Indie-licious Tues Sept 24th 2013

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1. Hey Mami – Sylvan Esso
2. Okay – Holy Ghost!
3. Who Needs You – The Orwells
4. Team – Lorde
5. Lovit – Marian Hill
6. Gimme – Beck
7. Bang On – The Breeders
8. Parallel Jalebi – Four Tet
9. The Riddle – Jacco Gardner
10. Will Calls (Marfa Demo) – Grizzly Bear
11. Bubbles In My Blood – Whale Belly
12. Teen Jamz – Gross Magic
13. Low – Traams
14. Lucky Dip – Blank Maps
15. Asshole – Jeans Boots

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Music Video Monday: Losing You by Solange

This music video is a good answer/visual representation of the question, “what is a hipster?”.  That being said I love it, and the song, and if you were wondering who Solange was, she is more than just Beyonce’s sister.  She is also the person who introduced Jay-Z and Beyonce to Grizzly Bear.

You can check out Solange’s EP True here, an album that she helped produce and write, or you can catch her performance in Toronto, February 22 at the Danforth Music Hall.  See you there!

Happy New Year!

2013 is just hours away and I’ve been trying to come up with a top album list for 2012* these past few days, but I gave up because I just haven’t given enough albums the time and devotion it takes to name them “best of” so INSTEAD, I went the song route, because that is a safer place for me.  SO, to christen the end of the year I’ve decided to bundle 12 of my favourites song and basically make myself a personal 2012 soundtrack that I hope you can enjoy as much as I have. Hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!

* If I were to give you three albums that I enjoy every second of whenever I put them on I would go with: 1-Channel Orange (worth the hype– times a bajillion) 2-Happy to You and 3-Coexist.  

2012 FAVOURITES

Track Listing

01 Reunion - The xx
02 Money Trees (feat. Jay Rock) - Kendrick Lamar
03 Velvet Elvis - Alex Winston
04 Rosie Oh - Animal Collective
05 Vase - Miike Snow
06 Radio - Lana Del Rey
07 Argonauts - Hospitality
08 Half Gate - Grizzly Bear
09 Disparate Youth - Santigold
10 Ugly Needs - Miniature Tigers
11 Undone - Luke Lalonde
12 Crack Rock - Frank Ocean

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The Best Music You’ll Hear All Week

I’m just going to be flat out honest about this; these songs are great. Not just “Oh yeah, I don’t want to throw up that much when I hear that bass.”

I’m talking pure musical boners. Sprouting everywhere. From everyone.

MP3: Fuck With Mo’ Money (Ma$e x Diddy x Biggie x Penguin Prison) – The Hood Internet
Why It’s Awesome: Feeling nostalgic for your childhood in the nineties? Don’t have access to a boom box and dozens of your well-worn adolescent cassette tapes? Listen to this seamless blend of hip hop superstars. Now, if only someone could toss in some Aaliyah, Toni Braxton, Brandy and Monica, my R&B fix would be complete.


MP3: Hide and Seek – Mirrors (via Everybody Taste)
Why It’s Awesome: Have you been craving 80’s Britpop soundalikes? Well boy, do I have a treat for you. Hide and Seek off 2010’s Broken By Silence is ludicrously head-boppy, with frizzy synths and backing voices that blend like mellow flautists. Each layer progressively compounds until the song swells symphonically and collapses into rebound.


MP3: Let Me Clear My Throat – Stay Calm (Listen + Download via Into The Woods)
Why It’s Awesome: Echoed out voices, a super strong drumbeat, accelerated tambourine, and glitch-perfect guitars give this an instant alt-beach fibe. Prepare to see them at Coachella 2013, probably. Did I mention this involves Zac Pennington of the Parenthetical Girls?


MP3: Coastline – Matthew DeLoach
Why It’s Awesome Strings, plus that weird combination of instruments that you only hear in Grizzly Bear songs.