Rival Boys

Band Profile: Rival Boys

Recorded in a single live-off-the-floor session on Jan. 8, 2014 — as their hometown of Toronto was still recovering from a paralyzing winter blast — Ice Storm’s five tracks showcase the band’s raw power and set the stage for the release of the full-length LP, animal instincts, this June.

Young Rival

Band Profile: Young Rival

Not to give them any more ammunition, but the next time your dad or your loudmouthed brother-in-law or that one dickhead friend you have who refuses to acknowledge anything that exceeds the bounds of the local “classic”-rock radio playlist as “real music” starts running on at the mouth about why he never listens to an album made after 1978, give him a polite nudge in Young Rival’s direction.