January 25, 2015


Check out some sunshiny music from Canada's own Bahamas. The band is Toronto's own Afie Jurvanen, a fact made clear by his latest album title, Bahamas Is Afie.

"Stronger than That"

"All the Time"

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January 24, 2015

New music from Purity Ring

It's been about a year since I first wrote about Purity Ring. I really like their beautiful and evocative electronic music. They've got a new album called Another Eternity coming out March 3. Take a listen to a couple of tracks from the new album. Sounds like a solid follow up to such great tunes as "Fineshrine" and "Belispeak".

Good stuff!

"Push Pull"

"Begin Again"

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January 23, 2015

The Zolas

I have The Zolas' 2010 album Tic Toc Tic and I liked some of the indie rock on it. I recently heard the tune "Invisible" and realized that I'd lost track of the band. Their second album Ancient Mars came out in 2012. Check out some tunes:


"Knot In My Heart"

"Escape Artist"

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January 22, 2015

New St. Vincent tunes Bad Believer and Del Rio

Annie Clark, St. Vincent, put out one of the best albums and some of the best songs of 2014 with her self-titled fourth studio album. This album is about to get the deluxe release treatment, which can be looked as at an opportunity to have the album with a whole bunch of extra tunes, or it can be looked at as a thinly-veiled attempt to get you to buy the main songs all over again. I'll let you be the judge. It comes out February 9.

The deluxe album features extra tunes like "Pieta" and "Sparrow" which I posted previously, "Del Rio", the Darkside remix of "Digital Witness" and "Bad Believer". "Bad Beliver" is a pretty awesome, high energy tune that's well worth adding to your collection. "Del Rio" is intensely quirky in the way we expect from Ms. Clark.

Check 'em out:

"Del Rio"

St. Vincent's on tour and comes to Toronto's Danforth Music Hall on March 3-4.

Also keep your ears open for another new track called "Teenage Talk" on HBO's Girls.

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January 21, 2015

New video from Split Single: Fragmented World

I've mentioned Split Single's finely crafted power pop a few times before. The Fragmented World album has yielded "Monolith" and "Last Goodbye" and featured prominently on my Best Albums and Best Songs lists for 2014. Now they've released a clip for the title track, "Fragmented World". Looks like Jason's having a bad day with a great song as the soundtrack.