Holy Microphone Goodbye Television Girl

Toronto’s Holy Microphone play music that unfurls with slow-rolling tempos and lazy, echoing tunefulness. Throughout the disc, Goodbye Television Girl offers refined pop melodies and skilful song writing. With their solid melodies, the group’s songs occasionally reference bands like the Flaming Lips, Yo La Tengo and the Verlaines. Free from the weight of Montreal hype, Holy Microphone have offered one of the more engaging pop albums released in Canada this year. (Rubber Road)