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guardianmusic:

Teebs who resides on Brainfeeder (Flying Lotus’ label) has an album out next week called E S T A R A. He makes shimmery electronic music which is a lot less dense and challenging than some of the other Brainfeeder guys.  'Holiday' was released about a month and is typical Teebs, you can stream the album in full over at NPR.

http://www.npr.org/2014/03/30/294222543/first-listen-teebs-e-s-t-a-r-a

➜ Pre-order our new album!!

alannagurr:

We are almost finished mixing our NEW ALBUM!! There has been a lot of work and love put into it and we cannot wait to get it out into the world. If you ever thought you might want an album please check out our kickstarter and pre-order the cd, vinyl or even your own cover song! If we make our goal then there will be vinyl made, a party and i will marry all of you.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/877436606/alanna-gurrs-late-at-night-vinyl-and-cd

Thee original version.

"Walking With Thee" by Clinic is one of my favourite songs, so I was surprised to like this cover version by Programm since it strips away most of my favourite elements of the original. Let’s consider this further proof that the best way to cover a song is to make it your own.

acrosscanadawithus:


My dear friend and talented player Adam Fox of Field Assembly of Alberta/Ontario is travelling to Halifax this month to perform 2 shows with the In the Dead of Winter Festival. We will be singing songs together, like old times. Don’t miss Field Assembly!
01/24/2014 |  Halifax, NS | IN THE DEAD OF WINTER: The Bus Stop Theatre
01/23/2014 |  Halifax, NS | IN THE DEAD OF WINTER: Parentheses Gallery
More about the festival here: inthedeadofwinter.comMore about Field Assembly and his beautiful music here: fieldassemblymusic.com

acrosscanadawithus:

My dear friend and talented player Adam Fox of Field Assembly of Alberta/Ontario is travelling to Halifax this month to perform 2 shows with the In the Dead of Winter Festival. We will be singing songs together, like old times. Don’t miss Field Assembly!

01/24/2014 |  Halifax, NS | IN THE DEAD OF WINTER: The Bus Stop Theatre

01/23/2014 |  Halifax, NS | IN THE DEAD OF WINTER: Parentheses Gallery

More about the festival here: inthedeadofwinter.com

More about Field Assembly and his beautiful music here: fieldassemblymusic.com

Favourite Songs of 2013

A$AP Ferg ”Shabba”

Not necessarily for the song itself, but the ad-libs and extra sounds that lurk beneath the surface.

Beliefs ”Catch My Breath”

I love the transitional feedback and how the chorus elevates itself above all the noise.

Billy Bragg ”Handyman Blues”

A love song for men who don’t feel like they fit within the stereotypes of masculinity.

Danny Brown ”Side B (Dope Song)”

Credit to Danny Brown for trying some different styles and lyrical topics on Side A of his latest album, but I still prefer that old Danny Brown. Fortunately the beginning of Side B demonstrates all the best aspects of what made him famous.

Eleanor Friedberger ”When I Knew”

Friedberger continually demonstrates her mastery of detailed storytelling and highly observational lyrics. Really great guitar playing all over this track too!

Elephant Stone ”Love The Sinner, Hate The Sin”

A perfect summer song.

Field Assembly ”Gold Coast” / “Foreign Homes”

My two favourite selections from the most recent album by Field Assembly. I’ve had access to these songs for a number of years now and I continue to come back to them.

Hausu ”Gardenia”

Like Archers Of Loaf in their prime.

Javelins ”Airfield”

Like the Eleanor Friedberger song above, I love the mental images associated with the lyrics. The lyrical themes are also reminiscent of The Talking Heads., which can only be a good thing

Jay Arner ”Don’t Remind Me”

The perfect chorus. Stay for the false ending.

Mark Kozelek & Desertshore ”Sometimes I Can’t Stop”

R.I.P. Jason Molina

Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle ”Gustavo”

Mark Kozelek plays the curmudgeon so well in his songs. The lyrics are equally sad and humorous as we learn that good home renovation help is hard to find. Also, never ask Kozelek to borrow money.

Night Sides ”Dream” and Rebekah Higgs ”Dream”

Who would have guessed that two Canadian musicians would each cover this song originally popularized by The Everly Brothers? Each interpretation is great in its own way.

Retribution Gospel Choir ”Seven”

This song is an event. Similar to the full version of “The Diamond Sea” by Sonic Youth, the best way to enjoy this song is to set aside 28 minutes of your day and listen to it from beginning to end.

So Young ”Call The Office”

The lyrics are perfectly succinct and I can’t resist turning up the volume as song builds with subtle intensity. Speaking of being succinct, Chris Martin kills the guitar solo (as he does with many songs on the album).

Tim Hecker ”Prism”

Overwhelming. I find myself sitting on the floor in front of my speakers with the volume turned up incredibly loud and letting the intensity of this song dominate my senses.

Tough Age ”Sea Of White”

I often wake up in the morning with the main guitar riff from this song stuck in my head. Love the rest of their album, but the first single remains the highlight.

Woodpigeon ”Hermit”

Every new Woodpigeon album is sure to include one or more songs that will be candidates for a ‘best of the year’ list. The quiet/loud/quiet dynamics cause chills with every listen.

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