Indie-licious Tues Mar 31st 2015

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*Canadian

1. Everything Goes With It – Early Ghost
2. Should Have Known Better – Sufjan Stevens
3. Rocketship – The Unicorns*
4. One By One – Deep Sea Diver
5. Teenage Talk – St. Vincent
6. Secondhand Sunburn – The Garment District
7. Until The World Lets Me Go – Faith Healer
8. Alright – R.L. Kelly
9. Dad – Skyline – Olde Feelings – Tonstartssbandht*
10. Bamboo – Hinds
11. Man On The Coast – Seatraffic
12. Closer – Weaves*
13. I Just Came To Dance – Old and Weird*

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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Indie-licious Tues June 17th 2014 – Katie’s NXNE Picks

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Today’s show features 100% NXNE artists!

1. Lost Something – Michael Rault
2. Adult Diversion – Alvvays
3. Avant Gardener – Courtney Barnett
4. Ode to Viceroy – Mac Demarco
5. Stay Awake – Ketamines
6. I’m No Good – King Creep
7. From Nowhere – Dan Croll
8. Seasons (Waiting On You) – Future Islands
9. Digital Witness – St. Vincent
10. Tongues (ft. KOPPS) – Joywave
11. Pube Zone – TOBACCO
12. Coffee – Sylvan Esso
13. DEATH – Made In Heights
14. Space Throws – Delta Will
15. Boring Angel – Oneohtrix Point Never

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TGIF Playlist: March 28, 2014

I was pretty much listening to the same stuff over and over again last week, which is awesome for me (it’s actually one of my favourite things) but I don’t think posting the same songs every day really works for the blog so I scrapped last weeks TGIF playlist.

I’m back today though, mostly with new releases from bands you probably already know: Lykke Li, Born Ruffians, Black Keys, St. Vincent, etc. so take a listen below for those and have a great weekend!

  • Am I the only one picking up a street-vibe from the Born Ruffians? Because I’m not mad at it. and even though Oh Cecilia is being released as a bonus track, I think it would have been a stand out on their last album had it made the cut.
  • This Jarbird song may be the only ‘new band’ feature on this week’s list, I’ve only spotted the one song on their Soundcloud page, but I can’t wait to hear more.
  • The original track is a beautiful slow-jam, but I wanted to switch it up with a remix. If you’re looking for music that reminds you a little of Sade, or a female vocalist equivalent of a Bon Iver with less heartbreak, definitely check out more of Rhye’s music.  Bonus points for half the band being Canadian,
  • I think this may be my favourite new release by St. Vincent right now.
  • I like Black Keys best when they’re a bit more gritty, so I wasn’t blown away with this song, but take a listen if you haven’t already. Maybe I was misled by the album teaser for Turn Blue because it was a little psychedelic and dark and weird, so I’ll wait to see what else they have to release. Not sure if this was maybe a safe choice single?

That’s all I’ve got! If you’re looking for round up of all the songs I’ve been listening to this month, click through for my March 2014 playlist.

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Indie-licious Tues Feb 4th 2014

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1. Halfway – Milagres
2. Elusive Youth – Elephant
3. 100 Lovers – Tennis
4. Holding On For Life (Zinner Remix) – Broken Bells
5. Digital Witness – St. Vincent
6. DEATH – Made In Heights
7. Down To The Sound – Bibio
8. I Can’t Make You Love Me (Bonnie Raitt Cover) – Bon Iver
9. By Your Side – CocoRosie
10. I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today – Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
11. All I Know – Washed Out
12. Psychic Chasms (Anoraak Remix) – Neon Indian
13. Astral – Pyramid

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