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December 27, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The acclaimed Indigenous recording artist and producer has just released a new version of the song Rebound Girl, originally a collaboration with Nunavut singer Kelly Fraser, who tragically passed away a year ago. Here he discusses their work together, the struggles faced by Indigenous artists, and his plans for more recording in 2021.

December 16, 2020
by Jason Schneider

It’s a safe bet that at the start of pandemic restrictions this past March, many people immediately made plans to make the most of their time in is

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December 15, 2020
by Bill King

Just out is an album paying tribute to a Canadian gem and living jazz icon, Phil Nimmons, entitled To The Nth,

December 12, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The acclaimed throat singing duo returns with a vibrant take on a classic holiday carol. Here the sisters discuss their love of the season and the song, an upcoming full-length debut, and hopes for 2021.

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December 9, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The stylistically diverse Toronto singer/songwriter has released a new album, For The Birds. Here she describes the making of the record, some favourite tracks, her artistic evolution, the impact of the pandemic, and a love of basketball.

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December 9, 2020
by Bill King

The musical renaissance man has just published a must-read memoir of his life in ‘60s America. He explains that “in writing the book I wanted to share with the reader the joy of discovery, how music plays a central role in conditioning the heart and soul and take you back when times were freer and police, rednecks and hardhats kicked us around like we were alien garbage.”

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December 6, 2020
by FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories.

December 6, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The veteran Albertan country-rocker has just published More Than A Game, a hockey-themed kids book based around one of his songs. Here he talks about its creation, the collaboration with artist Curtis Irving Johnson, his passion for hockey, and a memorable encounter with Wayne Gretzky and the Stanley Cup (pictured).

December 2, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Fucked Up frontman turns podcast host with a new web series, Punk As F*ck. Here he discusses the origins of the podcast, LA’s proto-punk scene, his disdain for a nasty Proud Boy, and punk’s political impact.

Photo: Bill King
December 2, 2020
by Bill King

For most of us, we first heard of the coronavirus through the quarantining of the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama in February 202

Photo: Mel Stone
November 29, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Cape Breton quartet has just released a new EP, Upon The Horizon, a dazzling combination of indie folk and experimental pop. Here a group member discusses the record, the experience of working with US indie rock titan Phil Ek, and future plans.

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November 28, 2020
by FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories.