“All I Want” by Stonefox

“All I Want” by Stonefox

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Not entirely sure how we managed to miss this track, considering our penchant for being blatantly obsessed with music coming out of Australia.  This song is a cliche for feelings, as in, it gives you many of them, consecutively, without hesitation right until the end.  Well that isn’t entirely true either because the smooth guitar pick still lingers for a while afterwards.  All we really want at the end of the day is for you to feel?

Oh go on…

CONTEST: Band Of Skulls @ The Phoenix, April 24th

CONTEST: Band Of Skulls @ The Phoenix, April 24th

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Its packing time, as I’m getting my weeks worth of crap together in a bag to head back to Toronto.  Miami was nice, so I should say it twice.  Miami was nice.

I’ve been meaning to get this contest running here, so…….

BAND OF SKULLS
WITH
SACCO
THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE – TORONTO

Doors: 8:00PM / Show: 9:00PM
Tickets also available at Rotate This or Soundscapes
or Call 1-888-222-6608 to charge by phone

Tickets (incl. HST) $21.00 (plus service charges)
19+ / General Admission

Courtesy of Live Nation, I’ve got one pair of tickets to give away for the show.  There are two ways to enter.  Either email me at chris AT indiemusicfilter.com with “BAND OF SKULLS” in the subject line with your full name in the body.  Or, click below to RT my tweet about the contest. Each way enters your name into the draw.  Deadline is WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23rd at NOON (EST).  I’ll notify the winner that day.

Liam Back – “Immature Dreams”

Liam Back – “Immature Dreams”

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“Just tell the truth” is, perhaps the most simple and honest request one could render.  Unfortunately the truth is a difficult to bare sometimes but during this track’s vocal proclamations and a beautiful melody, Liam Back stands on a soapbox asking us for it.  Truth is, with sentiment likened to Baz Luhrman’s “Sunscreen” and the first few moments of CEO’s “Whorehouse”, Back is apparently just an average guy making beats – “nothing more, nothing less”.

Far from average we reckon so listen to the track here.

Currently Listening To: Inky Jack

Currently Listening To: Inky Jack

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I’m feeling inspired here at the ADC Festival in Miami.  Since arriving on Sunday, I’ve participated in all kinds of interesting workshops, I’ve heard and watched some great presentations about art and creativity and I’ve networked with some pretty amazing people from all around the world.  I even built part of a Martin guitar today, check that off the list.

I disappeared up to my room to get this post online, as I’ve been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to tell you about Inky Jack.  For fans of Ratatat meets TV on the Radiothis Brooklyn two-man madhouse take cues from rock, reggae, electronica and punk, creating a sound that’s intoxicating and unique.  After releasing their self-titled EP last year, Dipesh Sinha and Kwame Bulter have been turning heads with their music.  Freedom, their new single, continues to break ground, push boundaries and blur genres.  It’s taken from their forthcoming EP, Infrared, due out later this year. 

Turn this up!

EXCLUSIVE: “Never Thought That This Would Happen” by Arkells (Lyric Video)

EXCLUSIVE: “Never Thought That This Would Happen” by Arkells (Lyric Video)

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I’m currently fighting with what has been the worst hotel Internet connection I’ve ever had to work with, in order to get this post out about new music from Canadian band Arkells.  I’m in sunny Miami for a conference and this might be my only window to get some new music up this week.

I’m excited to share with you the song “Never Thought That This Would Happen” (via lyric video), from the bands’ forthcoming album (out later this coming summer).  The song is all about their experience performing at the Hillside Festival in Guelph, summing up a magical Saturday into Sunday morning experience.  The record was produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Air, Depeche Mode, M83) and had the band taking a workmanlike approach in their hometown of Hamilton; recording 5 days a week (with an hour for lunch) in a 150 year-old building, letting the buildings’ “natural reverb take the tunes into cinematic places”.

Just like how this song perfectly fits with the weather I’m enjoying right now, close your eyes and take it in.  Think warm thoughts and know this song will probably soundtrack at least some part of your summer.

Check it out.

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