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L.D. Moses

L.D. Moses are a Leeds band who enjoy basking in the gloomy glow of Post-Punk’s most alluring father figures and at the same time...

Mangoseed

Hailing from the cultural and creative melting pot that is England’s capital city, Mangoseed comprise four musicians of Trinidadian, Jamaican, Australian and Irish descent....

Kid Lucifer

Kid Lucifer is a Montreal-based garage band that "like to play songs fast (but sometimes slow) with energy and passion". Formed in December 2015, they...

Versus

Versus was formed in 1990 by Richard Baluyut, Fontaine Toups, and Edward Baluyut in New York City. The band was noted for its marriage of...

Doviak

Doviak is a musician and producer best known for his work with Johnny Marr. On the self-produced Enemy Numbers EP, he takes to the...

Live In Concert

The Twilight Sad in Toronto, May 16th 2019

The Twilight Sad: Toronto, Velvet Underground, May 16th, 2019. The Twilight Sad have returned to Toronto with their latest album It Won't Be Like This...

Music Reviews

Looms – The Way Up

Born out of a summer break-up, The Way Up - the third album from Brooklyn band Looms - is a creature of two halves...

The Specials Encore: Well-Turned Out

By Jacqueline Howell The Specials, by now an institution to those who know, reached...

Lucifer – Lucifer II

Metal music and the biblical character known as Lucifer have always had a close relationship. Fifty years into the genre’s existence, simply...

Dead Swords – Enders

Dead Swords is the project resulting from the combined creative forces of Alex Rosamilia of The Gaslight Anthem and Corey Perez of Bottomfeeder and...

J Mascis – Elastic Days

I recently had the pleasure of fulfilling a dream; seeing a J Mascis solo set live. After absorbing hours on YouTube of...

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Interviews

DISARM's VIDEO PLAYLIST
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Tongue Helmet - Sunstroke (Music Video)
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The Neville Staple Band " Put Away Your Knives" (Official Music Video)
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SMASHING LADS - Cracking Up (Official Video)
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Johnny Lloyd - 'I'll Be Me' (Official Audio)
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Membranes: 'A Strange Perfume'
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Sam Cohen - I Can't Lose
05:25
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The Soft Cavalry - Dive (Official Audio)
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New Idea Society "Wave Goodbye" (Official Audio)
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Grizzly Coast - Half-Light Boy (Official Video)
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Pick a Number
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The Jins - Pop Song (Official Lyric Video)
03:07
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Spotlights "The Particle Noise" (pre-order now)
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ASHRR - Don't Wait Too Long
04:18
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Paliki - Over the hill
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Jane's Party - Casual Island [official lyric video]
04:29
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SMASHING LADS - Bitter (Official Video)
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BLACK VULPINE - Limbus (Official Video)
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Murray A. Lightburn - To The Top
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Basic White - Time To Leave (Official Music Video)
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BEAUTY IN CHAOS ft. TISH CIRAVOLO - LOOK UP (Official Video)
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Bitch Falcon Prime Number
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VICTORY CHIMES - 40 DAYS ON THE BRIDGE
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This Is England - Official Video
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Morrissey & Marshall - Cold November Sunrise (The Late Late Show)
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WILD LYFE by POLARTROPICA featuring Jett Kwong
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WOOING - Could Have Been (Official Video)
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The Suncharms - Red Dust
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THE MOON - THE NAIVE (official music video)
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Acid Dad - Living With A Creature (Official Video)
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Shad - "Stakes Is High (De La Soul Cover)" | House Of Strombo
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Bilk - Spiked
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The Bandicoots - Shady Lane (Official Video)
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Nax. (ft: The Churchhill Garden) - Atrapado (En el ámbar eterno)
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Hero Fisher - If I Die and Nothing Happens (Official Video) *FLASH WARNING*
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Astronaut Project - Reptilian Song (Video Oficial)
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Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon (Transformed) (Official Audio)
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All Them Witches - "Diamond" [Official Video]
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The Twilight Sad // I/m Not Here [missing face] (Official Video)
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Still Corners - The Trip
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Repeating Patterns [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
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Silent Forum - How I Faked The Moon Landing (Video)
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Swoone - This Bullet Never Kills
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Starframes - Berlin is in love
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Sally Dige - "Sail to Me" (Official Music Video)
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Basement Revolver - Knocking (Official Audio)
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Somehow - While the Days Go By
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Orbital - Kein Trink Wasser
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Almagrey - Drag Me Down
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Stella Diana - Iris
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Shiiine On Festival 2018
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NANAKI - The Days Go By
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Vast Asteroid - Encrypted (Official Video)
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Citrus Clouds- You Loved Me First
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Crooked Teeth - Mountain Song
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10 O'Clock Chemical - Babylon is Fallen
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JAGUWAR - Crystal (official video)
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Vast Asteroid - Poison Fang (Official Video)
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Ask For Joy - Pull My String
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Tim Muddiman And The Strange - Get It On - (Official Video)
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Miniatures - Honey (Official Music Video)
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Peter Hook and The Light - Love Will Tear Us Apart : Live @ Shiiiine On Weekender 2017
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Citrus Clouds - Life Happens
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CLUSTERSUN - Lonely Moon
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Blushing - "Weak" (Official Video)
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The Afghan Whigs - Can Rova/Last Goodbye (Union Transfer) Philadelphia,Pa 9.12.17
07:25
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The OBGMs - Torpedo (Official Video 2017)
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Explosions in the Sky - Wilderness
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The Dears - Lost In The Plot
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Apocalypse - Cigarettes After Sex
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Beliefs /// Ghosts
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Vinyl

All Nerve, The Acropolis, and Mom: The Breeders’ whiplash masterpiece –...

By Jacqueline Howell To preface: I was there. I was twenty years old in 1993. If you weren't, please Nevermind the narrow story you've gleaned...

Wild Arrows – Dreamlike Dream

Wild Arrows Dreamlike Dream 2018 Black Vinyl Dreamlike Dream, the second album by Brooklyn duo Wild Arrows pushes further into the realm of New Wave and Shoegaze than...

Wild Arrows – Tell Everyone

Wild Arrows Tell Everyone 2014 Black Vinyl (Gotta Groove Records) Wild Arrows, the Brooklyn Alternative/Dream-Pop duo once consisting of Mike Law (vocals and other instruments) and Shiori Takenoshita...

Film

The Florida Project: Childhood’s Essence

What do you do when the official, powerful, grown up world is a false front, as useless as balsa wood, and the...

Suede: The Insatiable Ones Documentary Review

‘I once described the history of the band as being like a pram that’s been pushed down a hill. There was always a hint...

Halloween 2018 Review

Is there any subject in the history of cinema more divisive and debated than a sequel? Whether or not follow-up films are necessary and...

TV and Streaming

Duncan Jones’ Mute: No Words

By Jacqueline Howell, Disarm Editor I urge you to set aside two hours this weekend to watch the best film since 1982's Blade Runner of...

Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series Blu-Ray Boxset – A Feast...

By Matt Sitler What to say that hasn't been said already about maverick filmmaker David Lynch? Finally handed the funding, freedom and platform to drill his...

Pop Culture

Hitting Vegas On Tour: The Ultimate Guide For Music Lovers

Whether you're a music fan or in a band, checking out the Vegas live music...

Tully Film Review: A masterclass in modern storytelling

By Jacqueline Howell Astute filmgoers likely don't need to revisit the exciting trajectory of Diablo Cody...

Have you been following Halt and Catch Fire? Because you should.

By Stephen Porzio On the basis of its first season, one would never have thought AMC's...

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...

Books

Listen to Moby Narrate Porcelain. A Memoir.

Moby came to prominence in my world in the early 90s when the rave scene in Toronto was still primarily underground.  Electronic...

Book Review – Robin by Dave Itzkoff

It’s no surprise to discover that the late, lamented Robin Williams, man of a million other men, was a multi-layered personality: school-age recluse, joke-stealing...

Listen to John Taylor Narrate In the Pleasure Groove

In The Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran takes a trip through bassist John Taylor’s life of extremes, from his perspective and in...

Book Review – Wayne and Ford: The Films, the Friendship, and the Forging of...

In the final chapter of Wayne and Ford: The Films, the Friendship, and the Forging of an American Hero, a new study of the...

LATEST POSTS

Remembering Dave Bookman: The Spirit Of Radio – May 30, 1960...

By Jacqueline Howell Toronto radio's quiet legend, Dave Bookman ("Bookie" to everyone) died today just after midnight, after a month-long hospital stay. We'll always remember:...

Looms – The Way Up

Born out of a summer break-up, The Way Up - the third album from Brooklyn band Looms - is a creature of two halves...

The Twilight Sad in Toronto, May 16th 2019

The Twilight Sad: Toronto, Velvet Underground, May 16th, 2019. The Twilight Sad have returned to Toronto with their latest album It Won't Be Like This...

Disintegration: For The Ages

By Jacqueline Howell Thirty years later, Disintegration is both transformative and transcendent. The chronicle of a break down and survival has grown with us into...

Lend An Ear: Shoegazers We’re Listening To – Part 34

We're finally moving in to warmer weather and that means breezy, dreamy music to accompany your breezy dreamy boat drinks! Our 34rd playlist of Shoegazers...

21 DISARMing Questions for Dean Garcia of SPC ECO

Curve multi-instrumentalist Dean Garcia and his daughter Rose Berlin formed SPC ECO in 2008.  An electronic musical maverick, Dean's style complements Rose's vulnerable yet...

20 DISARMing Questions for Ammo Bankoff of Brass Box

Los Angeles’ Brass Box "allures listeners into a velvet sea of atmospheric waves" and "invite their audience onto the spectral shores of a dream". Brass...

20 DISARMing Questions for James Atkin

We recently featured "Rise" by James Atkin on our New Music Radar, a song from his third upcoming solo album entitled Popcorn...

20 DISARMing Questions for Josh Charles of ASHRR

ASHRR are a Synth-Pop trio from Los Angeles that released their debut self-titled EP late last year and are following up with...
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