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.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

thursday wake up call / nxne day 2 picks

Pick of the day: Mean Jeans @ The Shop at Parts & Labor, 1am

"Anybody Out There", off their new record On Mars, out now on Dirtnap Records.




Also check out:

Mac DeMarco @ The Garrison, 10pm




Obey The Brave @ Lee's Palace, 11am




And don't forget:

FREE show at Yonge-Dundas Square tonight featuring No Use For A Name (7pm), Good Riddance (8pm) and Bad Religion (9pm).

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

wednesday wake up call / nxne day 1 picks

The music portion / first real day of North by Northeast Festivals and Conference (NXNE) begins today! Below are some of my picks for tonight; for the full band list and schedule, head over to the NXNE schedule page.

Pick of the day: Teenanger @ The Garrison, 12am

"Bank Account"



"Cops But Not"




Also check out:

Young Doctors in Love @ El Mocambo (Upstairs), 8pm




HiFi Phantom @ The Painted Lady, 1am

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Hell yes! — full set of Converge playing at Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan, New York on May 26, 2012!

Monday, June 11, 2012

"that's why we fucking play!"

Congrats to the Los Angeles Kings for winning the Stanley Cup!

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

monday wake up call

Check out the video for "Saturday Night Live", super fun and catchy song by Crazy & The Brains.



"Saturday Night Live" is from Don't Need No Snacks EP, out now via Baldy Longhair Records.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

sunday wake up call

"As The Sun Beat Down", the first track off of The Taxpayers' new album God, Forgive These Bastards, out on June 26 from Asian Man Records.






...and here's a video introduction to the new album:

Saturday, June 09, 2012

saturday wake up call

The new CocoRosie video (directed by Emma Freeman) for "We Are On Fire" has some incredible slow motion scenes!





"We Are On Fire" is the title track from CocoRosie's new 7-inch single, out now through Touch and Go.

Friday, June 08, 2012

friday wake up call

Drop everything and watch the new Gaslight Anthem video for "45"!!!!!!!!



"45" 7-inch single is out now; the track will also appear on Handwritten, out on July 24th.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

thursday wake up call

A couple of new videos from Rise Records:

First is a lyric video for a brand new Make Do And Mend track, "Disassemble".



"Disassemble" is from the band's forthcoming album, Everything You Ever Loved out on June 19.


Second is "Dead End Dreams" by Man Overboard, off of the band's S/T sophomore full-length.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

wednesday wake up call

Here's a video for "Scrabble" by Elro featuring JME & Manga, taken from Elro's new mixtape Porcelain Corpse... which you can download for free here!

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

tuesday wake up call

Discovered Jake Bugg through Drowned In Sound yesterday, this kid has a great style and amazing voice, can't wait to hear more!

If you are a fan of The Tallest Man On Earth or Bob Dylan, you must check out Jake Bugg!








Monday, June 04, 2012

monday wake up call

OFF! performing "Feelings Are Meant To Be Hurt" live at Whisky A Go Go in LA on May 8!



"Feelings Are Meant To Be Hurt" is from OFF!'s S/T debut, out now via Vice Records.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

sunday wake up call

Here's the first track/video, "Cold Cold Rain", off The Giving Tree Band's upcoming record Vacilador, out in the fall.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

saturday wake up call

M83 has released a band new video/second single from Hurry Up We're Dreaming. "Reunion", directed by Fleur & Manu, is a sequel to "Midnight City", which once again features a group of kids with awesome superpowers!

Friday, June 01, 2012

friday wake up call

Awesome bokeh silhouette monsters video (directed by Bradonio) for the song "Solidified" by Gramatik featuring Jay Fresh.



"Solidified" is off of #DigitalFreedom EP, you can download it for free over at Pretty Lights Music.


Watch the making of short below: