Sunday, December 31, 2006

It's the end of 2006

Time goes unnoticed. This is one of my favourite singles of 2006, along with "Soobax" (his other single).

K'naan - What's Hardcore?

Friday, December 29, 2006

Jeffrey Eckman and his amazing keyboard

We are now diverting from indie snobdom to bring you an important message:

Thursday, December 28, 2006


An overlooked release this year was the new Long Winters album.

"Putting the Days to Bed, the third LP from Seattle’s The Long Winters, combines lyrical intimacy and melodic complexity with the guitar pop rave-ups of the band’s earlier material. John Roderick writes songs that make you feel like you’ve been talking to someone really interesting in an airport for the last hour and, although you know you’ll never see them again, you just told them your whole life story and a part of you will love them forever."

Though familiar with John and his songs, I never got around to listening to this album. Good news however-they're putting out a DVD called Through With Love on Dorsia Films. Watch the preview here.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

2007's coolest new band name = "Apostle of Hustle"

I hope everyone enjoyed their boxing day experiences. It was a bit of a disappointment for me, since the mall failed to impress. However, to my surprise, American Apparel had a 25% off sale! Though not 50%, or the more radical 70%, 25% means that 50 dollar sweater now becomes $37.50!

Basically AoH was created by Andrew Whiteman, the guitarist for Broken Social Scene. He was born in Havana, Cuba, and therefore loves the Latin guitar sounds; I can`t say it seems to influence what I`ve heard from the band, but that certainly seems like it could help. Look forward to another over hyped release from Arts & Crafts.

Let`s steal Stereogum`s bandwidth: ``My Sword Hand`s Anger``

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Talk to your current therapist

In Civilian Clothing are a band from Flint, which balances out Micheal Moore as another product from the town. So, in my eyes, Flint is neutral-neither good nor bad. Here's one of their tracks:

In Civilian Clothing - Current Therapist

You're probably saying to your self, "why does this post suck from lack of information on the aforementioned band?"

Well for that I have an answer. Blockbuster and the Holidays have stolen my soul so I have no energy.

Fuck the Holidays,

**EDIT** - their website is down, but they have a Myspace. (Love, Thomas)

Saturday, December 23, 2006


Officially, our top ten of 2006. We'll leave which bands are whose up to your mind, but any emails with a close enough guess will get a prize. Some facts: 10 of our top 20 are Canadian, and 20 of our top 50 are Canadian.

Destroyer - Destroyer Rubies
Tokyo Police Club - A Lesson in Crime (EP)
Land of Talk - Applause Cheer Boo Hiss (EP)
Tapes 'n Tapes - The Loon
Small Sins - Small Sins
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America
Chad VanGaalen - Skeliconnection
Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain

Also, this is in no order. It would be impossible to come to an agreement on which of these albums places ahead of another. In all honesty, tape the names to the edge of a twister spinner and randomly select your order.

BESTOF06 - Part 4

So cats and kittens, this is almost coming to an end. My holidays have so far been spent sick and on the couch under blankets, but I've been able to re listen to all the top 50 CD's we chose. Confidently, I can say we made good choices, though it was hard to rank albums Jon completely ignored, or ones I completely ignored throughout the year. Sometime this weekend I'll post the final 10 (5 of our own picks), which will be our final present for the year. Jon will vacation in Sin City, and I will continue to write songs for my own musical project. Thank you, and without further deference:

11. Islands - Return To The Sea
12. Joanna Newson - Ys
13. I'm From Barcelona - Let Me Introduce My Friends
14. Thom Yorke - Eraser
15. Grizzly Bear - Yellow house
16. Swan Lake - Beast Moans
17. Band of Horses - Everything All The Time
18. Final Fantasy - He Poos Clouds
19. Danielson - Ships
20. Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I Am Dreaming

On a final note, I would like to point out that this is the closest installment choice we made. Out of our initial list of 50, the 20 left could almost be considered on equal terms. The Grizzly Bear record really surprised me, Final Fantasy won the Polaris music prize, Swan Lake become Canada's second indie super group, Thom Yorke ventured out on his own, and Carrissa's Wierd bandmates reunited to form Band of Horses. An overall great runners up list.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

BESTOF06 - Part 3

21. Voxtrot - Mother Sister Daughters and Wives (EP)
22. Junior Boys - So This Is Good-Bye
23. Think About Life - Think About Life ("Paul Cries" is one of my top singles though)
24. Hot Chip - The Warning
25. Lily Allen - Alright, Still
26. The Ghost Is Dancing - The Ghost Is Dancing (EP)
27. K'naan - The Dusty Foot Philosopher
28. Born Ruffians - Piecing It Together (EP)
29. Damien Jurado - And Now That I'm In Your Shadow
30. James Figurine - Mistake Mistake Mistake Mistake

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

BESTOF06 - Part 2

The Second Installment. This really is a hard task to do, pick and choose between the (40) great albums left. Listen to the show tomorrow!

31. Fiery Furnaces - The Bitter Tea
32. The Awkward Stage - Heaven is For Easy Girls
33. The Album Leaf - Into The Blue Again
34. Beck - The Information
35. MSTRKRFT -The Looks
36. Regina Spektor - Begin To Hope
37. P.O.S - Audition
38. The Thermals - A Pillar of Salt
39. LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 (Single)
40. Shout Out Out Out Out - Not Saying/Just Saying

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

BESTOF06 - Part 1

We're going to give 'em to you in 5 parts; a countdown until Christmas. The last day will be a more lengthy post, with Jon and I elaborating on our (5) favourite albums. If you want a sneak peak, listen to CJAM 91.5 fm this Thursday morning--6-8am--where we'll be wrapping up the year. So here we go, the last 10 out of our top 50 albums of 2006. I feel really important right now.

41. Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
42. M. Ward - Post-War
43. Cold War Kids - Robbers and Cowards
44. Gnarls Barkley - St. Eleswhere
45. Fiest - Open Season
46. Controller Controller - X-Amounts
47. Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass (*Scored the film Old Joy, which also came out this year)
48. Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
49. Girl Talk - Night Ripper
50. Emily Haines and the Soft Skeletons - Knives Don't Have Your Back

Saturday, December 16, 2006

I'm From Barcelona

For some insight into our Best-of-2006 post, here's a gorgeous video of the Swedish popsters doing what they do best: drinking!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Get me out of the swamp

It's my birthday, for another 50 minutes. To celebrate, let's nod our heads to the less-notable Pacific-Northwest bands.

Quasi - Ex-husband and wife (that must be horrible), pop band (avec piano).
764 Hero - Loud yet melodic. I adore the voice (and the song "Calendar pages").
Mount Eerie - This is only Phil's "proper" band name.
Currituck Co. - "You can be my anti-Christ, will you be my Saviour?"
F$%# F&^! - SECRET BAND! (not actually the f- word). Hint: western-Canadian cities. A correct guess gets a birthday hug.

I'm quite fatigued.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Stop Folding Me

I don't think many people know Sufjan is pronounced "Soof-yen", not "Suff-Jan" or "Sooph-Jan." It really doesn't matter, but it does.

They were on the show last week, and will probably be on the show this week; Port O'Brien is a catchy force. Just listen to "I Woke Up Today" and you'll think to yourself about the parallels The Most Serene Republic and/or Jim Guthrie might draw. I hear Win Butler in his voice. Can this Oakland musical force be overstepping the already established Canadian boundary when it comes to great sound?

On the YouTube note, Thriller (Remix)

Sunday, December 10, 2006

The History of Pop Music

The very long and complicated history of pop music broken down into 4 chords.

Saturday, December 9, 2006

Loop de Loop

Here we go Loop de Loop...

I've been studyin for days and yet know nothing about anything *shakes fist towards sky*

Atleast I heard this gem on the way home on CJAM by the walkmen.

The Walkmen - Loop de Loop

Yeah I know I wanna dance too...


Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Clap your hands and say Yeah!...Again

New Clap your hands and say yeah. Do you guys still like them or has the buzz worn off yet.

Clap your hands and say Yeah!- Underwater(You and Me)

Clap Your Hands and Yeah! - Love Song # 7

Yeah, I like Underwater.

**Edited as to not whore the band's bandwidth**

Monday, December 4, 2006

Hello, Blue Roses

Sadly the first post of December has come four days late. Better late than never, so to compensate for this travesty I will post something from one of my favorite artists. .. and his girlfriend. Ah love.

Dan Bejar and g/f Sydney Vermont have a project called Hello, Blue Roses.

Hello, Blue Roses - Hello, Blue Roses


Wednesday, November 29, 2006

I'm starting to put my roots down

A video! Post-Records emailed us recently, thus we had the chance to listen to great music. Honestly, they put out some amazing songs. Have a listen here. Buy something from them, enjoy the AMAZING video, or the song. The video was directed by Benjamin M Piety. Check out the other music videos, also. Talk about plugs, eh?


Tuesday, November 28, 2006


It's really simple to update this blog. I mean this literally too: a few clicks and a few words and a few people read the blog! But what to attribute to the (not so) recent lack of updation on our part? Jon's got papers up the ass, my curling team is doing well this year and I've recently had a bit of late-night school work rushing. Onwards, Russia!

A Swedish band, by the name of "David & The Citizens" are really good, truly. Their EP, "Are you in my blood?" has all that fun and pop stuff the kids are cheering about these days. Behold, the myspace. Just listen to the title track; it gives you all the happiness that went missing. There's a video on their lamespace too.

Hopefully Jay can see, by example, how to properly post a picture.

Monday, November 27, 2006


In the spirit of Procrastination...I have a Philosophy essay on Hume and a politics paper on the North-South Divide, I am going to make the first post in a long time!

Alela Diane is a little folk artist from Portland Oregon who was discovered by another love of mine, Joanne Newson. Just listen to this little number and I'm sure you will fall in love with her as well.

Her Myspace

Alela Diane - The Rifle

Oh my kids do enjoy this.



Sunday, November 19, 2006


I think i need to giv ean explanation for my recent lack of posts. I have been very busy with Papers and Finals are just around the corner. Please don't lose faith in this blog, this is just a busy time for me. Hopefully Jason and Thom can pick up the slack.

Check out Jay's music project here:

Add him because he has a shitty mic and still manages to kick ass.

Thursday, November 9, 2006

This is the story of the boys who loved you!

And I'm sure all the boys[and girls there] were in love, for sure.
The Decemberists were outstanding.
After a risky journey out of country we ended up at Clutch Cargos and the shock of finally seeing a man I completely admire overwhelmed me. We bought some shirts and went searching for a good spot. We listened to the opening act, Allister Roberts, who were very good Scottish/Folk music. After finding places very close to the stage we stood around anticipating the arrival of dare I say, the best band EVER?
The announcement instructed us to greet the people around us and then welcomed the Decemberists. They took to the stage to a mass of applause and opened with the Crane Wife #3. They varied between their new stuff, The perfect Crime #2, The dark Shankill Butchers, An amazing performance of The Island, a breathtaking O, Valencia(which John has video of beneath) and got the crowd singing on election day to-Sons & Daughers. They played a few songs from Picaresque and even playing a rowdy July, July from Castaways and Cut-outs. They closed the set with A Cautionary Song, bringing members of the band to the floor to act out the execution of Anne Bolin. When they left the stage everyone remained right where they were, screaming and clapping until Colin emerged, picking into a fantastic Red Right Ankle I was blown away. Their encore was incredible and the whole show was overwhelming. I highly suggest you go see them if they come by your area, go out of your way if you must because they really put on an amazing live show.


The Decemberist Part. II

Second of the two videos. Still waiting for Jay to update...

To hold you over here are my poorly taken pictures.

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

The Decemberist

I'm going to let jay give a review of the show included with pictures but I am going to upload one of the photos that I took. It's of Oh, Valencia! If your careful you can hear me sing in the background.

Monday, November 6, 2006

The new Shins record

..isn't their best cd. It's full of great catchy pop-rock songs that remind the listener of the 60's, but I prefer Oh, Inverted World (upon 2 listenings). I'll update the status qoue on my love or distaste for this record, however currently--7/10.

Friday, November 3, 2006

Put On Your Headphones, Go Ahead, Disappear

I was in hiatus. This can be attributed to the fact that I caught on ...Fire!
If you are driving home, late at night from a great party and you just wish to calm down and sing your lungs out...then I suggest you listen to this band. They have no website so I must direct link to myspace again, but it's totally worth it. Add them. Listen to them. And love them like I do. Pianos/Synth driven songs with incredible lyrics and outstanding vocals[with female accompaniment]. I can't explain how amazing this band is.

This song has been stuck in my head for about two weeks.
...Fire!- It's All under Control
This is what it takes to see:
...Fire!- Zero Hour(No Bombs In Sight)
It's indie, electronic pop, and they just Hope you will like it
And so do I


Monday, October 30, 2006

The Ghost is Dancing

I am disgusted that niether I nor Thomas has done a post about Toronto's The Ghost is Dancing. I am shocked completely shocked. I <3 Firefox's brand new Spell Checker. This is quite a cool collective Toronto who's debut EP has become one of my most listened to of this year. Not an easy feat if I do say so myself.

The Myspace

The Ghost is Dancing - To French Ave.

The Ghost is Dancing - The Organ

*New hosting service, let's see how this turns out*

Friday, October 27, 2006

Pledge Drive Kick-off

Well the CJAM pledge drive is fast approaching and to celebrate there will be some benefit shows in the Windsor Detroit area.

Pledge Drive Kick-Off:

Where: Phog Lounge
When: Monday October 30
Who: Portia and Ron Leary
What: All proceeds go towards CJAM's annual pledge drive totals!

Mid-Drive Fun-raiser Extravaganza:

Where: Avalon Front
When: Friday November 3
Who: What Seas What Shores, The Locusts Have No King
What: Same deal as above

And has anyone heard the new Good Charlotte song. It sounds like the bastard child of Interpol and Cake. :( I like interpol and cake. I hate Good Charlotte. I suppose thats what a diet consisting of Hillary Duff and Cocaine does to you.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Don't forget the alcohol

Back in the day, there was a soul-infused-alt band performing shitty Pink Floyd covers up on the second floor of punk clubs in Cincinatti. This same band has now reunited, writing and recording a CD slated for a new year release. Though of no important, the shitty Pink Floyd covers story made me laugh; The Afghan Whigs released a few albums quietly in the late 80's and in 1990, eventually signing with Sub Pop (alongside chronological label mates Codeine) to release 1992's Congregation. Though never really penetrating through the mainstream, the guys made TV appearances (talk shows and MTV) and gained a respectable fan base. Most notable is lead singer Greg Dulli's insanely awsome lyrics.

For the longest time (seriously over a year), I had forgotten their name after hearing a song, and only remembered "The Afghan Wings". Google made me doubt their existance, though after some clever searching the "Whigs" settled down in my ears. Enjoy the video, and his cool shades.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Small Sins, we all sin

With the recent ending of the Detroit Tigers winning streak, I'll admit to a small defeat and that I'm not too happy. Though I'm not dissapointed, the recent acquisition of a CD worthy of being on this blog has lifted my spirits at par with what they were previously. Small Sins, a Toronto music project under the influence of Thomas D'Arcy & co writes real pop tunes in sync with Talking Heads and that Culture Club hit "Karma Chameleon". Attractive stuff that'll make you want to have a girl stay over, but in your bed.

Ici c'est les MP3's RECOMENDED TRACK: "Stay"

Friday, October 20, 2006

Laffy taffy rots your teeth

It's no secret that I like hip-hop. Hip-hop done right is some of the best lyrical expression out there. But for fear of sounding like a suburban housewife I am not going to list my complaints and grievances with hip-hop here. But I found this amazing cd that is a couple years old but has just blown me away. The cd is called "Laffy Taffy Rots Your Teeth".

A Quote from their site which sums it up:

"Wordsmith Free Speech and beatsmith Ro Blvd. responsibly present Laffy Taffy Rots Your Teeth, a collection of 10 groundbreaking tracks that buck industry buffoonery with a freshness that guarantees jaw drops and violent head nods.

Commercial rap has patronized hip-hop culture with endorsements of blackface and buffoonery for far too long. This is the counter-current to the mainstream -- powerful music that massages the intellect and moves your feet. Download it. Burn it. Share it. It's free."

You can download the whole cd for free. If that's not badass I don't know what is.

Laffy Taffy Rots Your Teeth

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Patrick Watson

Okay, will admit it, We have a love afair with all things Montreal. Mostly Music though it seems that most big hits on the "indie" scene have been coming out of this hotbed of post-pop. Can I even use the term post-pop? Regardless the guys Name is Patrick Watson and his album is the first for montreal label "secret city records"

Hope you guys enjoy his songs as much as I did. I loved both dearly.

Patrick Watson - The Giver

Patrick Watso - Luscious Life

His Myspace


P.S. Man we have been posting at a feverish pace.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

As the "Provost" of the Tokyo Police Club...

I hereby grant you sly access to a new (not stale 3 year old) Tokyo Police Club recording. TPC, a Toronto band that plays an undefined genre of music, most commonly referred to as "reggae", "dub", "pop", "pop-rock", "melodic pop-rock" or "indie". You choose, preferably the former though. Really catchy tunes, and equally great on the scale of happiness. I know when I get a little down around this time of year they're the first thing in my portable CD player AKA "Walkman". You see, I broke my MP3 Player on a "laying flat on a park bench" accident. More rock, less talk. Rock, maybe thats it.....

Tokyo Police Club - Box

And for all of you that don't actually care about my personal life or things I have to say, it's a B-side to the U.K release of their great E.P "A Lesson In Crime".

I am trying to break your heart...Wilco in Concert

Wilco Webcast on the NPR

Should be pretty sweet

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Shapes and Sizes

Introduction to World Politics is boring. An indie quartet from BC named Shapes and Sizes is not. Its a proven fact. I don't feel like writing too mucch because everyone is looking.

The Myspace

Shapes and Sizes - Islands Gone Bad

P.S. this movie looks sweet "Old Joy"



Monday, October 16, 2006


Not that sweet book series from the 90's...or was it the 80's? Regardless I never read it so I'm not sure why I called it sweet. Anyway I don't really see this post going anywhere so I might as well post the music.

Girl Talk

Girl Talk - Smash Your Head

Girl Talk - Bounce That

Girl Talk - Hold up


I really should be paying attention in class but the girl next to me is so gosh darn cute...



Saturday, October 14, 2006

The Awkward Stage

I hate spin magazine and so do you...But sometimes they make good move. During this rare and monumental occasion we best be paying attention because it will be something sweet. In this case it was a Vancouver band (or guy?) named The Awkward Stage. I like it and I guess you guys should to.

The Awkward Stage - Heaven is for easy girls

The Awkward Stage - The Morons are Winning

And for proof that it was actually on SPIN's website as the band of the day... PROOF!!!

See I am only two days late on this...

Question of the Day is...Is brining a girl coffee at work sweet, or just nice?



Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Indie SuperGroup

No not Broken Social Scene, or The New Pronographers...EVEN BETTER!

Swan Lake is a new indie super group composed of Spencer Krug from Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown, Carey Mercer of Frog Eyes, and Daniel Bejar of Destroyer/Pornographers.

Needless to Say Awesomeness proceeds...

The Myspace

Swan lake - All Fires

sweet Awesomenees for ever,


Sunday, October 8, 2006

It's the weekend, which means party

It's a long weekend here in Canada, because it's Thanksgiving tomorrow (or Monday, I really don't know). This means Monday can be spent doing better things than Chemistry lab's. Also, as a natural result of Minus the Bear being within border/bussing distance, I feel inclined to go for my love is far too strong. This post isn't about -TB though, for that wouldn't be good enough for you WORLDY readers!!! (If you're from Spain, Columbia, Greece or Australia leave a comment!) One of the opening acts is P.O.S, a hip-hop artist from the twin cities (Minneapolis, for all you outside North America). I dig 'im, really okay programming too.

Czeck it out

Also opening up is the Velvet Teen, another good suicide squeeze band with a new record out, and Russian Circles. Make sure you scout them all out.

Saturday, September 30, 2006


New sufjan song I think. He has been playing it but since he decided to snub his home state I won't get to see it :(

Friday, September 29, 2006

Camp Radio

This band comprising of the whose who of the Ottawa indie rock scene has made a huge impression on me and I really hope they take off. They released there debut LP on Kelp records in May and only 350 were made. This kids is sweet rock and/or roll.

day Website <-----You can stream the whole album there

On the Landing Strip - Camp Radio

Ticking toward September - Camp Radio

The mp3's were supplied by the band so kudos to them for this.



Sunday, September 24, 2006

Goodnight West End Avenue

This band I am going to post about is simply amazing. That's probably a good word.
We have The Age of Rockets!
I could listen to these songs forever, and I just might, and I think that you should give them a bit of time as well.
Comparable to PlayRadioPlay(See my last post) but with more than one member, this band writes great dreamy-synth-pop songs perfect for airy autumn days.
You can be sure to find songs you'll enjoy over at their Myspace and the website above.
While you're at it you might as well check out a side project of theirs with female vocals at The Robot Explosion Myspace page
Yeah, I'm pretty much a huge whore for Myspace

Enjoy your sunday with a:
The Age Of Rockets-Once, we were Monsters(Remix)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Las cruces Jail

Okay here is the deal.

I watched the movie The Proposition the other day and I swear to god I think I was born in the wrong century. I would make the most badass Australian Cowboy. Hands down no contest I would probally rule the outback. It was a sweet movie and got me in a country western mood and I needed to continue that mood so i went searching for a band that would aid me with that. I went through my extensive collection of music and got Saddle Creek's Two Gallants. A sweet band that has an old western feel to them singing about murder,theft, the old west, and racism. They have a harmonica so that is enough for me to like it.

The Myspace

Las cruces Jail - Two Gallants

Nothing to You - Two Gallants

Cool eh?



Monday, September 18, 2006

You will know me by the Trail of Dead.....

I've got three good friends. Conrad, Keely, and Conrad Keely.

Of course, I don't personally know Conrad Keely--lead singer/drummer/genious behind "...And you will know us by the trail of dead"--but we've shared common bonds, somehow, someway. The band is centered around Austin, TX where recent appraisal of the scene has caused some great exposure for the likes of Voxtrot and The Octopus Project.

Here's a live Trail of Dead show, available in multiple formats:


Saturday, September 16, 2006

I Choose Zach Braff

John, I am sorry that I am posting a post on the same day as you, but let's consider this a lucky saturday. Double update saturday, September Sixteenth.
This is important though.[And it may be long]

Last night I went to see "The Last Kiss", and it was incredible. Although for the first bit I couldn't stop thinking of Andrew Largeman, eventually I got over it and accepted Zach Braff as Michael and loved every part of the film. I thought the music was placed very nicely and the whole story kept me very interested. I think the ending could have been a little longer so that we'd find more out of the other characters(I won't give anything away) but other than that I thought it was amazing.

I will plug music, as this is, ya=ou know, a music blog: It won't be Snow Patrol either... oh.
But I would like to say that a band called-
Athlete is outstanding, and if it weren't for the film I wouldn't have found out about them. They may also be found Here
The whole soundtrack is really good. There's a great Cary Brothers song in the movie as well and also songs from:
Rachael Yamagata, Rufus Wainwright, Coldplay, and Imogen Heap, and a bunch more.

The movie is really good and I would highly recommend you spend tonight or any other day you get a chance, watching this movie and then going and buying The soundtrack, it's worth it.

Sorry for stealing your time and John's post.

Go Down

And read that post below, it's vital to your life.
I'll be at that show, by the by.


Friday, September 15, 2006

Land of Talk

This montreal band is coming to Windsor on Monday at the Thirsty Scholar and I better see everyone there considering it is an all ages show. They are very Emily Haines-ish and that is always sweet. Speaking of Emily CJAM just got the cd so I can finally take a listen. But back to Land of Talk and Damn this ADD straight to hell.

The Myspace

Speak to me Bones - Land of Talk

Breaxxbaxx - Land of Talk

So if these sweet mp3's havent enticed you to come on monday, how does the idea of me being their sound...Yeah I thought so.



Sunday, September 10, 2006


Lily Frost; beautiful name, beautiful face. This track is a cross between the ultimate clap-along-sing-along kids song, and a 1950's transistor radio hit. Proudly, it's grade-A material. I wish she was coming to Windsor sometime soon.

(check out "Enchantmant", among others)
Lily Frost (myspace)

Friday, September 8, 2006

Christian Hansen

We have been terribly addicted to this gentleman from out west, and this isn't the first time a westerner has stolen our heart. Except this time its not Chad van Gaalen but a new face named Christian Hansen.

His Myspace

We got two sweet songs by him that we enjoyed greatly and so did the listeners to our show on thursday.

Christian Hansen - West Coast Wives

Christian Hansen - The Rapture

Enjoy Kids,


Thursday, August 31, 2006

I've got the heart of a Robot

I've held out on this for awhile because...well I don't know. I truly call this man the best artist I have heard in a long time. Just him and some digital shit, and it is incredible. I am inspired everytime I listen to Daniel Hunter and his amazing voice. There aren't enough words to describe how I feel everytime I listen to any one of those songs. Particularly the song:
PlayRadioPlay-I am a Pirate, you are a Princess
Every song is great. His lyrics are great and all of the melodys are brilliant. I am in awe of him and I can do nothing but sing his praises(and wish I could sing, anything, as well as he does). This music is about all that is getting rotation on my iPod lately and I like it that way. honestly, go check out his Myspace and I swear that you will not be disappointed.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Raising the Fawn

I'm puzzled over the name, and whether I like it. But I like this song.

Raising the Fawn - Carbon Paper

Sunday, August 27, 2006

I started a blog that nobody read

I believe this has been called he blogger anthem. Very depressing actually. But I know that about 7.68 unique people read this blog per day so I am less depressed.

Sprites- I started a Blog that nobody read!

The Myspace

SO comment to make me feel better about this whole thing.

Monday, August 21, 2006

10 ships and 9 lives later.

This song is amazingly addictive. Really all I can say about it. Cool backstory as well.

The Evaporators

The Backstory

The Mp3

Seriously isn't it a sweet song? Kay good.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Ticky Tacky all the same

To celebrate Monday's return of Weeds I think I shall post the suburban ass kicking theme song.

Last season they used the original by Melvina Reynolds

This season they are having a different artist doing each episode.

First Week Elvis Costello

Second week Death Cab for Mother fuckin Cutie (no mp3 yet)

Friday, August 11, 2006

I Always Wanted Sunshine

So maybe you know that I like Canadian music. What I am going to do is showcase a couple Canadian bands that I really enjoy, and none of them have much in common with the other... but they are equally as awesome.

First there is a band called North Atlantic Explorers. Obviously their name sparked interest in me, I love the sea, but once I got into the music, I was in love. The songs are beautiful and his voice is just wonderful. And if you take a look at the influences, you should love this band just for mentioning those other artists.
You can check out their myspace here: North Atlantic Explorers
And here is a song-North Atlantic Explorers-Blue Moon on the Rise

Another band is from members of the band Songs from a Room
This band is called Water/Heart and they make great pop songs. They just started so they don't have many songs, but the two that are on myspace are really good: Water/Heart

Last one. Very very good. I will be seeing him tomorrow if all goes well becuase the singing is just incredible. His vocals are so good and the music is great as well. It just goes to show that not every band around here is terrible. Listen to this and enjoy it very much, as I do:
The Run Atlantic on myspace and you can listen to some songs from the album Somewhere in Autum. I will purchase the whole thing tomorrow if I get the chance(and I hope I do)
Sorry this was so long, I will leave you with this:
The Run Atlantic- Surprise

Wednesday, August 9, 2006


Thomas doesn't just like rock. That would be, in fact, probably his least favourite genre. D n B, lap pop, Bjork (she's her own genre), or acid jazz are on repeat. Meet Red Snapper, a D n B influenced, jazzy raptronica trio from London. I own their entire back catalogue (a few records). God I love this.

Red Snapper - The Sleepless

Red Snapper - Spitalfields

I think these guys deserve to be up top for a week or two.

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Fuck the Killers

Only my beloved Tegan and Sara can do the Boss as good as The Boss. Fuck the Killers and their SPringsteen-esque shit.
I think I'm going to marry Tegan. I'll ask her over msn
Jon- Tegan you their?

TeGAn- *(PimPIN AiNt EaSy)* - sup yo.

Jon- Will you consider marrying me?

TeGAn- *(PimPIN AiNt EaSy)* - STfU...nooooway.

Jon- Why not?

TeGAn- *(PimPIN AiNt EaSy)* - Because your gross and I'm a lesbian.

Jon- are you just saying that to...

TeGAn- *(PimPIN AiNt EaSy)* has disconnected.

Anyway... The song is Dancin in the Dark Covered by Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara - Dancing in the Dark


Monday, August 7, 2006

Hey coffee eyes

I'm a sucker for collectives. I love the history, the bonding, and the great music that comes with a group of musicians. Urbana/Champaign, Illinois is home to many great acts; beyond Bob Nanna & Braid, there was the Kinsella brothers. American Football, Owls, Owen...and Cap'n Jazz. I love all, but there is something within Cap'n Jazz (maybe it's Davey Von Bohlen) that just gets me with every listen. Energetic, formulated, honest, fun? Just listen, it's great. They formed and disbanded all in the 90's. Mike's 'Owen' project is running strong still, and with the break-up of The Promise Ring, Davey & co continue with Make Believe.

Cap'n Jazz

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

You can drive / We've got our tracks covered

So I've been preparring for the driving adventures soon to come[as I just got my license] so I have been listening to a few excellent pop bands, and I have a couple for you right now.
The first band is called Tokyo Ploice Club and they are from Toronto. They just make amazing music that keeps me smiling all day. Here is a song:

Tokyo Police Club-Nature of the Experiment

This other band that I think is great driving music is called In Ink Please. They have split with The Foliage and all of those songs are really great. I love this song:
In Ink Please- The Kurdish Army
IIP have an album coming out soon, look for that.


So straight out of Quebec comes a sweet band that I love because they are poppy, have trumpets (Danielson anyone?) and are a happy sounding band that feel like REM but mixed in with the Arcade fire if only because their from Quebec...HOLY RUN ON SENTANCE BATMAN!

ANyway sorry for another shitty intro I thought for sure I would get better at them.

The Myspace

The Mutha ffing site

And the MP3

Harvee - Punctured love

Harvee- Magical Mind

Saturday, July 29, 2006

I'm from Barcelona

Dethroning the current king of my ipod Chad Van Gaalen is a happy poppy bunch from Jönköping, Sweden named "I'm from Barcelona".

I have had the cd for a month maybe more and have not given it a major listen until today when I relized how amazing it really was.


Their sweet ass myspace.

And what better song then to post then a song explaining what their all about.

I'm from Barcelona- We're from Barcelona


Thursday, July 27, 2006

Chad Van Gaalen

I adore Chad Van Gaalen and I have for a little while. Im pretty sure he is some what well know but I am still going to do this post about him...I mean I did one about Weird Al so this isn't that big of a deal.

Chad is the man enough said.


The Myspace.

Clinically Dead

And the song that has been on repeat on the Ipod.

Dead Ends <====How I love the harmonica.

and the SubPop page

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Jesse De Natale

As one of the spoils of my new macbook and Ipod I have got into alot of different Podcasts that I'm sure most people have had forever. One of those Podcasts is the NPR Music one and I always find something intresting listening to it. Well last Wendesday I was listening to it and found quite the gem.

Jesse De Natale
Now I can't seem to find the song I fell in love with. I think it was called Montgomery Street. But I was able to find a bunch on his site and Myspace.

Children of the Sun

If you have Itunes grab the NPR Music podcast from the 12th of July.

You can buy his new CD here


Soul Parade Club Mix

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

You've got my attention

This is a band called The Photo Atlas, and they grabbed my attention with this song. I really like it and plan to buy the album next week. Now, go enjoy the summer after you listen to this:
The Photo Atlas-Handshake Heart Attack

Sunday, July 9, 2006

Feel Good inc.

No Ladies and Gents not Gorillaz's but a cover by The Editors.

Seriously. Bless the BBC.

The Editors - Feel Good inc

Ron Leary

He is a Local musician that was introduced to me by a good friend...The beautiful Viki. I really like his style of music and reminds me alot of well its hard to tell you exactly who he reminds me of but I really do like his voice.

Anyway excuse the poor introduction.

His Myspace

His Website

Ron Leary- Turn

I still can't find a suitable comparision so if anyone who reads this can please post one.

Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Like a Version

I want to thank Jason and Thomas for keeping the posts up to date in my absence. I have finally gotten my new macbook to where I ant it but my Ipod hasn't come in the mail yet so I am a sad boy until it does.

A collection of Indie Rock covers from Australia.

Google pages doesn't work with Safari :(

And Blogger works like shit with it.

Anyway here is the song...The Pictures-Milkshake

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Marry the Girl of my Dreams

Quick update on this, the last full day of school in my last full computer class
iTunes will no longer be of service to me for the summer.
Anyway, this is a band from right here in Windsor and I think the vocals on this song are some of the best I have ever heard.
They are called Yellow Wood and I would really love to see them live, alas, I am not 19 or + so I can't.
But I can listen to there myspace which would be under this link: Yellowwood
Good luck on everyone's exams, enjoy this song

Yellow wood-Rollercoaster

Edit: Thomas fixed the link, and would also recomend Yellowwood to anyone.

Sunday, June 18, 2006


Sia is a good singer. Sia also has an amazing music video for this song. She has a beautiful voice, with a beautiful sound.

Sia - Breathe Me

Thursday, June 15, 2006


Product of Ionik Recordings

The band is called Fahri. I really enjoy them. A band to watch out for in the near future.

Their Myspace Page has plenty of songs.

I know what you're thinking, "another crappy post , with no mp3's" well think again...

I present to you in all his greatness and glory, the immortal, the unstoppable, the kinky hair SOB weird AL

You're Pitiful.

Yeah I know I still listen to weird Al...So?

You can thank the SomethingAwful Forums Music Discussion page for bringing this to my attention.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Julie Doiron

Weekend update:

As I was with Damian Piper this Thursday, conversation made way for Julie Doirons name. She used to be in Eric's Trip (the band, the Sonic Youth song) and just recently played a show @ the Phog Lounge. I first heard about her when I got another live Ben Gibbard solo show (this one from 2001). Damian, Enjoy!

Ben Gibbard - Sweeter (Julie Doiron)

Julie Doiron - Tonight Is No Night (Lessons Remix)

Friday, June 9, 2006

Palpable Emotion

Have you heard young and restless? Well, you should. Compared to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in everything I've read about them. I see a YYY's meets Metric though...maybe it's just me. I'm really into it, I can say that much.
They sound like this:
Young and Restless-Satan
and this sounds awesome
Young and Restless-Police! Police!

Wednesday, June 7, 2006


By Black Label Society. Zakk Wylde's of Ozzy Osbourn fame band. I know, I know...but I really like the acoustic version of the song stillborn. Just give it a chance it may even grow on you.

Black Label Society- Stillborn

Seriously...give it a chance.

Monday, June 5, 2006

two outta three ain't bad...

Two Thirds of Mp3this who just don't give a fuck.

Thursday, June 1, 2006

I come Home

Catherine feeny... her last name reminds me of boy meets world.

I <3 sweet girl from Jolly ol' England.

I come Home.

You can Pre-order her next cd from the English Amazon site here.

Monday, May 29, 2006

TV on The Radio

Here's a track from their yet-to-be-released album Return To Cookie Mountain, titled "Playhouses".

TV on The Radio - Playhouses

Sunday, May 28, 2006



Some lo-fi indie goodness straight from the bowels of the American Nashville considered the south? Regardless a short sweet song from these Nashville kids.

The song is Tiny Echoes Page

Friday, May 26, 2006


Theres a pretty good band from Chicago called Morning Recordings. Solo work of Pramod Tummala. The album Music for places was recorded with some solo work and the contribution of many other musicians, generally from around the Chicago area. Also Fred Lonberg-Holm, Cellist of Wilco has an appearance. The song I am putting up is really relaxing and the whole album is very laid-back.
Also visit:
Melochrome-Pramod's old band.
They have some good downloads.
Enjoy of course

Morning Recordings-Summer Tapes

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Bishop Allen

So I was looking through my Mp3's and found by a band called Bishop Allen and the song was called The Monitor.

I researched the band and found out the song was from their March EP, named "March".

The Band is doing one Ep a month for this year.

They provide alot of mp3's on their site.

Wake alone in a women's room that I hardly know

Thanks to Sean for letting me in on this gem-of-a-song. Cursive, Saddle Creek, that's all you need to know.

Cursive - The Recluse

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Jim Guthrie

Jim Guthrie, a musician most infamous for his commercial-hit (pun intended), "Hand's In My Pocket", has a great solo career. Out of Toronto, Jim plays an eclectic taste of pop tunes. Here's one of my favourites, "So Small". It's not what I had to drink that makes whatever I feel sink.

Jim Guthrie - So Small

Friday, May 19, 2006

Goodbye Friend, Welcome Lover

I've been looking for some good electronic or instrumental music lately and I came across this band.
They're a great electronic/pop band from Montreal. They're getting pretty big, playing good shows all around. They are playing North by North East in Toronto this year. They did a show for CBC radio 3 and have played numerous other festivals.
The band is called Hexes and Ohs. This song is really great, the whole album is outstanding. I highly recommend giving it a listen.
Listen listen listen.
Hexes and Ohs- Alive Until Saturday Night

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Candy Bars

They are a psychedelic rock band from Tampa Band. This song is really enjoyable and has been a constant on my playlist for the past week or so.

Their Myspace Page

You can buy their cd from here.

Candy Bars- Enough to choke a cold air

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

David Cross

Just today, Matisyahu and Gnarls Barkley on Much Music back-to-back! Today we have a great comedian, David Cross, who is not only featured in the Ted Leo DVD I lent John, but has a great cd out called Shut Up You Fucking Baby! on Sub Pop. Go check him out.

David Cross - I've taken a popular contemporary pop song and changed the lyrics to comment on the proliferation of Starbucks in my neighbourhood

Monday, May 15, 2006

Wrong move Sucka

I didn't love Dane Cook until right now...yeah, I know, I was missing out.
It's warm outside but it's soaking wet, and I kind of love today.
Anyway, here's a song by a great saddle-creek band that I am sure you already know, but I will share anyway.
This band is my top five from the label and I think this song is excellent.
The Goodlife- Notes in his Pockets

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Square Root of Margaret

Square Root of Margaret

This Chatham band just released their 9th album called "Cloud Nine Revisted"

Their Myspace

I really enjoyed "I Don't Know Why".

Chemical Love Song

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Books On Tape

This is another fine band from Alien 8 Recordings (alongside The Unicorns, Think About Life to name a few). Slow, rhythmically sound, and selective to your mood.

Books On Tape - Fightsongs Windmills Toll Roads

Friday, May 12, 2006

Pop in the Summer

Thank you John and Tommy for allowing me to post here, you sexy bastards.
I was just listening to what I think is the best ultra-pop song...ever? perhaps...
I came across this band by accident and downloaded the full album, and I absolutely adore it.

All Girl Summer Fun Band-Later Operator

Thursday, May 11, 2006

The Mohawk Lodge - Making Music

Here's another great band from White Whale Records (hometown: Vancouver), the first being The Castle Project. Acoustic with classic rock roots (reminds me of Canned Heat's "Going up the Country" for some reason). Nonetheless soothing and quiet.

The Mohawk Lodge - Making Music

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Think About life

The song Paul cries is a single from Montreal's "Think about Life" self-titled debut with a catchy dance beat which will make you want to dance like an idiot...well it made me want to.

Think About Life - Paul Cries

Tuesday, May 9, 2006


The song is called "Did I step on your trumpet?". After hearing it for the first time about a month ago I have been addicted to it.

Danielson- "Did I step on your trumpet?"

Monday, May 8, 2006

Damien Jurado - Texas To Ohio

Mr. Jurado used to play in hardcore bands with Dave Bazan (of Pedro The Lion fame). His successful solo career is more toned down, with acoustic ballads and the occasional head boppin'/foot tappin' electric guitar song; this is one of those. Not quite folk, and surely not hardcore, this tune will make you whip out the ole' air guitar nonetheless. Enjoy.

Damien Jurado - Texas To Ohio

Sunday, May 7, 2006

Secretly Canadian Mp3's

3 Mp3's from Secretly Canadian . One of the more Generous Labels that allows people to download Mp3's to stir intrest in the bands. So if you like these songs check out the bands and help suport them.

I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness- According to Plan

Info on The Band

The Impossible Shapes - Florida Silver Springs

Info on The Band

Swearing at Motorists - Northern Line

Info on The Band

Castle Project - In Frustration

This song was featured on that freestyle snowboarding show that's on Sundays on A Channel. I have a guilty pleasure of enjoying that show, and this song is nonetheless great. Check out White Whale Records while you're at it.

Castle Project - In Frustration

Saturday, May 6, 2006


This a band from Austin that has been getting alot of positive attention lately. Keep a watch on them this year.

Mothers, Sisters, Daughters and Wives - Voxtrot

Gnarls Barkley - Crazy

Yes this guy was in the Best Buy ad! A nice upbeat song for the right moment.

Gnarls Barkley - Crazy

Friday, May 5, 2006

New Sonic Youth Song

The New Sonic youth song from the upcoming cd Rather Ripped.

What a Waste- Sonic Youth

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Lily Allen

Knock em out - Lily Allen

I relize I am late to jump on the Lily Allen bandwagon, but for a first post it will do.