Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Deadmau5 - Fn Pig

An orchestral remix slash visual project by Michael Gold. I think it works brilliantly.

Zhu - Paradise Awaits

This one is nice and funky, and I love the visuals. Awesome stuff.

Arca - Held Apart

I'm heading on an impromptu journey to Toronto tomorrow, so I may not get to updating this until I return on Monday night, but hopefully I'll fit in one more post before I go. Here's some visual treats for you to wind down this hectic Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Led Zeppelin - Rock And Roll probably this one. New video from the legends? Sure, why not!

Fly Golden Eagle - Horse's Mouth

I get the feeling these guys wish they were rockin' out in a different era...

Alt-J - Every Other Freckle

New album out from this crazy fella, looking forward to giving it a listen.

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Budos Band - Burnt Offering

Doom metal slash soul? This is awesome.

Charles Bradley - Where Do We Go From Here?

It's like modern day Motown. Can't go wrong with that.

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Retreat!

...and I was doing so well... It was a busy weekend, and there'll be a few more on the way but I'll try to get this done every day anyway. Crazy news about Jian, big evening in store for Toronto, and I just ate a mango. I think we'll skip the metal today and go straight for the soul.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thea, Rose Ryot, and Jaw - Drink

I have no idea who these people are but this is clearly serious business.

Midnight Magic - Vicious Love

Kind of a trippy funk dub vibe from this one. Interdasting.

Imaginary Cities - Say You

A little bit of rock, a little bit of soul. Not bad, not bad.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hey Rosetta! - Soft Offering (For The Oft Suffering)

I'm excited to hear this new album. I have a copy but haven't listened to it yet, weird huh? Anyway I'll get to it today. The last release kind of left me a little underwhelmed, but I'm enjoying this new track. It's a little different sounding, kind of a mix of Peter Gabriel and early (i.e. good) Coldplay. More of a rock feel rather than orchestral. That's not at all a bad thing. Check it out.

Wintersleep - Jaws Of Life

These guys have just completely sunk into oblivion. They had so much promise and somewhere the edge got just fell away. Mismanagement maybe? This is from their 2005 album, a brilliant offering, and one that had, unbeknownst to me, a plethora of videos released, all seemingly directed by Sean Wainsteim. Maybe he was a friend of a friend, or a label hiree, but I just feel like every one of them completely missed the mark. As if they were more to act as a show reel for what tricks the director had rather than actually having anything to do with the music.

Sam Roberts - Shapeshifters

Let's do some Canadian rock today. These guys from Montreal are always hit and miss for me. This latest album was really upbeat, rocky, but I just felt a tad over-produced. The drum tracks sounded kind of dry and stale, and the vocals sound processed and squashed and chorused to death. But hey, it's a catchy tune and I like the video. It's probably much better live.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Swick and Lewis CanCut - Fizzy

More weird, more wacky, more Wednesday! Woot!

Tornado Wallace - Circadia

Lewie Day makes wacky music. I like it. How about that video?

Rustie - Hover Traps

No idea how this fella went from fresh stuff like this to his massively underwhelming new album, but there it is. Let's get some mid-week electro-funk on the go. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Bronx - Inveigh

The current kings of the hardcore arena. New stuff from their alter ego out real soon!

Snot - Snooze Button

Man, these guys were so good. Ugh. Great fan-made vid too. Warning: ANGRY!

Greys - Adderall

Almost forgot! Hmm... let's get hardcore! Creds to Shamos for this one.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Saturday Beat


Chilled out driving beats.

New old Chicago style beats.

Chillllled out late night beats.

Big room progressive beats.

Funky bouncing big beat beats.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Jane Jupiter - Higher

New pseudonym for Kid Sister. Trademark funky production. Bouncy and sparkly. Solid.

The 2 Bears - Not This Time

I'll be honest, the name flew right over my head until I saw this video. Now I get it. Anyway I'm enjoying the classic disco groove. Smooth and summery.

Alpine - Gasoline

Funky Fresh Friday (shout-outs to STV). Kind of a bland video but I dig the sound.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Weezer - Back To The Shack

An awful lot of people are proclaiming this their best album since Pinkerton. An awful lot of people are really desperate for their kids to understand how good they were. I've listened to the new release, it's ok, nothing more. Not a patch on their first two albums. I'll give it a couple more listens, but let's face the facts: the good ol' days are gone.

Headstones - Tweeter And The Monkey Man

Would somebody PLEASE upload some decent quality videos of these guys to YouTube? It's 2014 and they're one of the best damn Canadian rock bands of all time. Instead we have to put up with this fan-made rubbish. Better than nothing I suppose. For the record, this version of the song is way better than the original.

Better Than Ezra - Good

Remember these guys? Ya, I pretty much forgot they existed.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Saul Williams - DNA / Coded Language

The one and only, live over the streets of downtown T-Dot. Awesome.

Shane Koyczan & Hannah Epperson - Remember How We Forgot

This fellow is absolutely amazing. See him live! Big ups to Yellowknife.

Prince Ea - Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?

Good day for some spoken word stuff. This one has been making the rounds lately. I don't necessarily agree with all his points. Online social media has its place. Too many people walking around with their faces on their phones though. On that we can agree.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Big Wreck - Shout

Modern day grunge. Thank goodness somebody's doin' it right.

Alice In Chains - Would?

Man I miss Layne Staley. A tortured soul, but what a talent.

Stone Temple Pilots - Sex Type Thing

I'm not religious so I admit that I have no idea what the different between Easter Sunday and Easter Monday is except that Monday is a holiday. Anyway it doesn't matter, what matters is we need some almost-metal grunge in our lives. Obviously. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Saturday Beat

I missed yesterday, and today is another busy day so I'll make up for it later.

Really diggin' this new deep house beauty.

Groove Armada gettin' all techy these days.

Big fan of Tim Green's work. Nice minimalish remix.

Solid tribal percussion happenin' right here.

More groovy latin tech house.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Steve Winwood - Valerie

You might not remember this right away, but you will when the hook hits...

Peter Gabriel - Steam

Been a while since this cat got some love too. What a wacky video.

Talking Heads - Life During Wartime

I posted a remix of these guys the other day but realised I hadn't actually posted any of their songs yet. Crazy. Let's fix that now.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Iron Reagan - Miserable Failure

These guys are not from Toronto, but they do have long hair and are metal as.....

Skull Fist - You're Gonna Pay

New video from another great hair metal band from Toronto. If you have a chance to see them live, DO IT! They put on a seriously great show. Hella nice guys too.

Harem Scarem - No Justice

Metal Monday! This one is bridging the gap maybe between metal and rock. It's pretty much hair metal at its best. The song comes from a hugely under-appreciated Mood Swings album out of Toronto from back in '93. Every song rocks, it's easily my favorite hair band album of all time. I actually can't believe I haven't posted this before...

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Gabriel Rios - Gold

Ok, so that last one wasn't quiet completely acoustic, this one is. Enjoy.

Blind Melon - Mouthful Of Cavities

Ya, I know, I just posted one by these guys, but whatevs. I miss 'em.

Young Buffalo - Upstairs

It's raining, overcast, pretty much yuck outside and I'm a bit zonked after running around for a couple hours. Note to self - stop getting out of shape! Here's some acoustic jams.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Saturday Beat

Running a bit late, but hopefully you're a nighthawk like me.

CLASSIC mid-'90s drum and bass. Killer track.

Absolutely essential old school track in any house collection.

Soulful deep progressive tech from a prime time producer.

Just one of several dope remixes of this tech banger.

 I actually had no idea this remix existed until right this second.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Kode9 & The Spaceape - The Devil Is A Liar

Good segue into this track. I was actually going to post it yesterday, but then didn't, and afterwards found out that The Spaceape aka Stephen Gordon, passed away after a long fight with cancer. So here it, his last video, not even a month old. Respect.

Busdriver - Colonize The Moon

This is some seriously wacky hip hop. Space hop?

Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson - I Can Do No Wrong

Good day for some hip hop. Love Apollo's production.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Red Snapper - Eye Liner Stab

Not throwin' back too far with this one, but it's badass so I'll let it slide.

The Servant - Cells

Remember this track? It didn't actually make the film (I don't think) but it got a lot of airtime from that killer Sin City trailer. This is the full track, it's still great.

Massive Attack - Just A Matter Of Time

Throwback Thursday? Sure, that works. This is a little-viewed short film directed by the late Roger Pomphrey circa 1990. Amazing how Massive's sound has evolved since.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bilbo Baggins - Back Home

So I was going to post Leonard Nimoy's "Ballad Of Bilbo Baggins", but then I guess I already did a couple years ago. Instead I found this band, I do believe it will suffice.

Christopher Lee - In The Willow Meads Of Tasarinan

Here's one that I did know about. Christopher Lee probably would have made a pretty awesome Treebeard, but I suppose he did just fine as Saruman.

Ed Sheeran - I See Fire

So it was "Hobbit Day" a short while ago, which apparently is celebrated on the anniversary of the release of The Hobbit. I am a Tolkien fan, and am looking forward to the upcoming completion of the movie trilogy (despite its glaring incongruencies with the book), but this seems like taking things a bit too far. Meh, who am I to judge? Might as well just jump on the bandwagon. Happy belated Hobbit Day! Here's a relevant song with millions of views that I had no idea existed.