Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Midweek misc

Jimmy Eat World - My Best Theory
Even with my emo days (arguably) behind me, I'll still always have 'nuff time for Jimmy Eat World. Tho I can't see them ever usurping '01 classic Bleed American, they've released a couple of beastly albums since then and the track My Best Theory is from the upcoming Invented. This'll be their 7th full length, and is sounding really rather promising.

Still Time - 9 to 5
Although sitting a little awkwardly in limbo between a classic or current sound, Cali's Still Time have a great vibe to them and sound like Counting Crows meet Waiting For My Rocket To Come era Jason Mraz. If you've got a porch then crack open a cold one and sit on it, with this occupying your speakers. If you're like me a fold-out chair on a bit of grass outside your house is the best you can muster, then fuck it, make it a few beers. 

Cee-Lo Green - No One's Gonna Love You (Band of Horses cover)
I don't know what even made Cee-Lo give it a go in the first place, but he's absolutely nailed this cover of Band Of Horses' No One's Gonna Love You. What a voice the dude's got....he just makes that melody his bitch.

Meligrove Band - Halflight
I don't want to keep on bumming Toronto but seriously if the city keeps on churning out quality bands like Meligrove Band I'm just gonna pack up my shit and move there. Upcoming tours with Tokyo Police Club and Born Ruffians shouldn't harm their high-octane Indie Rock cause either.

Sean Bones - Easy Street
Not just a cool name, Sean Bones makes heavily Reggae-brushed Folk Pop, perfect for summer cotch time. He's got an upcoming full length on the equally brilliant New York based label Frenchkiss Records who've already given us the likes of Local Natives, Freelance Whales and Suckers this year.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Styrofoam Ones

That Toronto's so hot right now. From the city that's already provided us this year with the likes of Dragonette, Young Empires and Bravestation, comes pop-noir trio Styrofoam Ones. Combining Post-Punk grittiness, Indie urgency and synth-driven danceability, they're a band you'd love to see rocking your local derelict warehouse, but in truth they could probably make a sweaty mess out of just about anywhere or anyone. They're hitting the studio in 'the fall' (October/November?) with Tokyo Police Club and Fucked Up producer Jon Drew, and will have a full length ready for 2011.              

Styrofoam Ones - Blue Lines

Also check below for the video for new single Blue Lines

Friday, 6 August 2010

To the 'floor!

1. Click 'Play'
2. To the 'floor with you!

Dragonette - Our Summer
Our first tune comes courtesy of Toronto's Dragonette, and is a bit of a summer Electro-Pop banger. And it features a cowbell....sure fire winner.

Ra Ra Riot - Boy
Another taster ahead of upcoming full length The Orchard. When I first heard this song I wasn't blown away, but the play count is now getting a little unhealthy. Everything you'd expect from Ra Ra Riot and more, I especially dig the bass line - the tone of which sounds like it could be played on a £50 beginners Peavey.

Yeasayer - ONE (Teen Daze Remix)
Brilliant re-working of one of the highlights from Yeasayer's Odd Blood released earlier this year. Refreshingly different to many remixes in the delayed build and drop, and even a cheeky bit of a Chipbreak influence in there for the 8bit'ers.

Jamaica - Short And Entertaining
Jamaica aren't in fact from the Caribbean island but instead craft their wares in Paris. Along with the likes of Pony Pony Run Run, SPEAK etc they're another band that's certainly been aided by the success of Phoenix's infectious brand of Indie Pop last year, but that's to take nothing away from this group who sound like they've a pretty sound ear for a melody themselves.

Hyetal - Pixel Rainbow Sequence
I can't admit to being much of a Dubstep keen-o so I'm not going to embarrass myself and anger those who are by attempting to delve too deep into this track, I just dig it, ok?   

Enjoy the weekend motherhumpers.

Thursday, 5 August 2010


I'm not going to lie, it took me a long type to type and even get my head around that name. The video itself isn't much easier to comprehend - the hunchbacked king in tighty wighty's, tree slaying knight, tar covered wench and all - but the song itself is brilliant with a dramatic synthy chorus and tantalizing verse swells. Someone please put iamamiwhoami on a bill with Dananananaykroyd.