Tuesday, December 31, 2013

tuesday wake up call

Full set (by hate5six) of Title Fight's 10 Year Anniversary show at American Legion in Glen Lyon, Pennsylvania on November 30, 2013!

Title Fight (Full Set) from hate5six on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

sunday wake up call

Gnarwolves performing "Limerence" live at BBC Maida Vale.



"Limerence" is taken from the Funemployed EP, one of my favourite releases of 2013!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

tuesday wake up call

Watch this lovely animated video (by Legwork Studio) for Alameda's "New Leaf" ... definitely one of the best videos of the year!

Monday, December 23, 2013

monday wake up call

Jake Bugg covers "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" by John Lennon in Fearne's Christmas Live Lounge.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

sunday wake up call

These New Puritans performs "Fragment Two" live at Le Grand Mix back in November.



"Fragment Two" is taken from the band's third (yet another incredible) album, Field of Reeds.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

thursday wake up call

"Born to Die in Suburbia" by Night Birds, taken from the band's second full-length of the same name, Born to Die in Suburbia, out now on Grave Mistake Records.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

tuesday wake up call

Direct Hit! have released "Heaven Is a Black Hole" and "We're Fucked", the 6th and 7th chapter/video from Brainless God, out now on Red Scare Industries.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Saturday, December 07, 2013

saturday wake up call

"Gay Goth Scene" by The Hidden Cameras, directed by Kai Stänicke, from the band's upcoming album, Age, out on January 21th in Canada and the 24th worldwide.

Friday, December 06, 2013

friday wake up call

The Swellers' new video (directed by Max Moore) for "Got Social", taken from the band's new record, The Light Under Closed Doors, out now through No Sleep Record.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

tuesday wake up call

I've been waiting a long time for this — Avi Buffalo performs a new song for Jam in the Van entitled "Two Cherished Understandings".

Monday, December 02, 2013

Sunday, December 01, 2013

sunday wake up call

Nils Frahm performs line on KEXP back in September.



Be sure to check out his incredible new record, Spaces, out now on Erased Tapes Records.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

tuesday wake up call

"MDIC" by Diamond Youth, from the band's upcoming Shake EP, out on February 4th, 2013 through Topshelf Records.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

saturday wake up call

Check out this absolutely lovely 4AD session by Indians!



The tracks performed above are "I Am Haunted", "Magic Kids" and "New", all taken from one of my favourite records of the year, Somewhere Else, out now via 4AD.

Friday, November 22, 2013

friday wake up call

"No One's Deserving" by Daylight (directed by Alex Henery), taken from the band's debut full-length, Jar, out now on Run For Cover.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

thursday wake up call

New Title Fight video (directed by Susy Cereijo) for "Be A Toy", taken from the band's latest EP, Spring Songs, out now through Revelation Records!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

saturday wake up call

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls performed "The Way I Tend to Be" and "Recovery" on Jimmy Kimmel Live.





Both songs are taken from Tape Deck Heart, out now on Xtra Mile Recordings.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

wednesday wake up call

Excellent cover of Xiu Xiu's "I Luv The Valley Oh!" by Shearwater, taken from Fellow Travelers, a covers album out on November 26 via Sub Pop.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

tuesday wake up call

Villagers performing "My Lighthouse" for Gigwise Session.



"My Lighthouse" is from the beautiful record, {Awayland}, out now on Domino.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

sunday wake up call

Live video of "Boat Builders" by A Wilhelm Scream, taken from the band's brand new record, Partycrasher, out now via No Idea.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Sunday, November 03, 2013

sunday wake up call

What a great performance of "Easy Easy" by King Krule on the Late Show With David Letterman.

Friday, November 01, 2013

friday wake up call

The Naked and Famous recently released a new video (directed by Joel Kefali) for "I Kill Giants", taken from the band's second record, In Rolling Waves.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

tuesday wake up call

Here's "Slumville Sunrise", the second single from Jake Bugg's high-anticipated sophomore record, Shangri La, out on November 18.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

saturday wake up call

Here's a video for "Decade" by After The Fall — one of my favourite songs of the year, off of Unkind, one of best albums of the year!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

thursday wake up call

Really great lyric video for "Journey of My Drive" by Sauce McKinley featuring Stalley.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

tuesday wake up call

Touché Amoré performing "Harbor" live at Converse's Get Loud Hamburg show.



"Harbor" is from the band's awesome new record, Is Survived By, out now on Deathwish Inc.

Monday, October 21, 2013

monday wake up call

New one from The Wave Pictures entitled "Lisbon", taken from the band's brand new double album City Forgiveness, out today!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

saturday wake up call

Stop motion video by Clyde Petersen for Minor Alps' "I Don't Know What To Do With My Hands", taken from the duo's forthcoming album Get There, out on October 29th via Barsuk Records.

Friday, October 18, 2013

friday wake up call

Trippy new video (by Derrick Belcham and Ruby Kato Attwood) for CFCF's "Beyond Light".

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

wednesday wake up call

Full set video of Title Fight playing at the Royale in Boston, MA. I saw this tour last Tuesday in Toronto and it was by far one of the best concerts I've ever seen!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

saturday wake up call

Jake Bugg performing "What Doesn't Kill You" on Later With Jools Holland, taken from the upcoming album, Shangri La, out on November 18.

Friday, October 11, 2013

friday wake up call

Máni M. Sigfússon has created yet another incredible for Úlfur, this time for the track "Heaven In A Wildflower", enjoy!

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

wednesday wake up call

New dreamy Poliça song/video entitled "Warrior Lord", taken from the upcoming album, Shulamith, out on October 22nd.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

tuesday wake up call

Title Fight is playing in Toronto @ The Mod Club Tonight!

"27", from Shed




"Head In The Ceiling Fan", from Floral Green

Monday, October 07, 2013

monday wake up call

Here's the video for "Country Mile" (directed by Luke Montgomery), the title track off of Johnny Flynn's new album.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Friday, October 04, 2013

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

monday wake up call

Matt Pearson wrote a computer algorithm to create this kickass video for "Prisms" by 65daysofstatic!



"Prisms" is taken from the band's latest/brand new record, Wild Light, out now!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

sunday wake up call

Watch this incredible Forest Swords video, featuring dancer Guzman Rosado and directed by Dave Ma, for the track "Thor's Stone".

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

wednesday wake up call

Brand new Touché Amoré video for "Harbor"!



"Harbor" is taken from the band's latest record, Is Survived By, which came out yesterday via Deathwish Inc.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

tuesday wake up call

New Jake Bugg song/video entitled "What Doesn't Kill You", taken from the upcoming album, Shangri La, out on November 18.

Monday, September 23, 2013

monday wake up call

New Indians video (directed by Ty Olson) for the track "La Femme", taken from the incredible Somewhere Else, out now on 4AD.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

sunday wake up call

Looks like the new Static Jacks' video (directed Zak Stoltz) for "Wallflowers" is a homage to the awesome 80s teen sci-fi, Weird Science

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

thursday wake up call

Here's "White Robes", the 5th of 12 music video (directed by Dylan Brown) for the new Direct Hit! record, Brainless God, out now on Red Scare Industries.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sunday, September 08, 2013

sunday wake up call

Love this loud and raw rock n' roll track! — "Face Like A Skull" by Drenge, taken from the band's S/T debut album.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

saturday wake up call

Some great live action animation in the new Wiley video (directed by Ruffmercy) for "Flying".

Thursday, September 05, 2013

thursday wake up call

Direct Hit! have released the first 4 of 12 music videos (directed by Dylan Brown) created for their killer new record, Brainless God, out now on Red Scare Industries.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

wednesday wake up call

Check out this alternate version of "Foundations" by Apologies, I Have None.



The original version of this track is from London, one of my favourite records last year.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Monday, September 02, 2013

monday wake up call

Watch this incredible homage to 80's movies, 90's video games, and the city of Dublin for "Your Man" by Sounds of System Breakdown!

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

tuesday wake up call

yOya's new animated video for "I'll Be The Fire" is made up of 3000 rotoscoped frames by Adam Cole ... very impressive!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

wednesday wake up call

Touche Amore performing a new track entitled "DNA" live at Bridgetown DIY in La Puente, California.



"DNA" will appear on the band's upcoming record, Is Survived By, out on September 24 via Deathwish.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

tuesday wake up call

No Age's fourth album, An Object is out today via Sub Pop! Here's "An Impression", a track taken from the band's new album.

Monday, August 19, 2013

monday wake up call

"If" by Glasvegas (featuring William Shatner), from the band's upcoming record, Later...When the TV Turns to Static, out on September 2nd.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

friday wake up call

These New Puritans have released their video for "Organ Eternal" (directed by Willy Vanderperre.)



"Organ Eternal" is off Field of Reeds, of one of the best albums of the year so far!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

thursday wake up call

Brand new single/video by Grooms entitled "I Think We're Alone Now".



"I Think We're Alone Now" is from the band's upcoming record, Infinity Caller, out on September 3 via Western Vinyl.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

tuesday wake up call

Here's the lyric video for "Drown in Blood", brand new Flatliners track from the band's upcoming record, Dead Language, out on September 17 through Fat Wreck Chords / New Damage Records.

Monday, August 12, 2013

monday wake up call

Excellent animated video (directed by Anthony Salsone and animated by John Grist) for The Jungle Giants' "Skin to Bone".

Saturday, August 10, 2013

saturday wake up call

I've been listening to Vance Joy's EP, God Loves You When You're Dancing a lot this week, really love the two singles "From Afar" and "Riptide"!

"From Afar" (directed by Charlie Ford & Josh Mckie)




"Riptide" (directed by Laura Gorun)

Friday, August 09, 2013

friday wake up call

Watch Portugal. The Man's new video (directed by AG Rojas) for "Modern Jesus"!



Check out a great behind the scenes article over at Well, Bless My Stars.

"Modern Jesus" is from Evil Friends, one of the best records of the year so far!

Thursday, August 08, 2013

thursday wake up call

New King Krule song/video (directed by Focus Creeps) for the song "Easy Easy".



"Easy Easy" is taken from King Krule's highly anticipated debut album, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, out on August 24th via True Panther Sounds and XL Recordings.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Monday, August 05, 2013

monday wake up call

Video (directed by Tom Werber) for "Earthly Pleasure" by Villagers, one of my favourite songs of the year so far.



"Earthly Pleasure" is off of {Awayland}, out now on Domino.

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Saturday, August 03, 2013

saturday wake up call

Love the song "Build Me Up" by Raffertie, video directed by Vincent Haycoc.





"Build Me Up" is taken from Sleep of Reason, out on Monday (August 5th) via Ninja Tune.

Friday, August 02, 2013

friday wake up call

"Void" by Ivy League, one of many incredible songs off of the band's debut album, Transparency out now on 6131 Records.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

thursday wake up call

Here's a brand new track/video by The Naked And Famous, "Hearts Like Ours", taken from the band's upcoming album In Rolling Waves, out on September 16.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

wednesday wake up call

New Chance The Rapper video (directed by Austin Vesely) for "Everybody's Somebody's Everything".



"Everybody's Somebody's Everything" is taken from Acid Rap, download it for free here!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

tuesday wake up call

Here's the latest (and final?) video by Sharks for the song, "Gold".



"Gold" is taken from the band's final album, Selfhood, out now on Rise Records.

Monday, July 29, 2013

monday wake up call

Wonderful animated video for "Everything is Fine" by Sothko.



Stream/download "Everything is Fine" over at Soundcloud.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

thursday wake up call

"Are You Getting Enough?" by Professor Green feat. Miles Kane, taken from the upcoming Prof. Green record, Growing Up In Public, out on October 14.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

wednesday wake up call

New Front Bottoms video (directed by Mark Jaworski) for the song, "Funny You Should Ask".



"Funny You Should Ask" is off of the band's sophomore record, Talon of the Hawk, out now on Bar/None Records.

Monday, July 22, 2013

monday wake up call

New Indians video (directed by Miles Langley), for the single, "Magic Kids".



"Magic Kids" is taken from Indians' debut album (and one of my favourite records of the year so far), Somewhere Else, out now on 4AD.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

thursday wake up call

Brooklynvegan posted a few videos from Night Birds' record release show at Asbury Lanes, watch them perform "Born to Die in Suburbia" and "Modern Morons" below.



The band just released their awesome secord record, Born to Die in Suburbia, get it here!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

tuesday wake up call

This Routine is Hell performing "Nostalgia" and "Howl", live on July the 10th, 2013 at the UJZ Kornstrasse in Hannover, Germany.



"Nostalgia" and "Howl" are from Howl, one of my favourite records so far this year, download it for free here or buy it from Cobra Records.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

sunday wake up call

New Wonder Years video (directed by Guise) for one of my favourite tracks of the year so far, "Passing Through A Screen Door".



"Passing Through A Screen Door" is taken from The Greatest Generation, out now on Hopeless Records.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

saturday wake up call

Fantastic animated video (created by the art and motion direction studio, Plenty) for the song "Tiki Tiki" by Poncho.

Friday, July 12, 2013

friday wake up call

Villagers performing "Nothing Arrived" at this year's Glastonbury.



"Nothing Arrived" is taken from {Awayland}, out now on Domino.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

thursday wake up call

8-bit side-scrollers video for "I Dont Wanna Be Alone" by Masked Intruder.



"I Dont Wanna Be Alone" from the band's S/T debut, out now on Fat Wreck Chords.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

tuesday wake up call

Great live video (by Beef Videos) of Gnarwolves performing "Tongue Surfer" @ The Luna Lounge in Leytonstone.



"Tongue Surfer" is taken from the band's incredible Funemployed EP.

Monday, July 08, 2013

turf 2013: belle and sebastian, july 7, 2013 @ fort york

Belle and Sebastian finished off the fantastic first edition of the Toronto Urban Roots Festival with "Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying" ... just perfect!

TURF 2013: Belle and Sebastian,  July 7 @ Fort York
TURF 2013: Belle and Sebastian,  July 7 @ Fort York
TURF 2013: Belle and Sebastian,  July 7 @ Fort York
TURF 2013: Belle and Sebastian,  July 7 @ Fort York TURF 2013: Belle and Sebastian,  July 7 @ Fort York
TURF 2013: Belle and Sebastian,  July 7 @ Fort York
TURF 2013: Belle and Sebastian,  July 7 @ Fort York
TURF 2013: Belle and Sebastian,  July 7 @ Fort York

See more photos from Belle and Sebastian's set here.

turf 2013: neko case, july 7, 2013 @ fort york

TURF 2013: Neko Case, July 7 @ Fort York
TURF 2013: Neko Case, July 7 @ Fort York
TURF 2013: Neko Case, July 7 @ Fort York
TURF 2013: Neko Case, July 7 @ Fort York
TURF 2013: Neko Case, July 7 @ Fort York

See more photos from Neko Case's set here.

monday wake up call

"Bending" by Cloakroom (directed by Alex Henery), from the record, Infinity, out now on Run For Cover Records.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

saturday wake up call

"The Way I Tend To Be" by Frank Turner, from the album Tape Deck Heart.



Frank Turner will be playing at TURF (@ Fort York) today at 5:30pm on the West Stage.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

turf 2013

The first edition of the Toronto Urban Roots Festival aka TURF begins today at Fort York: Garrison Common, and goes till this Sunday (July 7th.) Here are some bands that I look forward to seeing during the festival:

July 4th
6:50pm Camera Obscura East Stage
9:30pm She & Him East Stage

July 5th
Taking a break today, but you can see the lineup/schedule here.

July 6th
11:30am Larry & His Flask West Stage

"Call It What You Will"




5:30pm Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls West Stage
8:10pm The Hold Steady West Stage
9:30pm Flogging Molly (these guys are amazing live!) East Stage

July 7th
11:20am The Wooden Sky West Stage
2:00pm Kurt Vile & The Violators East Stage

"Never Run Away"




7:10pm Neko Case West Stage
8:30pm Belle & Sebastian East Stage

thursday wake up call

Happy Independence Day / Fourth of July!

Here's a crazy video, directed by Dave Hughes for Dan Deacon's "USA".

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Monday, July 01, 2013

monday wake up call

HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Here are two of my favourite Canadian bands in the last little while:

White Lung, from British Columbia.

"Glue"



"Take The Mirror" (live @ Hard Luck Bar in Toronto)



The band released their second record last year entitled Sorry.



The Flatliners ... these Ontarians guys are the best!

"Count Your Bruises"



"The Calming Collection" live



The band is set to release a brand new album, Dead Language in September 17th through Fat Wreck Chords ... can't wait!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

sunday wake up call

I never thought I'd see this ... figure skating routine to "Romanticize Me" by Pissed Jeans! (video directed by Joe Stakun)



"Romanticize Me" is taken from Honeys, out now via Sub Pop.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

sunday wake up call

New Sharks video, directed by Sam Crook, for the track "Sunday's Hand".



"Sunday's Hand" is from the band's sophomore full-length, Selfhood, out now on Rise Records.

Friday, June 21, 2013

friday wake up call

Here's a video for Foals' "Bad Habit", directed by Nabil Elderkin.



"Bad Habit" is off of the band's latest record, Holy Fire.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

thursday wake up call

Wicked animated video, directed by Chad Van Gaalen for METZ's "Get Off".



"Get Off" is from the band's S/T full-length debut, out now via Sub Pop.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

wednesday wake up call

New These New Puritans video for "Fragment Two", directed by Daniel Askill.



"Fragment Two" is taken from the band's 3rd album, Field of Reeds, hands down one of my favourite records of the year so far!

nxne 2013 in photos, part iv

Mickey Avalon, June 16 @ Yonge-Dundas Square

NXNE 2013: Mickey Avalon, June 16 @ Yonge-Dundas Square
NXNE 2013: Mickey Avalon, June 16 @ Yonge-Dundas Square
NXNE 2013: Mickey Avalon, June 16 @ Yonge-Dundas Square

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

tuesday wake up call

Great live footage of Kids Insane performing "No Place Like Home" at the Abarbanel 5 Club, in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Monday, June 17, 2013

nxne 2013 in photos, part iii

Villagers (solo show), June 15, 2013 @ Sidedoor in Soho House

NXNE 2013: Villagers, June 15, 2013 @ Sidedoor in Soho House
NXNE 2013: Villagers, June 15, 2013 @ Sidedoor in Soho House NXNE 2013: Villagers, June 15, 2013 @ Sidedoor in Soho House
NXNE 2013: Villagers, June 15, 2013 @ Sidedoor in Soho House

monday wake up call

New Zomby 33-track triple vinyl/double CD, With Love, is out in Europe today (US tomorrow.) The video below features the tracks "Ascension", "Sunshine In November", "Overdose" and "Memories".

nxne 2013 in photos, part ii

Dead Bent, June 15, 2013 @ Harbourfront Redpath Stage

NXNE 2013: Dead Bent, June 15, 2013 @ Harbourfront Redpath Stage
NXNE 2013: Dead Bent, June 15, 2013 @ Harbourfront Redpath Stage
NXNE 2013: Dead Bent, June 15, 2013 @ Harbourfront Redpath Stage
NXNE 2013: Dead Bent, June 15, 2013 @ Harbourfront Redpath Stage