Monday, April 30, 2012

monday wake up call

Full Set of White Lung at 538 Johnson in Brooklyn, New York on April 20, 2012.

White Lung will release their new record, Sorry on May 29th through Deranged Records (which is also home to the new No Class record, Keine Klasse II, out tomorrow!)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

saturday wake up call

Excellent animated video, directed by ONIONSKIN, for the Japanese band, Lai Lai Lai Team (来来来チーム) and their song "Heaven" (天国).

Friday, April 27, 2012

friday wake up call

Two brand new tracks/one new video from Heights:

"These Streets"

"Gold Coast"

Get both tracks for free over at the band's official site.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

thursday wake up call

Here's another new Museum Mouth video, this one is for the track "Blood Hammer":

"Blood Hammer" is from one of my favourite records of the year so far, Sexy But Not Happy, download it for FREE over at the Museum Mouth's Bandcamp page!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

wednesday wake up call

Dingo the dog journeys through space and time in this great animated video (directed by Tonda Ros) for Alphanaut's "Back to the Stars":

Download "Back to the Stars" here.

"Back to the Stars" is the first single off of Alphanaut's upcoming LP, Little Sun—an album about Dingo, the artist's beloved dog who tragically passed away from Canine Lymphoma in October 2009.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Here's the debut single/video, "Bury My Bones" from Frank Carter and Jim Carroll's new project Pure Love.

Monday, April 23, 2012

monday wake up call

Iceage preforming "White Rune" at Amoeba Hollywood on July 21, 2011.

The studio version of "White Rune" can be found on the incredible New Brigade—my second favourite record of last year!

Go here for the latest tour dates.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

sunday wake up call


I've always pay extra attention to bands with nature and earthy subject matter in their songs (as I am a pretty big nature-lover myself); check out some my favourite music + nature projects from the past few years below.

National Parks Project

NPP is a Canadian music and film project created to document the stunning Canadian landscape and to celebrate Parks Canada's 100th anniversary—the world's first national parks system! I absolutely LOVE everything to do with this project: incredible soundtrack, beautiful coin design, and one of the best looking interactive site I have ever experienced!

Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore: Dear Companion / End mountaintop removal

An environmentally conscious and heartfelt record that raises awareness of mountaintop removal coal mining across Appalachia. Please go to to learn more about this issue.

Sun Boxes

Arkansas-based carpenter and sound artist, Craig Colorusso has created a brilliant interactive art installation of music + nature entitled Sun Boxes. Sun Boxes is a sustainable project composed of twenty boxes playing twenty different guitar loops to create a one-of-a-kind experience powered by the sun.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

happy record store day!

Happy Record Store Day everyone!!!
Like the past year, there's a huge catalog of records available... but unfortunately, I feel the selection is quite weak this year, there's barely a handful of records that I am really interested in getting. Nevertheless, here's the list:

Bat for Lashes: Strangelove 7" (UK)

Cursive: Burst and Bloom EP

Guided By Voices: Jon The Croc 7" (UK)

Guided By Voices: 3 Single Pack (UK)

Hey Mercedes: Hey Mercedes Ep

The Horrible Crowes: Live at Fingerprints

Mastodon/Feist: Commotion/Black Tongue

Sigur Ros: Hvarf-Heim

Tallest Man On Earth: King of Spain

Zomby: Where Were U In 92?

Now go out and support your local music stores!

saturday wake up call

Stream a previously unreleased Swellers track "Vehicle City Blues":

"Vehicle City Blues" will be on the new 7" record coming out on May 29th, which includes two previously unreleased tracks from the Good For Me album sessions.

Also, check out The Swellers' new video for "Inside My Head":

Friday, April 20, 2012

friday wake up call

New Museum Mouth video for the track "Blood Mountain":

"Blood Mountain" appears on one of my favourite records of the year so far, Sexy But Not Happy, download for FREE over at the band's Bandcamp page!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

thursday wake up call

Here's a new Willy Moon video for the upcoming single, "Yeah Yeah":

"Yeah Yeah" will be available digitally on May 6th and 7-inch on the 7th via Luv Luv Luv Records.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

wednesday wake up call

Recently discovered SGB (aka Sonny Green)... this kid is brilliant!

"Visualise The Brighter Days"

"Timmy Shine"

140.TV Freestyle

Be sure to go to SGB's Twitter and download When Words Fail Music Speaks for FREE!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

what is

What is

I have been seeing a lot of these posters around downtown Toronto, does anyone know what they are for? I visited the site, looks like there is a big event on May 1st... interesting.

tuesday wake up call

Joyce Manor cover "Video Killed The Radio Star" by The Buggles:

This cover is off of Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired—the band's highly anticipated follow-up to last year's incredibly catchy S/T—OUT TODAY via Asian Man Records!!!

More from the new record:

Stream Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired over at

Watch Joyce Manor's full set at last year's Sound & Fury @ the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, CA:

Monday, April 16, 2012

monday wake up call

New Cursive video for "This House Alive" (directed by Kevin Slack), off of the band's latest record,
I Am Gemini
, out now on Saddle Creek Records.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

sunday wake up call

Love the TV montage concept for The Cast Of Cheers' "Animals"... feels very 90s!

"Animals" will appear on the band's upcoming debut, Family, out on June 18th.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

saturday wake up call

Mike Skinner (The Streets) and Ted Mayhem have finally resurrected their label The Beats. The new single/video is a track called "Bad News" by Elro, featuring The D.O.T—Mike Skinner and Rob Harvey of The Music.

Friday, April 13, 2012

friday wake up call

Have been waiting for this for a while: Yellow Ostrich released "Marathon Runner", the first video off of the band's latest record, Strange Land, out via Barsuk Records.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

best time of the year

2012 NHL Playoffs have begun!

2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

See more 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs posters here.

thursday wake up call

This is pretty awesome: Great Lake Swimmers performing "Easy Come, Easy Go" in front of the Beluga tank at the Vancouver Aquarium!

"Easy Come, Easy Go" is from GLS' latest release, New Wild Everywhere, stream the entire record here.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Monday, April 09, 2012

monday wake up call

Today is the 95th anniversary of Vimy Ridge, here's a video/song by Edmonton Fiddler Lizzy Hoyt to commemorate a key point in Canadian history.

Go to to hear an interview with Lizzy Hoyt.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

sunday wake up call

Sharks performed a couple of acoustic tracks for Punktastic before their headline show in London:

"Arcane Effigies"

"Turn To You"

Both tracks are from the band's debut, No Gods, out now on Rise Records.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

saturday wake up call

This mysterious video (directed by Czlowiek Kamera) for Jakub Nox Ambroziak's "Treebeard in the Dead Wood" follows a guy who has the ability to set things on fire.

"Treebeard in the Dead Wood" is taken from the album Dark Side of the Sun, out on Canteen Records.

Friday, April 06, 2012

friday wake up call

Watch La Dispute's entire set on Audiotree Live in Chicago! (go to 25:44 for "all our bruised bodies and the whole heart shrinks"!)

All the songs performed were from Wildlife—my #1 record of 2011 and an absolutely must-have in anyone's collection! Stream the entire album here.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

thursday wake up call

Night Birds performance of "Born Of Man And Woman", "Sex Tape" and "Landfill Land" on The Chris Gethard Show:

The studio version of all 3 tracks are from The Other Side Of Darkness, one of my favourite records from last year.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

wednesday wake up call

Cool hand drawn visuals throughout this video for Make Do and Mend's acoustic version of "Unknowingly Strong":

"Unknowingly Strong (acoustic)" is off of the Part and Parcel EP, out now on Paper + Plastick.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Monday, April 02, 2012

monday wake up call

Apologies, I Have None performs an acoustic version of "Clapton Pond" for Punktastic.

"Clapton Pond" is from London, one of my favourite records of the year so far. Hear the album version of the track below:

Sunday, April 01, 2012

sunday wake up call

Latest single from Dry The River for the song "New Ceremony":

"New Ceremony" is from the band's debut record, Shallow Bed, out now in the UK and April 17th in North America.