March 26, 2015

Classic Canadian Alternative: Killjoys

The Killjoys are from Hamilton and got started making their unique brand of alternative power pop in 1992. They put on an energetic show and were always fun to see live. Check out some of their tunes from their first two albums:

"Rave & Drool" from 1996's Gimme Five

"Soaked" from Gimme Five

"Exit Wound" from Gimme Five

"Ungowa, Baby!" from 1994's Starry

"Headlong" from Starry

"Any Day Now" from Starry

"Sally Won't" from Starry

"Dana" from Starry

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March 25, 2015

Boogie down! New tune from Chic called I'll Be There

While his disco band Chic hasn't had a new album out in 23 years, guitarist Nile Rodgers has been active in the biz, producing and playing with acts like Daft Punk. Now Chic has released a new tune. It's from their forthcoming album It's About Time and it's a classic, up-tempo disco number called "I'll Be There". Check it out

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March 24, 2015

The Cribs album For All My Sisters out today

The Cribs have been putting out solid indie-alternative guitar rock since 2004. Along the way they've had Johnny Marr in the band. They've just released a new album called For All My Sisters. Ric Ocasek produced the album that they've proclaimed as their "poppiest record since Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever". This post should catch us up on the tunes they've released so far.

"Burning for No One"

"Different Angle"

"An Ivory Hand"

You can stream the whole album at Exclaim.

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March 23, 2015

New Frank Turner tune Get Better

We know that Frank Turner has finished work on his new album and that it'll be released in 2015. We know that Frank's been teasing new tunes on his current tour. We don't know what the new album's going to be called. We do know that it's going to include this tune, "Get Better".

It's a hard rocking tune with classically uplifting Frank Turner lyrics and powerful energy.

March 22, 2015

Bloc Party Silent Alarm is 10

Ten years ago today, Bloc Party released their début full-length album Silent Alarm. I can't remember exactly when I discovered it, but it blew me away. The songs, the energy, the sound was, and still is, a musical revelation to me. I would say that it's a début album that no one could live up to.

If you just want to relive it, or if you're just discovering it, you can listen to the whole album or spend a moment with my personal favourites of my favourites. I've tried to concentrate on great live versions just to capture the energy in a more visceral way and to provide variety.

"Like Eating Glass" on Jools Holland. That frenetic delivery is incredible.

"Helicopter" live at Glastonbury

"Positive Tension" live at Glastonbury

"Banquet" live at Glastonbury

"She's Hearing Voices" live at Bristol Academy

"This Modern Love" live in Sydney

"Little Thoughts"

"So Here We Are" live at Glastonbury


They also released Silent Alarm Remixed, which is almost as amazing as the original. And this is coming from a guy who generally couldn't care less about remixes. Check out Death From Above 1979's remix (cover) of "Luno"

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