Sunday, September 26, 2010

song of the moment

Here’s a lovely song to wake up to on this beautiful Sunday morning:

Botany: "Feeling Today"

The track is taken from Spencer Stephenson, aka Botany’s upcoming EP entitled Feeling Today, go to Western Vinyl for more details.

Friday, September 10, 2010

song of the moment

Atari Teenage Riot will be touring North America late September/early October!!!!! The reuniting line-up includes two original members, Alec Empire and Nic Endo, as well as the addition of a new member, MC CX KIDTRONIK. Check out the North American tour dates as well as the brand new single "Activate" below.

Atari Teenage Riot: Activate [wicked-cool song]

North American dates:
23, New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater
24, Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
26, Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
27, Austin, TX @ Red 7
28, Dallas, TX @ Trees
29, Houston, TX @ Groundhall
30, Los Angeles, CA @ KeyClub

1, Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
2, Montreal @ Foufounes Electriques
4, Toronto @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
5, Edmonton @ New City
6, Calgary @ The Gateway

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Friday, September 03, 2010

ceo: white magic

I was really excited for the release of White Magic by Ceo near the beginning of the summer. Ceo is a new solo project from Eric Berglund of The Tough Alliance. If you are a long time reader of this blog, you know how much I LOVE listening to The Tough Alliance’s A New Chance during the summer—it is the absolute perfect summer record, and one of my favourites of the last decade! So obviously, I had a pretty high expectation for Ceo's debut record. By and large, I think Ceo succeed—I am more than satisfied with White Magic, partly because it sounds like a Tough Alliance record, but mostly because it is a damn good record! Let’s get back to sounding like TTA part: there is definitely no complaint here as we might never get another TTA record... I’ll take whatever I can get! What Berglund did differently (or more noticeably) with Ceo and White Magic is the incorporation of more ambient or dreamy moments—I really love the buildups/tempos in "All Around", "Oh God, Oh Dear" and "Den Blomstertid Nu Kommer", I hope to hear more songs like those in future Ceo releases. I know this post is way late, but there is still a little time left to make White Magic as your 2010 summer album... well, I guess there’s always next summer!

Love And Do What You Will [wicked-cool song]

visit Ceo's website here
buy White Magic here

Thursday, September 02, 2010

anamanaguchi: scott pilgrim vs. the world: original videogame soundtrack

Sorry folks, I have completely neglected this blog in the past month or so; I think it’s time for me to get back into posting! So what am I listening to at this moment that I’d recommend? —The Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Original Videogame Soundtrack! Note that I am recommending the game soundtrack by Anamanaguchi and NOT the movie soundtrack. The album is 45 minutes of classic 8-bit/NES music (listen to this classic NES song if you don’t know what 8-bit music is.) This soundtrack is pretty much most amazing thing ever! If you like classic videogame music or The Advantage, you should definitely check out Anamanaguchi’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: Original Videogame Soundtrack; and make sure to visit the band’s site as they are giving away a new FREE single every two weeks!

Maki Ya [wicked-cool song]
TechnoMan [wicked-cool song]

visit Anamanaguchi's MySpace here
buy Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: Original Videogame Soundtrack here