Mean, lean Colleen Green

Colleen Green’s Rabid Love is one of the catchiest songs I’ve heard all year. It’s a sweet’N’sassy mix of grungy guitar riffs, angelically breathy female vocals, and the canned beats of a drum machine. (Who knew a drum machine could sound so catchy? Well, Diamond Rings…)

Her music is the perfect blend of homemade aesthetic, throwback sound, and a penchance for excellent songwriting hooks. I’ve loved every Colleen Green I’ve laid my ears on and I’d strongly recommend her music to fans of Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls, Sleigh Bells, Vivian Girls and Plumtree.

Check out her Bandcamp where you can grab her 2010 album. After that, take a peek at her adorable blog, where she writes tour updates, tells stories, and curses like a sailorette.

Right now, she’s touring the States, but she’ll be heading up to our neck of the woods to play a concert Lee’s Palace in October:

Colleen Green w/ Dum Dum Girls and Crocodiles @ Lee’s, 19+
Sun Oct 16, 2011 – $17.50

For more Toronto Concert Updates, view our listings.

Her music video for Y Do You Call Me from Green One (Hardly Art) uses footage from Archive.org that shows long-haired college kids lounging on white fur rugs, flicking cigarettes and sloshing around drinks. Makes me want to slap on a pair of bellbottoms and join them.

Coachella 2011 Playlist

The only frustrating thing about the Coachella live webcasts is that you cannot view them in Canada after the original air date. I guess they’ll just have to live on in my memory, just like Rose’s whirlwind romance aboard the Titanic.

Here’s a playlist I whipped up for the occasion! Think of it as a slice of Coachella-shaped birthday cake. A morsel to tide you over until next year.

Download here.

Or grab the individual tracks:

1. Under Cover of DarknessThe Strokes
2. Cheap and CheerfulThe Kills
3. AudienceCold War Kids
4. Better in Blue The Morning Benders
5. Jewels and GoldAngus & Julia Stone
6. L’estat (according to the widow’s maid)Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
7. HappyBest Coast
8. You Know What I meanCults
9. Lights & MusicCut Copy
10. Girl U WantFreelance Whales
11. Ce jeuYelle
12. FogNosaj Thing
13. Helena BeatFoster the People

All Summer

All Summer – Kid Cudi, Bethany Cosentino & Rostam Batmanglij

Last year it was My Drive Thru with Santogold, Pharrell and Julian Casablancas and now it’s Bethany Cosentino from Best Coast, Kid Cudi, and Vampire Weekends Rostam Batmanglij for the Three Artists, One Song project by Converse.  Click to DOWNLOAD it!