assorted goods

1. All to Myself – Amber Coffman
2. Way to be Loved – TOPS*
3. No Car – Faith Healer*
4. Copper Mines – Mothers
5. Subliminal – Heaven For Real*
6. Bonnie’s State of Mind – Freak Heat Waves
7. Anthony Ivy – Sheer Agony*
8. Kirkobain – Old & Weird*
9. American Way – Kurt Inder*
10. i see the moon – Vulva Culture*
11. Slug Orgy #1 – Eyeballs*
12. Whose Hair – CUPCAKE DUCTAPE*
13. Subhuman – Bored Décor*
14. The Decline And Fall Of Me – Sparks
15. I Wanna Be Yours – John Cooper Clarke
16. Skiptracing – Mild High Club
17. Lying Has To Stop – Soft Hair
18. Every Single Thing – Homeshake*
19. Femme – Le Couleur
20. Planet Junior – The Babe Rainbow

*Canadian

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Indie-licious Tues July 26th 2016

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~*~*~Happy birthday to my baby sister, who turns 22 today!~*~*~

This sad boy pop mix is all for you.

1. BEATS – Carl Didur*
2. Bang Chasing – Bobey
3. Comin’ Fulfilled – Casey Burge
4. The Magician – Andy Shauf*
5. Plans – Jerry Paper
6. Shrug – Mouth Breather*
7. Moves In Time – Brave Radar*
8. Wrist (Father cover) – Moss Lime*
9. Moon Woman – Homeshake*
10. Menopause Man – Ariel Pink
11. You’ve Become Skeletal – Jay Holy*
12. Pow Wow – R. Stevie Moore
13. Blow Job – Bruce Haack*

*Canadian

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Indie-licious Tues Jan 6th 2015

1. 367 Equalizer – Guerilla Toss
2. Girl Seizure – Last Ex*
3. Spirit School – Slight*
4. Michael – Homeshake*
5. Acid Wash – Panda Bear
6. Earth II – Absolutely Free*
7. April 24, 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia – Hazy Montagne Mystique*
8. Liefdefjord – Nick Kuepfer*
9. Half Twain The Jesse – Jessica Pratt
10. Dolphin – Linda Perhacs
11. Certain Kind – Ruth Garbus
12. Unfucktheworld – Angel Olsen
13. Beat the Drum Slowly – Timber Timbre*
14. On Again, Off Again – The High Dials*
15. Put Your Number In My Phone – Ariel Pink

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Favourite tracks from Plastic Factory Records freshly-released compilation

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Montreal label Plastic Factory just released their first compilation album today and it’s awesome.

My favourite tracks upon first listen are Nightmare by Andy Boay, Those Who Wait by Sheer Agony, OK OK OK by Hand Cream and Shopping by Special Noise.

Nightmare – Andy Boay (New York) Bandcamp |  Facebook | Twitter

I knew the compilation would be a winner the instant this track came on. It reminds me a lot of DADA by PEELERS SELLERS, the project of Belgian composer and arranger Olivier Désir. I love that wheezing echo flitting between left and right speakers combined with that triple-layered harmony separated by thirds and sixths.

 

 

Those Who Wait – Sheer Agony (Montreal) Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

Montreal guitar-pop trio Sheer Agony have been recording since 2010 and caught my eye in 2012 with She’s An Artist off their first label release, a ST 7″ on Fixture Records. “Her mother, her father, they help her out but they probably shouldn’t bother.

 

Their selection for the compilation reveals how much their sound has evolved – a lot more depth/texture and dipping into psychedelic territory. The vocals in Those Who Wait almost remind me of A.C. Newman’s.

 

OK OK OK – Hand Cream (Montreal) Bandcamp | Facebook

This interview by Jesse Locke for Noisey should give you a primer on what this Montreal-based, Halifax-bred band is all about. Drummer Christian Simmons also plays with Each Other and Sheer Agony, which accounts for some overlap in musicality. All of the best music is coming out of Montreal & Halifax right now, thanks to how closely these two communities are entwined.

 

Shopping –  Special Noise (Montreal) Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

From the beginning of this track, which starts with a gross growl, and the lite shrieks of “Ready!” The swishy drums (is that a triangle?!), resolved chords, and fiercely sung vocals make this a truly endearing track.

 

You can buy the 2-LP vinyl for only $25 bucks here, which is a total steal for how amazing this comp is. If you’re living in the digital age, you can stream and/or purchase the album on Bandcamp.