The New Music Radar

Intenna

Intenna are an Alternative Shoegaze band from Indonesia.  This song is from their upcoming EP release, Flaw, and the newest since the release of Helter Skelter in 2015. Listen...

Tombstones In Their Eyes

Tombstones In Their Eyes is a Psych rock band from Los Angeles that blend doom-laden sludge guitars with a heavily washed-out Shoegaze aesthetic. Listen to...

Glass Horses

London-based Glass Horses describe themselves as "a band born out of a love for Shoegaze Indie sounds." Listen to "Stepping Stones"

Lazy Legs

Lazy Legs is not at all new to Disarm, but this swirling warble of guitars and ethereal lyrics is.  The song is from their...

Savak

Savak, which includes members of Obits, Holy Fuck, The Cops, The Make Up, and more have announced the release of their sophomore album Cut-Ups. Listen to...

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

Melvins – A Walk With Love & Death

The Melvins formed in the early 80s by Buzz Osborne. Osborne is considered the "Godfather" of Grunge as he helped guide a high school...

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

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...

Live In Concert

In Photos: Jambana One World Festival 2017

Now in its ninth year, Jambana One World Festival represents Canada's multi-cultural diversity through the celebration of music, dance, and comedy.  This year, the...

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

Vancouver Lift-Off coverage Day 3 – Longshot, Game, The Honey Badger

Instead of showing one feature, day three of the Vancover Lift-Off Festival was broken down into three separate shorter films all centering upon a...

Vancouver Lift-Off coverage Day 2 – Heroes Manufactured, Trophy

Following on from the winning film The End of the Road, the Vancouver Lift-Off Festival continued with two more documentaries. The first was Heroes...

Vancouver Lift-Off coverage – Day 1 – The End of the Road

Independent film festivals are vital for the future of cinema. They allow blossoming filmmakers - people who may not have the backing of a...

TV and Streaming

Gypsy: Wrap Up

Read Part One of Stephen Porzio's Gypsy review here. Gypsy began very promisingly. Its first two episodes - directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson - with their...

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...

Pop Culture

The Big Feastival Comes to Canadian Shores August 18-20

DID YOU KNOW? Toronto and Canada has a new, exciting event venue, a shining, idyllic jewel...

Kuso review – Flying Lotus takes a leap into abstract body horror / comedy

Kuso is the feature length debut of Steven Ellison a.k.a musician Flying Lotus a.k.a. rapper...

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...

Books

Book Review of America 51 by Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor is running his mouth again. And it’s not in the typical form that’s earned him a meme online by way of his...

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

As a mostly music site, Zoë Howe's work and voice in music journalism has been an inspiration and served as a guide since before...

LATEST POSTS

Vancouver Lift-Off coverage Day 3 – Longshot, Game, The Honey Badger

Instead of showing one feature, day three of the Vancover Lift-Off Festival was broken down into three separate shorter films all centering upon a...

Book Review of America 51 by Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor is running his mouth again. And it’s not in the typical form that’s earned him a meme online by way of his...

Light Comes From The Abyss

Light Comes From The Abyss is a Post-Rock and Metal group based in Clermont-Ferrand and Bordeaux. The two musicians draw from influences including Progressive...

Intenna

Intenna are an Alternative Shoegaze band from Indonesia.  This song is from their upcoming EP release, Flaw, and the newest since the release of Helter Skelter in 2015. Listen...

Vancouver Lift-Off coverage Day 2 – Heroes Manufactured, Trophy

Following on from the winning film The End of the Road, the Vancouver Lift-Off Festival continued with two more documentaries. The first was Heroes...

Vancouver Lift-Off coverage – Day 1 – The End of the...

Independent film festivals are vital for the future of cinema. They allow blossoming filmmakers - people who may not have the backing of a...

Tombstones In Their Eyes

Tombstones In Their Eyes is a Psych rock band from Los Angeles that blend doom-laden sludge guitars with a heavily washed-out Shoegaze aesthetic. Listen to...

In Photos: Jambana One World Festival 2017

Now in its ninth year, Jambana One World Festival represents Canada's multi-cultural diversity through the celebration of music, dance, and comedy.  This year, the...

Glass Horses

London-based Glass Horses describe themselves as "a band born out of a love for Shoegaze Indie sounds." Listen to "Stepping Stones"
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