Do You Love Me After All

Do You Love Me After All

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Woodkid knows how to say farewell. He’s off to work on some new projects (that I’m personally very curious about) but gave us a last bit of his genius before walking out. “Do You Love Me After All” is a one take demo about love, pain and destruction. It is pure, fragile and beautiful in its rawness.

Yes, I will miss this.

Video: “Kingfisher” by Phox

Video: “Kingfisher” by Phox

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I love a dark and cinematic music video as much as the next gal, but sometimes you just want something that makes you smile, and Phox‘s latest video for single “Kingfisher” is just that.

Directed by Zach Johnston, the video follows lead singer Monica Martin through a dreamy forest scape, complete with bubble snow and even a cat playing the drums.  The song is a surprising mix of quirky instrumentation that builds into an ethereal soundscape, rich in vocal harmonies in its stunning choruses.

Catch the Wisconsin band on tour in a city near you now, they’re playing shows across Canada and the United States through mid-August.

Currently Listening To: Little Deed

Currently Listening To: Little Deed

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For fans of London Grammar, or the voice of Florence Welch, check out Sydney-based artist Little Deed and her song “NEON”.  Starting as an acoustic bedroom project has become a full-bodied craft, Little Deed has traded in her years of guitar-driven indie folk, to exploring the union between the chaos of industrial electronic sounds and lush, acoustic instrumentation.

Take a listen to “NEON”.

“True” – Operators

“True” – Operators

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If James Brown was the “Hardest Working Man in Show Business”, Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs, Wolf Parade, Divine Fits) is making a case to be the “Hardest Working Man in Alternative Music”. His latest mysterious project, Operators is another addition to his already-acclaimed resume.

There has been little information regarding Operators other than the inclusion of drummer Sam Brown (also of Divine Fits) and Devojka. Their first sample of their work, “True”, is a foray into eighties new wave with a modern cleanliness.  The pulsing rhythm and flat tones coming from the synth indicate an analogue alternative to the Handsome Furs‘ delightfully gaudy digital polish.

More information will come along about Operators as they continue to perform, but Boeckner’s ability to lead is enough to keep us eager for more fantastic listens. Listen to “True” below.

“11:11″ (Lyric Video) by Arkells

“11:11″ (Lyric Video) by Arkells

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Here’s single #3 from Arkells‘, off the upcoming release of their third album High Noon.   Lead singer Max Kerman talks about where the song comes from.

“We’ve written songs about love before, but the protagonist is usually a bit of an asshole and the situation in general is grim.  “11:11″ is the opposite of that – there’s nothing but hope in the air, blue skies ahead.  There’s a local rocknroll club called The Casbah in our hometown, Hamilton, ON, and that’s where the song takes place. I was at a show watching a band, and I met a girl.”

Runaway

Runaway

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Toronto’s electronic pop duo Electric Youth (producer Austin Garrick and vocalist Bronwyn Griffin) are set to release their debut album Innerworld on September 30th with Last Gang Records in Canada.   The album features 11 tracks, including their recent pulsing song, “Innocence“, their wildly popular track from Drive, “A Real Hero” (a collaboration with French producer College) and “Runaway”, which just hit the blogs this week.  Check it out below.