Potential Polaris Pick: The Luyas – Too Beautiful To Work

Pro: “Too Beautiful to Work” (the album’s title track) is just about the best four minutes of indie pop I’ve heard this year. It’s exactly what you would hope for from a popped-up version of Torngat (french horn and organ man Pietro Amato is in that Montreal three-piece) and Belle Orchestre (Amato again and drummer … Continue reading

New contender, best article summary ever

A gentleman in West Virginia who was discovered wearing women’s undergarments and standing over a pygmy goat’s carcass told police he was high on “bath salts” when he stabbed the creature to death. (via Boing Boing)

Potential Polaris Pick #1: Dirty Beaches – Badlands

(With the first round of Polaris Prize voting rapidly approaching, I’ve decided to post some thoughts here on albums that’ve been tossed around for consideration, in no particular order. If there’s something that came out between June 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011 that you think I’d be a fool to ignore, just drop me … Continue reading