The Inbox: Black Lady Soul

"We believe music should not be limited by conventional descriptors. They often fall short of justly illustrating the many variations and creations the human mind is capable of...

We heartily agree, Black Lady Soul. Even worse are the "If you like/sounds like..." comparisons. How insulting is that, to be told you sound like some other band? We suppose some bands are okay with it, but we suspect they don't include Toronto's Black Lady Soul. "We've melded elements of jazz, rock, and hip-hop, all tied together by Rai's striking lyricism and unique vocals. We look forward to sharing our experiences with you. Let us know what you think." We think it's pretty good.

Listen to their entire debut album on Bandcamp.

The Inbox: Blackburn Hall

We get a lot of nice notes from people making music in the N2DGmail box and decided it's time to help them out. After all, that's kind of what we try to do. This week we heard from Pete Hall of Hamilton, Ont. and his new project, Blackburn Hall. Check it out:

The album was recorded by Dale Morningstar with assistance by Mitch Bowden and Graham Walsh of Holy Fuck. It was mixed by Walsh, and mastered by Andy Magoffin and The House of Miracles. The entire album is available on SoundCloud.

You may also know Hall from Huron and A Northern Chorus.