VARIOUS ARTISTS: Shake/arama ‘14: Cassette

This compilation brings you the who’s who in Canadian talent, ranging from synth pop to stoner psych and back again. As if that’s any surprise of a tape made up of bands who played the first year of Shakearama, a new three-day festival in June put on by Shake! Records. Personal favorites include the cuts from Crosss, Hag Face, and Soupcans. Looks like I’ll be heading west next year. 

 –Alanna Why (Shake!, [email protected], experienceshake.com)