Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

GAME ON!

2012 Stanley Cup Final: Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils.

2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils

wednesday wake up call

New Pop. 1280 video (directed by Jacqueline Castel) for the track "Bodies in the Dunes".



"Bodies in the Dunes" is off of The Horror, one of my favourite records of the year so far!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Wicked animated video (directed by CRCR) of a decaying man and all sorts of weird things in "Ghosst(s)" by Lorn!



"Ghosst(s)" is takend from Ask The Dust, out on June 18th through Ninja Tune.

Monday, May 28, 2012

monday wake up call

Kick off Bike Month 2012 in Toronto with a group commute & pancake breakfast this morning and "Summer Hits" by Mazes (directed by Richard Hunter.)



"Summer Hits" is the second single from Mazes' debut album A Thousnd Heys, out now on
FatCat Records.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

sunday wake up call

The music of "Intuition #1" by Avec pas d'casque is the backdrop to this fantastic video (directed by Jeremie Battaglia) of the Montréal protests against the tuition hikes and the ridiculous "emergency law" known as Law 78.



"Intuition #1" is off of Astronomy, out now via Grosse Boîte.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

saturday wake up call

Sin Fang directs a brand new psychedelic video for the track "Only Eyes":



"Only Eyes" is taken from Sin Fang's latest release, the Half Dreams EP, out now through Morr Music.

Friday, May 25, 2012

friday wake up call

End your work week with wicked new music from The Zookeepers!

"Foil"




"Radicle Majesty Pt. 1"




"Radicle Majesty Pt. 2"




"Foil" and "Radicle Majesty" are off of The Zookeepers' upcoming 12-inch split with Signals entitled True To These Times...And Those Times, out on June 18 through Cellar Hits Records.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

thursday wake up call

The new j.viewz video for "rivers and homes." (directed by Shelly Carmel, Eran Amir and Jonathan Dagan) is made up of 2000 photos and some great stop-motion work.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

wednesday wake up call

New Woodkid video "Run Boy Run", directed by Yoann Lemoine (Woodkid) is one of the best videos of the year! Watch it below:



Get the Run Boy Run EP over at iTunes.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Really love how bizarre this video (directed by Ben Symonds) is for "Sanctuary" by Halls in contrast to the ultra soothing sound.



Check out another Halls video created by Ben Symonds—using footages from the BBC's Planet Earth and Frozen Planet—for the song "Lifeblood".




... and if you haven't seen "I Am Not Who You Want", watch this extraordinary video below:




"Sanctuary", "Lifeblood" and "I Am Not Who You Want" are from Halls' release early this year — the Fragile EP, out now on The Sounds Of Sweet Nothing. You can stream the EP below:

Monday, May 21, 2012

tell all your friends

This is a personal video I made for SickKids' Healthy & Happy campaign.

Please share this and I will donate $1 for every "Like" of this video on Vimeo + Facebook (...well, up to $200, I'm not rich.) You have till the end of May!



Music used: "Castle In The Sky" by Classics Of Love from the awesome S/T full-length out now through Asian Man Records!

monday wake up call

Here's the Livestream video of The Gaslight Anthem at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York a few nights ago.



1. Great Expectations
2. Old White Lincoln
3. American Slang
4. The Diamond Church Street Choir
5. We Came to Dance
6. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
7. The '59 Sound
8. Film Noir
9. Miles Davis and the Cool
10. 45
11. Blue Jeans & White T-Shirts
12. The Patient Ferris Wheel
13. I'da Called You Woody, Joe
14. Biloxi Parish
15. Wherefore Art Thou, Elvis?
16. Wooderson
17. The Queen of Lower Chelsea
18. Here's Looking at You, Kid
19. The Backseat

Encore:

20. The Spirit of Jazz
21. She Loves You
22. Baba O'Riley (The Who cover)


Sunday, May 20, 2012

sunday wake up call

Wonderful stop-motion paper craft video (directed by Vincent Pianina & Lorenzo Papace) for the song "Østersøen" by Ödland.



"Østersøen" is off of Sankta Lucia.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

saturday wake up call

The Front Bottoms' acoustic performance at Banquet Reocrds:



1. Looking Like You Just Woke Up
2. Flashlight
3. Rhode Island
4. Legit Tattoo Gun
5. Flying Model Rockets
6. (new song)
7. Maps

All the tracks (aside from the new one) are from the band's incredibly catchy S/T debut, out now Bar/None Records.

Friday, May 18, 2012

friday wake up call

Brand new Devlin video for the track "London City Part II"!



"London City Part II" is taken from Devlin's latest mixtape, The Director's Cut, stream it below or download it for free here.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

thursday wake up call

Great slow-mo video for "Postcard From 1952" by Explosions in The Sky.



"Postcard From 1952" is off of Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, get it here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

wednesday wake up call

A wonderful tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch by James Winters: kids re-enacting Beastie Boys' "Sabotage"!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Watch "Lucky" — the first single/video from Make Do And Mend's upcoming sophomore record, Everything You Ever Loved, out on June 19 via Rise Records.

Monday, May 14, 2012

monday wake up call

Gallows took a break from writing new materials to record this cover of Minor Threat's "Seeing Red":




The original:



Live:



"Seeing Red" is off of First 2 7"s via Dischord Records.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

sunday wake up call

Happy Mother's Day, #ThankYouMom for always supporting my love for the arts!

Watch this sweet "Thank You Mom" video by Michael Marantz:



My favourite: @0:34 "(Thank you mom) for showing me punk music when I was young."

Saturday, May 12, 2012

saturday wake up call

The Cribs' fifth LP, In the Belly of the Brazen Bull came out in the UK this past week (US on May 15th). I've been listening to it on repeat all week, it is pretty damn wicked; and "Chi-Town" is one of the best songs of the year!

"Chi-Town"




"Come On, Be a No One"

Friday, May 11, 2012

friday wake up call

This is one of the coolest videos I've seen in a long time — Raveyards' debut single "Remember", directed by Charles De Meyer.



Thursday, May 10, 2012

thursday wake up call

Watch "Drunken Birds" (directed by Tony Bonacci) — another new video from Cursive, taken from the band's latest record, I Am Gemini, out now on Saddle Creek Records.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

wednesday wake up call

"If I could have chosen, I would have been born a woman. My mother once told me she would have named me Laura."

Against Me! singer Tom Gabel reveals plans to begin living as a woman in the new issue of Rolling Stone. Read the whole story here.

Here's a video of the band performing "The Ocean" on The Interface.




"Let's make everybody sing that they are the beginning and the ending of everything. That we all are stronger than everything they taught us that we should fear."




"Confessing childhood secrets of dressing up in women's clothes. compulsion you never knew the reasons to. Will everyone you ever meet or love be just relationship based on a false presumption?"




Hey Tom/Laura, thank you for being so incredibly brave, you are a true role model and my hero!

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Sunday, May 06, 2012

sunday wake up call

Brand new Beach House video for the track "Used To Be".



"Used To Be" is off of Bloom, the duo's fourth full-length album, out on May 15th via Sub Pop Records.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

saturday wake up call

New-ish Ceremony video for "Adult"



"Adult" is the second single/video off of Zoo, out now on Matador Records.

Friday, May 04, 2012

friday wake up call

New live footage video of Every Time I Die's "A Typical Miracle".



"A Typical Miracle" is off of Ex Lives out now through Epitaph.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

thursday wake up call

Watch this bizarre video for "Kasper and Randow" by Muncie Girls:



Stream Muncie Girls' S/T EP over at their Bandcamp page.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

wednesday wake up call

Another great video from Portugal. The Man for the track "All Your Light (Times Like These)".
This video, directed by Dan Brown also features a segment remixed by RZA.



"All Your Light (Times Like These)" is off of In the Mountain In the Cloud.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012