Tuesday, April 26, 2011

song of the moment

Happy Tuesday! It's really wet here in Toronto...

The Wave Pictures are releasing yet another new record—Beer In The Breakers will be out on May 2nd (UK) and 3rd (North America) through Moshi Moshi. Watch the band's new single for the song "Little Surprise" below; you can also stream the track via SoundCloud.

Monday, April 25, 2011

beautiful cover art by gregory euclide!

Gregory Euclide, a visual artist I have admired for a long time has created a stunning painting for the cover of the new Bon Iver album, out on June 21 through Jagjaguwar. Go to Euclide’s site for more details detailed shots and some must-see videos of the work!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

i want cake

The National have a new song entitled "Exile Vilify" for the high-anticipated video game Portal 2!

It’s pretty good and all, but nothing beats the end credit song—"Still Alive" by Jonathan Coulton—from the first game!

Friday, April 22, 2011

happy earth day!!!

Happy Earth Day everyone!!!!! I found this perfect video on YouTube by ContinoBricchio linking two beautiful Great Lake Swimmers songs, "The Animals of the World" and "Put There by the Land" along with clips from BBC's Planet Earth!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

song of the moment: grouper's "alien observer"

Happy Tuesday morning everyone! How about starting off your day with this beautiful song by Liz Harris, aka Grouper:

Grouper recently released A | A—a two-part (Dream Loss and Alien Observer) release comprised of songs written and recorded over the last four years. Vinyl copies of the two releases are going FAST, but there are still some left over at Forced Exposure... good luck!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

for the cowards in the corner who just don't know what they're worth

How was everyone’s Record Store Day adventures yesterday? I got most of the things on my list; however, the one thing that I really wanted was VillagersLive at the Workman's Club in Dublin LP—it wasn’t available in North America. (Luckily, I was able to pick up the Villagers/Charlotte Gainsbourg 7-inch... love it!) So wanting to hear the Live at the Workman's Club in Dublin LP so badly, I searched and successfully downloaded it this morning. It is absolutely brilliant—every song is just perfect, Conor J O’Brien sounds incredible live! Check out the video for "The Meaning of The Ritual", Live at the Workman's Club below. (If anyone knows where I can buy this online... not ebay... please let me know. Thanks!)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

happy record store day

Happy Record Store Day everyone!!! Here are some of my top picks this year:

GlassJaw: Worship And Tribute
This is the one record I am looking forward to the most—available for the first time on vinly, it has been 10 years in the making—so fucking stoked for this!

Daft Punk: Tron Soundtrack
Coolest packaging/picture disc ever!!!

Hüsker Dü/Green Day 7"
It’s fucking Hüsker Dü... need I say more?
Featuring "Don’t Want to Know If You Are Lonely" from Candy Apple Grey and Green Day’s cover of it.

Fleet Foxes: Helplessness Blues/Grown Ocean 12"
Two tracks off of the band’s upcoming record, Helplessness Blues, out on May 3rd, only get it if you really can’t wait for the release of the full-length!

Nirvana: Hormoaning EP
First time this EP will be released in North America.

OFF!: Live at Generation Records 7"
I really can't get enough of this band, this 7-inch features 4 tracks recorded at Generation Records.

Deerhunter: Memory Boy 7"
"Memory Boy" single with a previously unreleased track "Nosebleed"—I have yet to hear a bad Deerhunter b-side.

Villagers/Charlotte Gainsbourg 7"
Side A is "Set the Tigers Free" from Villagers’ gorgeous record Becoming a Jackal, while Side B is a song written by Conor J. O’Brien and performed by Charlotte Gainsbourg... should be good!

If you live in Toronto, all of the above titles are available at Criminal Records—Please go support your local music stores!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

song of the moment

A gloomy grey Sunday morning in Toronto—perfect for some Timber Timbre:

Timber Timbre's new album, Creep On Creepin' On is out now and it sounds incredible on vinyl!

Friday, April 08, 2011

sundials: never settle

Holy shit, another fantastically nostalgic sounding album—Sundials’ Never Settle is brilliant! Insanely catchy, it’s like all my favourite punk/indie bands from the 90s merged to form a super band... think Jawbreaker + The Promise Ring + Guided by Voices + Pavement... so fucking good!

You can download Sundials' First 6 Songs EP for FREE here.

visit Sundials' Bandcamp page here
buy Never Settle here or here

Sunday, April 03, 2011

preview fredrik's new album!

Here's a really cool way of previewing a new album:
Watch and listen to Fredrik's forthcoming album, Flora in its entirety over at YouTube!

Flora is out on April 12th via Kora Records, pre-order it now!