“Sleepsick” from Toronto’s Dinosaur Bones, from the album Shaky Dream. Directed by Liam McRae, the video is set in the Nevada desert as a thieving son and car-jacking father make their way to the Vegas strip – obviously Elvis makes an appearance in the video.
Its been a couple days away from the blog, sorry for the dust thats started to collect on the site. I spent my long weekend in Montreal and Montebello for a wedding of one of my best friends. Amazing time, minimal internet access.
Here’s what I’ve been hearing:
–Friends With Both Arms posted the new Memoryhouse video for “Caregiver”. The band are one of the many great artists playing the SXSW Silver Series, a busking-style event run by Invisible Children to raise awareness for the 25th year of war in East Africa.
–Wolf Gang does an amazing cover of Radiohead’s “Pyramid Song”.
–Head to Soundcloud to hear Altrice’s take on Caribou’s album Swim. Remember that contest to remix Caribou’s record? Altrice took top honours.
Sick at home today. Still blogging though, here’s a couple links for you.
–The Dodos have recently given us a taste of their upcoming record No Color, a track called “Black Night” (below). Look for the album in March.
–Sun Airway are heading out on the road with Cults, Asobi Seksu and Small Black. Music blogYvynyl recently interviewed Jon Barthmus of the band and Ricardo Rivera of Klip Collective (who create the band’s crazy live visuals).
-Toronto’s Neon Windbraker are set to release their first EP tonight at Rainbow Palace (213 Augusta Avenue)in Toronto, via the most interesting music delivery method I’ve heard of in quite a while. The band will give away 10 homemade meat sandwiches, 10 homemade vegetarian sandwiches and 30-40 pieces of fruit that come with a download link to their first EP. Here’s the event details.
–The Seedy Seeds have a new record called Verb Noun,available on the road at up coming tour dates and via select record stores and online outlets within the coming months. The Cincinnati trio are continuing crafting their own brand of folktronica, ‘blending elements of electronica with the typically analog sounds of banjo, strings, and vocal harmonies’. Check out the title track,Verb Noun.
-Finally, Toronto band Dinosaur Bones have announced the release of their first full length album, My Divider, out March 8th via Dine Alone Records. Massive North American tour on the go today, dates below. Here’s a track from the record, Royalty.
Upcoming North American Tour Dates:
02/03: Kingston, ON @ The Mansion
02/04: Ottawa, ON @ Caf矄ekcuf #
02/10: Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
02/11: Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery
02/12: Washington, DC @ Red Palace
02/15: Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah
02/16: Barrie, ON @ Foxx Lounge
02/17: Peterborough, ON @ Red Dog
02/18: London, ON @ Fanshawe College (Out Back Shack)
02/19: Kitchener, ON @ Starlight
02/20: St. Catherines, ON @ L3 Nightclub
03/18: Austin, TX @ SXSW 矄 Paradise on 6th (10:00pm)
03/30: Kingston, On @ A.J.矄s Ale House *
04/01: Guelph, ON @ Peter Clark Hall *
04/02: London, ON @ London Music Hall *
04/03: Barrie, ON @ The Mansion *
04/08: Ottawa, ON @ Capital Music Hall *
04/09: Sudbury, ON @ The Townhouse *
04/12: Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks *
04/13: Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret *
04/17: Calgary, AB @ Republik *
04/18: Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room *
04/19: Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room *
04/23: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *
04/24: Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub *
04/26: Nelson, BC @ The Hume Hotel *
07/09: Toronto, ON @ Edgefest 2011
# = w/ Rich Aucoin
* = w/ Tokyo Police Club
Dinosaur Bones are getting set to release a new 7-inch on Toronto/New York upstart vinyl label Hi-Scores Recording Library (out on Feb 2nd). Look for this to be available digitally worldwide and off-stage, featuring the song “Ice Hotels” (in the teaser video below) and “Royalty”. It was produced by Jon Drew (Tokyo Police Club, Arkells, Fucked Up) who managed to capture the power and melancholic allure of the band’s ambitious live show. Fans can pre-order the limited edition record now from the Hi-Scores website.