I’m excited. They’ve still got that sound I love about their music; chaotic drums, heavy organ, jangling guitars with reverb and a scratchy rasp overtop.
Who : Matt Mays and El Torpedo from Halifax.
What : The first single off the next record from Haligonian Matt Mays and his band El Torpedo . The record is called TerminalRomance , it hits stores July 8th. Hopefully this new record will keep true to Matts sound, bridging musical styles between Neil Young , Tom Petty , The Boss and a your favorite road trip soundtrack through dusty roads in the north.
Song : Tall Trees .
I wasn’t writing for this blog in September when Soulwax remixed Get Innocuous by LCD Soundsystem. But I will admit that it took the placement of the track in one of the Grand Theft Auto 4 commercials to remind me it existed. While the Sounds of Silver definitely did not turn heads like LCD’s previous self titled release, it has been unfairly maligned as boring and uninspired. Never take for granted songwriters that make interesting lyrics for dancefloor type songs.
I heard about this movie from reading The Playlist. The film is getting pretty good reviews, but its also has a killer soundtrack. MGMT, Ting Tings (who played here last night, I went to Annuals), Black Kids, and some Canadian love on there with Unicorns, New Pornographers and Patrick Watson. Dawn of the Dead by Does It Offend You, Yeah? was one of my favorite songs of the moment, until it was replaced by another DIOYY track, Being Bad Feels Pretty Good. Check it out here.
Does it scream 80′s montage? Think that’s where the song gets it name…
What: The Coast are releasing their debut album, Expatriate , in the US this August. In advance, the Coast have released the Tightrope 7″ featuring a remix by Tokyo Police Club . The TPC version is a bit more down-tempo, giving a new feel to the familiar Coast sound.