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I can never pass up on an 80′s inspired cut, I just can’t. Even if they’re often uninspired and contain the same rehashed ideas and themes. However, that isn’t the case with Jenocide’s Beachball – off new EP, Knee Deep. Jenocide, or Jen Clarke, has been writing songs for some four years now with themes geared towards women’s empowerment, regarding issues such as relationships, body image, and even employment equity. Those themes aren’t  apparent in the dreamy and whimsical lyrics of Beachball, and I can’t say I mind.

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“will you ever know me…. the way I think you should?”

Here’s a track from the folky Toronto quintet, The Wilderness of Manitoba. Hermit, is a wistful and sullen track from their 2010 self-released LP, When You Left the Fire. There’s something painfully heart breaking about the harmonica solos, understated vocals, honest lyrics, and subtle harmonies. I think this is what heartbreak sounds like.

christopher