Les Hay Babies are a folk trio based in Moncton, New Brunswick. Their most recent album, La 4ième dimension (version longue), came out in 2016 on Simone Records. They gave us a tour their hometown highlights. Location photos by Matt Williams. SDV Vintage (327 Mountain Rd.) The only one its kind in the region, SDV
Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, who penned a slew influential solo albums and a number Hollywood scores, including The Theory Everything and Arrival, died in Berlin on Friday, February 9. John Twells looks back on a life artistic integrity, exploration and collaboration. I was wearing an Iron Maiden shirt when I met Jóhann Jóhannsson for the
There is nothing like some personal trauma to fuel the muse a songwriter. Acclaimed New Zealand troubadour Marlon Williams can attest to that, and the results are etched deeply into the grooves his new album, Make Way For Love. The catalyst for the new record was the end Williams’ relationship with Aldous Harding, another
Last weekend, experimental filmmaker Paul Clipson died at 53. Clipson had been a member San Francisco post-rock band Tarantel and collaborated with Grouper, Lawrence English, Sarah Davachi and many others. John Twells looks back on a life spent creating and sharing. On Saturday, February 4, 2018, visual artist Paul Clipson died suddenly; he was 53
Haley Fohr aka Circuit des Yeux goes deep and dark with a chilling blend drones and tones. Back in 2007, Haley Fohr began to assemble her musical experimentations, recording a collection atonal folk vignettes that would form the basis her debut album Symphone. She released it on De Stijl under the Circuit des Yeux moniker
As Brian Eno’s seminal ambient classic Music For Airports turns 40 this year, Lawrence English examines the genre’s impact, its initial manifesto and where it can go as it struggles past its mid-life crisis. Ambient Music has arrived at middle age. 2018 marks 40 years since the release Brian Eno’s Music For Airports, which effectively introduced
“It was the perfect house,” Camille Poliquin recalls, a cabin she and Milk & Bone bandmate Laurence Lafond-Beauline sequestered themselves in last winter. It was an hour-and-a-half away from the distractions Montreal; over five days the duo relaxed and wrote, laying foundations for their second album. “We both had our separate rooms and could
If you’ve heard Printworks, the former printing press, then you’ll know it was transformed into a soundproed rave factory. Located in London, England, Printworks is expertly run by events and festivals company Broadwick Live. This absolutely breathtaking venue is set to launch another groundbreaking project this upcoming March. A brand new 3,000-capacity space, specifically designed to
The Fall songwriter and arch-provocateur Mark E. Smith died on January 24 aged 60. Endless tales anarchic behavior aside, Smith was first and foremost a storyteller whose wry, absurdist vision was informed by the literary canon as much as his observations daily life. April Clare Welsh explores the influence sci-fi and horror on the work the
Akademiks was recently chilling in the studio with 6ix9ine, when on facetime they had XXXTentacion chopping it up with them. In the video you can see Akademiks telling X and 6ix9ine that Lil Pump had all the clout and they need to holla at Pump for some clout. Once Akademiks said that you can hear
On his fourth album, and first in five years, Cadence Weapon is bold and uncompromising in his raps and backed by a wondrous list hot producers. Here, he breaks down each and every song from this self-titled tour de force — out January 19 eOne — with Exclaim! Cadence Weapon’s Track by Track Breakdown Cadence
Over the last few years, obscure Japanese ambient classics like Hiroshi Yoshimura’s Green and Midori Takada’s Through The Looking Glass have surged in popularity. Lewis Gordon investigates the phenomenon, talking to the record collectors and vendors in the US, UK and Japan that helped inform a new wave interest. In 1980s Japan, a group artists
From Stranger Things 2 to Good Time. 2017 was a year that sent tremors through Hollywood, the debacle at this February’s Oscars foreshadowing even greater debacles to come as the year unfurled. From the revelations about Harvey Weinstein to Disney’s purchase Fox all the way to some very big budget box fice flops, it was a
Joyner Lucas turned heads yesterday when he released his remix 21 Savages’s Bank Account. On the song Lucas asked what happened to one his favorite rappers “Lloyd Banks”. Since the song was released the Queens rapper responded to Lucas’s mention him. Banks replied to the song with the tweet “Yeah I’ve heard it.. I’ve also
Over the past month, we’ve been rolling out the Exclaim! Holiday Gift Guide, filled with plenty ideas to brighten up your loved ones’ holidays. But the festivities don’t have to end with the holiday season. There are many great tours set to hit Canada in the coming months, and tickets to these events will be
“You can’t reminisce too much. Because you’ve got to keep pushing forward, you know?” Daniel Caesar is being modest. Looking back, the vocalist, songwriter and musician had a 2017 to kill for, especially for an R&B/soul artist from Canada. His debut full-length, the elliptically magical Freudian, surpassed expectations with its gospel-infused sound and swagger.
This week, Exclaim! is rolling out our annual, genre-specific album lists for the Best 2017. Yesterday (November 29), we wrapped up our Top 20 Pop & Rock Albums. Today (November 30), we’re presenting the best Soul, Funk and R&B albums 2017. Top 10 Soul and R&B Albums 2017: 10. Pierre Kwenders MAKANDA
Rap artist Trigga TRIG has had an intriguing and controversial year so it should come as no surprise that he would follow up with an equally intriguing and controversial video. On Sept. 6th 2017, TRIG was arrested in a racially charged incident that left a Caucasian man injured. He and a witness maintain that person
Cleveland hype, Prestigious, hits us with his double release, “The Man,” with both the single and ficial video. A melodic track, boasting a confident, yet laid back, chill, piano led vibe provided by 08godz productions. Check out, “The Man,” below and more from Prestigious SoundCloud.
Video After The Jump With the classic Bay Area slumping bass lines over sick synths and a hypnotic hook, we get a new banger from GUTS Entertainment’s Slow Moe featuring Money Bagg Banks titled “Still The Gang” The single is f Slow Moe’s sophomore project “No Chill“. Music Video shot by RideOrDieTv Follow the Gang:
It’s almost impossible to keep on top everything that SoundCloud, Mixcloud and online radio has to fer. In our monthly column, FACT guides you through the must-hear mixes the last 30 days, whether you want a club session to warm you up for the weekend, ambient soothers or a set vinyl-only obscurities. What better protection
Miguel is readying his fourth studio album titled “War & Leisure.” The 32-year old singer has revealed the tracklist with a partial list features for the project his Instagram account. Confirmed guests include Travis Scott, J. Cole and Salaam Remi. We’ll provide the remaining features when they become available. “War & Leisure” will be released on
Miguel will release his fourth studio album titled War & Leisure next week on December 1st. He decides to add J. Cole to the updated version his Salaam Remi-assisted song “Come Through and Chill”. Have a listen up top and get the single here. Also pre-order War & Leisure album on iTunes.
Ma$e poked the bear, letting f some potent bars aimed at his former homie Cam’ron on a track called “The Oracle.” Now Killas has retorted, and he comes strapped with all sorts petty. “You done opened up a door, I’m pretty ready for war/I ain’t got a sister, only sister I f*cked was yours,” spits Cam.
After several delays, due to issues with Atlantic Records, Nicki Minaj and Lil Uzi Vert finally released the remix to Luv Is Rage 2 standout “The Way Life Goes” on Nov. 2. Back in August, Nicki pleaded with Uzi on Instagram to send her the beat so she could get to work on the track's remix.
In 2012, rising R&B singer-songwriter Kelela opened for Solange at New York City's Bowery Ballroom. On Monday night, she returned to the same stage — this time on her own headlining tour. After releasing her commanding debut LP, Take Me Apart, early last month, Kelela has gained a larger, more mainstream following. The combination newfound fans with those who have followed her since her
Thompson came up through Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Seattle-based music mentorship program The Residency. Imagine making your network TV debut on The Tonight Show. Now imagine doing it alongside multi-platinum hip-hop star Macklemore, who took a chance on you when you were just a cocky teen from the small Seattle suburb White Center. That's basically
Tory Lanez might drop his new album, Memories Don't Die, any time now but it seems he wants to build up some anticipation first. After a few weeks consecutive releases, Lanez unveiled another cut from his upcoming album titled “I Sip” on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show on Thursday (Nov. 16). Lanez's previously released singles find the rapper toying
Each week on the FACT Singles Club, our writers rate and slate the biggest new tracks the last seven days. This week, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B are in the driving seat on Migos’ first single from CULTURE 2, ‘MotorSport’, while Dawn Richard drops a new track titled ‘Stopwatch’. Elsewhere, Avalon Emerson pulls another belter out
The seventh edition Portugal’s Semibreve festival saw performances from Gas, Karen Gwyer, Rabih Beaini, Lawrence English and more. April Clare Welsh headed down to Braga for a relaxed experimental music festival with a radical streak; a festival that asks its audience for complete focus. “What is ambient music?” David Toop asks at the beginning Ocean