June 30, 2011

Happy Canada Day!

Well, it's Canada Day Eve, the night when some fat guy (hopefully not Mayor Dumbass) comes down the chimney and brings you maple marinated back bacon sandwiches and glazed sour cream donuts. Or something like that.

In honour of the day, here's a video from one of Canada's greatest bands, The New Pornographers. Here's "Use It" from their Twin Cinema album.

I'm proud to be a Canadian, hand me another Eskimo!

June 28, 2011


Here's a new song that I like the sounds of. The band is called Cults and the tune's called "Abducted".

June 26, 2011

New tune from Hard Fi

I discovered British band Hard-Fi several years ago with the release of their Stars of CCTV album. I really loved that album and their follow-up Once Upon a Time in the West. They've got a new song on their web site called "Good for Nothing". Sounds really good and gives me high hopes for a great new album from these guys in the not-too-distant future.

And if you know of more bands like these guys, please let me know!

And if you're not familiar with Hard-Fi, here are a couple of great tunes from them.

"Cash Machine"

"Suburban Nights"

"Hard to Beat"

"Living for the Weekend"

"Tied up too Tight"

"Better do Better"

June 23, 2011

New Foo Fighters Album Is Amazing!

I became a Foo Fighters fan before I even knew that Dave Grohl was in the band, or more matter of factly, was the band. When I first heard "This is a Call" and "Alone + Easy Target" from the debut, I was hooked. The Colour and the Shape was probably my favourite of their albums, although they have many great ones.

They've recently released Wasting Light. It's a return to being produced by Butch Vig, and a return to analog recording. And it's a fantastically solid album. There are even some great guests including Bob Mould - the greatest Bob to ever live. And, of course, Bob's just published his autobiography See A Little Light which I'm going to have to pick up soon.

Here's a video of them performing the whole album. Pretty awesome. Enjoy if you can spend 49 minutes looking at a video. Hell, you can even put it on in the background and go about your business...

They also like to release funny videos, as I'm sure you know. Here's their latest, for "Walk"

June 13, 2011

Cool, creepy Broken Social Scene Video

Check out this cool, creepy, Bijou Phillips as Dexter, graphic, parental discretion advised video for "Sweetest Kill" from Broken Social Scene's latest album Forgiveness Rock Record.

Is that the guy from The Stills in the male role?