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Young Guv (Ben from Fucked Up) released new 7″ – watch the “It Could Be Me” video

When not making blistering punk with Fucked Up, guitarist Ben Cook crafts ultra-catchy guitar pop as Young Guv. There's a new Young Guv single out today...

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Elliott Vincent Jones releasing debut EP (listen to “In Madrid”), playing shows with Mac DeMarco including Webster Hall

Toronto's Elliott Vincent Jones makes blissed-out synthpop that owes a little to the genre's early-'80s heyday, but also has a distinct breezy, balearic streak running though it...

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Toronto duo Ice Cream releasing debut LP produced by Ben of Fucked Up (listen to “Receiver”)

Toronto's Carlyn Bezic and Amanda Crist formed Ice Cream a couple years ago, making what they call "molecular pop" that is not unlike the minimal, sub-zero funk of early-'80s postpunk/synthwave...

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Murphy’s Law playing Jimmy Gestapo’s 50th birthday show; Build and Destroy streaming new EP

Murphy's Law frontman Jimmy Gestapo turns 50 this year, and he and the band are celebrating with a hometown show on August 12 at Bowery Electric with Drunken Rampage, Caught In A Trap and <...

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No Warning (Ben Cook’s pre-Fucked Up band) playing first North American show in a decade in NJ

As you may know, before Ben Cook (aka Young Governor) joined Fucked Up in 2007, he fronted the late '90s - mid '00s hardcore band No Warning...

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Toronto band Actual Water ready ‘Call 4 Fun’ (watch a video)

Toronto's Actual Water have been around in one form or another since the late '00s, centered around Gary Pooni and Anthony Nemet. Currently a four-piece that includes "Marvelous" Mark Fosco, the band make smart (smartass) powerpop, the kind Canadian bands seem to do so well...

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Marvelous Mark (ex Marvelous Darlings) releasing solo single (stream a track)

Marvelous Mark spent the latter half of the '00s as part of Toronto's Marvelous Darlings who mixed punk and powerpop garage and also featured Fucked Up's Ben Cook...

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Toronto’s Ell V Gore releasing EP on new label from Fucked Up’s Ben Cook (stream it)

Did you know that beautiful and clean Toronto has a late night sex party underworld? Apparently it does and at the forefront of this debauchery -- at least according to the press release -- is 24-year-old and party-thower, Ell V...

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