Indie-licious Tues Aug 25th 2015

Featuring a ton of music from the upcoming Shake! Records Sampler III. You can purchase music from these bands here.

*Canadian

1. Another One – Mac DeMarco*
2. Bridge for the Young – Vansire
3. Thailand – Hush Pup*
4. (But) I Need You – Kurt Inder*
5. TökfQzelék – Snooker Emporium*
6. On Top – Kim Gray*
7. Medicine – Hansmole*
8. Disappear – Hexagrams
9. Talk – The Backhomes*
10. Guessing Anyhow – Lab Coast*
11. Caroline – Girlfrend*
12. DMT – Grosser*
13. Barbarian – Durban Poison*
14. Madam Prezident – Dri Hiev*
15. Tuff Cash / Money Train – Babysitter*
16. Hallelujah – Power-Buddies*
17. My Own Time – Sh-Shakes*
18. You’re Wrong – Proto Idiot
19. Familiar Tremors – Future Death
20. Necessity – Novel*
21. The Bad Cat From Montserrat – Casually Dating*
22. Neccessitty – Walter TV*
23. Neural – Novel*

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Indie-licious Tues Nov 18th 2014

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1. Paisley and Pastel – Freelove Fenner*
2. Deckard – Mysteries
3. City Full of (W)holes (Pt. II) – Mean Wind*
4. Somebody’s Talking – The Preatures
5. I Got The Moves – Habibi
6. Icarus – Meanwhile
7. Turn Your Love Around – TOPS*
8. Sålka Gets Her Hopes Up – Yumi Zouma
9. Annie – Mac Demarco*
10. 1001 Decisions – Woo
11. Caitlin And Peter And George Harrison – Sheer Agony*
12. Like That – White Fence
13. Back, Baby – Jessica Pratt
14. Nature – Jennifer Castle*
15. Black Bough – New Bums

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TGIF Playlist: August 22, 2014 – Birthday Edition

This is a celebratory TGIF Playlist, because it’s my birthday this weekend NBD or anything…

Katie made the coolest birthday themed post already, with the funniest gifs (check that out here). It warmed my little heart because I’ve got the best blog partner–which is like a life partner, but you don’t live together or share half your money and belongings with one another (I don’t know what a life partner is…).

So my post is made up of songs I’ll be adding to my “b-day play-list’ (the real name of my playlist on iTunes).  Hope you like it and have a great weekend!

LCD SoundsystemAll My Friends

  • I’m going to sound like a hippie, but this song has energy. No matter what you are doing, if you are playing All My Friends in the background, it’s suddenly more epic. To watch the last magical live performance of this song in New York City, click here, if you stick it out to the 4:50 mark you get the ‘do-do-do’ sing along :), love it.

LenSteal my Sunshine

  • As far as I’m concerned this a Canadian classic and it wouldn’t be a Sasha playlist without some throwbacks from the 90s.

Mac DeMarcoBye Bye Bye

  • Here’s to saying a goodbye to being 26, and a hello to 27 :|

Gorillaz – Crystallized (xx cover)

  • I guess this would be the slow jam section of the playlist, I just found out about this song so its getting a lot of love.

Majid JordanA Place Like This

  • Newly released, but sounds a lot like 90’s R&B, #swoon.

Andy BullTalk Too Much

  • This one is for all those people who sometimes wish they were the strong, silent type, but just end up being the goofy, over sharers at the party.

The Isley BrothersShout

  • Bringing the tempo back up with a little Isley Brothers, because it isn’t a party until all your guests dance in unison while singing “and a little bit louder now!”.

Arcade FireAfterlife

  • My favourite song of 2013 for a reason, I’ll probably be doing weird arm dances/thrusts when this song comes on and I genuinely can’t wait to see them live next week- think something along the lines of this level of excitement.

TGIF Playlist: June 27, 2014

I know summer JUST started, but I’m already freaked that June is nearly over and it’s not the healthiest, but I just love the warm weather and not having to wear pants all the time… I’m also pretty happy to have a good musical soundtrack for summer to back up the season change, check out some of that music below:

  • I’m sad I missed the Alvvays show at NXNE because the more I listen the more I fall in love with their music. Archie, Marry Me is so sweet, and I also love their song Adult Diversion great local music.
  • CYMBALS lyrics in The Natural World kind of make me laugh: “I don’t know enough about you, to be kind to you”.  Something tells me this band isn’t a group of friend-makers, but they sure write a great summer song.
  • More TV Girl love, perfect for a sunny day lounging in a pool while laying out on a floaty.
  • Can you go wrong with Kevin Drew? Probably not, and more local music that I’m proud to say is Canadian.
  • Mac DeMarco has this really awesome psychedelic 70s thing going on with his music, I love it.
  • Surf rock from Ireland’s Laurie Shaw you can click through the Soundcloud track to their page and download the song for free too :)
  • Capping off this week’s list with a little Tokyo Police Club, loving the lyrics:”Living in the minds of girls who would never say shit to me now. As pretty as they were in high school, I wonder if I’ll ever see them around”.

That’s it friends! Hope you all have a great long weekend :)

Katie’s Daily NXNE 2014 Picks (this is a huge post)

 

Check out this handy Google map I created for all the venues in my concert picks.


 

THURSDAY

FUTURE ISLANDS (Baltimore emotionally-charged 80s synth) – VICE ISLAND – 830pm

 

HORSE LORDS (Baltimore experimental kraut) – Adelaide Hall – 9pm

 

JOYWAVE (Rochester experimental beats) – Drake Underground – 9pm

 

TOBACCO (Pittsburg Gary Glitter on acid) – Massey Hall – 9pm

 

TUNE-YARDS (New York Haitian playful experimental) – Massey Hall – 10pm

 

SYLVAN ESSO (Durham electronic pop) – Drake Underground – 10pm

 

HOLYCHILD (Los Angeles brat pop) – Tattoo Rock Parlour – 11pm

Can’t catch them at NXNE? They’re coming back to Toronto on July 6th at Danforth Music Hall.

YOU’LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN (London, ON pop dreamscapes) – Silver Dollar – 11pm

 

MIMICO (Toronto proggy psych) – Baltic Ave – 12am

 

SHANNON & THE CLAMS (Oakland garage surf) – Lee’s Palace – 12am

 

MADE IN HEIGHTS (New York filth pop) – Hoxton – 1am

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