the besnard lakes
A few other things I’m liking:
–Aurora Vibes wrote today about A.P. Witomski and his video for “Canionical” (below).
–The Besnard Lakes score a new Interactive Web Doc called Welcome To Pine Point. Looks pretty awesome, trailer here.
-and finally, a wacky trailer advertising the first single from NewVillager‘s forthcoming debut album; to be released on IAMSOUND Records June 21, 2011.
From the “No Art EP“, here’s the opener in Young Galaxy‘s ‘Invisible Republic’. An epic featuring duo Stephen Ramsay’s (guitars, vocals) and Catherine McCandless’ (keyboards, vocals), the band are embarking on a tour withThe Besnard Lakes and stop at NXNE this week. Keep in touch with them, they’ll be releasing a full length album (enginered by Jace Lasek of the Besnard Lakes) very soon.
Actually, think I just saw a press release about that. Stay tuned.
Now in its 16th year, NXNE is set to hold its annual music/film/interactive conference and festival on the week of June 14th-20th. It puts 625+ international and local bands on 50 stages, screens 40+ films, populates Conference Village sessions with groundbreaking keynotes and inspired panel discussions, and breaks ground in the interactive media arena. From small intimate shows to stages at Lester B. Pearson International Airport and Union Station, to free open?air concerts in the heart of the city at Yonge?Dundas Square, the NXNE experience permeates Toronto.
As always, I’m really looking forward to the shows. This year features performances by Iggy and the Stooges, The Raveonettes, Sloan, Japandroids, Surfer Blood, The Soft Pack, Avi Buffalo, Timber Timbre, Diamond Rings, The Besnard Lakes and Free Energy, to name a few. I’m also psyched for the Interactive element of the festival, called NXNEi. This will be its first year, aninteractive media conference and workshops programmed in conjunction with FITC to bring the key players in new media innovation for featured talks, frank discussions and community?voted panels.
For more info, and info on passes, visit NXNE.