Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Hotness #113

Surfer Blood - Swim (Alpaca Remix by Allen Blickle of Baroness)

Treasure - Golden Things

Four Tet - Plastic People

Besnard Lakes - Albatross

Monday, January 25, 2010

January Mix

New Year, new mix series. I am going to be posting a monthly mix from now on for you all to download for free through our Bandcamp page. All you gotta do is put in your email (no-spamo) and the full mix (in zip file, with individual mp3s) will be sent to you immediately.

You will also be on the list for all future monthly mixes, so they will come to your inbox as soon as they are released. Real simple, yet real crucial.



Gypsy & The Cat - Jona Vark
Active Child - Voice Of An Old Friend
Electric Wire Hustle - They Don't Want
Jay Electronica - Exhibit C
Steve Mason - All Come Down
Codebreaker - Follow Me
Dub Tractor - It All Went Wrong
Freelance Whales - Generator First Floor
Fact - Reborn (Anoraak Remix)
Japandroids - Wet Hair
Theopilus London - Humdrum Town
Animal Collective - What Would I Want? Sky
Delorean - Seasun
Ludlow Lions - Keyboard Teeth
Staygold (feat Spank Rock and Damien Adore)- Backseat
Top Billin - Playboy Anthem
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Heaven Can Wait (Nosaj Thing Remix)
Digits - You're Going to Age

Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Hotness #112

Codebreaker- Follow Me

Dan Black- Symphonies Remix feat Kid Cudi

Fact- Reborn (Anoraak Remix)

Delorean - Seasun

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


After releasing their Off The Hook mixtape earlier this month, Telephoned (the duo Sammy Bananas and Maggie Horn) release their self-titled debut EP today on Fool's Gold Records.

Check out their takes on some classic songs from the mixtape below:

Rockin That Thang (The Dream Cover)

Smoke Rings

Don't Go/No No No

You can download the whole Off The Hook mixtape from RCRD LBL now.

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Entrance Band - MLK

Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday Hotness #111

Art by Dan Bergeron

Active Child- Voice Of An Old Friend

Jay Electronica- Exhibit C

Ludlow Lions- Keyboard Teeth

Theophilus London- Humdrum Town

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Digits is the nom de plume of Toronto native Alt Altman and he makes some really delicious electro pop in the vein of Hot Chip, Junior Boys or Faded Paper Figures.

If you are in Toronto on January 28th, he is playing at a venue called Rancho Relaxo. Come on, you gotta check that out.

You're Going To Age



Hot Chip - One Life Stand

One Life Stand

We Have Love

Alley Cats

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Laura Veirs - July Flame

July Flame

I Can See Your Tracks

Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday Hotness #110

Yeasayer- Madder Red

Satellite Crush- Paris To London

Top Billin'- Playboy Anthem

Phonat- Set Me Free

Thursday, January 7, 2010

VIDEO: Animal Collective- Brother Sport

Reminds me of carefree summer days as a kid. Except these kids seem to be on acid, have a plethora of paints and no adult supervision.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Best Songs of 2009

Part 1:


Amanda Blank- Shame On Me
Animal Collective- Brother Sport
Bat For Lashes- Pearl’s Dream
Bibio- Ambivilence Avenue
Bombay Bicycle Club- Always Been Like This
Chew Lips- Slick
Chiddy Bang- All Things Go
Cinnamon Chasers- Modern Love
Cold War Kids- Audience Of One
Daniel Merriweather- Change (featuring Wale)
Dave Sitek- A Girl Like You
Deastro- Parallelogram
Dinosaur Jr.- Plans
Dirty Projectors- Stillness Is The Move
El Perro Del Mar- Change Of Heart
Engineers- Sometimes I Realise
Evan Voytas- Getting Higher
Faunts- Feel.Love.Thinking.Of
Fever Ray- Seven
Fitz & The Tantrums- Breaking The Chains Of Love
Florence And The Machine- Cosmic Love
Fool’s Gold- Surprise Hotel
Frankmusik- Better Off As Two
Grizzly Bear- Two Weeks
Heartless Bastards- The Mountain
James Yuill- No Surprise
Japandroids- Young Hearts Spark Fire
Jay Z- Empire State Of Mind (featuring Alicia Keys)
Jonathan Boulet- A Community Service Announcement
Julian Casablancas- 11th Dimension
Just Jack- Embers

Part 2:


Little Dragon- My Step
Local Natives- Wide Eyes
Matt & Kim- Daylight
Mayer Hawthorne- Maybe So, Maybe No
Miike Snow- Silvia
Mirrors- Look At Me
Monsters Of Folk- Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)
Mos Def- Auditorium (featuring Slick Rick)
Paper Route- Carousel
Passion Pit- Little Secrets
Phoenix- 1901
Royksopp- The Girl and The Robot (featuring Robyn)
Silversun Pickups- There’s No Secrets This Year
Simian Mobile Disco- Cruel Intentions (featuring Beth Ditto)
Surfer Blood- Swim (To Reach The End)
The Avett Brothers- I And Love And You
The Big Pink- Dominos
The Depreciation Guild- Dream About Me
The Diogenes Club- Early May
The Drums- Let’s Go Surfing
The Hold Steady- Atlantic City (Bruce Springsteen Cover)
The Middle East- Blood
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart- Young Adult Friction
The Temper Trap- Sweet Disposition
Two Door Cinema Club- Something Good Can Happen
Wale- Wonder Why (featuring Mike Posner, Big Sean and Kenn Starr)
Washed Out- Feel It All Around
Woodhands- Dancer (CFCF Remix)
Yeasayer- Ambling Alp

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

DJ Benzi Mick Boogie & Dstar - Motivation 3 Mixtape

Heavy bass. Catchy house synths. Dance remixes of your favorite pop tracks. This is a Vegas club in a box.

Once again Benzi has done it, I vouch for any mixtape this dude has ever put together.

Download the whole thing over at his site HERE.

001. Mike Posner “Introduction”
002. Birdman & Drake “Money To Blow (Classy Hand Favors Remix)”
003. David Guetta & Novel “Missing You (Stefan Ponce Remix)”
004. Drake “Forever (DJ Dru Remix)”
005. David Guetta “One Love (Chuckie & Fatman Scoop Remix)”
006. Trey Songz & Gucci Mane “LOL (Logan De Gaulle Remix)”
007. Kesha “Tik Tok (Skeet Skeet Remix)”
008. Gantman “Juke Dat Girl (Benzi Refix)”
009. La Roux “Bulletproof (DJ Zinc Remix)”
010. Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Heads will Roll (A-Trak Remix)”
011. Kid Cudi “Memories”
012. Free School & Kelis “Grey Goose”
013. David Guetta & Wynter Gordon “Toyfriend”
014. Pitbull & Afrojack “Maldito Alcohol”
015. Amanda Blank “Something Bigger (Major Lazer Remix)”
016. Donnis “Go Home (Prod. Chaise Marcel)”
017. Mic Terror & Mano “Get Down”
018. Green Velvet & Kid Sister “Everybody Wants”
019. Geeneus & Katy B “Good Life”
020. Rihanna “Bubble Pop”
021. Beyonce & Jay-Z “Sweet Dreams (Diggz Remix)”
022. Lil Jon “Machuka”
023. Black Eyed Peas “Meet Me Halfway (Will.I.Am Remix)
024. Kid Sister “Let Me Bang (Benzi Refix)”
025. Shakira & Kid Cudi “Did It Again (Gingy & Johnny Remix)”
026. Wiley “Never Be You Woman (Solo Remix)”
027. Mike Posner “Cooler Than Me (Gigamesh Remix)”
028. DJ Zinc “Wile Out”
029. Honorebel & Pitbull “Now You See It (Afrojack Remix)”
030. Crookers & Kelis “No Security (Bart B More Remix)”
031. Laidback Luke & Lee Mortimer “Blau (LA Riots Remix)”
032. Passion Pit “Little Secrets (Jack Beats Remix)”
033. Avicii “My Feeling For You”
034. Simian Mobile Disco “Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix)”
035. Rusko “Da Cali Anthem”
036. Donnis “Gone” (DJ Craze Remix)”
037. Drake “Houstatlantavegas (Stefan Ponce Remix)”
038. KP & Envy “Swing My Way (Solly Remix)”
039. Kid Sister “Right Hand Hi (Caspa Remix)”
040. Busta Rhymes “World Go Round (Good Life Mike Remix)
041. Miami Horror “Don’t Be On With Her (Treasure Fingers Remix)”
042. Luciana “I Like That (Meterhead Remix)”
043. Mick Boogie & Talib Kweli “Want You (William Russell Remix)”
044. Esser & Rye Rye “Bang It Out (Giovanny Remix)”
045. Ali Love “Diminshing Returns (Eli Escobar Remix)”
046. The Kickdrums “Fading In And Out (Enrico De Luca Remix)”
047. Royksopp “The Girl And The Robot (Jean Elan Remix)”
048. AutoErotique “Gladiator (Steve Aoki/DJ AM Remix)”
049. Colin Munroe “Piano Lessons (Felix Cartal Remix)”
050. Designer Drugs “Drop Down”
051. DJ Eleven “Anson Danza”
052. Snoop Dogg “I Wanna Rock”
053. Mike Posner “Outroduction”

Monday, January 4, 2010

Miles Fisher- Live At The Key Club 1/9

Actor/singer/Harvard grad/Tom Cruise lookalike Miles Fisher is playing at The Key Club (is that place still open?) this Saturday, January 9th. I'm expecting some big things from this guy in 2010 after having some mild success last year with his cover of Talking Heads "This Must Be The Place."

Tix are only $10 and can be purchased on Want Tickets site.

This Must Be The Place

Don't Let Go

Vampire Weekend- Contra

Fun new record from everybody's favorite prepsters, Vampire Weekend. Nowhere near as excellent as their self titled 2008 debut, yet some good jams nonetheless.

Come on 2010, you can do better than this, bring me something GREAT!



Diplomat's Son

Giving Up The Gun