Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Arthur and Yu

The first CD to be released by Hardly Art is going to be Arthur and Yu's "In Camera" on June 19, 2007.

The song is called "Come to View (A Song for Neil Young)"

On a unrelated note You Say Party! We Say Die! will be in town tomorrow night at the Avalon Front for a show which can be seen for the cheap cheap price of 5 dolla's. Me thinks this is the closest they will get to the US for quite awhile.


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Tegan and Sara

Well it's no secret that we here at MP3THIS love Tegan and Sara, and that I love Tegan (She will be mine). So when new Tegan and Sara comes out you know we will be all over it like, well, me all over Tegan in my dreams.

First Posted Here: Neiles Life

Tegan and Sara - The Con
Tegan and Sara - Back in Your Hand


Monday, May 28, 2007


I can't understand a word of it, but publicity is publicity even if it is in a foreign language.



Sunday, May 27, 2007

From the Basement

Here comes Yukon Cigar. I doubt they make cigars in the Yukon but I know their gold is nice, and these guys sound like gold. The band assembled in early 2007 to record at a Toronto studio. The songs are more like stories; take "Hello Soul" for example, where centre man Craig Konyu pleads to "sip New Orleans of its soul" through his soup. I hope it's potato soup, because that's what I had last night. The EP, titled Spooning Noises is out now, and maybe upon reading this, CJAM 91.5 fm will get a copy in it's mailbox for us to play!

Songs are here.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Mountain Goats Covers

Yay for covers.

Sorry for the notable absence, I have come down with a bad case of the clap*. Anyway I have a couple covers from John Darnielle

The Mountain Goats - Cut Your Hair (Pavement Cover)
The Mountain Goats - Two Headed Boy (Neutral Milk Hotel Cover)


*actually just lazy

Friday, May 25, 2007

Why is the bedroom so warm?

Jon lied, he said he would update. So now I must update you.

Land of Talk - Magnetic Hill

Nathan Lawr - Bury Me Blues

Two great songs that have already exploded.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Montag is Monday in German. If any of you appreciate a good novel (or film) perhaps you will recall the name of the protagonist from Fahrenheit 451 was in deed Montag. But Montag is less familiarly known as Antoine Bédard's electronic musical project.

We may have posted a previous entry about his collaboration with Stars lead singer Amy Millan, producing the dreamy single Perfect Vision, but nonetheless I (and maybe Jon) have been a Montag fan for some time now. He is featured on The Blue House dot org, the new Stars remix album (that is officially out now, and recieved a 1.8 on Pitchfork) as well as a compilation I've spoken about before entitled See You On The Moon (which also features Great Lake Swimmers, Sufjan Stevens, The Fembots, etc).

Well, Montag's got a new single. Best Boy Electric, it is called. Listen to it __here__, and buy it after. Other great tracks off of the new CD (titled Going Places) include Mechanical Kids, Alice, and 322 Water.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I'm so glad that you exist

Also, just reported:

The Weakerthans and Sarah Harmer live on CBC Radio 3. Click on "Concerts and Sessions."

Aussi, si vous habitez en Windsor, allez au Milk pour un présentation de la film "Escarpment Blues" le documentaire de Sarah Harmer.

Soda pétillant

I am officially supposed to be bilingual tomorrow. Here is a Portland band with a sort-of french name. Au, the preposition which combines "a" and the singular "le." Add an "x" it it's plural. Think Animal Collective, or perhaps Sigur Ros.

Au - Boute

I'm looking into the University of Illinois, any comments?

Monday, May 21, 2007


Only because they broke up, they're from Edmonton, and this song is sweet.

Choke - Breathing Won't Come Easy

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Les bots-au-femmes

Fembots put on the best show I've seen so far this year. Please support them, and everyone mentioned in the previous post.

Fembots - Small Town Murder Scene

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Closing Again

There is a circle of musicians in the Toronto area that have reinvented what the phrase "circle of musicians" means. What I'm talking about are circles that turn into other, partially finished circles. So imagine 3 or 4 circles connected, but then around the edges of those circles you have half circles sticking out.

In this case, it's the combination of Three Gut Records, Paper Bag Records, Die!Venom, The Blue, and Blocks Blocks Blocks. Jim Guthrie (who runs Three Gut, get the joke yet?) has an established solo career, but plays currently with Islands and historically as a member of Royal City. Nathan Lawr was in Royal City, plays drums for the Fembots (Paper Bag Records) and Sea Snakes (Die!Venom)and has an established solo career. Shaw-Han Liem is I Am Robot And Proud, a member of Sea Snakes and the man who made Jim Guthrie's website. He is playing a show in Montreal this August with Nathan Lawr. Owen Pallett (Blocks..) fits into the group because he played strings on Mr. Guthrie's albums. Lawr also played drums for The Constantines. The Blue House is a musical catalogue collective that distributes records and other things, prominently these artists. Grizzly Bear, everyones favourite New York Capella group, put out demos on Audraglint records that were mastered by the owner of Autumn Records, Greg Davis. Greg Davis' solo stuff is found on Car Park, whom caries Montag and Dan Deacon.

Nathan Lawr is busy, but thankfully making a stop here in Windsor tomorrow, May 18th at The Phog Lounge.

Music is here. Or here.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Aye Aye Watson

Montreal is big and famous. Sam Roberts no more. Salut Patrick Watson!

After releasing his 3rd CD, Close To Paradise, Pat has been featured on late night CBC programs as well as Grey's Anatomy. It's beautiful music, and the more I post on mp3this the less poetic I want to be.

Patrick Watson - Man Under The Sea

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Universal Soul

Universal Soul (yes, that's their real website) is from Halifax, a growing centre for great Canadian music. They produce good hip hop together that functions. Also check out Classified, for your Canadian white MC needs.

Now, from Chi-town (Chicago, where I had the opportunity to go this weekend) comes the band The Changes. I don't know much about them, really at all. They played Lollapalooza unsigned (the only band to do so) and garnered Stephen Malkmus' likening. This next song is sweet.

The Changes - Modern Love

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

New Two Gallants

Well the new Two Gallants single is out and well it's slow...but good don't get me wrong I like it a lot I was just stating the fact that it is slow. And sad, really sad.

But it sill makes me feel like Clint Eastwood so I love it.

Two Gallants - Seems like Home to Me


Sunday, May 6, 2007

Society In Song

I should be happily doing homework but I love you all more. Good Shoes is my new favourite band. Notice I spell favourite correctly, as would Good Shoes because they're from the United Kingdom.

The group is straight indie-pop but definitely in the more traditional sense of the term. Read 1980's male sitting in a pub. It may be hard to escape the Futureheads comparison, but they bring an honest reinvention of the style. I'm familiar with the structure, yet it's new to my ears.

Morden, a city in the UK is also the title of their newest single, being released in June on Brille Records.

Good Shoes (website) | Good Shoes (myspace)

Friday, May 4, 2007


Well readers, today is 2 days past exactly a year after we first started posting together. I've no cheesecake or presents at my doorstep, so I shall be awaiting things like such to be present after school. Does anyone even like gelatin anymore?

Sir Salvatore is a young band from San Fran (not too many bands from there) playing fine rock n' roll. In fact, one of the members (Dave) is Canadian! This means they fall under CANCON for fulfilling the MAPL requirements--therefore they will be played on CJAM 91.5 fm! Czeck them out.

Sir Salvatore - Projector
Sir Salvatore - Public Key

Turn on the Bright lights to see our Antics

Well it has been a few days since the new interpol songs have leaked online but I decided that "The Ghost is Dancing" and gardening were more important. But that is neither here nor there.

Interpol - "The Heimrich Manuever"

And Pioneer Live in Ottawa

So the Heimrich song sounds a lot like slow hands...a lot, but hey what ever works for yeah.


Tuesday, May 1, 2007

The Ghost is Dancing

Super awesome Toronto indie pop conglomeration The Ghost is Dancing has just released a new song from there forthcoming debut album which is going to be released on June 19th. If you remember there EP was on our top 50 of 06 so we are very excited for this. The track listing is:

The Darkest Spark

1. September '01
2. The Darkest Spark
3. We'll Make It
4. Shuttles and Planes**Available on the Myspace.
5. Organ
6. Greatlakescape
7. Wall of Snow
8. The Dark and the Bright
9. Wait Another Day
10. Arrivals (Are Never Enough)

The track is available on there myspace and here:

The Ghost is Dancing - Shuttles and Planes

I love it but I think it needs more horns... Great song and this is getting me very excited for the album.

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