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Youth Lagoon — Highway Patrol Stun Gun

August 10, 2015 in Indie by Gord

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I don’t know what to say, other than that I am beyond excited to hear ‘Savage Hills Ballroom’.

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Foals — What Went Down & A Knife in the Ocean

August 9, 2015 in Indie by Gord

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Holy shit Foals.
Foals is transforming, becoming a bigger beast and their new-found heaviness is a very welcome sound. Between ‘What Went Down’ and ‘Knife in the Ocean’, I’m very excited to hear what’s in store later this month. From what we’ve heard, it sounds like this will be an amazing album.

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Small Black — “Boys Life”

August 5, 2015 in Indie by Gord

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Summer time.

Let’s get it.

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Hot Chip — Huarache Lights

August 5, 2015 in Electronic by Gord

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I just got back from Osheaga. First, I don’t think festival life is for me. It’s for bros, it’s for dudes, it’s for flower crowns and party drugs. All I want is the music. I don’t want to see all the down-sides of youth culture.

But, what was good was the friendship and shared experiences. And every day as we got ready to go in the hotel, this song somehow came on. And it gave me the tiniest burst of energy to fill my body with sun and beer once again. I also saw them play, but Osheaga goofed and put them on when the sun was still up. It didn’t redeem the fact that I missed them two years ago when they closed out the night.

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Good Morning — You

July 27, 2015 in Indie by Gord

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You should go ahead and listen to their soundcloud. There is a rawness, a small feeling about this music that really pours through you. It’s rainy day music. It’s music to feel a little down to, but where you soak it in instead of trying to get away from it.

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Wolf Saga x For Esme — Gold Lion (Yeah Yeah Yeah’s cover)

July 14, 2015 in Electronic by Gord

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Not only do I love the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, but I love Wolf Saga and everything he touches. He might be the electronic king of building songs up to incredible climaxes. This is no different, and is a great play on the original. Check out his other remixes and original work for even more gems. If you needed something for summer, this is it.

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Youth Lagoon — The Knower

July 13, 2015 in Indie by Gord

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Even though his musical direction has shifted and turned over time, his music always has one significant common thread. Youth Lagoon (Trevor Powers) is able to create intimate and powerful songs that pull you in and then pull you around an emotional spectrum. You can feel his music, always. And he’s always evolving. His new song, ‘The Knower’, is no different. Darker than most YL songs, thanks to some heavier times for Trevor while making his new album, it starts out a little empty but keeps adding layers to become something bigger than you expected coming in. If you don’t already listen to Youth Lagoon, you now have a mission for the next week.

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Beach House — Sparks*

July 2, 2015 in Dream Pop by Gord

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Beach House return, to do the thing they do best. And that is continuously make haunting and beautiful albums that deliver. They are a golden duo and we’re lucky to have such talented and beautiful people making music right now. ‘Sparks’ takes the Beach House formula, and throws some My Blood Valentine shoegaze in the mix. I actually love it, and long for even more guitar fuzz in there. I can’t wait to hear what’s next.

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Coolrunnings — Fool Moon

June 26, 2015 in 80's pop, Indie, Synth Pop by Gord

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This one was hiding on my backburner, completely forgotten until it popped up in a mixtape. This is a gem, and it’s a shock I didn’t post it when I first heard it. It fits even better in our now-arrived Atlantic summer. Turn this one up, roll your windows down.

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HUMANS — Ennio & All My

June 19, 2015 in Electronic by Gord

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Still the best album of 2015. Still getting plays after all this time. Whether it be their album, or their Daytrotter session, it’s been an awesome year for the Vancouver duo. I can’t say much more, everyone should just listen.

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atOlla. — Bloom & Amygdala

June 19, 2015 in Dream Pop by Gord

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It’s been a quiet couple of weeks for music. I haven’t posted in a while, and wanted to rectify this. So I started going back over my recent ‘likes’ on Soundcloud. atOlla., aside from being incredibly nice, are also incredibly underrated. They should be on the rise, they should be peaking through and doubling listens every day. They’re absolutely beautiful. It reminds me of the same feelings I get listening to Still Corners.

So go, give atOlla a listen, and then 20 more.

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You’ll Never Get To Heaven — Caught in Time, So Far Away

May 24, 2015 in Dream Pop, Synth Pop by Gord

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YNGTH is making modern music for Twin Peaks, giving us a dreamy hazy sound with soft and sweet vocals. I had the pleasure of seeing them live last night and I loved the impact it had hearing it live. This is easily my favorite song of theirs, and I feel it deserves a spot on here.