October is always one of the best months for new music. Like previous years, instead of scrambling to find enough songs to round out a playlist, I was forced to cut a few songs that I featured this month on the blog, but just didn’t fit right on the playlist. The result though is a fantastic mix that I hope you enjoy. Whether you prefer to listen via Soundcloud, Rdio or Spotify, I’ve got some brand new tunes from RAC, Niki & The Dove, Phoria, Hot Chip and many more.
This past march, Invisible Children and Friends With Both Arms undertook an ambitious goal to film 25 bans while in Austin for SXSW. “The Silver Series” campaign serves as a platform for established, as well as up-and-coming artists to use their music as a tool for education and awareness. They aimed to present artists in unconventional spaces; from tree tops to empty swimming pools- filmed by the Invisible Children art team. The preliminary artists featured include Guards, Sun Airway, Mutual Benefit, Memoryhouse, Jeremy Messersmith, Spirit Family Reunion, Jesse Woods and Bahamas. They’re also proud to partner alongside longtime supporters, La Blogotheque for selected “Takeaway Shows” with Maps & Atlases and Vandaveer.
Here’s a couple of my favourites, Memoryhouse performing “Lately” and a different take on Sun Airway‘s “Put The Days Away”. Enjoy.
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.
This show is going to be pretty awesome. Toronto folk, clear your schedule for Thursday, December 16th for the Wintergaze Festival. Its not only a coming home/7″ release party for Memoryhouses’Caregiver, but is also the launch of Gold Soundz, a “brand new blog//company//team of crazy persons out to hit you up with cool music and put on kick ass concerts”. Be sure to change your links to Grubtunes, as that site now lives here.
11:00//FOXES IN FICTION
Doors at 8. $10 adv, $12 door
Here’s the facebook event page.