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by Gord

Throwback Thursday – The Kinks — This Time Tomorrow

October 30, 2014 in Britpop by Gord

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A retunr to Throwback Thursday! Man do I ever miss my pal Shea right now.

Aside from being one of my favorite movies, the Darjeeling Limited also exposed me to some of The Kink’s greatest songs. I don’t really enjoy their huge library, and that 60′s Britpop sound, but man does this song ever make me feel good. It’s become a daily piece that can pick me up at work no matter the mood. I hope that it helps anyone else get through.

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Beach House — Irene

October 22, 2014 in Dream Pop by Gord

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While at a show last night, I ran in to Eastern Canada’s biggest Beach House fan and we talked about the recent Halifax show. Even though that show was taken over by an idiotic Halifax crowd, by the end of the show their MDMA fueled stupidity was worn out and Beach House finally took over to captivate everyone. Even though my blood was running hot, I finally had a moment to get lost in Victoria Legrand and the warm sounds of ‘Irene’. I didn’t know what song it was until pointed out to me last night, which is embarassing, but I’m better for it now. So I share it with everyone. Now you too can get lost in this wonderful song. I’m feeling a lot of nostalgia for great shows right now. Even though the real Beach House show for me was in Montreal, I still have a great moment to carry with me from their Halifax appearance.

by Gord

GOVS — There Comes A Time ft. San Mei

October 21, 2014 in Chillwave, Indie Pop by Gord

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Floaty, light and filled with sunshine. GOVS’ new song feels like a Washed Out track that is trying to deliver a little more than an aura of pleasant weather. Is it any surprise that this comes from Australia? Maybe it’s a product of always being upside down, but their music always feels so fresh.

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atOlla. — Ayapaneco

October 10, 2014 in Dark Wave, Electronic by Gord

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Haunting, dark and beautiful vocals, and a completely unique backing of instruments and sounds. atOlla is another great band to emerge from Australia where it seems music revolutionaries make names for themselves. This is as fresh and tasty as you can get. I’m in love. Check out their three EP’s on their soundcloud

by Gord

Wild Beasts — Palace (Foals Remix)

October 7, 2014 in Electronic, Indie by Gord

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I’ve been really enjoying the newest Wild Beasts album, ‘Present Tense’. It’s been a really pleasant surprise, and is well justified in the positive reviews it’s received so far. But this Foals remix might be the stand-out of the release. There’s a climbing, brooding feeling here that reminds me of ‘Claire de Lune’, one of the best songs I’ve heard in a long time. Big ups to Foals for putting this together, and having it be a regular play for me the last few weeks. It deserves a spot here.

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Summer Heart — Sleep

September 26, 2014 in Chillwave, Electronic by Gord

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Summer Heart just understands timing, and he gets summer. A new song falls on our laps, and the weather forecast shows summer temperatures in late September. We’re blessed all around. This is just another great track meant to make you feel warm inside, and bring back memories of lakes and baseball. I don’t want to let go of summer, so I won’t.

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Deers — Castigadas en el granero

September 18, 2014 in Garage Rock by Gord

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What starts out as an all-female beach rock type song, gets progressively fuzzier and the punch gets dialed up.  You can really feel the potential of ‘Deers’ to make music that stirs up feelings of old. We’ve seen bands like HAIM and Warpaint do this before, and I feel a lot of genuine sound lies in what Deers has put out so far. They’re a band to keep an eye on. For now, enjoy this delicious garage track.

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Luxury — J.A.W.S

September 12, 2014 in Dance, Electronic by Gord

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Maybe it’s because it’s Friday and I have all sorts of weekend energy. Maybe it’s because I’m on an electronic music kick today, and I’m feeling nostalgic about my terrible dancing at shows and house parties. Either way, I miss it. So here’s a “throwback” to last year, when Luxury put out this absolute banger with the help of Disclosure. Disclosure are magicians, and this carries on the same soul that they provide in their music.

Man I miss Disclosure.

by Gord

M83 — Run Into Flowers (Maps Remix)

September 9, 2014 in Dream Pop, Electronic, Shoegaze by Gord

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It doesn’t matter when you get in to M83, it was always too late. You immediately feel the hole that existed in your life being filled, and you wonder why it wasn’t complete earlier. M83 was and is huge for me, and every album is it’s own theme of beauty and power. Seeing them live was a magical experience.

So any chance to have them re-introduced will be taken advantage of. This remix of the “opening” song on Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghosts is fantastic. It keeps everything you love about the original and infuses it with new life. Give it a listen, get a hold of the M83 discography and look up at the stars.

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Arms and Sleepers —- SWIM TEAM

September 2, 2014 in Beats, Electronic by Gord

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What a treat! Infectious, glittery beats. I challenge anyone to play through this and not feel better afterward. Arms and Sleepers are an electronic duo from the East Coast, in the dreaded home of Red Sox and Patriots fans. I can forgive that with music like this.

by Shea

Jesse James (Solomon) ft Rejjie Snow — Tides

August 21, 2014 in Beats, Rap, Rap/Trap/Clap by Shea

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I’ve been a huge fan of Jessie James and Rejjie Snow since their work together on “Meddling Loops” and Rejjie’s “Rejovich” album (which , might I add has a hilarious cover worth looking up.) Anyway. Rejjie’s got some new work creeping up here soon and I’ve been anticipating it very patiently. Great hip hop from a remarkable group of artists. These guys are worth paying attention to if you haven’t been already.

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Shadows on Stars — Never Let Me Down

August 21, 2014 in Indie Pop, Synth Pop by Gord

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Harrymania2 just brought a relatively unknown song in to the spotlight and I’m very happy for it. Never Let Me Down is a potent blend between M83 and Sigur Ros. It’s strikingly different from the rest of SOS’s work, which I’m not entirely fond of. But when SOS wants to be beautiful, they do it effortlessly. This is a great example of that.

Just a true gem that is turned up a little late.