It Nights by Huddle

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Who: Huddle from Toronto.

What: I’m just going to post exactly what Clay (guitar) wrote me in an e-mail, pretty hilarious.

“After years of scoring films and TV shows with their pop-infused, angular and often dreamy sensibilities, Huddle emerges from the depths of their basement studio to bring a harem of new hotness to the live masses.
Via rock shows.
At bars.
Check out Huddles music at myspace.com/teamhuddle.
Then, head over to myspace.com/huddle It belongs to a teenage girl in South Carolina.
(She stole our shit before we even knew we wanted it.)”

I heard these guys had a killer gig the other night in Toronto, look forward to seeing them soon.

Song: It Nights.

I Want You To Know by Dinosaur Jr.

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dinosaurjr I Want You To Know by Dinosaur Jr.

Who: That band who brought us the classic ‘Feel The Pain’.

What: Not sure if this song will live up to the above, but I’m digging it. From the forthcoming album Farm, due out June 23rd on Jagjaguwar, here’s the song ‘I Want You to Know’. The reunited line up of J Mascis, Lou Barlow, and Murph are doing a couple June tour dates as well as small venue gigs to preview the new stuff and sample the classic tunes.

Song: I Want You To Know.

SFMOMA Artscope: How awesome is this site?

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SFMOMA‘s (The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) Artscope project. Its a visual browsing tool that allows one to explore more that 3,500 works of art at the gallery. I need this for my site. Not the art, but the tool that navigates it. I’m a huge fan of band poster art and want to curate a collection of the best by making a collection of my own online.

Anyone know how to code it?

sfmoma SFMOMA Artscope: How awesome is this site?

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Fridays = Productive

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So much to do, so little time. Have a couple contracts to send out, a song pitch for a US tv show, a massive mailout and an e-card. Realisitically, I’ll get this done middle of next week, but I’d really like to use Friday to make a big dent in that. So, quick post here. A couple of things that are peaking my interest.

-RCRD LBL has a remix of The Pragmatic‘s Circles by Montreal’s Montag.

-Head to Dear Euphoria‘s myspace page to hear the beautiful song That You Would. Highly recommended for Jonsi/Sigur Ros fans.

-Congrats to The Rural Alberta Advantage for signing to Saddle Creek! Here’s Don’t Haunt This Place.

-Daytrotter has Glasvegas doing a session from SXSW.

-And, looking forward to seeing Laughology tonight as part of the Hot Docs festival. Late night I’ll be stopping by Sneaky Dees to catch this guy and his band, who may or may not have stolen the Dears tour bus.

dear front Fridays = Productive

Record Of The Week Club

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Pretty cool concept for a compilation album. Every Wednesday for 16 weeks, 3 musicians showed up at MCM Studios in Winnipeg ready to collaborate with each other. Their task was to write, record and mix one song. And that song would be made available for download the following morning. Talk about quick turnaround. And in all cases, these artists didn’t even know who else would be arriving to their session.

It’s called the Record Of The Week Club and was thought up by producer/musician/engineer Mike Petkau (of Les Jupes). Created were 16 inspiring works celebrating the depth, diversity and passion of the Winnipeg music community. And similar to shows like CBC’s Fuse, the focus was on inventing non-conventional combinations of artistic styles. A good example of this is the stand out track Keewatin Arctic featuring The Weakerthans John K Samson, Inuit throat singer Nikki Komaksiutiksak and electronic artist Blunderspublik. My favorite is the ending track, Waiting For Debates featuring three solo artists Patrick Keenan, Ian La Rue and Jeff Peters.

Check their website for more details, Mike’s label (Head In The Sand) puts out the compilation June 16th.

On the radio at IMF Mobile

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The new Deastro track Vermillion Plaza (from Pitchfork). Plucky synth arpeggios, end-of-the-world choruses, joyously careening melody lines . Starts kind of like Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap.

and

Demonstration by The Honey Brothers. New Yorks new wave folk outfit (and real-life brothers and longtime friends) kick off summer with their 3rd release, the Demonstration digital EP (June 16).