Sounding more like "the next big thing" from our Canadian neighbors than those crazy kids from down the street, Red Monroe's self-titled, full-length debut album made jaws drop, including the Grammy nomination panel. Even if the record was chock-full of bittersweet Arcade Fire-like yelps and Wolf Parade-esque moments of crashing guitars, the local quintet turned a pivotal corner in their career and got one step closer to fully harnessing the all-out ruckus of their live performances. The New Frontiers, on the other hand, are the same five guys that all wore their hair to one side and tried to sound like Coldplay as Stellamaris, only now they've signed to the Militia Group. Quiet Company's somber and seductive... More >>>