Monday, October 31, 2011

happy halloween!

The Dickies "Killer Klowns From Outer Space"

Goblin "Suspiria Theme"

Suicide "Frankie Teardrop"

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

a good beginning photos

Good Sunday morning! I have a new-ish photo blog and it's called "A Good Beginning". Please visit it here. Thanks!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

classic song of the moment

"Only You"—my favourite Portishead song and one of the greatest music videos of all time directed by Chris Cunningham!

Monday, October 10, 2011

the front bottoms: the front bottoms

The Front Bottoms’ self-titled debut is the catchiest album since Dog Problems by The Format. Indeed, there are some similarities between the two. Much like Dog Problems, The Front Bottoms features a handful of humorously cheesy and immature lyrics; but ultimately, the album is fun, carefree and youthful! Every song has at least one or two witty/memorable lines: "Please fall asleep so I can take pictures of you and hang them in my room, so when I wake up I feel like yea everything's alright" ("Flashlight"); "And I will remember that summer, as the summer I was taking steroids. Cause you like a man with muscles, and I like you." ("The Beers")

The energetic sing-along lyrics work perfectly with the lively folk-pop music—this is no doubt the result of the incredible chemistry between the two members of The Front Bottoms, Brian Sella and Mathew Uychich.

The Front Bottoms is pure and playful; it is a highly enjoyable and memorable record... and I can’t get over how damn catchy it is!

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Sunday, October 09, 2011

cover song of the moment

Here's a new one from Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells covering Bananarama's "Cruel Summer". This track will appear on the duo's upcoming EP entitled Cruel Summer, out on October 17th through Chemikal Underground.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

type + graphic inspiration from 16/8bit games!

To continue my video games inspired post, check out my new favourite site: Title Scream

Also, the 3rd/final volume of Portal 2: Songs to Test By is out! This one features the awesome end credits song, "Want You Gone"!!!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

starscream: future, towards the edge of forever

I have been listening to Starscream's Future, Towards the Edge of Forever non-stop... I am completely obsessed with the album—I listened to it 10+ times in the past two days! Future, Towards the Edge of Forever is a chiptune album, but not the same type of chiptune/8-bit music as the beloved Anamanaguchi. Rather than ultra hyper punk-influenced chiptune, Starscream's latest offers an ambient and electronic chiptune sound. Future, Towards the Edge of Forever is actually pretty mellow, but the drone and experimental rhythm make the album dynamically mesmerizing. I think this is my favourite instrumental album of the year so far!

Stream the entire album here!

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Monday, October 03, 2011

photo journal: nuit blanche 2011

Nuit Blanche 2011
L'écho-l'eau by Richard Purdy

Nuit Blanche 2011
Shannon's Fireflies by Seth Hardy and Site 3 coLaboratory

Nuit Blanche 2011
INFRA by Tonya Hart

Nuit Blanche 2011
New Dawn Fades by Michal Maciej Bartosik—My favourite installation at this year's Nuit Blanche!

Nuit Blanche 2011

Nuit Blanche 2011 / Self-Portrait

Nuit Blanche 2011
DLYT "SMILE" (Socially Motivated Interactive Lightscaping Environment) by Dashing Collective & Aesthetec Studio

Nuit Blanche 2011
Face Music by Ken Rinaldo

See more Nuit Blanche photos here.