pop and Industrial, nTTx completes this sonic landscape with strong, melodic vocals, that range from soft and delicate, to powerfully...

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

Spider-Man fans have been wondering if he would become an Avenger ever since they caught a glimpse of that “wtf moment” in the Capitan...

The Dears Times Infinity, Volume Two

  Sometimes an advance record comes your way and while you know should report on the news, early and loudly, something happens that is a...

Catherine Wheel – Ferment – 25th Anniversary Edition

Catherine Wheel Ferment (2017) Music On Vinyl There have been few mail deliveries I’ve anticipated as much as the arrival of Catherine Wheel’s 25th Anniversary reissue of Ferment on vinyl. ...

Gypsy: Naomi Watts goes 90s for Netflix

Gypsy - Netflix's latest offering - feels like an artsy but sleazy 90s thriller or a pulpy mystery novel. It's the type of story...
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