Monday Grab Bag

Happy Monday! Hope you treated yer moms right. Now, treat yourself right and listen to these great songs. I’m totally obsessed with Talk Is Cheap by Chet Faker and can’t wait to see him on May 19th at the Hoxton.

I’m Alive – Grizzly Waves (Lennoxville) Self-Released – Bandcamp | CBC

 

Video Girls – Billy Moon (Hamilton) Self-Released – Soundcloud | Facebook | Tumblr

 

Talk Is Cheap – Chet Faker (Melbourne) Future Classic – Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

 

Meet Me In The Park – Nicholas Nicholas (Brooklyn) Self-Released – Soundcloud | Facebook

 

Home By Now (Louis The Child Remix) – Bombay Bicycle Club – Soundcloud | Twitter | Facebook

 

You Never – Blackstone Rangers (Texas) Self-Released – Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

Toronto Concert Update: March, April, May, June, July, Aug

MARCH

Cloud Nothings @ Lee’s, 19+
Fri Mar 23, 2012 – $15.00

Dragonette @ Hoxton, 19+
Fri March 23, 2012 – $22.50

Passion Pit (The Indies) @ Fairmont Royal York, All Ages
Sat March 24, 2012 – $39.50

Fanfarlo @ Mod Club, 19+
Sat March 24, 2012 – $16.00

Sleigh Bells @ Phoenix, All Ages
Mon March 24, 2012 – $25.00

APRIL

Metronomy @ Hoxton, 19+
Mon April 2, 2012 – $16.00

The Naked And Famous w/ Vacationer @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Thurs April 5, 2012 – $24.00

Milagres @ Drake Hotel, 19+
Sat April 7, 2012 – $10.50

Yukon Blonde @ Lee’s, 19+
Thurs April 12, 2012 – $15.00

Said The Whale @ Great Hall, All Ages
Fri April 13, 2012 – $16.50

White Denim @ Horseshoe, 19+
Mon April 16, 2012 – $12.50

Nick Lowe @ Phoenix, 19+
Mon April 23, 2012 – $35.00

Chiddy Bang @ Hoxton, 19+
Wed April 25, 2012 – $25.00

Cults @ Phoenix, 19+
Wed April 25, 2012 – $18.00

The Drums @ Phoenix, 19+
Fri April 27, 2012 – $17.50

MAY

Miike Snow @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Tues May 1, 2012 – $28.00

School of Seven Bells @ Hoxton, 19+
Wed May 2, 2012 – $15.00

Yann Tiersen @ Horseshoe Tavern, 19+
Wed May 2, 2012 – $23.50

Future Islands @ Phoenix, 19+
Thurs May 3, 2012 – $11.50

Bear In Heaven @ Garrison, 19+
Sat May 5, 2012 – $11.50

Neon Indian @ Phoenix, 19+
Tues May 8, 2012 – $21.00

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros @ Kool Haus, All Ages
Sun May 13, 2012 – $31.00

Patrick Watson @ Music Hall, 19+
Tues May 29, 2012 – $31.00

JUNE

Zeus @ Phoenix, 19+
Sat June 9, 2012 – $16.00

Radiohead w/Caribou @ Downsview Park, All Ages
Sat June 16, 2012 – $66.50

Foster The People @ Downsview Park, All Ages
Tues June 29, 2012 – $39.50

JULY

Beirut @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Thurs July 19, 2012 – $36.50

Best Coast @ Phoenix, 19+
Sat July 21, 2012 – $19.50

AUGUST

tUnE-yArDs @ Phoenix, 19+
Wed Aug 1, 2012 – $21.00

Justice & M83 @ Fort York, All Ages
Sat Aug 4, 2012 – $49.00

For All of Those Who Are Not Morning People – Bombay Bicycle Club’s – How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep

I have gone from blaring this song on my laptop speakers, switching over to the sound system and now it has progressed to a song I love so much I need the earphones. My ears have begun to ring, and I may lose my hearing at some point this week but I’m loving Bombay Bicycle Club‘s song, How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep so much I can always buy new ears…

I’m realizing I’m a sucker for songs like this one, that slowly build-up with sweet and repetitive lyrics. Jack Steadman, the band frontman, asks over and over again: Can I wake you up, is it late enough?  Most non-morning people, like myself, would say, ‘No, come back at noon, preferably with some type of food or beverage’. But if he sang it like this then maybe I wouldn’t sass out?

This band has been around for a bit, but if you haven’t bought their newest album, A Different Kind of Fix, I suggest getting it.

Goodbye Summer! A playlist by indie-licious and Music Between Friends

What a perfect way to celebrate the end of summer – by listening to great music. My friends have been at me to put together a playlist, so finally I buckled down and slapped together a few of my favourite tracks from the summer of 2011.

In this one, you’ll find brand new releases from Neon Indian, Ducktails, and Extra Happy Ghost, noisy tracks from Wise Blood, Nikkiya and Tobacco, soothing jams from Digits and Beirut and “Hey, I heard that in Urban Outfitters” tracks from Bombay Bicycle Club, Lykke Li, and Black Lips.

Grab it before it’s gone :)

Track Listing
01 Changes - Digits
02 2 All The Girls Who Have Trusted Me - Wise Blood
03 Teenage Girls - Bad Sports
04 Mercy, Mercy - Extra Happy Ghost
05 When I Was High - Nikkiya
06 Six Royal Vipers - Tobacco
07 Kelly - When Saints Go Machine
08 Love Out Of Lust - Lykke Li
09 East Harlem - Beirut
10 Art Vandelay - Ducktails
11 What Would I Want? Sky - Animal Collective
12 Modern Art - Black Lips
13 I Wanna Do It - Sonny and the Sunsets
14 Polish Girl - Neon Indian
15 Shuffle - Bombay Bicycle Club
Download playlist
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