Saturday, March 31, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

friday wake up call

Check out The Hudson Branch's teaser video for their upcoming record, World Kid, out on April 24th:




Hear "Periodic Table Of Elegance" below:

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Brand new Sigur Rós song/video, "Ekki múkk"!!!



The video is directed by Jónsi's sister, Inga Birgisdóttir and it's from the upcoming Sigur Rós record, Valtari, out on May 28th!

Monday, March 26, 2012

monday wake up call

Watch Blood Red Shoes' new video for "Cold" below:



"Cold" is from the duo's latest record, In Time To Voices, out today!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

sunday wake up call

Here's a different video version of The Maccabees' "Feel to Follow" than the one I previously posted:



"Feel to Follow" is from Given To The Wild, one of my favourite albums of the year so far!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

friday wake up call

Great Enter the Void-like video reveals a man's secret in "Interference" by Breton



"Interference" is off of Breton's debut album Other People's Problems, out on March 26 via on FatCat Records. Get Blanket Rule EP for free over at Breton's Facebook page!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

thursday wake up call

Plan B is back (Who Needs Actions Plan B) with a brand new track "ill Manors":





Listen to the inspiration behind the "ill Manors" on BBC 1Xtra below:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

wednesday wake up call

"Small Hands"—great song by Keaton Henson and brilliant video directed by Joseph Mann!



"Small Hands" is taken from the album Dear, out on April 2.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Watch/listen to this wonderful live performance of "Little Carmichael" by Good For Grapes:





Hear more songs from the band's SoundCloud page.
Get Good For Grapes' S/T EP over at iTunes.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

sunday wake up call

Jonny 'Itch' Fox (aka The King Blues) performs "Five Bottles of Shampoo" live at The Roundhouse in London on November 2nd, 2011.



This powerful and truthful track, "Five Bottles Of Shampoo" is from one of my favourite records of last year Punk & Poetry, get it here.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

saturday wake up call

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Here're a couple of classic celtic punk songs:

"Dirty Old Town" by The Pogues:




...and "Chip" by The Real McKenzies:

Friday, March 16, 2012

friday wake up call

This video (directed by Ninian Doff) for Graham Coxon's "What'll It Take" is made up of video clips sent in by 85 fans from 22 countries:

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

wednesday wake up call

The Death Set lead an army of pop culture icons through the streets of NYC in this insanely hyper video (directed by Guillaume Panariello) for "They Come to Get Us".

Monday, March 12, 2012

monday wake up call

Anti-Flag and Amnesty International USA teamed up to create this video for "This Is The New Sound" to speak out against indefinite detention / National Defense Authorization Act .



"The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) makes it more likely that anyone–including you–could be held indefinitely without charge or fair trial. You could be like Shaker Aamer. He’s been held by the US government at Guantanamo for over 10 years without charge or fair trial, despite the British government’s request that he be released to his wife and children in London. Like all people held without charge by governments around the world, he should be charged and fairly tried or released. The right to a fair trial protects all of us from abuse."

"This Is The New Sound" is from Anti-Flag's ninth studio album The General Strike, out March 20th via Sideonedummy Records.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

sunday wake up call

Gem Club recently released a rather eerie video for "Black Ships", directed by BriAnna Olson:



"Black Ships" is from Breakers, which also features "252", one of my favourite songs from last year! You can stream the entire record here.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

saturday wake up call

Watch this ultra entertaining video of 4 Toronto DJs (DJ Grouch, D-Scratch, Thera-P and Riccachet) mixing Queen's "We Will Rock You"!

Friday, March 09, 2012

friday wake up call

The New Limb cover New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle" and Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time"



Visit The New Limb's Bandcamp page to hear more music.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

valley of wind / minimalist ghibli posters

Here's my sort-of sequel to my Minimalist NHL Posters. This set is dedicated to Studio Ghibli.

I grew up watching Studio Ghibli movies and have been obsessed with everything Ghibli since I was a kid... in particular, the films by Hayao Miyazaki!

So for the fun of it, I combined my love for design and Ghibli to create this personal project of minimalist Studio Ghibli posters. Hope you enjoy them!

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Happy International Women's Day!!! My mom is my hero... and Nausicaä!

thursday wake up call

Sharks have posted a brand new song entitled "Able Moving Hearts"!




"Able Moving Hearts" is track 3 off of the band's debut record, No Gods—one of my most anticipated records of the year—out on March 19th in the UK and March 20th in North America, pre-order it here.

Watch the video for "Arcane Effigies", also off of No Gods, here.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

wednesday wake up call

Super trippy and weird video involving a Shaman and future visions for "Light Speed Transit" by Break Science.



The video was directed by Mike Wechsler and John Camalick; "Light Speed Transit" is off of Monolith Code EP, you can download it for free over at Pretty Lights Music!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Two of my favourite hardcore bands released new albums today!

Ceremony released Zoo—the band's Matador Records debut.

Although I am still trying to get over the band's "new sound", I am really loving "World Blue"... definitely one of my favourite tracks of the year so far!




Every Time I Die released their incredible sixth full-length, Ex Lives via Epitaph Records. Here's "Revival Mode", the second single/video off it.

Monday, March 05, 2012

monday wake up call

Happy St. Piran's Day! Crowns' debut EP is out today and here's the new single/video from it:



Stream "Full Swing", along with "Kissing Gates" and the rest of the EP below:

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Saturday, March 03, 2012

saturday wake up call

This video (directed by Alex Sky) for the song "Keramika" by Pixelord is full of cool/mesmerizing dancing 3D geometric shapes.



Friday, March 02, 2012

friday wake up call

Dave Meinert created this extremely entertaining music video from the POV of a dog for the song "Hearts" by Johnny Neon.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

thursday wake up call

New video/single by Future Of The Left entitled "Sheena is a T-Shirt Salesman":



The track will appear on The Plot Against Common Sense, out on May 28 via Xtra Mile Recordings.