Scene Specific: Halifax, Nova Scotia (Part 2)


When “Scene Specific” debuted, its first edition profiled Halifax.  As the home market of TPS I thought that was only fitting, and as this blog wraps up it’s equally so to bring the feature full-circle with another look.

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Weekendcore: Have It All – Changes


The very first album review on TPS was of an Italian band’s debut EP.  Have It All released Changes in 2013, and – despite me calling it straight-up hardcore back then, for whatever reason – it was actually more post-hardcore that skewed towards metal.  Genres right???

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Liner Notes: Thursday, July 13th


Seaway are dropping new stuff this week, including their cover of “Closer” from the upcoming Punk Goes Motown Pop Vol. 7.  The band tweeted that a “new chapter” is coming, so that’ll be something.

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Scenematography: Punk Cover Moose – “I Can’t Get Next to You”


I’ve long advocated for a Punk Goes Motown compilation.  While Fearless Records continues to not do that, at least we have Punk Cover Moose knowing that this idea is WHAT IS UP.

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Weekendcore: The All-American Rejects – “Swing, Swing”


The All-American Rejects have released two new songs, “Sweat” and “Close Your Eyes”.  New music from them has been few and far between over the past several years, so let’s honour that exactly how you’d think we would: throwing it back to an old song!

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Mashup Thoughts: Friday, July 7th


Who are the 2017 Chicago Cubs of alternative?  I…just don’t know.

I’m watching the Cubs on TV, and was trying to think of which artist compares to them.  Our previous sports-related comparison came when we determined Twenty One Pilots are the Golden State Warriors, and frankly that was much easier.  For the longest time the Cubbies were baseball’s loveable losers, but then last year they won their first World Series in 108 years.  This year they’re massively underachieving, and so I started to ponder who has a similar timeline in music – and came up with this picture: (!)

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Interview: Inertia


You expected the members, you get the album cover!  Psych!

First off, Happy Independence Day to TPS’ American readers!  Why not celebrate with some good ol’ California rock?

It can be hard to be heavy AND accessible.  Some artists fail out of the gate, while some evolve into it and get ridiculed.  To truly balance the process (!) is to nail it, and Costa Mesa’s Inertia – Dillon Forst (vocals/piano), Zack Harris (guitar), Andrew Chavez (bass) and Joshua Alves (drums) – have done that.  Debut album The Process (!!), out now, has elements of post-hardcore, metal, prog and beyond that are polished enough to pull in people that don’t usually listen to that sound.  Let’s chat with the dudes shall we?

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Weekendcore: Paramore – “Misery Business”


Well…the adorable woman is back on the market, so…there’s that?

After about a decade together and 1 1/2 years of marriage, New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert and Paramore’s Hayley Williams are breaking up.  Only they really know why, but there are the cheating stories on his part.  So…here’s a song by one of their bands – with fairly appropriate subject matter!

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Track Listing: Canada 150


I was literally giddy when I thought of this logo spoof.  That’s probably sad, but c’mon now!

July 1st is not only Canada Day, but Canada’s 150th birthday.  Canada 150 is the branding being used for it, and since it’s such a special milestone, why stop at simply Canadian artists for this “Track Listing”?  Why not do Canadian artists singing about Canadian SUBJECT MATTER!

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