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12 Aug Introducing: fog drake

Though he may dispute the date, I believe I first met Xavier Leon in the summer of 2010. I faintly recall him sitting in a living room in Saint Henri strumming a guitar with my then musical partner, David Martinez. I was in town only...

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14 Apr (T-T)b – Slimy Quagmire

We are extremely pleased to announce that pre-orders for (T-T)b's Slimy Quagmire are now live at our webstore! You can place your order here. A portion of all proceeds will go to the Native Women's Association of Canada. Fans in the USA can order this...

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22 Feb Circles: A Community Response & Resource

We are proud to announce that Circles: A Community Response & Resource is now available in our store! Both the ebook and printed book can now be purchased in the SYR shop. Click [ here ] to select between the two. The Circles collective believes everyone deserves access...

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15 Feb Get OUT This Weekend!

This Saturday, local collective OUT will host Day of Healing & Resilience Through Community Culture at Casa Del Popolo. Come out for the day-long DIY Art Market to peruse local creative wares, and stay for the discussion panel and music in the evening! The venue...

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04 Feb Speak OUT: Zine Launch

In September 2016, it came to our attention that prominent members of our community were aggressors in several, separate accounts of sexual violence and abuse. As a community-built organization, it is SYR’s responsibility to take a stand against this atrocious behaviour in the most visible...

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08 Sep Boy Friends unveil sophomore album Fragilism

Boy Friends have been doing their own thing for some time now, if somewhat under the proverbial radar. They began as a quintet in 2012 under the name, The This Many Boyfriends Club, before undergoing a hard stylistic pivot in 2015, prompting themselves to re-brand....

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01 Sep Thanya Iyer debuts Do You Dream?

Do You Dream? is the debut long player from Montreal-based composer and bandleader Thanya Iyer. The record proves to be a significant journey, clocking in with nineteen unique compositions, resulting in somewhat of a magnum opus-style work. Previously described as “atmospheric” and “dreamy,” Thanya Iyer...

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29 May Puppy Totes!

You can now grab these new tote bags from our online store here! Designed by Charlotte Forbes and printed by Elie Chap....

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22 Apr Bas Relief || “sep 28 alt master 2” (VIDEO)

Using public domain footage, our friend Zachary Goldberg-Mota partook in Sent from my iPad by producing this video for the final song of the project's album component. Please find information on the video’s source material in the project's bibliography/sample guide here. Of this contribution to Sent from my iPad and...

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02 Apr Mud Kid out now!

Coming off an adventurous long-player in 2015, Seattle native Slothfella is welcomed to our roster in his most recent explorations, entitled Mud Kid. The amicable EP proves a fulfilling jaunt through lushly painted digital soundscapes, still incorporating the triumphant video game edge that permeated and...

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17 Mar Best Buddies!

Laval rockers Stevenson have just released their third EP in a year, which you can now entertain over at their bandcamp page. And in case ya missed it, below you'll find their video for the title track. Name your own price for the digital release, and stay...

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15 Mar “Black Belt” now available!

Now available is the latest effort from David Martinez and Max Hewett, both well weathered alums of experimental rock's variety underbellies. You may know the former from projects such as Names, Balcony, or Great Gardening, and perhaps the latter from Boston's Buttons and Mindy. The story goes...

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09 Mar Introducing Slothfella

Today we formally welcome Slothfella to the family with the premiere of his latest music video! The song, "Harrison," is straight off the forthcoming EP, Mud Kid, due Sunday, March 20! It entertains vortical imagery in its visual reflections of the song's melancholic vibe. Animation credit goes to...

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07 Mar “Best Buddies” premieres at Exclaim!

What a wonderful day to be on the internet! You can now stream Stevenson's latest EP in full over at Exclaim! Click here to feast your ears! This local group has been cranking out the releases like hotcakes, and you can now expect their first...

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02 Mar /||\||\ – Dimensions of Hell

Roughly halfway through 2015, Montreal’s /||\||\ presented their deeply enthralling multimedia endeavor, entitled Dimensions of Hell, at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal as part of MUTEK (video). Comprised of two of’s founding members, Milo Reinhardt and Teodoro Zamudio, /||\||\’s performance constituted a musico-visual...

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14 Feb Bas Relief’s Sent from my iPad

Bas Relief's latest endeavor is now online, available only on bandcamp. We encourage you to engage with and share the work outside of social media, hopefully to the end of partaking in a process that confronts the over-consumptive nature of social networking. Learn more about...

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09 Feb Sent from my iPad

Update: Full album is now live here. Today we are elated to announce a new release from Bas Relief, entitled "Sent from my iPad," to be released in full on Sunday, February 14. Please enjoy the album's single, "july 30 alt late night mix + tweak 2.0...

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08 Feb Best Buddies

Today we formally launch our website with a new music video from our downer-pop starchildren, Stevenson. Please enjoy the motion picture from the perspective of Commander "Andy" Clark, directed by Sacha Cohen....

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03 Feb The Final Say from Cattle Drums

The final record from upstate NY's Cattle Drums is now available for digital download and/or streaming over here at their bandcamp page! Fifteen sincere compositions wrought through many a twist and turn, informed by nuance and intensity....

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25 Jan “Skytop Path” by Cattle Drums (video)

Today Exclaim! premieres a new video from the fabled Cattle Drums! Watch it here! To boot, we've also opened up pre-orders for their posthumous full-length, Sorta Is The Best We're Doin, which you can find here. Look out for a full album stream on February 1!    ...

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25 Jan Welcome, y’all!

It's been an excruciatingly long time coming, but here it is! Our very own website! Please make yourself at home and peruse our offerings at your own convenience. Thanks to Charlotte Forbes for the drawing! and thanks to Freyja & Zamudio for the wonderful website! Love...

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