Diana Krall’s take on the Guaraldi- and Mendelson-penned tune could provide a necessary push for an incorporation of that which is typically only stressed during the holiday season into year-round efforts to take on personal challenges and frightening trends.Read more "Deep Cut – “Christmas Time Is Here”"
On a lesser-known EP, Saskatoon-based Close Talker confidently revisit their own first impression in order to reengage with certain thematic elements and develop the subsequent emotional impact.Read more "Deep Cut – “Creature”"
Carly Rae Jepsen’s Emotion was unjustifiably overlooked at this year’s Grammys. “Warm Blood”, the great standout of the album’s second half, is just one of the reasons why.Read more "Deep Cut – “Warm Blood”"
Genesis’s “Land of Confusion” hit the airwaves almost thirty years ago. When considered beside today’s political developments, it becomes clear that the big single has not lost its punch.Read more "Can’t You See This Is (Still) the Land of Confusion?"
Victoria-based Dreamboat is able to convey the complex flurry of emotions experienced after the rupture of a human relationship with the use of simple electronics and clever repetitions of verse.Read more "Deep Cut – “Townies”"
On this selection from his intimate 1996 album The Charity of Night, Bruce Cockburn takes on the fleeting nature of love and experience by, in elegantly contradictory fashion, taking his time.Read more "Deep Cut – “Live on My Mind”"
Music and summer form a sublime combination. Here are five selections to help you begin preparing a respectable summertime soundtrack for this year.Read more "Five Songs for Summer, 2015"
What were the Barenaked Ladies supposed to do in the aftermath of 1998’s Stunt? Courtesy of hits like “One Week”, “It’s All Been Done”, and “Call and Answer”, the Ladies were finally both ubiquitous and beloved. What now?Read more "Deep Cut – “Hidden Sun”"
It was on a road trip with my family in the late 1990s, headed north through the Cariboo, when I felt as though I had no choice but to listen to the Rankin Family.Read more "Deep Cut – “Mull River Shuffle” (Live)"
In this new series, the 14th Floor presents outstanding yet potentially overlooked album tracks. In this installment, we respond to a jewel found halfway through the Matthew Good Band’s acclaimed third album.Read more "Deep Cut – “Suburbia”"