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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 14

CHANTECLAIR – Love Themes

Sleeping Beauty woke up, following the synth rhythm walking up the tower of hope’s staircase to reach the top window to see the rainbow.

$9.99

Lightsabres – A Shortcut To Insanity

Distorted guitar and vocal guiding your way to crawl out of the twisted bottom of your mind.

$10

supaKC x noisy answer – Don’t push the river EP

Dolphin lovers intertwining their tails and dreams becoming one spirit swimming in the sensual touches of the fluid water wonderland.

$15

Yellow Funk – Yellow Funk’s Selection Edit 3

Blood pumping jungle chant for the workaholics’ tropical vacation.

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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 13

HEC – The Serendipitous Ones

Electric aqua droplets fulfill your crave of dark wave, slow dance, moody evening

$10

The Draughtsmen – Notable Alumni

Uplifting guitar riff, raw rock n roll spirit perfect for waiting for the sunrise after a memorable fun night.

$3

Nutria – Meeting in Progress

sophisticated saxophone create mystery cocktail at a lounge bar waiting with internal dilemma for the love interest to come through

$8

Pale Mare – Pale Mare EP

Torontonian heavy metal embracing high energy sonic punches to the next level with limited to 77 copies of their tape.

$10

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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 12

Dope Sweater – Dope Sweater is a Cult

Grungy rhythm leads to hair whipping nostalgic punk rock spirit. Right amount of emotional cleanse with anger from the Indiana local kings.

$8.00

Gulf Audio Company – //2019

Vaporwave, future funk, psychedelic surfing to escape the internet loneliness in your bedroom dance party

$14

Blunderbusst – Monarch of the Mountain

Dreamy synth and upbeat guitar, firmed yet gentle vocal for the forest fairies’ road trip

$6

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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 11

Metro West – a current affair

Nice vaporwave cassette for all you slowed-down funk junkies.

$13.25

Radd Ron – Succesful Musician

Over a dozen mysterious weirdo electronic pop cassettes turned up at the shop this week. Come by and grab one for free! Not available for purchase online, in-store only!

$0.00

Mount Maxwell – Only Children

Spaced-out and refined ambient IDM from West Coast. Cavernous and peaceful.

$9.00

Moss Harvest – Ferric Memory

Dark, dense and earthy ambient textures from the East Coast. Dreary and intimate noise.

$6.00

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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 10

Britt Elise – Dove

Wintry lo-fi acid folk melodies dangling in the wind, like a charm hanging from an old branch.

$6.69

ROY – s/t

Local psychedelic super group. Sounds like getting stoned and cropping your favourite shirt.

$6.66

Volur – Psychopomp

Haunting baroque doom metal. Wouldn’t be surprised if the members of this band have secretly been alive for over a thousand years.

$7.00

Night Light Tapes – ARCHIVE_3077

Lo-fi ambient compilation from Pennsylvania. Sounds for when you can’t sleep and decide to take a walk before the sun comes up.

$9.00

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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