New Videos On IMF.tv: Washed Out, Fredrik, The Muppets

Belong by Washed Out

‘Vinterbarn’ by Fredrik

‘Doubt’ by Delphic

Long Form by The Dodos

Walls by Shout Out Louds

Trapped In The New Scene by Octoberman

Welcome To The Heart by Eamon McGrath

‘You’ve got the Love’ by Florence et la Machine

‘Hollywood’ by Marina and the Diamonds

The Muppets do Bohemian Rhapsody

‘Happiest times’ by Little Big Adventure

Happy Thanksgiving (Canada)!!

from Awkward Family Photos

Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, which means a couple things. Most likely, I’ll eat too much and regret the entire holiday. Also, I’ll probably be working for a good part of the weekend. Seems to happen the same way every year.

But, its a good time to hang out with family, relax and enjoy fall weather. Bust out some sweaters. Or more likely bust out of some sweaters.

Before the weekend though, I’m thinking you might want to know about:

-Good news, this is happening.

-Shot some footage last night with my Flip at the Octoberman CD release at the Dakota Tavern. This video came out a little jumpy, but totally my fault. Gotta work on keeping that hand steady.

-The Tallest Man On Earth recorded a Daytrotter session.

-Sleepless Nights have new music available, a free download of the EP King Diamond here (the first of three free EPs). Say that three times fast.

New Videos on Indiemusicfilter.tv: Say Hi, Volcano Choir, Octoberman, The XX

“One, Two … One” by Say Hi

‘Girl Police’ by The Dudes

‘Island, IS’ by Volcano Choir

‘My Boys’ by Taken by Trees

‘Substitution’ by Silversun Pickups

‘You Have My Eyes Now’ by Clues

‘Black and Blue’ by Miike Snow

‘Thirty Reasons’ by Octoberman

‘It’s Muy Own Cheating Heart That Makes My Cry’ by Glasvegas

‘Martina and Clive Krantz’ by Princeton

‘Crystalised’ by The xx

‘Without You’ by Empire of the Sun

‘Sight, Flight’ by Wye Oak

Fortresses by Octoberman


Toronto’s Octoberman will be releasing their third full length album, Fortresses, on September 1st in Canada and (more fittingly) October 1st in the US on White Whale Records. I’m thinking of this as their birthday present to me, and what a heartfelt and warm present it is.

Fitting right in along with the writing of Connor O’berst, Elliot Smith, Matt Mays, and even a touch of Lou Barlow, Octoberman’s efforts on Fortresses present a solid blend of dramatic pop that should hold up well over time. I’m partial to the 5th track on the album, thirty reasons. It feels like a song off of Tom Petty’s Wildflowers.

Octoberman will be touring across Canada from September 16th to November 2nd, so take the opportunity to check them out if you get a chance. Head over to their MySpace page to check out more tracks off the album, or give a listen to their CBC Radio 3 session.

Now for a small sample of some self indulgence, here’s their video covering one of my favourite Bruce Springsteen songs.


Making Music With Your Friends tour

Been looking forward to this show for a while now. If you’re in Toronto tonight, brave the rain and enjoy our last few minutes of semi-warm temperatures. Head to the El Mocambo for a healthy dose of White Whale.

The Mohawk Lodge (11:30pm), Octoberman (10:30pm) and Culture Reject (9:30pm) for the CBCr3’s sponsored ‘Making Music With Your Friends’ tour.

Do some work and hear these songs. Here for Hard Times, here for Inside The Camera and here for No Qualms.