Posts Tagged: Montreal

Album of the Week: She-Devils by the She-Devils

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Coming from Montreal’s notable music scene, the She-Devils, Audrey Ann Boucher and Kyle Jukka, approach their music-making more as visual artists than songwriters. Boucher draws and paints cartoon-influenced images, including the group’s album art, and Jukka is a “sound sculptor,” molding sonic pieces from samples and loops.

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Vocabulary Lessons in Bucharest

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I felt unhinged in my moments of isolation, and frustrated in my muteness. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Used to Be Schwartz

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When I told my friend Aharon that my family name used to be Schwartz, he said, “Used to be Schwartz—sounds like a Borscht Belt act.” ...more

This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Famed Indian bookseller Ram Advani has passed away at the age of 95. He had planned to continue visiting his shops until was 99.

Elton John has a favorite Los Angeles bookstore: Book Soup.

Seattle’s only bookstore dedicated to poetry is looking for a new owner.

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Song of the Day: “Let Her Go”

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Mac Demarco’s voice and “slacker” guitar are the essence of “laid back.” The artist’s distinct sound is a far cry from other Montreal-based contemporaries like Arcade Fire.  His bubbly track “Let Her Go,” from sophomore album Salad Days, makes us picture a lazy summer day on the beach, while the lyrics propose an appropriately laissez faire spirit.

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