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.