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The Hoof and the Heel

the hoof and heel

The Hoof and the Heel only started about a year ago, but have come a long way since. This montreal four-piece has opened shows for Matt & Kim, White Rabbits and Au Revoir Simone, put out a 4 song EP (called ‘Fireworks’) and the reviews andaccoladescontinue to pour in about the band. Seems as if all i’ve done so far was tweet their NSFW-ish video for the title track off the EP a while back, figure I should probably post the video here though, its solid.

Toronto folk: CatchThe Hoof and the Heel Nov. 26th opening for Cuff The Duke and Library Voices at the Shoe.

The Hoof & The Heel – “Fireworks” (NSFW) from Bryan Schlam on Vimeo.

This video not only makes me think of this one, but that I’m really not taking advantage of my days off if this is what one should be like.

New Videos On IMF.tv: Headlights, Land Of Talk, Port O’Brien

‘The King And All Of His Men’ by Wolf Gang

‘Blue Steel’ by Bot’Ox

‘Get Going’ by Headlights

‘Under The Sheets’ by Ellie Goulding (Jools Holland)

‘You’ve Got the Love (XX Remix)’ by Florence + the Machine

‘It’s Okay’ by Land Of Talk

‘Change Of Heart’ by El Perro Del Mar

‘Mowgli’s Road’ by Marina and the Diamonds

‘Cornerstone’ by Arctic Monkeys

‘White Dove’ by Sleepy Sun

‘Percussion Gun” by White Rabbits (MySpace Transmissions)

‘On The Water’ by The Walkmen (laundromatinee)

‘There Are Listed Buildings’ by Los Campesinos!

‘My Will Is Good’ by Port O’Brien

‘Artificial Clouds’ by Tigers That Talked

This Day Just Flew By

Probably in the crazy wind we’ve been having here in Toronto.

Quick post from me, then something later tonight on The Rest.

Then the IMF Podcast. Stayed tuned for that.

In the meantime, check out:

-CBC Radio 3’s new digs. I’d say an improvement, but I miss the days when it was more like a magazine.

-Wye Oak are playing an acoustic session of ‘Take It In’ on Converse.com.

-White Rabbits are on Myspace Transmissions sounding awesome and

-Neon Gold is premiering a new Ellie Goulding track called ‘Under The Sheets‘. The video below was the teaser for the track they had up for us on youtube.

Indie Music Filter: Volume 6

Wow, its finally finished.

I’m thinking that this is by far the best mix that I’ve done on the site, perfectly fit to spruce up your ipods in these dwindling days of summer. Head to Indie Music Filter: Volume 6 to stream the songs, read about the artists and download the mix. **Note: This songs will be downloadable for two weeks only, so get the mix now.

Oh, and pass it along. Click the sharethis link below to put this link up on facebook, twitter, or a variety of other social networking sites.

We’ve had to take the songs down, but you can grab most of the mix at iTunes.

Here’s the tracklist.

1) Vacationing People by Foreign Born
2) Dominos by The Big Pink
3) Dull Gold Heart by Band Of Skulls
4) Coast of Carolina by Telekinesis
5) We Do What We Want To by O+S
6) Calypso Gold by Princeton
7) Blogspot by Paul and the Patients
8 White Flag by Cinnamon Chasers
9) Percussion Gun by White Rabbits
10) When I Grow Up (Lissvik version) by Fever Ray
11) Dark Bubbles by Black Moth Super Rainbow
12) Vermillion Plaza by Deastro
13) Sunshine Lover by Small
14) Don’t You Know by Elephant Stone
15) Everyone You Know by Now, Now Every Children
16) Friday Night Rock Song by Caledonia
17) Keep The Lights On by Wave Machines
18) Lullaby by Dark Mean
19) Rome by Dog Day
20) Whirring by The Joy Formidable
21) Walkabout (w/ Panda Bear) by Atlas Sound

White Rabbits and their Percussion Gun

From P4k. Here’s the track.

After White Rabbits spent the majority of 2 years on the road touring with Spoon, The Walkmen, The Cribs, White Denim and Tokyo Police Club, they headed back to their Brooklyn practice space to envision their second full-length album (It’s Frightening). TBD Records (Radiohead‘s US home) liked what they heard of the demos, signed them and had the band spend 4 weeks in the studio with Spoon‘s Britt Daniel producing the songs. The result is quite a good sophomore record capturing the unhinged nature of the band. I keep throwing Percussion Gun back on and on again, now I’ve got visuals to keep me entertained. Really reminds me of something between Cold War Kids, with some parts Dodos. Tons of US dates through this spring and summer, check their myspace.