Posts By: Matt Houser

Meet TUNS: Canada’s New Power-Pop Supergroup


TUNS (pronounced “tons”) is a Canadian trio featuring Matt Murphy (The Super Friendz, The Flashing Lights), Chris Murphy (Sloan), and Mike O’Neill (The Inbreds). Or: “Three of Canada’s best songwriters/musicians from the ’90s having a blast for their sake and ours.” (Exclaim!) Or: “A trio of eternally boyish and Beatlesque voices veritably born to sing… Read more »

Digging Through The Archives: Dean Reed, Días De Blues & Thor


Welcome to Digging Through The Archives, a new recurring Daily Rind feature from the Creative Services department that will explore cool vintage obscurities, under-the-radar sleepers, catalog albums in the news, and more. Dean Reed: Dean Reed a Jeho Svět (1976, Supraphon) The cover art caught my eye immediately. A handsome folksinger, perhaps taking an afternoon stroll… Read more »

Take These Holiday Classics for an Indie Spin


Have you ever polished a chestnut? Oh, how it shines. We’ve put together a playlist of our favorite Indie artists polishing away, with soft white dream powder (The Raveonettes “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”), with wacko monkey grease (Quintron & Miss Pussycat “Jingle Bell Rock”), with Retro Funk goo (Shawn Lee‘s Ping Pong Orchestra “Little Drummer Boy”), with purple drank… Read more »