Posts byJer@SBS

Matthew Neves – “Cheers To Nothing”

Single Review

Matthew Neves – “Cheers To Nothing” – Single Review I can be the bigger man and admit when I’ve underestimated an artist…and I think that assessment definitely applies to Matthew Neves.  When I last reviewed him…to be fair, it sounded nothing like this at all…it was an amped-up party-song full of fist-pumping ROCK…but was that
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Pauline Frechette – “Song For Michael”

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Pauline Frechette – “Song For Michael” – Single Review Wonderfully expressive piece of music from the combined talents in the arrangement of David Campbell and the performance from Pauline Frechette on her new-single “Song For Michael” – this is the kind of song that comes along that really helps me appreciate what I do as
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Teejay – Love Lines

EP Review

Teejay – Love Lines – EP Review Alright…I’m in that situation again where I’m reviewing some tracks…potentially pre-release, not totally sure…I don’t have the official track-listing for the new Love Lines EP from Teejay – but you know that’s not about to stop me from telling you about the music I’m listening to.  Especially not
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0124 – Man Made Lake Album II

SBS Photo Journal

You can never quite predict which way this band will turn…they do serious just as well as they do hyper-active mayhem.  All-around fantastic people to have met along our journey…check out some leftover shots here from the first time we’d met them in 2013 & the following video-interview we did with Man Made Lake later
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Sam And The Black Seas – “The Game”

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Sam And The Black Seas – “The Game” – Single Review Well these guys must be busy, busy, busy right now! Wasn’t all that long ago that we first latched onto the sound and music of Sam And The Black Seas – and only months later, they’re already back with a brand-new single called “The
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Naro Kim – The Captain

EP Review

Naro Kim – The Captain – EP Review What an inspiring set of songs and story to go with it! The young & beautiful Naro Kim has gone through a lot over the past two-years…to be truthful, more than most could handle.  After a blood-vessel popped on the left-side of her brain, Naro lost vision…lost
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Fisherkings – Last To Know

EP Review

Fisherkings – Last To Know – EP Review I half expected this to be an instrumental!  I tried to get a word out of these guys after having the EP passed my way…but believe me, the Fisherkings didn’t even come close to taking the bait!  Got the ol’ industry-standard set of links blasted at me,
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Japz Soul – “Good Life”

Single Review

Japz Soul – “Good Life” – Single Review Big summer sounds from Japz Soul in this electro-infused blending of massive music-moments.  The new single “Good Life” has vocals that range in sound, texture & style through the effects and delivery of JS…it’s got elements of R&B, Pop, hip-hop all mixed into this all-inclusive song that
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0123 – SBS Grunge Panel Album II

SBS Photo Journal

Additional shots from our time discussing grunge music on SBS Live This Week with indie-experts Tyler Mayfield (Lung Flower), Tyler Hutton (The Pit/Closer) and Steve Barmash (Blackout Lights) at our studio setup in Abbotsford, BC.  Awesome to talk to these guys, and we’ve run into them all interacting on stages throughout the city’s music-scene –
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Lunar Woods – Let’s Get Loud

Album Review

Lunar Woods – Let’s Get Loud – Album Review Fawk!  What a perfect title for an album from this reliably-loud grunge/alt-rock band from Russia!  I first got turned on to the music of Lunar Woods not too long ago…and I haven’t looked back since.  I’ve played them proudly on the SBS Podcast, and I genuinely
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Mr. Lewis – “N.Y.S.”

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Mr. Lewis – “N.Y.S.” – Single Review On the brightside…Mr. Lewis has made it plenty clear through the lyrics in “N.Y.S.” that he doesn’t really give a shit what I, or any critic has to say – so I suppose the pressure’s off my shoulders here.  Pass or fail, doesn’t sound like it would matter
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SBS Live This Week 052

Rod Matheson Of EDMTV Interview Part I

Welcome to the show! Check out Part I of our interview with Rod Matheson of EverydayMusicTV. A fearless warrior and force in the independent music-scene, videographer and extreme gentleman – it’s our pleasure to showcase some of the work he’s shot along the way throughout his journey of 1000 Days taking videos and posting unique
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The Machete – Take Dos

EP Review

The Machete – Take Dos – EP Review Alright…I’ve been waiting to talk to you all about this exciting band based out of Portsmouth, UK called The Machete for a while.  Not all on me, I assure you!  The Machete has been putting the final touches on their Take Dos EP for a couple months
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Hochen – Strays

Album Review

Hochen – Strays – Album Review It takes no time at all for Hochen’s psychedelic groove-rock to begin. From the moment the complex but catchy guitar-riff starts “Man I Am” on the new album Strays, you can hear the commitment to style & sound…from the bass to the guitar to the drums, this first-cut comes
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0122 – Fu Kon Riots Album II

SBS Photo Journal

These punk-asses put a whole shit-ton of punk-rock attitude into our studio in 2015 during our interview on SBS Live This Week with our guests Fu Kon Riots.  Complete bad-asses…they absolutely killed it in the studio with a wicked interview that never stopped flowing and a music-performance right afterwards the never stopped for a moment
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Corey Zaccari – “Space Cadet”

Single Review

Corey Zaccari – “Space Cadet” – Single Review I can definitely get behind this. Corey Zaccari has got himself one seriously groovy track here…”Space Cadet” is a blend of all-things-good between pop-to-indie-to-rock.  At first it sounded a little lo-fi through the internet pages I could find this track on…so take it from me, download this
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Leeroy Jelks – Soundcloud Singles

Singles Review

Leeroy Jelks – Singles Reviewed Credit to this guy.  First correspondence I had with young Leeroy Jelks impressed me…he’s only eighteen years-old but already has the foresight to know that jumping into the rap-game as just another pawn or player won’t do – he’s on a path and mission to define his own style &
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JLuv – “Baby By Me”

Single Review

JLuv – “Baby By Me” – Single Review I have it on pretty good authority that JLuv is surrounded by a whole team of people that really believe in his exceptional talent and expect this solo-artist to find his way to the big-time.  I can dig all the reasons why that would be after reviewing
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JT Cotton – Back To Love Making

EP Review

JT Cotton – Back To Making Love – EP Review JT Cotton – part R&B/Soul solo-artist, part professional-moisturizer for the ladies out there.  With an EP full of tunes looking to get panties droppin’ worldwide, he’s written a series of love-songs that showcase a solid grip on writing and flow.  As he weaves his vocals
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Azucar Acida – “El Blah Blah Blah Oficial”

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Azucar Acida – “El Blah Blah Blah Oficial” – Single Review Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!  Just in case anyone was wondering what I sound like when I find out the music I’m about to review comes from halfway across the planet from us, that’s what it sounds like!  I’m always excited for an opportunity like this! Panamanian five-piece
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SBS Podcast EP 009

Perspective & Politics

Another incredible episode filled with music that has true PERSPECTIVE out there in the independent-scene!  We’ll talk about that, take a moment or two to figure out when to get political, and of course feature all kinds of incredible music from far & wide!  We’ll go even further to prove that in this episode as
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Race Against Fate – “A Perfect Canadian”

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Race Against Fate – “A Perfect Canadian” – Single Review Hmm! I gotta admit…having listened to everything that’s been made available from Morning Fame’s Vik Kapur’s solo side-project Race Against Fate and his aforementioned full-band as well, this new single threw me for a bit of a loop!  I usually feel like I ‘get’ what’s
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Suits Boulevard – Oblivious Sampler

Singles Review

Suits Boulevard – Oblivious Sampler – Singles Review Alternative-rock band Suits Boulevard has been making waves all throughout international waters with their latest album Oblivious.  All the way from their base in central Denmark, this band of six created quite a buzz within their first year of declaring themselves a part of the music-scene.  I
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Retrogress – “Penitent”

Single Review

Retrogress – “Penitent” – Single Review You know…sometimes I can’t help but catch a sentence or two of what someone else has written about an artist before listening to the music.  I do my best to do the opposite…I’m a listen first, form my impression and then attack the social-media & learning about an artist
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FZY – “Whatever Waits Above”

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FZY – “Whatever Waits Above” – Single Review From the upcoming record called Act 1: Exposition being released officially on July 16th – rapper/hip-hop/spoken-word artist FZY is floating the haunting & twisted stream of consciousness track called “Whatever Waits Above” ahead of the game to test the waters and see what the reaction is like. 
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Rahm – “Between The Lines”

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Rahm – “Between The Lines” – Single Review This…was an extreme pleasure to listen to. Not only does the latest single from Rahm really have a mystifying sound to its atmosphere…there is incredible skill and structure here in this bold song.  I say bold because clearly Rahm is making true ART out of his music…there’s
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The Silver Bayonets – “Low”

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The Silver Bayonets – “Low” – Single Review Clearly these guys are revving up the promo-machine!  The Silver Bayonets exploded onto our page for the first time just last week with the first single/video for “Constant,” off of their new EP, The Pain Inside Your Head – so it really wasn’t too long ago that
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One Formation – One Formation

Album Review

One Formation – One Formation – Album Review Singer/songwriter and ambient-folk artist Matt Fleming has found himself quite the creative outlet here in his project known as One Formation.  First of all…for those out there that see the word ‘ambient’ and get scared about potential boredom or not enough to listen to – I invite
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Mus Matos – “Set It Off”

Single Review

Mus Matos – “Set It Off” – Single Review The maestro of low-end atmosphere and gigantic-sized minimalist-beats, Mus Matos has returned with a new single that’s as hard-hitting as it is smoothed-out.  I dig the amount of contrast that these two come up with in their collaboration here.  Mus can always be relied upon for
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World Of Caellus

SBS Interviews

Okay!  Well…if anything, I can personally say that I learned a TON from this interview!  The mind behind World Of Caellus is an extremely unique one…and even though I thought I knew a bit about this project and the upcoming album Genesis – I know now that I still had way, way more to learn. 
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JLuv – “If It Ain’t This”

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JLuv – “If It Ain’t This” – Single Review Here’s a man with some lyrical STYLE yo! NYC-based hip-hop/R&B artist JLuv puts on a verbal clinic of how to get the flow-rolling for real on his latest single “If It Ain’t This.”  Using a clever combination of a beat with a ton of dramatic-dynamics to
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Outrun The Arrow – “Weigh Down My Heart”

Single Review

Outrun The Arrow – “Weigh Down My Heart” – Single Review If you’ve been listening to the SBS Podcast lately, then you’ve had a chance to hear this latest single from Outrun The Arrow already – and a wise investment, your ears have certainly made.  This vibrantly electric, bouncy and riotously-fun new cut from the
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0121 – Kerry Jayne Album II

SBS Photo Journal

Always love running into this beautiful soul.  Kerry Jayne was someone we met in 2013 for her first interview ever…which was quite an honor for me personally.  Wonderful person to connect to, she performed outside in the night as the temperature got colder; her warm personality and guitar-tones were more than enough to keep us
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SBS Podcast EP 008

What Makes A Song & What Has Production Done For You Lately?

Get your dose of weekend tunes from the SBS Podcast and the fantastic talents found out there in the independent music-scene! Keeping the playlist as diverse as ever, Jer @ SBS gets into what makes a song…well…a song(!) and ends up talking about production and how it plays a role in the atmosphere of our
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The Silver Bayonets – “Constant”

Music Video/Single Release

All the way from London, The Silver Bayonets have got the amps turned up loud enough for you to hear’em from wherever you are right now!  Just in case…we’re covering the bases by posting up their latest single/video for “Constant” here at the homepage for your whole face to enjoy.  A clever arrangement of indie/pop-rock/alternative
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KILLCAM – Muted

Album Review

KILLCAM – Muted – Album Review KILLCAM…a new project brought to you by an artist we’ve had in review in the past, known as the infamous Quiet Leader.  Now rebranded and ready to rip the mic with all-new rhymes and direction, KILLCAM has released the album Muted; last time around we found the emcee finding
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Decide – Struggle Inside

EP Review

Decide – Struggle Inside – EP Review The skill-level is completely professional and the production & writing of Struggle Inside deserves a lot of credit for being as tight as it is.  It’s been a thoroughly great year for independent hip-hop/rap-music – and you can consider Decide to definitely be a solid-contributor to the reasons
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Jake Dexter – Soundcloud Singles

Singles Review

Jake Dexter – Soundcloud Singles – Singles Review So…yeah…apparently, Mr. Jake Dexter is a man of a great-many talents… At least, that’s the conclusion I drew to over the course of listening to the stunning three new singles I’ve gotten ahold of.  No joke – these three songs shine like diamonds in the rough of
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Iaki Vallejo – Soundcloud Singles

Singles Review

Iaki Vallejo – Soundcloud Singles – Singles Review There is a pretty inspiring story that accompanies the uplifting world-music rhythms of Iaki Vallejo.  When you read about her at her homepage and social-media, you really get the sense that this fine woman has truly followed her dreams with all the passion and heart it takes
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Norine Braun – Gone To The Spirits

Singles Review

Norine Braun – Gone To The Spirits – Singles Review Norine Braun…based out of my own hometown, back in good ol’ Vancouver, British Columbia…I wonder if that’s why I feel like I recognize this name somehow.  For the record, I haven’t had the privilege of meeting this spirited artist…but I feel like her sound/style of
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Lost Cosmonauts – Lost Cosmonauts

EP Review

Lost Cosmonauts – Lost Cosmonauts – EP Review This one time, at Ladies Rock Camp… Gotta admit…it’s a short write-up on the social-media boards of the Lost Cosmonauts, but apparently that’s where it all started, right there at Ladies Rock Camp.  Okay…this is a pinch-me moment – that’s a thing?  I didn’t know that such
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Yooda – Hiroshima

Album Review

Yooda – Hiroshima – Album Review With explosive, in-your-face rhymes and gigantic beats, our homie Yooda is about to drop the bomb – welcome to Hiroshima.  The beginning of this record says it all, “Enola Gay” references the first plane to ever drop the atomic-bomb…so if that tells you anything about the ambitions of this
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Morgan Wilson – “Fine”

Single Review

Morgan Wilson – “Fine” – Single Review I think our new lady-friend Morgan Wilson is on to something potentially really special here.  I really dig the amount of pure-emotion she puts into the fragile & angelic qualities of her tone & sound throughout this single “Fine.”  Something about the real sincerity of her approach and
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