Tag Archives: Ian Gormely

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The Watchmen were one of Canada’s leading lights in the 90s alt-rock revolution. Releasing five full-lengths in just over a decade, the Toronto Can-Rockers found success both at home and abroad. The group have played a handful of reunion gigs over the years and now a new book, Uncovered: the Story of the Watchmen from publishing house Eternal Cavalier Press chronicles their rapid rise and enduring legacy. New Wax reporter Ian Gormely spoke with author Vanessa Azzoli about her book prior to the launch party at the Motel bar at 1235 Queen Street West and a pair of Watchmen reunion gigs at the Horseshoe Tavern at the end of the month.

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This week’s artist spotlight is on Toronto punk rockers TeenAnger. New Wax reporter Ian Gormely sat down with lead singer Chris Swimming to discuss the city’s punk and noise-rock scene as well as their latest release, EP LP  out now on the band’s own Telephone Explosion Records.

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Modern Baseball’s nostalgic mix of pop-punk and emo has catapulted the band to the forefront of the current crop of melodic punk groups spilling out of America’s North-East. Their second album, You’re Going to Miss It All, has received rapturous reviews from critics and landed the band a coveted opening slot on tour with fellow Philadelphia crew the Wonder Years. Ian Gormely caught up with the band’s singer, songwriter and guitarist Brendan Lukens ahead of their Toronto gig at the Phoenix.

Listen/Download the interview here.

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Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are the spearheads of a revivalist movement that aims to capture the essence of funk/soul music.  Shunning modern digital recording methods in favour of using traditional analog recording equipment, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are determined to keep the 60’s & 70’s style sound to their new album Give The People What They Want.

After a recent battle with pancreatic cancer, Jones decided to forge ahead and focus on thier music with the band. With their most recent cameo in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, the future of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings is definitely worth getting excited for.

CHRY’s Music Director Ian Gormely recently spoke to Jones about the state of R&B music and her take on the current trajectory on modern her take on the Grammy Nominees.

Listen to Part 1 here!

Listen to part 2 here!



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Wyrd Distro is a forum used to help promote as well as distribute the music of Canadian artists who do not receive the media exposure they deserve.

The idea of Wyrd Distro was created by Weird Canada, which began as a blog in 2009. After receiving a massive grant from the Canadian government, the not-for-profit aims to become the one stop shop for fans and retailers looking to get their hands on the latest goings on in the Canadian DIY underground. 

The organization wants to encourage, connect and document creative expression across Canada. New Wax reporter Ian Gormely spoke with Weird Canada executive director Marie LeBlanc Flanagan ahead of the distro’s launch party at June Record this Saturday.

Listen to the interview here.

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This week’s artist spotlight is on Language Arts, the musical nom de plume of Kristen Cudmore. A native of Nova Scotia, Cudmore recently relocated from Vancouver to Toronto where she assembled a new band and recorded her forthcoming new album, Wonderkind, out in February.  Cudmore spoke with New Wax Show reporter Ian Gormely about the new record and how changes in her life affected her new songs.

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CHRY’s Music Director, Ian Gormely, was joined in studio with Ben McCarthy and Lisa J. Smith of experimental local duo Pale Eyes. Fresh off their newly released mixtape Sweatshop, veteran musicians have hints of both electronic and dance-pop elements underlined by a sense of dark foreboding. Check out the interview below!

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The New Wax Show airs every Tuesday from 3pm-4pm, with host Ian Gormely playing the best new sounds from the underground.

The New Wax Show: Best of 2010 Pt. 1 airs Tuesday, Dec 21 @ 3pm. Listen live here.

30. WavvesKing of the Beach (Fat Possum)

29. ParallelsVisionaries (Independent)

28. Fine MistPublic Domain (Independent)

27. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings I Learned the Hard Way (Daptone)

26. HeartsoundsUntil We Surrender (Epitaph)

25. MetzEP 3 (We Are Busy Bodies)

24. SuperchunkMajesty Shredding (Merge)

23. Rich AucoinPublic Publication EP (Independent)

22. No AgeEverything In Between (Sub Pop)

21. TorcheSongs for Singles (Hydra Head)

20. Fitz and the Tantrums – Pickin’ Up the Pieces (Dangerbird)

19. SalemKing Night (IAMSOUND)

18. Eamon McGrathPeacmaker (White Whale)

17. Twin ShadowForget (Terrible)

16. BonjayBroughtupsy (Independent)

The New Wax Show: Best of 2010 Pt. 2 airs Tuesday Dec. 28 @ 3pm. Listen live here.

15. Janelle MonaeThe ArchAndroid (Bad Boy)

14. GorillazPlastic Beach (Virgin)

13. White LungIt’s the Evil (Deranged)

12. Burning LoveSongs for Burning Lovers (Deranged)

11. Chilly Gonzales Ivory Tower (Arts & Crafts)

10. Holy FuckLatin (XL)

9. JEFF the BrotherhoodHeavy Days (Infinity Cat)

8. Big BoiSir Lucious Leftfoot: the Son of Chico Dusty (Def Jam)

7. Black MountainWilderness Heart (Jagjaguwar)

6. PS I Love YouMeet Me at the Muster Station (Paper Bag)

5. Surfer BloodAstro Coast (Kanine)

4. Best CoastCrazy For You (Mexican Summer)

3. RobynBody Talk (Konichiwa)

2. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma (Warp)

1. LCD SoundsystemThis is Happening (DFA)