Wednesday, November 30, 2011

wednesday wake up call

Matthew Caws (Nada Surf) sings "When I Was Young" at Musee Carnavalet in Paris for Le HibOO.

The song is off of Nada Surf's new record, The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy, out on Barsuk Records on January 24th, 2012.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

tuesday wake up call

Gallows' new single "Mondo Chaos" is out via iTunes today.

Holy shit, I miss Frank Carter already!

Gallows' new/first release since the departure of Frank Carter/addition of Wade MacNeil, Death Is Birth EP will be available new week

Sunday, November 27, 2011

grieves: together/apart

I don't listen to much hip-hop/rap, but every year, I fall in love with at least one or two hip-hop albums. For the past few months, Together/Apart by Grieves has been playing a lot on my ipod (it sounds better through headphones vs speakers.) There is something about Together/Apart that is quite compelling—it's probably the autobiographical aspects in Grieves' lyrics. They are sincere, personal and very relatable. Right from the first track, "Lightspeed" takes the listener to various points of Grieves' childhood/adolesence—some are random and some are significant. I personally like the random narratives: "Back then it was all about laughs / Hit the corner store for the new Fleer packs..."; "Time past and the friends found punk yah / Oh whatever man a lot of it was junk / But we loved it made us feel cool little dumb kids / Running round just for fun doing dumb shit..." Meanwhile, Grieves' tales are backdropped by the smooth and minimalistic production by Budo. The multi-instrumentations of piano, drum machine, trumpet, etc. are absolutely perfect; yet, the album sounds far being overproduced. I discover something new/fascinating every time I listen to Together/Apart, for that, I predict it will have tremendous lasting appeal... and I also predict that Together/Apart will appear again in my albums of the year list!

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sunday wake up call

Here's "Fox" by Millencolin, a classic love song about a scooter!

This awesome song is taken off of one of my favourite records of all time, Pennybridge Pioneers, released back in 2000.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

red. blue. where are you tonight...

Well, after a week of mystery tweets, The Promise Ring are back for two reunion shows!

Feb 24, 2012 – Turner Hall in Milwaukee, WI
Feb 25, 2012 – Metro in Chicago, IL

saturday wake up call

Post-apocalyptic video for "Shipwreck" by Modeselektor feat. Thom Yorke.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

wednesday wake up call

Here is "Blonde On Blonde" by Nada Surf... because it rained a lot throughout the night/morning in Toronto and I think "Blonde On Blonde" is the perfect rainy day song!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

saturday wake up call

Here's a song from The Promise Ring's classic, Nothing Feels Good—one of the greatest albums ever—in celebration of the band’s return... on Twitter. No official reuniting or new album news yet, but one can dream, right? The band’s first tweet yesterday was "Hello again..." Oh man, I can't wait to hear the good news!

Friday, November 18, 2011

friday wake up call

Enjoy this dancing man-bot in "Anticipate" by Skream feat. Sam Frank

Thursday, November 17, 2011

thursday wake up call

A couple of live videos of Caves performing at The Windmill in Brixton, London. The first one is "The Mess I Made" and the second is "I'm Not Sorry"—both tracks are from the insanely catchy record, Homeward Bound.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

wednesday wake up call

Discovered this incredible stop-motion arts and crafts history of the world music video last night while browsing on Vimeo. The video is directed by Kevin Parry and it’s for the song "Thick As Thieves" by Kalle Mattson.

Monday, November 14, 2011

cover song of the moment

The Horrors cover David Bowie's classic "Suffragette City", from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

Download the cover for free over at SEAT Music Facebook page.

monday wake up call

"Vessel" by Zola Jesus, from the album Conatus:

Sunday, November 13, 2011

sunday wake up call

WICKED—Justin Sane of Anti-Flag performs "Turncoat" and "Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook" at Occupy Wall Street!

"Turncoat" is off of Anti-Flag's The Terror State and "Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook" is from one of my favourite albums of all time/Justin Sane's solo album, Life, Love And The Pursuit Of Justice.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

saturday wake up call

"Born Of Man And Woman", a song taken from The Other Side Of Darkness by Night Birds—one of my favourite albums/bands of the year!

Friday, November 11, 2011

friday wake up call

Bike journey through the neighborhoods of Melbourne, Australia! "Last Words" by Clubfeet:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

awesome, radical—new pulled apart by horses!!!

New Pulled Apart By Horses song/single!!!!!!!!!!!

V.E.N.O.M is taken off of the band's second album Tough Love, out on January 23, 2012 through Transgressive Records!

thursday wake up call

DD/MM/YYYY's "Infinity Skull Cube" & "Gimme Pizza Mind", filmed with 360 degree panoramic video cameras captured by Panopticon360s.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

song of the moment

Patrick Wolf has a wonderful new video out for the song "The Falcons"!

cult of youth: cult of youth

I have been meaning to post about the Cult Of Youth LP since I think May/June but kept forgetting... Anyway, Cult Of Youth is a band from New York City that sounds like something out of an epic, medieval or fantasy adventure movie. It is by far one of the most unique sounding bands/records in recent years. It is quite difficult to describe the sound of Cult Of Youth, it sort of sounds like a combination of The Pogues and Joy Division. It has that aggressiveness raw punk energy while producing a mysteriously dark atmosphere—it is so damn awesome!

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