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New Music Video – Morcheeba – Even Though

I was pleased to get an email from [PIAS] Recordings today giving a heads up for the new Morcheeba album Blood Like Lemonade (with Sky Edwards this time !) coming out on June 7th

Check out their single Even Though

Directed by Ian Emma Bonhote

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IZABO – On My Way
May 26, 2010, 5:02 pm
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Shiri Hadar from the band IZABO sent me a link to their new music video, made with loads of iphones !!! it’s quite cool.

Director: Shushu E. Spanier

http://www.myspace.com/izaboband



Sun Boxes by Craig Colorusso
May 3, 2010, 12:57 pm
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Craig’s latest piece is quite fascinating. It’s comprised of twenty speakers operating independently each powered by solar panels.  There is a different guitar sample in each box all playing together making the composition.  The guitar samples are all of different lengths so the whole piece keeps evolving.

Check more out here (including a video)



Bloc Party, Air France, Great Lake Swimmers, Benga, Handsome Furs
May 2, 2010, 2:51 pm
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It’s that time of the week, 5 songs of very different styles and moods, all lined up for your liking.

This Sunday you should start off the day with this song. If you’re laying around not knowing what to do with yourself, you’re spending a good Sunday.

Bloc Party – Sunday

Not only do they have a great name, but their music is beautiful.

Air France – No Excuses

I generally save the soothing sounds of Great Lake Swimmers for bath time. And that’s a huge compliment from my part.

Great Lake Swimmers – The Man With No Skin

With time I have come to realize most people don’t get as excited as I do when Drum’n’Bass is blasting in their ears. So slow down the bpm and enjoy some Benga.

Benga – Zero M2

The singer from Wolf Parade Dan Boecker got it all right by uniting with his wife for to create Handsome Furs.

Handsome Furs – Hearts of Iron



Wait What, Chris Isaak, Zero 7 feat. Sia, Thom Yorke, The Strokes
April 25, 2010, 11:52 pm
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Well well it’s a bit late but this is still the weekend, and the time has come to spread some music love.

Starting off with an album I discovered yesterday, and blew my mind. Wait What has mashed up the legendary masterpieces of Notorious B.I.G with the beautiful sounds of The XX

Wait What – Notorious B.I.G vs The XX – Islands is The Limit

I’m ashamed to say I’ve only listened to two of Chris Isaak’s songs, both of which are amazing.

Chris Isaak – Blue Hotel

Sia’s goddess-like voice combined with the intricate chill-out sounds of Zero 7 can only produce awesomeness.

Zero 7 feat. Sia – Fine Social Scene

Thom Yorke’s side project The Eraser has dark electronic vibes to it. Naturally I had to force myself not to compare this to Radiohead’s other amazing work, but once I got past that I thoroughly appreciated it.

Thom Yorke – The Eraser

the grand finale: the renowned Strokes, who’s music will never leave my little shuffle ipod because there is always a part of my day dedicated to them.

The Strokes – Heart In A Cage



Band of horses, Amy Macdonald, As Tall as lions, Devendra Banhart, Ratatat

Here’s a pretty eclectic mix of music for you this week.

Starting off with one of my favorite songs of all time

The Funeral – Band of Horses

Moving on to Amy Macdonald’s most recent album. Nothing too extraordinary here, but I do enjoy her style.

Spark – Amy Macdonald

Next up is this little precious that I found hiding in the unclassified corners of my itunes. It’s a great song and you should listen to the whole thing.

Duermete – As Tall As Lions

Devendra Banhart will conquer you.

Freely – Devendra Banhart

And finally to send you off on a good morning/afternoon/night, Ratatat will always get you up and groovy at anytime of the day.

Mirando – Ratatat



Noah and the Whale, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear and Elliot Smith

So here are the 5 songs for this week !!

Let’s start off with this Noah and The Whale, because this song really just hits the spot. The winter has finally moved on here in Montreal, and the bright sunny spring is moving in. This song is not about spring. It’s about sorrow, hope and rebirth.

The First Days of Spring – Noah and the Whale

The new album from Vampire Weekend will make that morning glass of orange juice taste like heaven (if it doesn’t already), it will make your instant coffee actually taste good and you won’t even need to add sugar to your corn flakes. This album will get you going throughout the day.

Horchata – Vampire Weekend

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are all about the immense energy.

Gold Lion – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

A friend of mine who was listening to Grizzly Bear for the first time described their music as “peculiar”. He couldn’t have been more right. This band is amazingly peculiar.

Knife – Grizzly Bear

Elliott Smith continues to live through his amazing lyrics. His music will become part of your past, present and future.

Morning After – Elliott Smith




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