Jon Vilardi Author

When Jon isn't writing about music, he's making music that he wishes someone would write about. His idol is Donald Glover, for both talent and facial hair based reasons. Jon is also a contributor for HighClouds, EARMILK, and The Miami Hurricane

ITW – Young Clancy sits down to talk influences, outlooks, and Vol. II.

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From bartending at a sleazy steakhouse to putting out some of the best indie pop Toronto has to offer, Nate Burley's journey from basement hermitage to underground stardom as...

Young Clancy – Level

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“Out with the old, in with the new” is a flawed philosophy. Take this fresh single from Toronto’s Young Clancy as a case in point, wherein vintage soul vibes...

Introducing: Deema

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The British seem to have a more refined way of saying almost anything, even "I stole your girl". On "Comfort Zone", London's Deema turns that simple sentiment into a bouncy rap...

Jon Vinyl – Carousel

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The melodies Jon weaves around and around on "Carousel" are smooth like a fleece blanket on a bad night: soft and bittersweet, a case study on the trials and tribulations of young...

Preston Lovinggood reassures us that “Everything Will Be Okay”

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Preston Lovinggood nails the feeling of a cloudless, sunny day with a bite of cold still in the air on "Everything Will Be Okay"....

Melis takes a misty-eyed look at the past with “Waves”

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Everything about Melis's latest, "Waves", feels like a well broken-in memory, with every piece of the creative process ensuring it ended up that way....

Cautious Clay answers 5 questions and drops new track “Honest Enough”

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Cautious Clay has been erring on the side of boldness over the past year or so. From entering the conversation with “Cold War”, to putting on an NPR Tiny Desk Concert and...

Introducing: Westover

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I figured out the chords Westover was playing, followed by the notes he was singing over them, and the answer felt too simple - like I'd just ruined the magic trick by pointing...

Introducing: alextbh

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"Walls" is tender without being mushy, full of the kinds of melodies you feel in your chest and lyrics that stick in your head....