Thursday, March 29, 2007

I Am Sick, II

DJ.
Jets To Brazil homage at bottom.
Anyone into Jean Jaur├Ęs?

ANNA SCALLY SHOULD REALLY BE NAMED ANNA SCALLYWAG! (Horrible mandatory presentation this morning)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Sick

So I've been.

The Cool Kids. They're really cool. They're on the show tomorrow.

Night

Monday, March 26, 2007

Nylander

Michael Nylander is a player for the New York Rangers. He should be playing for the NYIslanders.

Schedule Two

HELP ME DO MY HOMEWORK

Sunday, March 25, 2007

I Just Have To

This song is excellent. Barr Barr are from LA and I still don't know everything about them except they sound like Steven Malkmus with a hint of Suicidal Tendencies "Institutionalized." Consisting of four minutes of heavy talking you laugh at quirks like "It's more vague with no hints as to intention/Wait, except maybe the intention was to seem vague or not to have a cover/Maybe just there is no cover" satisfaisant avec "What about the voice of Geddy Lee?/How did it get so high?/I wonder if he speaks like an ordinary guy/'I know him, and he does'"

Please, it's my honour.

Barr Barr - This is The Single


P.s. Shortbus cameo on CBC3

Saturday, March 24, 2007

SXSW

Because be we are both lazy and bastards we are effectively lazy bastards. Unlike all the other blogs we ignored SXSW this year, but I have decided to end this assumed rule between Thom and myself. Here are the NPR Live sessions from SXSW 2007 with KEXP. Beware apparently the NPR can't afford fast hosting.

Okkervill River Live at SXSW


Beirut Live at SXSW

Alexi Murdoch Live at SXSW

MEW live at SXSW

Those are my favourites you can check the rest out here. Others include Andrew Bird, Peter, Bjorn and John, and The Apples in Stereo.

Cheers,
Jon

P.s. I'll be back on the air Thursday considering I successfully lost my election bid.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Sore

Well I was supposed to update yesterday but yesterday is now today because of the time which is although confusing vital to our contributions.

Wintersleep - Sore

Great song for me; "You've been awake all morning" and "Conciously endure every ache and sore"

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Jesus Loves Tom Waits




I often think to myself, "Self, who doesn't like Tom Waits?"

Now I can cross The Catholic Church off of that list.

Jesus Loves Tom Waits

TAKE THAT PROTESTANT REFORMATION!

Tom Waits - You Can Never Hold Back Spring


Cheers,

Jon

USSR relived

I forgot to update yesterday, my apologies. I was busy but I didn't do any of the things I needed to do. Bad day, I reckon. Today wasn't even that great; it just went by.

To make up for the loss, I've got a little Russian Futurists for you all. They appear on the Stars remix album "Can You Trust Your Friends?" coming out soon and are also uber Canadian. This is sweet pop music that is reminiscent of the man that is named in the tracks' title,Paul Simon. The second track, "Our Pen's Out of Ink" is like the subtle chord progression in a Steely Dan song that you love, just before it switches over to the damned Bbminor7 chord to ruin everything. Don't let the name fool you into thinking it alludes to their style either.

The Russian Futurists - Paul Simon
The Russian Futurists - Our Pen's Out of Ink

Monday, March 19, 2007

CAN vs USA

So I was thinking among other things, the despite what they say, Canada is pretty equal to USA if not greater. Take a look at this:

Andrew Bird----------------------Final Fantasy
Mountain Goats-----------------Destroyer
Marissa Nadler-----------------Julie Doiron
WSLY Boris Yeltin--------------Tokyo Police Club
Of Montreal-----------------------Hidden Cameras/The Unicorns
Explosions In The Sky---------Do Make Say Think
Ted Leo & Pharmacists------Joel Plaskett

That seems fair to me. Take into account Canada notoriously gave birth to the concept of Supergroup (See Broken Social Scene) as well as Wintersleep, The Organ, Tiga, Stars, and The Arcade Fire and you'll realize we (Canadians) have it pretty much covered. Any ideas for Canadian counterparts to Wilco, Deerhoof or Blonde Redhead? Similarly, what about parallels to Cadence Weapon, Holy Fuck or Andrew Langille?

Final Fantasy - Peach Plum Pear (Joanna Newsom cover)
Deerhoof - +81

Enjoy!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Reference



Hello! The man above, the singer for "Mew" (I recall hearing them once on the radio) is playing my Telecaster! Unimportant!

I'm into remixes--I've got tonnes. Remix albums, B-Side remixes, live remixes and even mashups count. Mostly because if a Canadian artist has remixed it, it counts as CANCON for CJAM. But here are some non-Canadian remixes that suffice.

Biggie - Party and Bullshit (Ratatat rmx)
Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow (Van She rmx)

COMING TOMORROW:
An Indie comparison list, between Canadian and American bands.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Voxtrot Self-Titled




Wow so on May 22nd the Voxtrot LP is coming out.
A whole 2 years after Raised by Wolves.
It's already leaked, for you criminals...

Voxtrot - Kid Gloves (From the new self-titled LP)
Voxtrot - Firecracker (From the new self-titled LP)

It is being released on Play Loud Recordings.
They are also coming to Detroit..

Cheers,
Jon (& Thom)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Make most of what you're paid

I wish I lived by those words, but it's hard to.

Here's a great track by Mice Parade. No more.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Ted Leo Interviews for a job.

Love this Guy!

The whole post is here

I should have posted this when I saw it posted 3 days ago...I know, I know.

Im pumped for the day Living with the Living comes in the mail.

Cheers,

Jon

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Heat Winner Live in the Studio

Here is an Mp3 of today's Live in studio session with Heat Winner.

Heat Winner Live with The Breakthrough**

**The file name says "heat Winter", but the ID3 tag has the proper name so no worries.

CHEERS,

Jon

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Bum Rush the Charts

Bum Rush the Charts is a grassroots effort to stick it to the Man (the Man being the RIAA and Major Labels in this case). In their own words it is:

Podcasting gets little respect from traditional media. To them we're little more than a joke, than amateurs. What they don't understand is that podcasting is more than just a delivery mechanism - it's a social movement. People are growing sick of the watered-down, cookie-cutter content that networks and record companies expect us to enjoy. We want and deserve more. Big corporate media derives its power by having the
resources to mass market their product in a unified effort, which is why they think they're better than us. On March 22, 2007, we're going to give you a chance to change that.


Pretty noble idea, eh?

So on March 22nd go to the Itunes Music store, and Purchase the song "Mine Again" by "Black Lab". The important thing about this song is that the band was drop by not one but two major labels.

See you on the 22nd,

Jon


Waiting

I hate waiting for CD's in the mail...This "Deluxe" Edition of Neon Bible better damn well be worth it...

Arcade Fire - No Cars Go

This off my copy of Us Kids Know, but it will be on Neon Bible...this is to hold you and me over till tomorrow, but I probably won't get the cd for a little while because Canada Post sucks.

God Speed young album, God Speed...

Jon

Sunday, March 4, 2007

NEW STARS!

Do you trust your friends? I do. So does Amy Millan & co.

There is this sweet new album coming it in a bit, which are a bunch of Stars remixes. Bands like Young Galaxy, The Most Serene Republic, Montag, The Dears are remixing the classics. It's going to awe full! I was all sad that I'd have to wait to hear it, but without further adieu I give you:

The Most Serene Republic's take on "Ageless Beauty"

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Special Summer (Important Dates)

After an excellent Friday, I am winding down toward the inevitable (or is it?) homework section of the weekend. Be forewarned, Spring Break is in but only 6 more days.

Here are some important Canadian Dates, album wise:

March 6 - The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
March 13 - Cadence Weapon - Breaking Kayfabe (Epitaph Records release)
April 17 - The Joel Plaskett Emergency - Ashtray Rock
May 1 - Feist - The Reminder
May 15 - Rufus Wainwright Release The Stars
May 15 - Hot Hot Heat (tentative)
June 12 - Immaculate Machine "Immaculate Machine's Fables"
July - Tegan and Sara
August - New Pornographers
September - Islands (tentative)
October - The Weakerthans (tentative)

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Fever Pitch

I recently borrowed a copy of Fever Pitch (new imdb interface sucks) and loved it, but more importantly the movie is resposible for getting The La's "There She Goes" stuck in my head...Damn you Mr. Hornby!

The La's - There She Goes

As well check out Stereogum for some tracks from a unrealesed Frog Eyes side band.