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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 9

Harakiri – Alchemy Choir

Psychedelic math rock. Weird riffs and vocal harmonies soaked in reverb.

$5.00

Fiebertraum – Tears in the Morning (VHS)

Dreary ambient vaporwave soundtrack on VHS, sounds like a relaxing nightmare.

$20.00

Luge – Tall is just a Feeling

It’s difficult to head-bang to Luge if you’re a first time listener. Jazz punk for metal heads who secretly love pop.

$10.00

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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 8

Aalbers – F

A meditation on minimalist ambient grooves, originally created for a contemporary dance event.

$10.00

Haze – Internet Explorer

Chinese vaporwave birthed from the ashes of dated early 90’s technology.

$12.00

Mem Aleph – Mukqs

The house music playing in the club scene in your favourite Playstation 1 RPG game.

$10.00

Letters of Acceptance – 3

Light and refined pop rock with psychedelic undertones. Opening theme for your weekend.

$5.00

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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 7

Man Meets Bear – Shadow Falls, Echoes Juniper

Delicate, ethereal folk music that bleeds in and out of ambient sounds. Feels like drifting in and out of sleep alone on a train, on your way to meet someone you love but haven’t seen in some time. Beautiful album art by Petra Glynt.

$6.99

The Fact – Demo 2019

Extra heavy mid-tempo Toronto hardcore courtesy of Homie Shit Magazine. If your life is missing that bit of extra ‘ommphf’ or whatever.

$5.99

Sore Eyelids – Avoiding Life

Shoegazey emo from Gothenburg, Sweden. Lots of hazy, bending guitar riffs and sustained reverb drenched vocals.

$8.00

No Colour Blue – S/T

Beautiful ambient collaboration between local electronic artists Castle If and Saturn City. Long and soft drone. Super relaxing, good for meditation if you’re into that.

$5.00

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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 6

Omar Bongo – 2019

Somalian folk artist Omar Bongo’s follow up to last year’s staff favourite “Gor Gor” which was recorded inside the Istar restaurant in Etobicoke by Dave Ewenson. I somehow like this new release even better than the last. For fans of traditional finger picked oud tunes.

$10.00

Memorex / Mort Garcon – 4 song split single

This collaboration between Memorex and Mort Garcon brings us energetic electro / cold-wave. Sounds like getting cyber-attacked and secretly enjoying it. Comes in a shiny package (literally).

$10.99

Michael C. Duguay – Summer Flight Lasts Forever

A sweet collection of unreleased acoustic versions of songs by singer-songwriter Michael C. Duguay. These songs strum along at a leisurely pace and carry your mind to a simpler place.

$10.00

Point No Point – Drift

Brought to us via German label Spati Palace, Point no Point’s “Drift” is an experimental combination of folk, drone , electronic and pop. It’s a somber collection of dreamy, hazy sounds from the mind of Jana Sotzko.

$5.00

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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 5

Labradoodle – Life is Better

Local weirdos take you on a fantastical voyage. Temperamental indie pop. Children’s music for adults.

$6.00

Short Bloom – People Patterns

Local DJ, producer and performer Sachin Mohindra sculpts delicate electronic ambient music. There is a strong house music influence tying all these experimental and pop sounds together. Meticulous dance music for your soul.

$12.00

Nico Paulo – Wave Call

Nico (originally from Portugal) has been living in Toronto and releasing elegant, dreamy folk pop that will take your breath away. Catchy and heartbreaking, huge recommendation.

$6.00

valyri – home, for the first time

Experimental and intelligent sound arrangements. Blending harsh noise and ethereal lo-fi ambient. Highly unpredictable and engrossing.

$10.00

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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 4

Rewilding – Rain Patch

Rain Patch is a mystical collective of experimental, instrumental songs. A patchwork of electronic, acoustic and found sounds all recorded in the Alaskan wilderness. Sounds like if Broadcast moved to a cabin in the woods for 8 months.

$10.00

Kadaitcha – Tar

Kadaitcha is an industrial ambient artist from Ukraine who explores the organic elements of noise music.

$9.00

Oariana – A Pear on the Wind

One of our favourite releases from Ingrown Records thus far. For fans of the intersection between ethereal bliss and disorienting chaos.

$5.00

Wingclipper – Future Vintage

A love story between a man and his MPC1000.

$8.00

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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 3

HUH – 8

Extremely hectic, improvisational noise jazz all the way from Tokyo. Guaranteed to make you mess up the portions of whatever meal you’re cooking. So stressful!

$15.00

Waxing – Through the Deep End

Debut from Toronto’s Waxing (lead by Cam Fraser). Minimal and clever indie / emo rock. Groovy and sweet – will make you never want to leave Sea World.

$6.00

Nutrients – Nutrients

Toronto’s Nutrients create loungey, breathy pop rock. Extremely easy to listen to, awkwardly sentimental. Feels like practicing to ask your date out to prom in front of the mirror.

$8.00

Dream Channel – For you, for us

Strange mysterious vaporwave tape arrives at our shores courtesy of Legendary Entertainment.

$9.99

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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 2

Gladys Lazer – Way Imperfect

The newest release from New York percussionist Gladys Lazer bounces back and forth between pummeling your eardrums with poly-rhythms and soothing your soul with calming ambient jazz. A varied sonic landscape of instrumental beat patterns.

$10.00

Rogue Tenant – Compassion EP

Newest release from Toronto’s Rogue Tenant (lead by Patrick Grant). They teeter the line between alt-rock and art-rock, creating down-to-earth, mid-tempo rock anthems.

$5.00

Pink Ranger – Floating Points

New lo-fi vaporwave courtesy Pink Ranger from Tampa. Very soft 80’s grooves – feels like window shopping with your crush but not buying anything other than a smoothie.

$12.00

Brave Radar – It’s Honey’s World

Minimal, hazy pop songs tinged with psychedelic and no-wave sensibilities. Sounds like Broadcast’s more easygoing cousin from Montreal that doesn’t try nearly as hard but still gets really good grades.

$9.00

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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 1

J Hamilton Isaacs – Circumzenithal Arc

Newest release from Washington-based experimental label Ingrown Records. The imagined sounds of light being reflected through ice crystals.

$9.00

Switched On – A Link to the Past

Compositions from The Legend of Zelda video game franchise, re-imagined as an atmospheric electronic album.

$10.00

Desco Radio-Club EP – Yuuki Platinum 2000

Newest release from Los Angeles based vaporwave label Adeptus Minor. Highly danceable future funk made by a French guy living in Japan.

$9.00

Hieronymus Harry – Day of the Moon

Debut release from local alt-country favourite Hieronymus Harry. Timeless acid folk you’ll surely have on repeat.

$8.00