Sunday, June 26, 2011

Siriusmo - Idiologie

Phew, what a weekend, capped off last night by the crazy crowd at the Phoenix. Ridiculous, and another job well done. Great to have everyone out enjoying themselves for far too long once again. I'm too tired to come up with anything more inspired right now but here's a couple sweet electronic chunes to keep those feet tappin' for the rest of the evening. Heck, there's even a guest appearance from Spongebob. Enjoy.

Siriusmo - Idiologie


Solomun - Love Recycled 1

What a sweet groove.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Spookey Ruben - These Days Are Old

The sun is out, so it's time to go outside. Not until I post some really goofy music though. This one is interesting to me because I remember seeing it on MuchMusic when it first came out and thinking "what the hell is this?", and more because it was really weird than really good. Yet still I remember the song in all its weirdness, and for whatever reason think that it's cool. I never really followed that wacky Spookey Ruben guy much after this, but maybe I'll look him up again now. Enjoy the sunshine.

Spookey Ruben - These Days Are Old

Feels Good Folly Fest schedule announced today!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Radiohead - Staircase

Hot off the press! This is new Radiohead from their upcoming "From The Basement" session. The last one was awesome, so I expect this new effort to be just as good. The song is a bit trippy, subtle rather than epic, but a really cool chill out tune. They've even brought in another drummer on the pads to give them a little extra depth. Good stuff, I'll take more please.

This is worth a look too for Radiohead fans.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Luke Abbott - Whitebox Stereo

Thom Yorke and co. of Radiohead fame have been posting little charts of random songs that they've been listening to, which usually yields at least one that's not completely wacky. This latest "office chart" had a couple crazy ones I thought I'd pass on to you. Definitely not for everybody, but hey, neither am I.

Luke Abbott - Whitebox Stereo


Deadboy - Ain't Gonna Lie

That video is just nuts.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Karaocake - Medication

It's a Monday, which for "normal" people means back to work. Suckers. Maybe one day I'll regard this as "normal" for me, but until then I'm going to enjoy my Mondays. In fact, I usually enjoy all my days since work is fun for me and even on my pretty limited income I can still do most of the modestly enjoyable things that I want to. I think Karaocake has it about right, whoever they are. So here's your Monday musical medication to get you through the week.

Karaocake - Medication

Here's to Mondays.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Porno For Pyros - Pets

I'm at the Phoenix right now and realised I've been lazy and haven't updated today. No time to write anything so here's one of my favorite alternative rock songs from back in the day.

Come visit me at the bar!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Chris Garneau - Dirty Night Clowns

Ashley posted this one yesterday, and though I've never heard of Chris Garneau before, I thought this track and the video was super cool. It reminds me quite a bit of Sufjan Stevens. In fact, I should just post one of his tracks too. Yes, let's do that.

Chris Garneau - Dirty Night Clowns


Sufjan Stevens - Come On! Feel The Illinoise!

Great track from the brilliant 2005 album "Illinois".

Thursday, June 16, 2011

DJ B-Ray - Indie Start With A

I took a few days off, wasn't feeling very inspired and needed to recharge the batteries. Here's a live mix I recorded last night at the Capital, comprised of some indie/nu-disco/house tracks that I thought worked together. Free download! Enjoy.

DJ B-Ray - Indie Starts With A

See you at the Phoenix tonight!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Snailhouse - Apple

...and now for something completely different... Snailhouse is at the Capital tonight for an early evening soiree, which is always a great time. Mike Feuerstack is the main man and he usually has a Cobham or a Cunjak with him when he's in town to help with the soothing vibes. Definitely not high-tempo but if you're into something slow and fulfilling, I suggest you head down and check it out.

Snailhouse - Apple [Live]

Starts at eight, don't be late!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Foo Fighters - Walk

I was gonna post some other stuff here but I just watched this new Foo Fighters video and felt compelled to post it because it's awesome. It's an homage to the classic Michael Douglas film "Falling Down", which is one of my favourites.

Foo Fighters - Walk

Time to go for a walk.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Computers Want Me Dead - We Walk In Circles

Computers Want Me Dead. No really. They probably do. Creepy buggers. All jokes aside, these guys with the crazy name are from New Zealand, kind of an electro-pop crew that reminds me of Bag Raiders but with more of a rock influence. I dig the heavy analog synth sounds they're using, sounds like something you might like too. Enjoy.

Computers Want Me Dead - We Walk In Circles

New mobile design for the site, lemme know if it's working.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Killswitch Engage - Rose Of Sharyn

So apparently The Daisy Anthesis is playing at the Capital tonight, and it's not even a Monday. Those guys are intense and hopefully I'll get a chance to pop down and check them out, we'll see. Since they don't have any cool music videos... yet... I thought I'd post another wicked metal song by a wicked metal band. I'm not really into the whole screaming thing too much, but I find Killswitch Engage does a nice job of balancing it with some great melodic singing from frontman Howard Jones. If you want a good example of his "softer" stuff check out this one, also a great tune. So if you're into metal, head down to the Capital tonight. If you're not, head down anyway and hang with Rich Gloade at Open Mic. Either way, it's cheap drinks and a good time.

Killswitch Engage - Rose Of Sharyn


The Daisy Anthesis - The Profound

Woooooooo! That's heavy!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Oka - Island Time

This is Oka from Australia. They got big raps after killin' it at Evolve last year, and they're back again this year. These guys are really interesting because they have no music videos, no Wikipedia page, and you've basically never heard of them yet they've been around for over a decade. Their style ranges from downtempo trippy dub to upbeat funky organic trance and it's pretty much all great. I wish I'd seen them last year, and will maybe get to check them out this time, we'll see. Here's the best live track I could find for you to enjoy.

Oka - Island Time [Live @ Just For Laughs Festival]


Quest - Smooth Skin

Who says Mondays have to be crappy?

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Alexander Ebert - A Million Years

Natalie posted this last night so I checked it out today, and actually it's not bad. Alexander Ebert is the lead singer from Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (and before that Ima Robot) and this is his from his solo album, simply titled "Alexander". Unsurprisingly, it sounds and looks as though it is an extension of the band's work. While I find much of their work a little too "hippie" for my liking, this one has a certain folky calmness to it that make it a smooth, relaxing listen. Pretty wacky video too. See for yourself...

There's an interesting article about him here.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Ewan Dobson - Time 2

Camilo posted this a while back and I thought it was awesome so here's some amazing guitar action for you. I recommend checking out all his stuff if you like this one. Ewan Dobson is pretty much a guitar ninja, kicking yo ass one string at a time. He's from Richmond Hill, Ontario, and has mild Tourette's too, which makes him extra dangerous. Dangeresque!

Ewan Dobson - Time 2

See ya at the Phoenix tonight.

Friday, June 3, 2011

New Order - Regret

Is anyone else really tired of those stupid 15 second commercials on YouTube videos yet? Weren't those side panel advertisements enough? Is it weird that one of the most common advertisers are the Mormons, a religious group? I mean really, do you want to join a supposed house of worship that wastes thousands of dollars on really annoying online commercials? I just don't get it.

I haven't posted any New Order yet, so today seems a good day to do that, for no good reason other than I haven't yet. This is the remainder of the old Joy Division, a band destined for greatness that lost its lead singer Ian Curtis to suicide before they had even released their second album. Not to say that the new band didn't succeed, just the opposite really. Most music aficionados will point to them, both in original and later form, as being one of, if no the, most influential post-punk new wave rock bands of the past 30-odd years. This was the first song that hooked me in, a catchy yet thoughtful single that reached the top of the charts in 1993. See what you think.

New Order - Regret

I also really hate when people disable embedding...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tim Deluxe - Let The Beats Roll

I'm still in a house mood. I recorded a tech-house mix last night and should have it up by tomorrow some time. Turned out ok I think, though I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet. I'm at the iRock tonight, playing all the usual stuff, then back to business on Saturday at the Phoenix. Check these beats to get you warmed up for the weekend.

Tim Deluxe - Let The Beats Roll


NiCe7 - Point

Yes sir.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Who Da Funk - Shiny Disco Balls

Remember this one? Way back in 2002 this was the freshest beat on the block, you would hear it in every club and from every car stereo. It's still a pretty sweet track, but I haven't heard a thing from these guys since. One hit wonder I suppose, but what a hit!

Who Da Funk - Shiny Disco Balls


Dave Kurtis - Big Bottom

Awesome tech-house banger.