OUT OF EARSHOT: FIRST WAVE LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT

Out of Earshot have announced the first wave of artists, musicians, and writers that will be at their second festival this August (22nd-24th) - including not your boys club! In this beautiful partnership, we aim to facilitate platforms for under-represented emerging musicians, artists, and writers in spaces that are safe, supportive, and affirming. Jess Barry,…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “BRUISE”BY WEARY

Weary's debut music video for "Bruise", the first single off their debut album Feeling Things (2017), was produced as part of the Nickel Independent Film Festival Music Video Incubator Project. Under the mentorship of Lian Morrison, frontwoman and first time filmmaker Kate Lahey co-directed the video. Exploring the connections between personal trauma and resource extraction,…

PREMIERE: LO SIENTO’S “BRUJAS”

Sometimes isolation and social withdrawal isn't conducive to healing from our cumulated hardships. Building up communities that share pain, frustrations, and disappointments is an act of reslience. The latest release from Lo Siento, Brujas (translation: witches), is a narrative of finding strength and solidarity through femme friendship during times of distress. Based in St. John's,…

ALBUM REVIEW: “ABSENTEE” BY MARY DEAR

Mary Dear’s Absentee is 10 tracks packed with diaphanous harmonies floating over mellow and severely locked in grooves. The band delivers complex lyrics that seem to touch on themes of being fed the fuck up, dreamy narratives and (sometimes painful) realizations. Recorded in St. John’s in January 2017 with Jake Nicoll, keyboardist and vocalist Esmée…

ALBUM REVIEW: “MERCURY RETROGRADE” BY YEE GRLZ

This August was busy for yee grlz as they released their EP mercury retrograde right before playing Out of Earshot and going on tour. A quick google search tells me that mercury will be in retrograde again on November 17th - a time when intuitions are high, coincidences are likely, and reflection is encouraged. Deviating…