“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.

New Music From Body Language, “4 Real”

New Music From Body Language, “4 Real”

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Slowly getting back into it here, as a weekend off turned into a 3 day absence from posting on the blog.  Sometimes, its hard to find the motivation to stream a hundred tracks looking for a gem to post.  Yesterday, I just didn’t have it in me.

Today?  Yeah, I’m loving what I’ve found in my e-mail and in the feeds I follow.  Case in point the latest from Brooklyn-based quartet Body Language.  “4 Real” is from the band’s newest EP “Infinite Sunshine” (set for release August 12th) and features summery funk of the 70’s with elements of modern pop and electronic music.  And go.

Currently Listening To: Magic Hands

Currently Listening To: Magic Hands

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Magic Hands is Alex Badham of experimental pop band Aleks and the Ramps and lyrical folk songstress Lucy Roleff.   The music video for ‘Limousine’, directed by Alex Badham, is a glamour meets gore ode to contemporary dance and the at times sinister competition of gymnastic sports.  The clip was filmed over two days during winter in a frigid basketball stadium featuring professional dancers Hana Dawson and Jack Traylen.