Sunday, October 31, 2010

my top 3 halloween songs of all time!

Zombie Walk 2010 (October 23, 2010)
Whenever I think of Halloween playlist, there are three songs that always come to mind:

3. The Dickies: Killer Klowns From Outer Space
Just awesome!

2. Goblin: Suspiria
One of the most memorable soundtracks to one of the greatest horror films ever!

...and of course...

1. Suicide: Frankie Teardrop
Read my post about this track back in 2006!

See more photos from this year's Toronto Zombie Walk at my Flickr page.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

song of the moment

I think this has been out for a while now, but just saw it recently... yet another hauntingly gorgeous song by Perfume Genius:

Sunday, October 24, 2010

song of the moment

The Superfantastics recently released a new album entitled Places To Roam. Check out the brand new video for the track, "Push You Away" below.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

the sky falls silver and gold

Isobel Campbell with Willy Mason—October 20, 2010 @ Criminal Records
I had no idea that Willy Mason was going to be there... what a nice surprise!

Isobel Campbell—October 20, 2010 @ Criminal Records
Isobel Campbell—October 20, 2010 @ Criminal Records
Isobel Campbell—October 20, 2010 @ Criminal Records Isobel Campbell—October 20, 2010 @ Criminal Records

see more photos at my flickr page

isobel campbell at criminal today!

Don't forget that Isobel Campbell will be doing a very special in-store at Criminal Records today at 6pm! Check the Facebook event page for more details.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

pulled apart by horses: pulled apart by horses

Once in a while, I like an album so much that it becomes difficult to write a post about. In this case, the album is the S/T debut by Pulled Apart By Horses—which I have been meaning to write about for months (3+) now. I guess I will begin by saying that Pulled Apart By Horses is a colossally incredible record!!!!!!! One can get a hint of the album’s/band’s wicked energy right from the opener "Back To The Fuck Yeah"—it is so delightfully loud and aggressive! It is then followed by an old favourite, "The Crapsons"—another fucking awesome loud one, and to top it off, the song is about Link (Zelda)! I can go on about how much I absolutely love each track, but let’s be honest, no one really want to read that! Pulled Apart By Horses is deliciously loud, heavy and aggressive. It is this year’s Grey Britain and without a doubt, one of the best albums of 2010! Ultimate power! Maximum life!

I Punched A Lion In The Throat [super-wicked-cool song]

visit Pulled Apart By Horses' MySpace here
buy Pulled Apart By Horses here

Monday, October 18, 2010

i won't disturb you in your time of rebirth

Avi Buffalo—October 17 @ Soundscapes

I only took these two photos during the Avi Buffalo in-store at Soundscapes last night as I didn’t want to ruin/disrupt the lovely acoustic performance with the loud clickings from my camera.

Avi Buffalo plays again tonight at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern.

Avi Buffalo—October 17 @ Soundscapes
Avi Buffalo—October 17 @ Soundscapes

Sunday, October 17, 2010

song of the moment

Here’s another song of the moment for this gorgeous Sunday afternoon!

Seabear: "I'll Build You A Fire (FM Belfast Remix)"

Seabear is currently touring the US, check the dates below to see if the Icelanders are coming to a city near you:

Sat 10/16, New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
Mon 10/18, Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Tue 10/19, Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Fri 10/22, Seattle, WA @ Showbox w/ Blitzen Trapper
Sat 10/23, Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Mon 10/25, San Francisco. CA @ Independent
Tue 10/26, Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Wed 10/27, San Diego, CA @ Casbah

song of the moment

Although summer is over, the spectacular Anamanaguchi continues to give away a new single every two weeks! The group’s latest release is "Mess" and you can download the track via BrooklynVegan. Also, go here if you missed my post on the incredibly wicked Scott Pilgrim video game soundtrack by Anamanaguchi.

Anamanaguchi: "Mess"

jenny jenny jenny, don't be lazy

The Drums—October 16, 2010 @ Soundscapes

Thanks to Soundscapes and The Drums for putting this awesome set together!
If you are in Toronto tonight, Avi Buffalo will be playing a special acoustic set at 7 pm! I saw them twice during this year's NXNE and trust me, you won’t want to miss this!

The Drums—October 16, 2010 @ Soundscapes The Drums—October 16, 2010 @ Soundscapes
The Drums—October 16, 2010 @ Soundscapes The Drums—October 16, 2010 @ Soundscapes
The Drums—October 16, 2010 @ Soundscapes
The Drums—October 16, 2010 @ Soundscapes

see more photos at my flickr page

Saturday, October 16, 2010

song of the moment

I am very excited to announce that Surf City will release their debut full-length Kudos on November 30, 2010 through Fire Records. This will be the band’s follow-up to their kick-ass S/T EP released back in 2008. Listen to/download the S/T track off Kudos below!

Surf City: "Kudos" [wicked-cool song]

Monday, October 04, 2010

no age: everything in between

Everything in Between is No Age's third full-length, and for the third time in four years, the duo from LA has wowed me with an impressively entertaining record! It is too early to say if the new record is better than the first two; however, it is safe to say that there are more songs to get excited for in Everything in Between. Here’s what I mean: While there are certainly standout songs from both Weirdo Rippers and Nouns, I mostly listen to both of those albums from start to finish rather than listening to selective tracks repeatedly. On the other hand, I feel the opposite with Everything in Between. Yes, the album is definitely incredible as a whole, but there are at least a handful of really stand-alone tracks that I have been listening to over and over again—especially "Glitter", "Fever Dreaming", "Sorts" and "Chem Trails". Otherwise, the new record is everything one would expect from No Age—loud, energetic... just pure awesomeness! Buy it!

Ps, the packaging for the vinyl is fucking amazing!

Glitter [wicked-cool song]
Fever Dreaming [wicked-cool song]

visit No Age's MySpace here
buy Everything in Between here