Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ring Ring

The new year is less than 24 hrs away and you know what what means?

Dancing is going to happen. Partying is going to happen.

Here is a playlist.

  • Thrash Unreal - Against Me!
  • Dirty Reggae - The Aggrolites
  • The Party - Justice
  • Keep The Car Running - Arcade Fire
  • Take Me To The Riot - Stars
  • Call Me - Blondie
  • I Need a Life - Born Ruffians
  • Superconnected - Broken Social Scene
  • I'm Good, I'm Gone - Lykke Li
  • Deceptacon - Le Tigre
  • World Town - M.I.A.
  • Electric Feel - MGMT
  • Mother We Can't Get Enough - The New Radicals
  • I Don't Feel Like Dancing - Scissor Sisters
  • Bitches in Tokyo - Stars
  • What Ever Happened - The Strokes
  • Baba O'Riley - The Who
  • Gold Lion - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Fire Eye'd Boy - Broken Social Scene
ENJOY! Happy New Year :) Hope everyone is safe and has an awesome time.

make over

I've decided to revamp my blog. I'm not sure what I'm going to do exactly but it's going to be more personal. It will still include music but I'm going to start writing about other things too.


For now I'll make a sweet New Years Eve play list for everyone in cyberspace to rock out with.

Friday, November 28, 2008

they write anthems for 17 year old girls & fire eye'd boys

Last night I saw Broken Social Scene. It was greater then my imagination could imagine! None of the ladies were there, but they were still super rad. The set list was perfection and there was so many surprises!!

First Surprise...
Brendan Canning comes out wearing a gold sequined track suit and the band plays an unknown to me song while he sings and has back up dancers.

Second Surprise...
The singer from Modest Mouse, Isaac Brock, comes out of no where and sings Superconnected with the band and then BSS go on to play Paper Thin Walls, a Modest Mouse song with Isaac Brock! Kevin Drew was so stoked he blew his voice singing Superconnected and was all worried the rest of the show that he sucked (he didn't).

Third Surprise...
Balloon Drop. What more can I say? I love them.

Back to the details. Even though the ladies (Emily Haines, Feist, Amy Millan) were not there, they had Elizabeth Powell from Land of Talk, their opening act, doing the female vocals, along with another unknown lady who came out to do harmonies. When those two got together for Anthems for a 17 Year Old Girl it was magical. The band also did songs off of their side projects which was sweet. As for the entire band, I'm not even sure who all was there because the stage was so jam packed!! Obviously the core members, Jason Collette, Kevin Drew, and Brendan Canning, as well as Justin Peroff, Andrew Whiteman, Sam Goldberg, and Elizabeth Powell. There may have been more people, but from my research that is a list of most of the main members that appeared on stage.

Check out Broken Social Scene!!!

Anthems for a 17 Year Old Girl, Superconnected, Guilty Cubicles, Fire Eye'd Boy, Bodhi Sappy Weekend, Backyards.... and many many more

If you like the sound of BSS check out the member's many other musical projects!

Friday, November 21, 2008

hello hello,

I realize I have not made an entry in a while, and for anyone who reads this (I'm never sure if anyone reads what I say:P) I apologise. I have been swamped with school and work. But now I'm going to take a break from writing an essay on Nietzche and write about something so much better than philosophy.... MUSIC (obviously).

Today I'm going to talk about Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground

I was introduced to Kay Kay (thats what I'm going to call the band right now because lets face it, it's long to type) by my superawesome friend Matt, who has the greatest taste in music. At first when I heard them I was a little confused, just because they blend so many different styles of music together. But once I gave them a good listen I was like, WOAH! Seriously, good stuff. Kay Kay is compiled by artists from the band Gatsby's American Dream, but have a much different sound. I can't really describe their sound because I'd sound crazy... Point is check them out. Here is a video for one of my favourite songs off of their self-titled album, Hey Momma, done acoustic.

Simon Courage Flees The Coup, Santa Cruz Lined Pockets, Swan Ink, and of course, Hey Momma

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Feisty Feisty

I saw Feist last night. FINALLY! That is what I was thinking to myself. The show was simply amazing. Besides Feist being stunning live, the whole atmosphere of the show was awesome. I got to see her at Massey Hall which was pretty great as she is playing at the Air Canada Center on Monday (which I think would suck compared to Massey Hall). The whole theme/way the show went was really cool too. It reminded me very much of an arts and crafts tv show i watched when i was younger. She had 3 people on stage the entire time making the backdrop in real time. They would move different objects on a white board which was projected onto the backdrop. The coolest ones I remember were for the song Honey Honey where the girl did a finger painting while the song was happening that was representative of the music video, and Past in Present, where it started out with a mountain made of construction paper, and as they peeled pieces away it became a volcano (because the song says, "when a mountain fills with light, it's a volcano"). Also, she was dressed very cute. She had a gorgeous short black sparklie dress on with black tights that had black sequins all over them. I wanted the entire outfit. Anyways, Feist was amazing live and I hope I can see her live again. If you are not well acquainted with Feist (aka you know she sings the iPod commercial song but that's about it) I suggest you check out some of her other songs.


Mushaboom, Past in Present, Brandy Alexander, The Park, Inside and Out, I Feel it All

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Two Bands = Better Than One

Here is the video for the song I've named my blog after. I love this song. Why?
Against Me + Tegan Quin (from Tegan and Sara) = Excellent.
The song, Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart, is from Against Me!'s newest album, New Wave. Some people are talking smack about the newest album because they say the band went soft, but I say nay, nay my friends. This album is different than before, but the songs are very catchy and soon will have you singing (but not with as much angst as before).


If you like Tegan's voice, check out Tegan and Sara.
Tegan and Sara Pictures, Images and Photos

Songs - Call it Off, Nineteen, You Wouldn't Like Me, Walking with a Ghost

If you like the general style of the song, check out Against Me!
against me Pictures, Images and Photos

Songs - Rice and Bread, Cavalier Eternal, Sink Florida Sink, Thrash Unreal, The Ocean

Sunday, October 26, 2008

all the photographs

Today is going to be a little different. I've decided to post some pictures I've taken that go along with some sweet sweet music. Sometimes I'm not even sure why I associate a certain photograph with a particular song... so if they do not make sense, sorry :P

Neon Bible - The Arcade Fire

Oh Comely - Neutral Milk Hotel

Have You Seen in Your Dreams - Miracle Fortress

Casimir Pulaski Day - Sufjan Stevens

Soft Revolution - Stars

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Relax and Write with Sigur Ros.

Today I am going to write an essay. Yes, pretty much the whole thing, because I am the ultimate procrastinator. When writing essays, i turn to Sigur Ros. Why? Because the music is soft enough that it doesn't distract me but not too soft that it puts me to sleep. If you have never listened to Sigur Ros you should really check them out. They are from Iceland and have a sound like no other. I saw them in concert at Massey Hall a couple weeks ago and it was the greatest show I've ever seen in my entire life. The lead singer plays an electric guitar with a violin bow, it's superb. The thing I love most about Sigur Ros is that I do not understand Icelandic at all, but I feel no need to. You can really feel what they are singing and playing about. Another really cool thing is that often they are not even singing in Icelandic, they are singing in a made up language that some people call 'hopelandic' or the Icelandic term, Vonlenska. Point is, everyone should give Sigur Ros a try.

I suggest...

Gobbledigook, Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur, Glósóli, Njosnavelin (Nothing Song, from the White Album), many unnamed White Album songs, and of course, my #1 favourite, Staralfur.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Amethyst Amulet!

* photo taken by Nicolas Côté

Today I'm going to talk about Adam and the Amethysts. Why? Because I'm going back to my roots. Yes, Adam is from Thunder Bay, and what I really love about his cd is that all of the songs have inspiration from tbay! I have been in Toronto now for almost 2 months, and whenever I'm missing home I frequent this disc. First off, you are probably wondering, who is Adam? Adam = Adam Waito, who besides being the frontman of Adam and the Amethysts, is also in Miracle Fortress (who, on a side note, are probably one of the greatest bands ever) and Telefauna.
So, point is, Adam Waito is rad AND from my hometown!

The cd, Amethyst Amulet is full of fun and nostalgic songs that feature an array of instruments (my personal favourite being the fun use of horn). Each song, like I said, has something in it that relates to Thunder Bay, whether it be a subtle mention of Lake Superior, or a much bigger Thunder Bay mention, in the song 'Waverly, Vickers, Trowbridge, Centennial', anyone from Thunder Bay will most likely love this album (except if they are totally opposed to lovely synth-pop!) As a whole, the cd is an awesome compilation of songs with a great variety in style.
Point is, give Adam and the Amethysts a try :)
Song Suggestions - Stupid Ocean, Amethyst Amulet, and Looks Just Like The Ocean

** on a side note, please check out Miracle Fortress and Telefauna as well! Support Canadian Music!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

music to my ears

Thursday i had quite an awesome day. after writing a midterm (the not so awesome part) me and eric walked up to watch the diggerydoo player on young street, cause it was his last busking day. then we picked up our feist tickets!! i get to see feist in about 2 weeks which is way awesome. then my auntie sue was in the tdot from florida so she took us out for dinner. finally, the bestest part of the night, we went to a sweet indie show. it was such a fun show. i bought a pin that the viola player of fall horsie made, which is a pink rose with a glow in the dark triceratops on it. i know, you’re jealous right?!

bands that played…

» they were really rad. the girl’s voices were gorgeous. they had a really fun sound that made me want to dance. two girls sang, one who was very talented and could play a multitude of instruments, and the other was on violin while she sang back up. then they had a drummer and another guitar/bass player. loves it.

» also loved these people. the singer busted on the piano, the drummer played sweet kinda off but on purpose beats, and then there was a violin and a viola player whom i loved. can’t go wrong?

eric’s friend lauren puts on these shows, at the tiger bar. i want to go more often. i think we may make a thursday night tradition by going every thursday.

ps. click it if you live in the general toronto area and want to check out more of lauren's shows