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.