Music Video Monday: The Almighty Rhombus’s She Didn’t Want Me

A long time ago, way back in Winter 2013, Sudbury goof-pop outfit The Almighty Rhombus sent us their home video for She Didn’t Want Me (off The Almighty Rhombus EP, March 1st 2013 available here). 

I asked them whether Steamwhistle paid for the footage.

Carter replied: To answer your question, no, Steamwhistle did not pay us for the footage.They hooked us up with free beer though!… and beer = $, so yes, yes they did pay us for the footage.

Everyone in Sudbury drinks  Moonshine, so the Beer Store doesn’t carry too many varieties… the only other kinds of beer we get in Sudbury are Laker Light, Busch and Force 10. If we had the choice, we’d have gotten OE but Steamwhistle came through in the clutch.” 

The video cost us a total of $20 in Hi8 tapes to shoot. We stole the sausages from our friend’s freezer, found the barbeque on the side of the road and some dude walking his dog saw us partying and came back with a deep fryer and fresh cut fries! What a city we live in.” 

My favourite track off The Almighy Rhombus EP is Ocean Floor, the second track on the album. Anything with strategically-applied “bah, bahs” and “wooos” is just plain feel-good. Even Though also has some catchy organ bits.

The band just released a cover of Sloane’s The Good In Everyone.

They’ll also be playing two showcases for CMW, where they’ll make you a free rhombus-shaped sandwich (their words, not mine!)

· At 1AM at Clinton’s on Tues May 6 (693 Bloor St. W)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1388772851398754/

· At 11PM at Rancho Relaxo on Wed May 7 (300 College St.)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1411845732412870/

#MusicVideoMonday : Arctic Monkey’s Arabella

I was excited to see what the Arctic Monkeys would come up with for their Arabella music video and even though I still like the song, the music video was just kind of meh…

Do I wanna Know? was so cool visually and Why’d you Only Call Me When You’re High? had that strong story line. Sometimes when I listen to a song I sort of picture a movie playing in my head where that song is the backdrop, and the Why’d you(too lazy to type out the whole title) video lined up perfectly with the plot I had in my mind. So this may not be my favourite but I have such a soft spot for this band. I’m playing this album constantly, and fans will be happy to know they’ve added a summer Toronto date, so if you’re interested in seeing them I think there are some lawn seats still available.

#MusicVideoMonday – Toronto’s Young Doctors in Love with “10:35”

Sometimes I go overboard with experimental noise and need something fun to listen to while making brunch (it’s Family day, ya’ll!) Toronto indiepop band Young Doctors In Love just released a new video for 10:35 off their upcoming album, World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band, due out in April.

The video, which was put together by Toronto filmmaker Grief, uses public-domain clips from 30s and 40s films taken from http://www.archive.org.

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Music Video Monday – Foster the People’s Coming of Age

I went to look up when Torches was released in prep for this post, and can’t believe it’s been three years since Foster the People released new music. I should have known years had gone by because radio stations weren’t playing Pumped up Kicks on repeat anymore, kinda happy about that because I definitely did enough of that on my own.

I still listen to the last album like it’s new, but I’m really liking their single, Coming of Age and I’m excited to hear the new album, Supermodel which will be released March 18, and for those of you, who like me, saw the bands Coachella performance way back when (not live but via Youtube…) and wanted to go to there, the band will be playing Massey Hall in May (great venue choice). Happy Monday :)