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

Sunday, June 16, 2013

sunday wake up call (nxne 2013 edition)

Mickey Avalon, 3pm @ Yonge-Dundas Square (FREE show!)





LiveWire, 1pm @ the Harbourfront Redpath Stage (FREE show!)

From the NXNE site: "... this Chicago group ranges in age from 8–10 and play everything from Elvis to Ozzy, The White Stripes, and even some original numbers, too."

"Stairway to Heaven" cover





Ludacris, 9pm @ Yonge-Dundas Square (FREE show!)

Technical Kidman, 10pm @ Measure

nxne 2013 in photos, part i

The Flatliners, June 13, 2013 @ Yonge Dundas Square

NXNE 2013: The Flatliners, June 13, 2013 @ Yonge Dundas Square
NXNE 2013: The Flatliners, June 13, 2013 @ Yonge Dundas Square


GODS, June 14, 2013 @ The Shop in Parts & Labour

NXNE 2013: GODS, June 14, 2013 @ The Shop in Parts & Labour
NXNE 2013: GODS, June 14, 2013 @ The Shop in Parts & Labour

Friday, June 14, 2013

friday wake up call (nxne 2013 edition)

FLAG, 12am @ The Opera House

Live @ Moose Lodge 1873 in Redondo Beach





GODS, 11pm @ The Shop / Parts & Labour



We Are The City, 2am @ Rivoli

High School Video Series featuring the songs "Get Happy", "Happy New Year", "That's It, That's All", "Dark/Warm Air", "1987" and "An Angel in White", all taken from the High School EP.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

thursday wake up call (nxne 2013 edition)

My NXNE picks for today, June 13th:

The Flatliners, 7pm @ Yonge Dundas Square (this is a FREE show!)

"Count Your Bruises", one of my favourite songs from the last 5 years!





Merchandise, 11pm @ The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern

"In Nightmare Room"




Callan Furlong and the Old Fashioned Trash, 12 am @ The Piston

"The Sweetest Thing", live at the Dakota Tavern in Toronto.




Destruction Unit, 12 am @ The Garrison

"Sonic Pearl"

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

wednesday wake up call (nxne 2013 edition)

The music portion of NXNE in Toronto is underway, here is my pick for today, June 12th.

Rituals, 10pm @ The Shop / Parts & Labour

"Mesmerized"




Also, Merchandise will be playing a secret show somewhere tonight ... I think this one might be at Parts & Labour as well (12:00 am).

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

monday wake up call

Really enjoying this band from Brighton called Gnarwolves ... check out "Melody Has Big Plans" below:



"Melody Has Big Plans" is from the band's upcoming EP, Funemployed, out on June 24th.


Sunday, June 09, 2013

sunday wake up call

"The Funeral" by Band Of Horses was used during the opening montage to last night's Game 5 between the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada ... one of the best opening I've ever seen, totally gave me goosebumps!



"The Funeral" is from Band Of Horses' debut record, Everything All the Time, released back in 2006 through Sub Pop Records.

Friday, June 07, 2013

friday wake up call

Brand new video by Merchandise for the song "Totale Nite".



Merchandise will be playing at this year's NXNE on Thursday night, June 13 @ The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

tuesday wake up call

Portugal. The Man latest record, Evil Friends is out today! ... this is definitely one of my favourite releases of the year so far!

"Evil Friends", directed by Michael Ragen




"Purple Yellow Red and Blue", directed by that go (Noel Paul & Stefan Moore)




"Atomic Man", directed by David Vincent Wolf

Monday, June 03, 2013

monday wake up call

The new Chapel Club record, Good Together is out today! Here are two tracks/videos from it:

"Good Together", directed by Ollie Murray.




"Shy", directed by Franklyn Banks.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

saturday wake up call

Wicked animated video by Marius Libman (the band's bassist) for Sun Angle's "Raspberry".



"Raspberry" is taken from the band's debut album, Diamond Junk, out now on New Moss Records.