Friday, October 21, 2011

The Coathangers 'Huricane/Johnny' 7"

October 24th marks the very special release of The Coathangers double A sided transparent, hand-numbered 7" 'Hurricane/Johnny' via X-Ray Recordings. Buy the record here.
'Hurricane'/'Johnny' Flexidisc by WorkItMedia

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Felice Brothers "Fire at the Pageant" (video)

The Felice Brothers - Fire at the Pageant from Ravenhouse LTD. on Vimeo.
The Felice Brothers are the balls! Tomorrow night (October 21st) they will take Vancouver's Venue hostage for their amazing live show. If you hate being impressed and having a good time then you should stay home. I love these guys so much my wife and I performed one of their songs at our wedding. Check out their new video for "Fire at the Pageant" above and another track "Ponzi" (below) also from their latest album Celebration, Florida out now via Fat Possum. If you don't yet have this album, why not? Catch them live on their Celebration, Tourida tour and thank me later.
The Felice Brothers "Ponzi" by fatpossum

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Casiokids "Det Haster!" (Of Montreal Remix)

On October 24th Norway's Casiokids are set to release their latest single "Det Haster!" (It's Urgent) a remix of the Of Montreal's track via Moshi Moshi Records. The remix is the b-side of of the forthcoming single. This is not the first time the two bands have worked together, the two toured together in 2009 and  released a split 7" earlier this year. Get stoked for Casiokids debut Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen out early next year.
Casiokids - Det Haster! (of Montreal Remix) by moshi moshi music

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

M83 "Midnight City" (video)

M83 - Midnight City from naiverecords on Vimeo.
M83 release (to use a oft abused word) epic double album today via M83 Recording Inc. titled Hurry Up, we're Dreaming. The first single off of the album "Midnight City" has been given the video treatment by Fleur & Manu (Division/Les Télécréatures). Kind of makes you wonder... what's next?

Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble 'Mr. Machine'

The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble are set to release their debut album Mr. Machine on October 25th via !K7 Records. We posted the audio for their re-working of Emika's (Ninja Tune) track "Pretend" a little while back. Today the band released the Park Bennett Films produced Julian Schleef & Daniel Brandt directed video for the same track.

Brown Bird "End Of Days" (new track)

Brown Bird's latest Salt For Salt dropped today via Supply & Demand Music. We've been playing the shit out of this album around here and loving it. The latest single "End Of Days" is posted below. Pick up the album from the bands Bandcamp page now or give it a spin this week over at AOL Spinner.

Johnny Corndawg "Night Rider" (new track)

Virginia raised, motorcycle riding, truck-driving, leather-working, school drop-out Johnny Corndawg is hitting the road in support of his latest release Down The Bikini Line. Listen/download his latest single "Night Rider" above and then catch him on tour (dates below).

10.21  York, PA @ Sign of the Wagon    
10.22  Baltimore, MD @ Run For Your Lives (5K Obstacle Course Zombie Race)
10.27  Charlottesville, VA @ Al Hamraa #        
11.01  St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
11.02  Rock Island, IL @ Rozz Tox        
11.03  Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews      
11.04  Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry %  
11.05  Madison, WI @ Frequency
11.06  Chicago, IL @ Schubas  
11.07  South Bend, IN @ Lang Lab      
11.08  Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig  *
11.09  London, ON @ Call the Office    
11.10  Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern *
11.11  Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks *
11.12  Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *
11.13  Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall *
11.14  Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
11.15  Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street *
11.16  Boston, MA @ Paradise *
11.17  New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
11.18  Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
11.19  Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
11.20  Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom *
11.21  Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
11.23  Nashville, TN @ The Basement
11.25  Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse ^
12.05  Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg +
12.12  Los Angeles, CA @ Bardot
12.19  Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite &
# with Erik the Red
% with Ice Rod (Dawes/Blitzen Trapper after-show-show)
* with Trampled By Turtles
^ with The Whigs

First Rate People "Someone Else Can Make A Work Of Art" (video) Free EP

Today marks the release of Someone Else Can Make A Work of Art EP by First Rate People. The five track EP features the bands remix of Baths' "Hall", a Kidstreet remix, "Funny Games" the new track "Summer Job" as well as the title track. Today the band also released a behind the scenes video for title track (above) which premiered over at Exclaim. The new EP can be downloaded for free via the band's website. Grab the EP now and get ready for their debut full length coming in 2012.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Rifflandia Festival 2011 (photos)

Victoria's Rifflandia Festival took place from September 22-25th of this year. 2011 marked the festivals fourth year and the addition of an outdoor, daytime stage on top the usual evening concerts scattered throughout the city's live music venues. The festival is an impeccably well organized event and the line-up improves every year as does the food and drink on offer. Some highlights including an inspired set from Broken Social Scene (who much to the joy of the enthusiastic crowd, just wouldn't stop playing, including a cover of Modest Mouse's "The World at Large"). Speaking of covers Mother Mother rocked The Pixies "Gouge Away" as part of their high energy set. Cold War Kids were another crowd favourite on Saturday's Main Stage. The Knock's wooed a crowd that knew little about them going in. The Coppertone was practically forced to perform an encore despite a tight schedule. Araabmusik had Sugar Night Club absolutely packed for a jaw dropping performance. De La Soul closed out the festival with audience involving set of their own. All in all a fantastic time was had by all and we can't wait for next year! Check out some photos from this year's Rifflandia Festival below and click on any photo for a larger pic and easier navigation.





Besnard Lakes


Broken Social Scene

Broken Social Scene

Crowd going nuts for BSS

Cave Singers

Cave Singers

Cave Singers

Chains of Love

City and Colour

City and Colour

Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids

Crowd gets covered in confetti during the Hollerado set

The crowd bounces along to Blackalicious

More confetti

Daniel Wesley

De La Soul

De La Soul


Hollerado flying through the air



Library Voices

Mother Mother

Jasmine of Mother Mother

Molly of Mother Mother

Ryan of Mother Mother

The Coppertone

The Knocks

The Knocks

Trouble Andrew



Crowd during USS

Young Liars

Young Liars

Friday, October 14, 2011

Lianne La Havas "No Room For Doubt" (video)

British singer/multi-instrumentalist Lianne La Havas is set to release her debut EP Lost and Found on November 22nd via Labour of Love Records. The first single "No Room For Doubt" has been given the video treatment and including a vocal collaboration with Willy Mason. The video premiered over at Dazed & Confused and is embedded below. Yesterday also saw the premiere of the same song but the solo version as performed for La Blogotheque. Their is some serious buzz surrounding this young talent, check it out for yourself.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Synthcake performs for Tasty Ears On Location

Vancouver's Synthcake released their debut EP titled Musicophilia earlier this year. In a recent interview with the Georgia Straight vocalist Lana Pitre was asked if money wasn't an issue "Where are we opening a (live music) venue?" she responded “Behind the Centre for Digital Media. There’s a whole bunch of old vehicles and crap, but if you go a bit farther there’s this huge space right in front of this beautiful old train that just sits there. It’d be cool if we could put in some installations and just go all out. If we had a lot of money.” Well, we decided to take them up on it... sort of. Pitre and bandmates Adam Horn (keys), Chris Martell (drums), Nathan Schubert (synth), and Kristy-Lee Audette (trumpet) took us out to this magical place and performed a couple of songs for us. First up is the title track off of their debut EP before launching into an unreleased track titled "Sail Away". It was a beautiful day for a shoot and, security guard be damned, Synthcake rocked that train. We made the music venue happen, even if it was fleeting. Thanks again to the band, it was a lot of fun. For more behind the scenes shots of the band head over to Shaine Jones Photography. Georges Couling of Knuckleduster Music did the mix.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Dan Mangan "Post-War Blues" (free download)

Dan Mangan released Oh Fortune here in North America on September 27th via Arts & Crafts (out December 5th in the UK via City Slang) to critical acclaim. The local Vancouver song writer is on tour now in Canada with another Vancouver act The Crackling opening for select dates. Download Mangan's "Post-War Blues" track for free now and find out why he was nominated for the Polaris Prize.
Dan Mangan - Post-War Blues by cityslang

Young Magic "Slip Time" (new track)

Young Magic dropped a second 7" yesterday titled Night in the Ocean b/w "Slip Time" via Carpark Records. The debut full length is expected in early 2012. The band is also heading out on the road with Youth Lagoon. Don't miss this show. Check out "Slip Time" and tour dates below.
Slip Time by Carpark Records


TUE 10/11 - MON 10/17  Iceland Airwaves
TUE 10/18  Brooklyn NY Carpark Showcase @ Public Assembly (10pm)
THR 10/20  Brooklyn NY Popgun Party @ Glasslands (9:15pm)
FRI 10/21 Brooklyn Vegan Party TBA
SAT 10/22  New York NY Delancey (4:05pm)
TUE 11/01  San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill *
WED 11/02  Los Angeles, CA The Echo *
THU 11/03  San Diego, CA The Casbah *
FRI 11/04  Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom *
SUN 11/06 Tucson, AZ Solar Culture *
MON 11/07 Austin, TX Emo's *
TUE 11/08  Denton, TX Dan's Silverleaf *
THU 11/10  Nashville, TN The Basement *
FRI 11/11 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn *
SAT 11/12 Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall *
SUN 11/13 Washington, DC The Red Palace *
MON 11/14 New York, NY Mercury Lounge *
TUE 11/15 New York, NY Mercury Lounge *
WED 11/16 Philadelphia, PA Milkboy *
THU 11/17 Cambridge, MA TT The Bear's *
FRI 11/18  Montreal, QC Il Motore *
SAT 11/19 Toronto, ONT The Garrison *
MON 11/21  Madison, WI High Noon Saloon *
TUE 11/22  Chicago, IL Schubas *

* = w/ Youth Lagoon  

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Oneohtrix Point Never "Replica" (new track)

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica by Mexican Summer
Oneohtrix Point Never is set to release their latest album Replica on November 8th via Software/Mexican Summer. Check out the title track (above) now and pre-order the album from OPN's Big Cartel page.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Youth Lagoon "Montana" (video)

Youth Lagoon released their debut LP The Year of Hibernation last month via Fat Possum. Above is the video for their track "Montana" off of the new album. We have been listening to this non-stop around here for a while now. Check it out.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Brown Bird "Bilgewater" (video)

KS Presents: Brown Bird - Bilgewater from Kitchen Sessions on Vimeo.
On October 18th Brown Bird will release Salt for Salt via Supply & Demand Music. The duo from Providence Rhode Island are seen playing "Bilgewater" at Blout Boats shipyard where singer/guitarist David Lamb used to work. Now I'm a sucker for acoustic guitar, kick drum, stand up bass and beards so it should come as no surprise that I love the new album. Per-order it now. Go! It's some seriously good stuff.

Moon Duo "Horror Tour"

Moon Duo are set to release an new EP on Halloween Day titled Horror Tour on limited edition 12" via Souterrain Transmissions. The four track EP is instrumental save the title track. Check it out below. The EP is based on an antique book of spells that the band picked up at a library sale in New Hampshire. Spooky right? I mean New Hampshire, yikes!
MOON DUO - Horror Tour by souterraintransmissions