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.
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.
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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
After White Rabbits spent the majority of 2 years on the road touring with Spoon, The Walkmen, The Cribs, WhiteDenim and TokyoPoliceClub, 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 PercussionGun back on and on again, now I’ve got visuals to keep me entertained. Really reminds me of something between ColdWarKids, with some parts Dodos. Tons of US dates through this spring and summer, check their myspace.