For the first time in a long whileI woke up this morning and actually saw daylight. I should have had Two Bicycles on, it would have been the perfect soundtrack to these winter mornings.
Check out the side project of Vancouver’s Teen Daze, a single called “I’m Not Afraid To Wait For You”. Both songs on the single are going to appear on LP, “The Ocean”, which is coming out on Crash Symbols, sometime in the near future.
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
Inspired by the blogs who have taken the time to mention their favorite new bands from 2010, I figured I’d take a shot at remembering the year and which artists came out of nowhere to impress these ears. Now, “Fave New Artists” for this purpose means new to my ears, as I’m sure many of these bands have existed pre-2010, I just hadn’t come across them yet. Hopefully, this list will also serve as a “keep your eye on these bands in 2011”.
–Yellow Ostrich. NY based Alex Schaaf making bedroom lo-fi indie pop. His cover of Beach House’s “Zebra” made our Class of 2010 mixtape. Check out his unusual and refreshing song “Whale”,guaranteedyou’ll be singing backup by the end.
–Data Romance. Vancouver based guy/girl group with a perfect combination of sweet melodies andslick electronics. They released a great single/video for “Bones” but I continually go back to one of their Monome Jams.
-Zachary Lucky. A glowing post by Jim on Quick Before It Melts got me into Saskatchewan’s folk/roots artist Zachary Lucky. I’m always putting on his record Come and Gone in quieter times, starting with “Town To Town”.
–The Naked and Famous. What could be the next big thing. Since hearing them back in June, they’ve been the #1 band I’ve recommended to people. Looking forward to see what 2011 holds for them.
–Bravestation. This Toronto band has had a great start in 2010, hoping for big things for them next year.
Check out “Clocks & Spears”.
Look out for part 2.
The results is the 2nd best thing I’ve heard today (the first being my girlfriend on the phone from India).
Compare it to the original.
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