Nick Laugher

  • A Time to Flourish

    Braids Overcome Speedbumps to Churn Out Synth-Driven New Record

    It’s been a tumultuous year for the Montreal-based and Calgary-born group Braids—from ditching the guitar-fuelled art rock that put them on the map, to losing a founding member—but drummer Austin Tufts believes it’s only helped solidify the band’s positive outlook and experimental drive.

  • POP Montreal Diary

    The Link’s Writers Take on POP Montreal

    Deerhoof, Peaches, Juicy J., Grimes, Mozart’s Sister, PS I Love You, Buke & Gase, Parlovr, Goose Hut, Yacht Club, Dam-Funk, CAMP, Freelove Fenner, Besnard Lakes, Hundred Watters, The Soft Moon and many more.

  • Deerhoof Goes Pop, But Stays Weird

    No one ever expected Deerhoof to release a pop album.

  • Spins

    The Latest From Atoms for Peace, Hiawatha and NOFX

    It just appeared randomly on iTunes. No accolades, no announcements, no press releases, no news updates. It just popped up there. It’s called “Default,” and it’s the first single from Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke’s solo project Atoms for Peace.

  • Elections in Brief

    A few highlights of this weeks #QC2012 news.

  • Morbid Poetry, Unique Sound

    After 20 Years in the Underground, Aesop Rock’s Back for More

    Over the past decade and a half, Aesop Rock has nestled himself tightly into a genre-bending niche between verbose, thought-provoking hip-hop and quasar-spiraling beats.

  • Dark, Orchestral Pop

    Krief Branches Out From Dears With Solo EP

    A man of few words and many mysteries, Montreal-based musician Patrick Krief feels like he’s still trying to wrap his head around his own music and a solo career.