Friday, March 14, 2014

SKATERS - Miss Teen Massachusetts

Contender for single of the year. Yes it reminds me of The Stokes and The Walkmen but SKATERS don't have a the in front of their name and it's a bit more 2014 rather than 2003. I'm talking a whole lot of rubbish here right now so just listen to the song.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Fine Times - And It Happened At Midnight

Fine Times have had one hell of a busy year. The Vancouver indie rockers have played many places over 2013 including festivals in Germany, Austin, New York as well as some killer shows in Vancouver and Toronto. As their debut album seems to be winding down, the band have posted an excellent and amusing new video for the semi-official final single from it. Hope you're in the mood for some dirty dancing!

Saturday, March 30, 2013


TOY have got to be my favourite British band in years! I recently saw them live in Austin twice and they completely ripped my head off. Songs taken from last years self titled debut have benefited greatly from being hammered out night after night on the road, taking their psychedelic shoegaze vibe to sonic new heights. For fans of Stereolab, My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus And Mary Chain, The Velvet Underground, CAN, Ride, and you get the idea!

Check out some TOY and go buy the album!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Population Drops - Enough

Great post punk out of Vancouver. The Population Drops fall somewhere between Sonic Youth and Mecca Normal and then pick it up off the floor, or maybe not at all. You decide. I saw them live and it was a great set for a band that has thus far only played a handful of dates. Looking forward to more TPD in 2013.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Best Band Of 2012 - Haim!

Besides the Tanlines album, Mixed Emotions, 2012 in my eyes belonged to Haim. Forever was the song of the year and I know these ladies are gonna own 2013 as well when their full length drops.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Fine Times - Hey Judas (The Passenger's Day Time Acid Mix)

Brand new remix of Fine Times' first single, Hey Judas has surfaced thanks to Vancouver's, The Passenger. Really love how he's taken the 3/4 time and turned it more into a 4/4 timed groove. You should check it out and become a fan of Fine Times over on Facebook. Also, if you are in the Vancouver area, Fine Times will be playing a show with Saint Motel, this Tuesday, December 4th at the Media Club.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Misty - Shadow Of Love

You like Misty. You like Sloan. Then what could be better than a Sloan cover by Misty? Maybe a Misty cover by Sloan. They have performed together before, so it's not totally out of the question. It could happen. I believe this recording precedes the last bunch of stuff I posted by her. It's really different from the original version. Check it out!

Here's some footage from back in 2006 when Misty was on tour with Sloan.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Misty - Line Of Fire / Wolf Spider

Misty has finally put some more new tracks up on SoundCloud. Be one of the first to hear this two songs in one epic. Put on the headphones and turn it up!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

New Order - The Perfect Kiss (Live)

There ain't no cure for the summertime blues! Sure evident in this great clip taken on a hot Sumner's night in Toronto. Had tickets for this show but had to bow out cause of, oh geez, I have no idea. Having seen The Cure at the same venue that October, I can imagine how hot the International Centre was in the summer. This song is also a perfect summer epic!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Fine Times - Enola Gay

Vancouver's Fine Times released this cover of OMD's Enola Gay on the same day OMD's version was used in the Olympics opening ceremony. Coincidence? I think not.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Fine Times - Lions

From Vancouver, Fine Times debut album is coming out in September. Here is a preview of the track Lions. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Stone Roses - Renigate!

Of course by now everyone's heard about The Stone Roses show in Amsterdam. Very excited to hear about tonight's show in Sweden. I mean, come on, things are going to go ahead as planned and pretty much confirmed that everything is just peachy according to a post by John Robb
this morning. He has also coined the instantly legendary term, Renigate, in regards to this whole incident. Thank the lord the Roses are back. From the footage I've watched it's just brilliant. You know Brown is never gonna sing great live but the vibe is there and the band is smoking. Some of the stuff Reni is doing is unbelievable. One of the absolute greatest of all time.