Another TGIF Playlist: Music for the Long Weekend!

Here is what I’ll be listening to this long weekend, after I wake up at noon and shove my face with costco sized portions of mini-eggs.  Hope everyone has a great weekend.

GenerationalsU Say It 2

A really upbeat and sweet song– good album too, and you can download the band’s free EP, Medium Rarities here if you want to hear more.

Miike Snow feat. Lykke LiBlack Tin Box

Miike Snow’s new album Happy to You, is a must purchase/listen for me.  It like the perfect medley of music/songs for the summer– I haven’t been bored with it yet since I got it and if I were introducing someone to the album for the first time I’d probably get them to listen to: Vase, Paddling Out, and Archipelago next.

Sleigh Bells You Lost Me

My favourite on this album is You Lost Me, but I wasn’t able to find a hostable version of it– you can download it from this link and take a listen, though.  This album was a little less bad ass then Treats in my opinion, but still a really good follow-up to grab if you liked their first.

HospitalityBetty Wang

I try to be an adult, and not giggle after reading the name of this song out loud, but I’ll forever be an adult-child and I’m okay with that. This is another newer album I’ve been listening to a lot and really like. Another favourite on the album (Katie played it on her show before) is Friends of Friends:

Hot SugarThe Seagull

Warning: this is instrumental — but you can check out the entire album from the player– more music to add to my Summer Jam 2012 mix.

Wise Blood to all the girls who have trusted me


One of the strangest videos, just saying.

I’ve also been listening to a lot of Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys since seeing them at the ACC — not usually my favourite concert venue– but we had GA tickets and had spots so close to the stage I could have backhandedly brushed Dan Auerbach’s beard if I wanted to.   One of the best concerts I’ve been to in a while, so the afterglow hasn’t worn off and both bands have been in heavy rotation.  Click HERE and HERE for my favourites to listen to right now from each band.

Mean, lean Colleen Green

Colleen Green’s Rabid Love is one of the catchiest songs I’ve heard all year. It’s a sweet’N’sassy mix of grungy guitar riffs, angelically breathy female vocals, and the canned beats of a drum machine. (Who knew a drum machine could sound so catchy? Well, Diamond Rings…)

Her music is the perfect blend of homemade aesthetic, throwback sound, and a penchance for excellent songwriting hooks. I’ve loved every Colleen Green I’ve laid my ears on and I’d strongly recommend her music to fans of Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls, Sleigh Bells, Vivian Girls and Plumtree.

Check out her Bandcamp where you can grab her 2010 album. After that, take a peek at her adorable blog, where she writes tour updates, tells stories, and curses like a sailorette.

Right now, she’s touring the States, but she’ll be heading up to our neck of the woods to play a concert Lee’s Palace in October:

Colleen Green w/ Dum Dum Girls and Crocodiles @ Lee’s, 19+
Sun Oct 16, 2011 – $17.50

For more Toronto Concert Updates, view our listings.

Her music video for Y Do You Call Me from Green One (Hardly Art) uses footage from Archive.org that shows long-haired college kids lounging on white fur rugs, flicking cigarettes and sloshing around drinks. Makes me want to slap on a pair of bellbottoms and join them.

I’m ready for summer


With all the weird weather we’ve been having, this new wave of sunshine is exactly what I was waiting for.  Here is a playlist to kick start the summer, reveal the new blog design, and celebrate MUSIC BETWEEN FRIENDS being added as an Off The Grid blog for Toronto’s new mega-website THE GRID.

Katie and I have been contributing to the blog for over a year now and what started as a venue for us to share songs/bands that we were listening to among friends, is now looking like a real music blog.  Kind of?  Anyways, this playlist has some personal classics as well as new songs from bands I’m loving right now like Cults and Sleigh Bells.

TRACK LISTING 
01 The Shins - Sleeping Lessons
02 Gorillaz - Pirate Jet
03 Timber Timbre - Until the Night is Over
04 Sleigh Bells - Kids
05 The Kills - Future Starts Slow
06 The Strokes - Two Kinds of Happiness
07 The Beatles - Happiness is a Warm Gun
08 Mark Ronson and the Business Int'l - Somebody to Love Me
09 Vampire Weekend - I'm Going Down
10 Discovery - So Insane
11 Morrissey- I Don't Mind if you Forget Me
12 Wye Oak - The Altar
13 Cults - Most Wanted
14 TV Girl (DirtyGold cover) - OverBoard
15 MGMT - Pieces of What

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