Indie-licious Tues July 15th, 2014

a day at the beach by cameos

a day at the beach by cameos

1. Memory – Tom Misch
2. (im so) tired – Pinner
3. Flag – Canto
4. Dance Community – Shaani Cage
5. Our Fore-Chamber By The Dock – swimming pools in heaven
6. 19 – Meenk
7. Mrs. Starkey – The Vaporettos
8.Real Slow ft. Sarah Chernoff (Happy Accidents Remix) – Miami Horror
9. me + the bee – nomen novum
10. Lost It To Trying – Son Lux
11.Unknown Ends – Dream Curtain
12. down with the crown – red sea
13. I Know, (I Know) – Jon McKiel
14. Ash Mound – Each Other
15. Love Solo – Heaven For Real

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Thursday Grab Bag

I just want to sit in someone’s backyard (preferably my parents’, because there’s free food) listening to mediocre dad-rock. I want to dip my fingers and toes in a cool body of water while a thin film of sweat forms on the back of my neck.

Here’s some stuff that’s been nestled in our inbox for the last few weeks.

Singer-songwriter Greyce recently put out a new album called The Piano Series on June 21st. Frankly, this track is beautiful. Sometimes a good piano ballad is all you need to get through a bad week. It’s soothing, relaxing, and mellow without being cloying.

Dare To Dream – Greyce Facebook | TwitterSoundcloud

 

French-born, Toronto based Ayla Millepied makes interesting, prismatic, warm electronic music. I like to pretend I’m spinning around on a warm, vaguely Moroccan beach when listening to this.

Libre – ∆yla – Facebook | Twitter

 

Flag is a broken-hearted ballad, plain and simple. “I can’t spend enough time around her.” Comprised of three brothers, Canto is a fairly young band, with few of the members at legal drinking age. Kind of reminds me of Tokyo Police Club, but I’ll get Sasha’s verification on that one.

Flag – Canto – Facebook | Twitter | Website

 

Despite the vaguely British vocals, post-punk/psych trio The Vaporettos hails from Vancouver. This is my favourite track off their first self-titled EP.

Mrs Starkey The Vaporettos FacebookTwitterSoundcloud

 

This song makes me melt down into nothing. Such a good disco beat.

Real Slow (Happy Accidents Remix)Miami Horror – Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud – Happy AccidentsSoundcloud

 

This Tears For Fears cover by Lucius is echoey, sweet, and gooey. They mixed up the tempo of the lyrics, so it sounds pretty fresh. Nothing can beat the original, but this is still a nice summer track.

Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Tears For Fears cover) – Lucius – Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

 

This track from Waterloo’s shagabond features vocal samples from Drake’s Say Something & Chris Brown’s Yo (Excuse Me Miss). I like the way that “Need you” becomes warped into “niju.” This is a good song for lying flat during heat waves (plenty of those to choose from this week).

Niju shagabond – Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

 

I listened to this track with my boyfriend’s roommate while we were waiting for him to bike home. We were really eager to get pool hopping, and had been listening to droney psych and Talking Heads all evening, so I wasn’t in the right mindset to listen to this vicious, slow-moving burner. I listened again today, and I’m so glad that I did. So soulful!

Worry – Jack Garratt Soundcloud | Twitter | Facebook

 

Tom Misch’s Memory is a weird and wonderful fusion of steel pan, violins, piano ballad, and beats – somehow, it works. We began this Grab Bag with a ballad, and we end in an inverted one.

Memory – Tom Misch – Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

 

Indie-licious Tues Feb 18th 2014

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1. Experimental Fiction – The Danks
2. Followay – Record/Start
3. Turn Around – Howlin’ Hoffman
4. You Know – Canto
5. Energy – Grand Splendid
6. Rosy – Invasions
7. Aurora (ft. Esta) – Elaquent
8. Breathing Lessons – edapollo
9. Miasma Sky – Baths
10. Bonne Voyage – Harley Alexander
11. Blowout Beach – Jettison Tape
12. Will You Space Tonight – Jargon Party
13. Talk – The Backhomes
14. Mature Themes – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
15. There’s A Secret To Your Pleasure – Slim Twig

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