Monday, December 31, 2012

monday wake up call

Bastions have released a new song/video for "Amongst Crows":



"Amongst Crows" is taken from the Bedfellows Part 1: The Bastard So EP, out in the new year via Holy Roar Records.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

sunday wake up call

Watch this crazy video, directed by Michael Maxxis, for Hollerado's "Pick Me Up".

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Merry Christmas everyone! Here's my favourite Christmas song of all time — "Fairytale of New York" by The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl.

Monday, December 24, 2012

monday wake up call

Happy Christmas Eve, here's a new video from NOFX for their track, "Xmas Has Been X'ed".

Sunday, December 23, 2012

sunday wake up call

Cool black and white animated video directed by Dimitri Stankowicz for Rone's "Bye Bye Macadam".

Saturday, December 22, 2012

saturday wake up call

"Nie musze wracac" by Pezet x Jimek — don't really know what this song's about, but this is one hell of a music video directed by Kijek/Adamski!

Friday, December 21, 2012

my 30 favourite albums of 2012


30. Sundials: When I Couldn't Breathe

29. Mount Eerie: Ocean Roar

28. Propagandhi: Failed States

27. Kendrick Lamar: good kid, m.A.A.d city

26. No Class: Keine Klasse II

25. Pulled Apart By Horses: Tough Love

Thursday, December 20, 2012

thursday wake up call

Epic 7-minute long video, directed by Milton Ladd, for "Never" + "Figure" by Hooray For Earth.


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Recently discovered this great band — check out Jamaican Queens' "Kids Get Away", video directed by Andy Miller.



"Kids Get Away" is the first single off the band's debut album, Wormfood, set for release on March 5th, 2013.

Monday, December 17, 2012

monday wake up call

New Teenage Bottlerocket video (directed by Bobby Makar) for the track “Cruising for Chicks”.



"Cruising for Chicks" is off of Freak Out!, out now via Fat Wreck Chords.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

sunday wake up call

Really cool video for Reptile Youth's "Be My Yoko Ono", directed by Lucy McRae in collaboration with Hyper Island Motion Graphics '13 Stockholm.



"Be My Yoko Ono" is off of Reptile Youth, out now via hfn music.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

saturday wake up call

New Gallows video for the track "Cross of Lorraine":



"Cross of Lorraine" is off of Gallows, out now on Bridge Nine Records.

Friday, December 14, 2012

friday wake up call

Great live video from AstroTV of Converge playing "All We Love We Leave Behind" and "Sadness Comes Home" live @ L'Astrolabe in Orléans, France.



The studio version of both tracks are from one of my favourite records of the year, All We Love We Leave Behind, out now via Epitaph.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

thursday wake up call

Really love this video (directed by Ryan Staake) for "Sirens" by Nick Hook ft. El-P and Rood.



"Sirens" is off of Without You, download/stream the entire record for free here.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

wednesday wake up call

Villagers playing "Nothing Arrived" live from Attica.



"Nothing Arrived" will appear on the upcoming Villagers record, {Awayland}, out on January 14th, 2013.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

tuesday wake up call

New How to Dress Well video for the track "& It Was U", director by Luke Gilford.



"& It Was U" is off of Total Loss, out new through Acéphale.

Monday, December 10, 2012

monday wake up call

Pulled Apart By Horses have released "Epic Myth" (directed by James Brown), the fourth single taken from Tough Love.



"Epic Myth" is off of Tough Love, an album what will surely be on my year-end-list!

Also be sure to check out The Tough Love Sessions, a collection of demos, live, sessions and b-sides from Tough Love, is out today.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

sunday wake up call

Here it is: M83's "Wait", the final episode of the "kids with superpowers" trilogy by Fleur & Manu.




Saturday, December 08, 2012

saturday wake up call

The Gaslight Anthem playing "Here Comes My Man" on Conan on Thursday night.



"Here Comes My Man" is from the band's forth album, Handwritten.

Friday, December 07, 2012

friday wake up call

"Ghost" — new Yellow Ostrich video/song, off of the Ghost EP. Video directed by Frank Larson.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

thursday wake up call

Brand new Pure Love (Frank Carter and Jim Carroll) video for "Beach of Diamonds".

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

wednesday wake up call

New lyric video for Devlin's upcoming single, "Rewind" featuring Diane Birch, out in the new year on January 27th, 2013.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Watch Alt-J perform a stripped down acoustic version of "Matilda", part of The Bowery Presents:
Live Series
.



The studio version of "Matilda" is from the band's debut album An Awesome Wave out now via Canvasback Music.

Monday, December 03, 2012

monday wake up call

Elijah Wood stars in the new Flying Lotus video "Tiny Tortures", directed by David Lewandowski.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

sunday wake up call

Here's a chill video for this lazy Sunday morning — "Days", debut video by Balmorhea.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

saturday wake up call

The Flatliners perform "The Calming Collection" via AltarTV.



"The Calming Collection" is from the band's incredible 3rd album, Cavalcade, out on Fat Wreck Chords.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

thursday wake up call

The Drums' frontman, Jonny Pierce, has released a brand new video for "I Didn't Realise," taken from his forthcoming debut solo album, out sometime in 2013.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

wednesday wake up call

White Lung have released a brand new video for "Glue" (directed by Pierce McGarry), watch it below:



"Glue" is the third single/video off of Sorry, out now on Deranged Records.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

monday wake up call

"Body of Work" by The Mynabirds, video directed by Allie Avital Tsypin:



"Body of Work" is off of The Mynabirds' sophomore album, Generals, out now through Saddle Creek.

Also check out this origami video to promo the Body of Work 7-inch.


Sunday, November 25, 2012

sunday wake up call

Yet another excellent full set video by hate5six — Converge live @ The Royale in Boston, MA on November 12, 2012:

Friday, November 23, 2012

friday wake up call

New Such Gold video for the track "Two Year Plan":



"Two Year Plan" is off of Misdaventures, out now through Razor & Tie.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

thursday wake up call

The Gaslight Anthem has released "National Anthem", a Hurricane Sandy Relief video:



The band is also selling a number of items to raise funds for Rebuild Recover and Architecture For Humanity's 'Rebuild Seaside Pier' effort.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Here's a full set video from one of the very last Basement shows ever.



The band put out an excellent final full-length not so long ago entitled Colourmeinkindness, be sure to check it out!

Monday, November 19, 2012

monday wake up call

This is definitely one of my favourite of the year: The Suicide Of Western Culture's "Love Your Friends, Hate Politicians" directed by César Pesquera & Alvaro Posadas as Actop.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

saturday wake up call

Wicked song! — "Cheap Beer" by FIDLAR.



Here more songs from the band here.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

thursday wake up call

Chris Farren performs an acoustic rendition of a new Fake Problems track entitled "I Don’t Miss Anyone" via Light & Noise.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

wednesday wake up call

Awesome animated video, directed by Jan Šrámek and Martin Búřil, for Pjoni's "Chasm".

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

monday wake up call

Really love this very tranquil song/video for "In Mind" by Naysayer & Gilsun featuring Simon Lam. Bonus points for sampling footages from Enter The Void!



Saturday, November 10, 2012

saturday wake up call

New Your Demise video for "Push Me Unde":



"Push Me Unde" is off of The Golden Age, out now via Visible Noise.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

wednesday wake up call

Barry from Joyce Manor playing "House Warning Party" for Nervous Energies (Halloween) session.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Brand new alt-J video for the track "Fitzpleasure", directed by Emile Sornin.



"Fitzpleasure" is from the band's debut album An Awesome Wave out now via Canvasback Music.

Monday, November 05, 2012

monday wake up call

Watch an acoustic version of "Governing Correctly" by Breton via Pure Fm.



The album version of "Governing Correctly" is off of Breton's debut LP (and one of my favourite records of the year) Other People's Problems, out now on FatCat Records.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

sunday wake up call

Cool animated video, directed by Brett Jubinville, for All Time Low's "For Baltimore".



"For Baltimore" is the first single off of All Time Low's latest record, Don't Panic, out now via Hopeless Records.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

saturday wake up call

Watch this video for "Trucks At Night", an incredibly catchy track by The Cast Of Cheers.





"Trucks At Night" is off of the band's debut LP, Family.

Friday, November 02, 2012

friday wake up call

Watch The Coup's crazy puppets video for "Your Parents' Cocaine".

Thursday, November 01, 2012

thursday wake up call

Love this new Mean Jeans video (directed by Brett Roberts) for "Possessed 2 Party (With U)."



"Possessed 2 Party (With U)" is off of the band's upcoming split with The Underground Railroad To Candyland.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

wednesday wake up call

Watch Jason Willis' awesome stop-motion video for "Can't Play Dead" by The Heavy... just in time for Halloween!

Monday, October 29, 2012

monday wake up call

Yet another incredible video from M83 for the track "Steve McQueen".



"Steve McQueen" is directed by Balthazar Auxietre & Sylvain Derosne and it's taken from Hurry Up, We're Dreaming.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

sunday wake up call

Beautiful song/video (directed by Anne Peeters) for Sóley's "I'll drown".





"I'll drown" is from Sóley's debut album We Sink, out now on Morr Music.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

saturday wake up call

New Titus Andronicus single/video for "In a Big City", directed by Isaac Ravishankara.



"In a Big City" is from Local Business, out now via XL Recordings.

Friday, October 26, 2012

friday wake up call

Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem performs a cover of "Everlong" by the Foo Fighters in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge

Thursday, October 25, 2012

thursday wake up call

New Bridge and Tunnel video, directed by Brendan Mcknight, for "Outgrowing Pains".



"Outgrowing Pains" is from Rebuilding Year, out now on No Idea Records.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Laura Stevenson and The Cans + ROAR! joined Andrew Jackson Jihad on stage to perform "Big Bird" at The Troubadour in LA.



The studio version of "Big Bird" is off of Knife Man, out now on Asian Man Records.

Monday, October 22, 2012

monday wake up call

Brand new video/song by Devlin featuring Wretch 32 for "Off With Their Heads".



"Off With Their Heads" off of Devlin's upcoming record, A Moving Picture, out on October 29th.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

sunday wake up call

"Story Of A Lonely Street" by Kids Insane... from one of my favourite records of the year, All Over, out now on Third Time Lucky Rekords.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

saturday wake up call

Really like this simple video, directed by James Mitchell & Adam Baz, for "Flat Earth" by Brainstorm:



"Flat Earth" is from Heat Waves, out now via Tender Loving Empire.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

thursday wake up call

Code Orange Kids' "Flowermouth (The Leech)" ...can't wait to hear more from this band!



"Flowermouth (The Leech)" is from Love is Love // Return to Dust, out on November 20th via Deathwish Inc.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

wednesday wake up call

New Cult of Youth video for "Man and Man's Ruin".



"Man and Man's Ruin" is from the band's latest record, Love Will Prevail, out now through Sacred Bones Records.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

monday wake up call

New Into It. Over It. video, directed by Max Moore, for "Embracing Facts".



"Embracing Facts" is off of Proper, out now on No Sleep Records.

Friday, October 12, 2012

friday wake up call

Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem) performs two acoustic tracks, "Handwritten" and "Desire", for X1075's Studio X series in Las Vegas.

"Handwritten"




"Desire"

Thursday, October 11, 2012

thursday wake up call

Watch Band Of Horses play an acoustic version of "Slow Cruel Hands Of Time" at beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Monday, October 08, 2012

monday wake up call

Great new track/video, directed by Vice Cooler, for Two Gallants' "My Love Won't Wait".



"My Love Won't Wait" is off of The Bloom and the Blight, out now via ATO Records.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Saturday, October 06, 2012

saturday wake up call

I've posted the following videos before, but I feel like I don't post enough about Title Fight and how much I love their new record, Floral Green... so here they are again, enjoy!

"Head In The Ceiling Fan"




"Secret Society"




"Head In The Ceiling Fan" and "Secret Society" are both from the band's sophomore record, Floral Green, out now through SideOneDummy Records.

Friday, October 05, 2012

friday wake up call

New Menomena video, directed by Trevor McMaha, for the track "Plumage".



"Plumage" is off of the band's latest record, Moms, out now via Barsuk Records.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

thursday wake up call

Stream Converge's highly anticipated new record All We Love We Leave Behind in its entirety!



All We Love We Leave Behind is out on October 9th through Epitaph Records.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

wednesday wake up call

Sindri Már Sigfússon (Seabear, Sin Fang) has yet another side project, check out the new video for his new band Pojke entitled "She Moves Through the Air", directed by one of my favourites, Máni M. Sigfússon.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Monday, October 01, 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012

saturday wake up call

AMAZING! — This new Joey Ramone video for "New York City", directed by Greg Jardin, is made up of thousands of still photographs featuring 115 people including previously unseen footage of Joey Ramone.

Friday, September 28, 2012

friday wake up call

Check out this wonderful 70s illustrated animal books inspired video by Jesse Ewles for Michael Zapruder's "Florida".

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

wednesday wake up call

Roo Pescod from Bangers playing an acoustic version "The Mitigation Committee" on Backseat Sessions.



"The Mitigation Committee" is off of the Good Livin' EP, stream/download it for free here.
You should also check out Small Pleasures, one of my favourite records of last year.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012

sunday wake up call

Wonderful animation by Ori Toor for Kingdom Crumbs' "Evoking Spirits".



"Evoking Spirits" is from the group's S/T album, you can stream/download it over at Bandcamp.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

saturday wake up call

This video, directed by Michael Carter, for Turbo Fruits' "Harley Dollar Bill$" gives us a rare glimpse into the world of Nashville motorcycle gang:



"Harley Dollar Bill$" is off of Butter, out now via Serpents & Snakes Records.

Friday, September 21, 2012

friday wake up call

Check out Bad Books' "Forest Whitaker" — an awesome music video composed of a highlight reel from Forest Whitakers' career.





"Forest Whitaker" is from the band's upcoming album, Bad Books: II, out on October 9th through Triple Crown Records / Favorite Gentlemen.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

thursday wake up call

New Joyce Manor video (directed by Grandson and Son) for "Drainage" + "If I Needed You There".



"Drainage" and "If I Needed You There" are both from Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired, out now on Asian Man Records.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

monday wake up call

Great new Pure Love song/video (directed by Ross Cairns) for "Riot Song":

Sunday, September 16, 2012

við spilum endalaust

Myrkur

Frozen Sea

Heimaey Extension

New Friend

I'm back from a 6-day vacation in Iceland; this blog will resume to regular updates starting tomorrow.

I had an absolutely spectacular time, you can see photos from my trip via my Flickr gallery (more to come!)

Saturday, September 08, 2012

brb


Going on vacation to Iceland. There will most likely be no updates till next week, Sept 15th. You can follow my Icelandic adventures on Twitter @JackmanChiu and I hope to upload photos to my flickr throughout the trip. Thanks and have a great week.

saturday wake up call

Willy Moon's "Railroad Track" directed by Michael Carter:

Thursday, September 06, 2012

thursday wake up call

Black & white video (directed by Abteen Bagheri) featuring some spectacular slow motion diving for "Ghosts" by The Presets.

The Presets - Ghosts from Abteen Bagheri on Vimeo.


"Ghosts" is from Pacifica, out tomorrow (Sept 7th) via Modular Records.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

wednesday wake up call

"Secret Society" (directed by Hannah Roman), is the second Title Fight video taken from the band's upcoming record, Floral Green.



"Secret Society" is off of Title Fight's highly-anticipated sophmore LP, Floral Green, out on September 18th through SideOneDummy Records.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Emperor Yes' "Wasps", directed by Chris Boyle — "A sing-a-long bootlegged betamax homage to the greatest horror films of the 80's and 90's including Alien, Troll 2, The Fly and My Girl."

Emperor Yes - Wasps from CHRIS BOYLE on Vimeo.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Sunday, September 02, 2012

sunday wake up call

Really love the geometric design and patterns in "Arcades" by C2C (director: Rémi Paoli.)

Saturday, September 01, 2012

saturday wake up call

New Trash Talk video, directed by Wolf Haley for the track "F.E.B.N."

Friday, August 31, 2012

friday wake up call

Wicked full set of Title Fight (by hate5six) playing at The Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA on August 11, 2012!



Watch more awesome full set videos by hate5six over here.

Title Fight's sophomore record, Floral Green is out on September 18th via SideOneDummy Records, pre-order it here.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

thursday wake up call

Here's a video (directed by Alden Volney) for Villagers' new single entitled "The Waves", out on October 22nd, more details to come.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

wednesday wake up call

"Aimless Arrow" — debut song/video (directed by Max Moore) from Converge's upcoming record, All We Love We Leave Behind, out on October 9th via Epitaph Records!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Great supernatural video, directed by Robert Wallace, for Nice Face's "Equipped".



"Equipped" is off of Horizon Fires, out on Hozac Records.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

saturday wake up call

Brand new video from Blood Red Shoes for the single "In Time To Voices", directed by Craig Murray.



The title track is off of the duo's latest record, In Time To Voices.

Friday, August 24, 2012

friday wake up call

"A young boy and his best friend escape on a dream-like adventure to a place of freedom and beauty."

Watch Benjamin Dowie's beautiful entry to the Sigur Rós Valtari Mystery Film Competition for the track "Dauðalogn"

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

love is better than anger. hope is better than fear. optimism is better than despair.

Today is the one year anniversary of Jack Layton's passing. If you are in Toronto, there will be an event to celebrate Jack's life at Nathan Phillips Square beginning at 6pm, see you there!

Remembering Jack Layton at Nathan Phillips Square

wednesday wake up call

Watch Brian Fallon from The Gaslight Anthem performs an acoustic set at The Lowlands Festival 2012, which includes a cover of "Sowing Season (Yeah)" by Brand New!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Lyric video for "Madness", new single off of Muse's upcoming record, The 2nd Law, out on
October 2nd.

Monday, August 20, 2012

monday wake up call

Here's a old one from a couple of years back... and it was the first song I listened to this morning — "Count Your Bruises", my favourite Flatliners song!



"Count Your Bruises" is off of The Flatliners' amazing 3rd album, Cavalcade, which came out two years ago on Fat Wreck Chords.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

sunday wake up call

Here's "Bag", the second video taken from White Lung's sophomore record Sorry, out now through Deranged Records.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

saturday wake up call

Spooky video for "Summer Bummer" by The Band In Heaven.





Friday, August 17, 2012

friday wake up call

Watch "In The Dark", an incredible live session by The Maccabees filmed using Xbox Kinnect cameras to 3D image map the space!



Tracklist:

1. Heave
2. Go
3. Grew Up At Midnight

All songs are off of Given To The Wild.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

thursday wake up call

Axewound (the British-Canadian supergroup featuring Matt Tuck of Bullet for My Valentine and Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats) have released a brand new video for the track "Cold":

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

wednesday wake up call

"Outsider Art" — new Gallows song/video from the band's upcoming S/T record, out on September 10th (UK)/ 11th (US).

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Brand new Japandroids video for the track "The House That Heaven Built".



"The House That Heaven Built" is off of Celebration Rock, out now via Polyvinyl Records.

Monday, August 13, 2012

monday wake up call

Check out Downtown Struts' video for "Lost In America"... in 3D!



"Lost In America" is off of Victoria, out now via Pirates Press Records.

Friday, August 10, 2012

friday wake up call

Sierra Leonean singer Janka Nabay has teamed up with Pupa Bajah to release "Nar London", a video/song dedicated to Ola Sesay and the Sierra Leone 2012 Olympic Team.



Thursday, August 09, 2012

Sunday, August 05, 2012

sunday wake up call

Entertaining claymation video for the track "Crom" by Linus Pauling Quartet:



"Crom" is the lead single from the band's upcoming record, Bag of Hammers, out on Sept 18th via Homeskool Records.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

saturday wake up call

Check out this wonderfully strange animation by Ohashi Takashi for the song "With My Umbrella"
by cokiyu.

Friday, August 03, 2012

friday wake up call

"Natural Thing" by Nobody Beats The Drum is the new ridiculously entertaining video featuring cats, dogs and a ferret chasing a beam of light from HAL 9000





The song is from the Natural Thing EP out now on Basserk Records.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

thursday bedtime lullaby

Well, looks like waking up at 4am everyday this past week to watch the Olympics have caught me off guard and I completely forgot to make a post this morning (first one I missed in forever!)

To make up for this morning's miss, here's a video of Ceremony covering "Kiss Off" by Violent Femmes, part of A.V. Undercover 2012.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

wednesday wake up call

Plan B performing "iLL Manors" (probably my favourite track of the year!) during the iLL Manors album launch party in London on July 23rd.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

monday wake up call

If you didn't catch the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, you missed a pretty great performance by the Arctic Monkeys. The band played 2 songs: "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor" as well as a cover of The Beatles'"Come Together", watch them both below.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

saturday wake up call

Really love this wonderful animation created by Elina Kasesalu for "Lullaby for a Nameless Creature" by Calvin Cardioid.



"Lullaby for a Nameless Creature" is taken from But Now I'm Looking Forward, stream and buy the album here.

Friday, July 27, 2012

friday wake up call

Today's the day, the London 2012 Olympics will begin in around 8.5 hours with the opening ceremony. Watch this extraordinary Olympic athlete montage video featuring Muse's London 2012 official song, "Survival".



This video gives me chills every time I watch it... just perfect. "Survival" will appear on the band's sixth studio album, The 2nd Law, out on September 17th.

GO CANADA GO!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

thursday wake up call

Great live capture by Joe Ramos of Direct Hit! performing "Where's The Weed?", aka "Snickers Or Reese's (Pick Up The Pieces)", at the Majestic Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin.



The studio version of "Snickers Or Reese's (Pick Up The Pieces)" is off of the band's amazing release from last year, Domesplitter, stream the record here.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

wednesday wake up call

New Title Fight track "Head In The Ceiling Fan"!!!!!!



"Head In The Ceiling Fan" will appear on the band's sophmore LP, Floral Green, which comes out on September 18th through SideOneDummy Records.

Can't wait for this record!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Micachu & The Shapes have created a video for every song on their new record, Never, out now on Rough Trade Records.

"Easy"



"OK"



"Low Dogg"



Watch all the videos here.

Monday, July 23, 2012

monday wake up call

Over 100 high school students drew 3000+ frames to create this absolutely fantastic video for "Bubbles In Space" by Michael Andrews.





"Bubbles In Space" is off of Spilling a Rainbow, out on August 14th on Everloving Records.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

sunday wake up call

Another new Gaslight Anthem video for the S/T track, "Handwritten".



This is the second video off of the band's upcoming full-length, Handwritten, out in just two days!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

saturday wake up call

Trippy video (by Derrick Acosta and Dusty Peterman)/catchy track for Mrs. Magician's "The Dead 80's".



"The Dead 80's" is off of the album Strange Heaven, available through Swami Records.

Friday, July 20, 2012

friday wake up call

The Gaslight Anthem concert on Monday night at The Opera House was seriously one of the best concerts I've ever been to! The band played for almost 2 hours, taking the stage to a clip of Fugazi's "Waiting Room" before playing "Great Expectations" to open their set.

They played so many old songs from Sink Or Swim and The '59 Sound; a Rolling Stones cover, Pearl Jam cover and of course a cover of "Baba O'Riley" by The Who to end the night... just incredible!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

thursday wake up call

Apologies, I Have None performing a couple of their songs acoustically at Hard Luck Session.

"60 Miles"




"Sat In Vicky Park"



Both tracks are from London, one of my favourite records of the year so far!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

wednesday wake up call

Really loving "Stone of Yap" by Cut Teeth:



"Stone of Yap" is off of the band's upcoming debut EP, Televandalism, out on July 24th through Topshelf Records.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Crazy animated video by Alon Bonder for "Same Shit, Different Scene" by Kids Insane!



"Same Shit, Different Scene" is off of the band's upcoming release, All Over, out on August 1st via Third Time Lucky Rekords.

Monday, July 16, 2012

monday wake up call

I'm super stoked for The Gaslight Anthem show at the Opera House tonight in Toronto! Watch the band play at the Ed Sullivan Theater (Late Show with David Letterman) last month.




Check out the band's latest single/video for the song "45".



"45" is taken from the band's upload record, Handwritten, out on July 24!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

saturday wake up call

Brand new video/single from The King Blues for the track, "Wasted Words".



"Wasted Words" is from Long Live The Struggle, the fourth and final album by The King Blues.

Friday, July 13, 2012

friday wake up call

New Sundials track, "Completely Broken"!!!



So fucking stoked for the band's new album, When I Couldn't Breathe, out on September 25th through Asian Man Records!

Be sure to check out Never Settle, one of my favourite records of last year.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

thursday wake up call

Dave Foley stars in the new OFF! video for "Borrow and Bomb" / "I Got News For You".



"Borrow and Bomb" / "I Got News For You" are both from the band's S/T debut, out now via Vice Records.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

wednesday wake up call

Jake Bugg is set to release a new single, "Taste It" on August 12th, watch the video below:



His S/T debut album is coming out this fall on October 15th, which I absolutely can't wait to hear! Be sure to check out my previous post to hear more stuff my Jake Bugg.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

tuesday wake up call

A fan-made video using "Maverick" by Teenage Bottlerocket + Top Gun footage!



"Maverick" is off of Teenage Bottlerocket's latest record, Freak Out!, out now on Fat Wreck Chords.

Monday, July 09, 2012

monday wake up call

Watch the breathtakingly scenic video directed by Dylan Wiehahn for "Johnny Belinda" by Active Child.



"Johnny Belinda" is the third video off of Active Child's wonderful debut, You Are All I See, out now on Vagrant Records.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

sunday wake up call

Stream the brand new Such Gold track, "Locked Out Of The Magic Theater" below.



"Locked Out Of The Magic Theater" is from the upcoming record, Misdaventures, out on August 14th through Razor & Tie.

Friday, July 06, 2012

friday wake up call

Record release show video for "Cornea" by Suis La Lune.



"Cornea" is taken from Suis La Lune's latest album Riala, out now on Topshelf Records.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

thursday wake up call

Check out the brand new Devlin single/video for "(All Along The) Watchtower", featuring Ed Sheeran:



"(All Along The) Watchtower" will appear on A Moving Picture, Devlin's sophomore record, out on October 29th through Island Records.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

wednesday wake up call

Happy 4th of July/Independence Day!

Waking up to "American Slang" by The Gaslight Anthem seems pretty appropriate today.



Bonus: "A More Perfect Union" by Titus Andronicus (watch the video here)

"From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide."
― Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Great Pacer video for the song "Explainer? I Hardly Know Her", which follows the process of a three colour letterpress print.



"Explainer? I Hardly Know Her" is from the band's awesome debut record, Making Plans. Stream/download/buy it over a Pacer's Bandcamp page.

Monday, July 02, 2012

monday wake up call

Spooky video directed by John Kenn for Fallulah's "Out of It"



"Out of It" is off of Fallulah's debut full-length, The Black Cat Neighbourhood, out on August 21th via MBM Records.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

sunday wake up call

Happy Canada Day and Pride weekend!


Here's "Homophobes Are Just Mad Cuz They Can't Get Laid", an anti-homophobic track by Propagandhi, a great Canadian band with important values!




"Homophobes Are Just Mad Cuz They Can't Get Laid" is off of Where Quantity Is Job Number 1, out through G7 Welcoming Committee Records.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

saturday wake up call

The Gaslight Anthem performed their new single, "45" on Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday night.



"45" is taken from the band's upcoming record, Handwritte, out on July 24!

Friday, June 29, 2012

friday wake up call

Here's "Last June" — the latest song/video by Gallows, which features footage from G20 in Toronto.



"Last June" is taken from the band's upcoming S/T record, out on September 10th through Bridge Nine.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

thursday wake up call

Started listening to Defeater's Empty Days & Sleepless Nights over the weekend, really enjoying it so far, especially the track "Empty Glass":

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

monday wake up call

Interactive pop-up video for "Glitters Like Gold" by The Cribs. (Click the pop-ups for special surprises!)



"Glitters Like Gold" is taken from In the Belly of the Brazen Bull, one of my favourite records of the year so far!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

sunday wake up call

Check out More Than Conquerors' set on Gifted Live at The Belfast Empire Music Hall on June 7, 2012:

"Swords and Bones"



"The Great Deceiver"



"Bring Me to the Bloodbank"

Saturday, June 23, 2012

saturday wake up call

New Every Time I Die video for the track "I Suck (Blood)", taken from the incredible album Ex Lives, out now via Epitaph.

Friday, June 22, 2012

friday wake up call

Yet another excellent video from Gem Club, this time for the song "I Heard the Party", directed by Joshua Stocker.



"I Heard the Party" is off of Breakers, out now on Hardly Art.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

wednesday wake up call

Pure Love (Frank Carter and Jim Carroll) will head out on their first headline run in the UK this July! Check out their latest single/video entitled "Handsome Devil's Club":



Tuesday, June 19, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Here's the second video—"The Shakedown"—from Yellow Ostrich's sophomore release Strange Land, out now through Barsuk Records.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

of montreal june 16, 2012 @ yonge dundas square

The of Montreal set at Yonge Dundas Square last night was one of the most bizarre + entertaining sets I have ever witnessed!

of Montreal – June 16, 2012 @ Yonge Dundas Square

of Montreal – June 16, 2012 @ Yonge Dundas Square

of Montreal – June 16, 2012 @ Yonge Dundas Square

of Montreal – June 16, 2012 @ Yonge Dundas Square

of Montreal – June 16, 2012 @ Yonge Dundas Square

See more of Montreal photos @ Yonge Dundas Square here.

ceremony june 16, 2012 @ yonge dundas square

Ceremony – June 16, 2012 @ Yonge Dundas Square

Pretty sure this is the only time I will see Ceremony perform under a fucking disco ball!

Ceremony – June 16, 2012 @ Yonge Dundas Square

Ceremony – June 16, 2012 @ Yonge Dundas Square

Ceremony – June 16, 2012 @ Yonge Dundas Square

Ceremony – June 16, 2012 @ Yonge Dundas Square

Ceremony – June 16, 2012 @ Yonge Dundas Square

See more photos of Ceremony @ Yonge Dundas Square here.
Stay tuned for photos from Wrongbar!

sunday wake up call

New Basement song entitled "Whole"!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

saturday wake up call / nxne day 4 picks

This is the day I've been waiting for ever since NXNE announced its lineup back in April and this is the only band that matters at this year's festival!

CEREMONY

3 @ Yonge Dundas Square
11 @ Wrongbar


Really hope they play "Kersed"...



...and "You're All the Same"



I've been dying to see this band live forever!

Live @ The Met in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on June 12, 2012



Video by hate5six, check out other wicked live sets here.