In case you’ve never heard of this movie, check out the trailer. Young People Fucking is a scathingly honest and hilarious portrayal of four couples, one threesome and a crazy night of sex. Last year at the Toronto Film Festival, it was one of the more talked about movies.
I still haven’t seen it yet, but ending up watching the last 20 minutes in search of a song. My friend Erin just saw the flick and loved the song that ended the movie. After a little research (can careful listening to the lyrics), I was able to find out that it was a FemBots song in the outro, Count Down Our Days (from 2005’s The City) to be exact. “Turn the light out before they turn the lights out…. what are you waiting for?”.
Pretty solid soundtrack as well. The Besnard Lakes, Kool Keith, Peaches, Pete Elkas, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Sam Roberts and Young Galaxy. Nice work Dave!
Happy Birthday Wavelength.
I touched on this before, but I thought I’d mention it again. Its been seven years since this institution of the Toronto music industry has been around. Wavelength is a Sunday evening music series and a zine that has continually tried to “breathe some life into some of the darker corners of Toronto’s perpetually overlooked indie music scene“. They’ve help launch the careers of bands like Broken Social Scene, The Constantines, Peaches, and The Hidden Cameras. This weekend (starting tonight) they celebrate 350 shows in the series by putting on 4 nights at 4 different venues. Check the links for more info.
Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun.
Here’s what I remember…..
I spent most of that afternoon (last wednesday) at the Canadian Blast party in the Brush square. Solid sets by Magneta Lane and Pilate. Swollen Members, not so great. They did have a great big tour bus, but I’m not sure the crowd appreciated the long wait in between them and the band before them.
I remember having Tex Mex that night. One of the cool things about SXSW is that everything is so damn close. I ordered my food, left the table, went down 6th street 2 blocks, and caught two songs by Aberdeen City. They were great. And the food was waiting for me when I returned.
After dinner I jumped across the street to see two songs from Sailboats are White and a couple songs from the Hot Springs. Could they be a new buzz band? They do hail from Montreal….. but apparently Edmonton is the new Montreal.
A short hike then a couple tunes from Head Automatica. Then, the coolest thing happened. I heard that the Flaming Lips were performing a surprise set at a nearby outdoor venue. I missed their cover of Bohemian Rhapsody, but caught their rendition of Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’ (with Peaches). Second last stop, Wolfmother.
Last stop, and the best way to wind down the night? Mogwai. Purely awesome.