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Kevin Drew x Feist x Zack Galifianakis

Kevin Drew x Feist x Zack Galifianakis

You are going to pivot in your chair because, everything about this is perfect.

From the Zack Galifinakki cameo and the oodling-canoodling between Feist and Kevin Drew, I was pretty much done within the first few seconds.

Here you will find Kevin Drew’s new video for the track “You In Your Were”, a title good ‘ol Galifianakki rips to shreds

..Just like his dance moves.

I’ll say no more just watch and weep.

CONTEST: FIELD TRIP, June 7th-8th at Fork York & Garrison Common

CONTEST: FIELD TRIP, June 7th-8th at Fork York & Garrison Common

I was pretty excited when I heard that Field Trip was happening again this summer, along with the stunning lineup they’ve put together for this year.  It was amazing to see IMF faves Half Moon Run, Lord Huron, Kevin Drew, The Darcys, Broken Social Scene, Constantines, CHVRCHES, Washed Out and Lowell all included in the 2 day festival at Toronto’s Fork York.

My heart absolutely sank when I realized what weekend this show was happening.   The June 7th-8th weekend is again not only Field Trip, but the same weekend for the Ride To Conquer Cancer.  Like last year, I’ve committed to riding 200+kms from Toronto to Hamilton, then Hamilton to Niagara for Cancer research.  And I’ve done the math, there’s really no way for me to do both of these events that weekend.

If I can’t go to Field Trip, I might as well get some of you guys in.  Here’s how.

Care of Arts & Crafts, I’ve got one pair of weekend passes to give away to one lucky winner.  There is only one way to enter.  Email me at chris AT indiemusicfilter.com with “FIELD  TRIP” in the subject line with your full name in the body.  Deadline is MONDAY, JUNE 2ND at NOON (EST).  I’ll notify the winner that day.

Oh, and if you’d like to sponsor me in my ride, you can donate here.

About Field Trip: 

Field Trip began in 2013 as a celebration of Arts & Crafts’ 10th anniversary, but in their second year their sights are squarely on establishing it as a world-class, two-day boutique music and arts festival situated in the heart of downtown Toronto.  The 2014 edition will unfold across two days, programmed far beyond music to focus on highlighting the community’s best culinary offerings, as well as collaborative explorations on the themes of art, photography, technology, fashion and more.

New Music From Kevin Drew, “Good Sex”

New Music From Kevin Drew, “Good Sex”

Take a listen to “Good Sex”, is the first single from Darlings – the sophomore album from Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew (out March 18th).  Darlings has Drew stepping out more on his own, seven years after BSS with more experience and maturity.  The album features a focused and refined sound; more honest, revelatory songwriting, with Drew’s craft concentrated on lyrical and emotional connections, less so than guitar pedals and studio jams.

Darlings features longtime collaborators Charles Spearin and Ohad Benchetrit (Do Make Say Think, Broken Social Scene) along with Dean Stone (Apostle of Hustle) and Dave Hamelin (The Stills).  Darlings was co-produced by Dave Hamelin, Kevin Drew and Graham Lessard.

“This record is a celebration of memories. It’s about the rise and fall of love and sex, in my own life and in today’s society. This topic has been with me for years. I approached it focused purely on the songwriting, leaving all the tricks and explosions behind. I hope you like it… and if you don’t, give to someone who will.”Kevin Drew

I’m liking this track, The National fans might too.

Hottest Canadian Bands, 2007 edition

Head to I (heart) Music to see who was voted in the top 33 hottest bands in Canada (hottest meaning as best, most hyped or most popular. interpretation was up to the voter). A big list of bloggers, writers and music industry people who are keeping an eye on whats going on.

Here’s what I sent in.

1) Caribou

2) The Arcade Fire

3) Patrick Watson

4) Miracle Fortress

5) Wintersleep

6) Sunset Rubdown

7) Basia Bulat

8 ) Kevin Drew (**only choice of mine that didn’t make the top 33)

9) Handsome Furs

10) Besnard Lakes

I always find it hard to make a list like this every year because inevitably I forget a couple names. ie. I forgot the #1 choice, you know, that girl from the ipod commercial?

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Kevin Drew

Had a good night out at Lees Palace on thursday. Went to see Kevin Drew‘s early show, as part of the Edge 102.1’s next big thing concerts in conjunction with Redpipe.ca. It was impressed with the show. From what I’d heard online of Spirit If.. (Drew‘s recent solo release on mini-major Arts& Crafts) it didn’t grab me right away. Again, I needed the live show to get me more interested in the record.

You might have seen this video a little while ago, Back Out On The … by Kevin Drew. And yes, that’s J Mascis playing drums and guitar. Solid track and definitely a girl mover live. My fave track live?? Lucky Ones, featuring Tom Cochrane. And yeah, he came out on stage to perform it live. It was a surprise for sure (I guess I assumed that when Drew tells the audience that he’s got a special guest, it would be someone along the lines of Feist, Emily Haines, or someone else from Stars, BSS, A&C extended family). Pretty star studded band as well, Justin and Brendan from BSS, Sam from Toronto’s Uncut, Andrew from American Analog Set and Bill Priddle formerly of Treble Charger. John Crossingham (Raising The Fawn), Andrew Whiteman (Apostle Of Hustle) and Bloc Party’s Gordon Moakes aslo graced the stage that night.

Head to Drew‘s myspace page to hear some of his songs, Tbtf (to beautiful to f&*k) is free to download and you can find Lucky Ones at the Leather Canary.

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