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Shy Kids are a Toronto-based group of three musicians, filmmakers, roommates and best friends who recently put the finishing touches on their debut album, titled Lofty! The title was inspired by their Kensington Market loft where they made the album and debut music video for the first single “Ⓡ o c k e t s”.

The music video for “Ⓡ o c k e t s” premiered yesterday and the characters, places and objects in the music video were built entirely out of candy (which took about 9 months and $600 worth). Conceptualized and created from start to finish by the members of shy kids; from sourcing the candy, imagining the plot-line and all of the editing.

Even though right now their focus is on their music, they have strong roots and a background in film. You may have seen a documentary they premiered in 2013 called Noah which received critical acclaim and won best short film at the TIFF festival that year.

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Well the time is upon us. Starting tomorrow our friends from the Under Pressure Festival in Montreal are throwing their 20th anniversary event featuring tons of amazing sub-culture features such as skateboarding, breakdancing, emceeing and of course graffiti.

Taking up a number of blocks in the downtown core of Montreal, if you are anywhere near the city you must stop by. Even if you’re not – make the drive!

Check out the map for all the details pertaining to the event here.

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October Sequence Tree is basically a piece of art, but in multiple forms – print, film, installation. How it came about was that one day i decided to get a copper plate, damage it in a playfully fun way via skateboarding, then print out all the activity it endured through a drypoint printmaking process. i documented what i did and made a short film about skateboarding, art, and process. and yes, it was edited in the sequence it was filmed.” –Arthur Lugauskas

october sequence tree roots - ev print (ghost) (tan) (by arthur lugauskas)

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I went to Primavera Sound a few years ago and got a 2 litre pop bottle filled with Vodka in by throwing it over the fence to a buddy. About halfway through the bottle and after a few bumps of M off a pocket knife we were drawn to the Beach House set. It was magical. Their new single Sparks, off the upcoming ‘Depression Cherry’ set for release on Sub Pop – 8/28/15, brought that spring night in Barcelona back.

Words by: Dave Ace Dean


Loving the visuals for Halifax duo ‘Cousins‘ video for their track Mess – it’s a delicious mix of condiments and seafood that turns very, very messy.

Their album “The Halls of Wickwire” is out on Hand Drawn Dracula (CAN) and Badabing Records (USA). Check them out if you’re in Calgary, June 24th at the Royal Canadian Legion #1.

Words by Dave Dean

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