Archive for December, 2010

Awesome Album Covers

December 31st, 2010 | Features | 0 Comments

“Mmmeeeeeltttiiiiing! I’m mmmmeeeelllllttttiiiiinnnnnggggg!”

Hangover Mix

December 31st, 2010 | Features, The Mix | 0 Comments

So, it’s the last day of 2010. It’s been a great year – we got some great albums, learned some important life lessons, took chances, made mistakes and all that stuff. Tonight we’re all gonna party, get crazy, and in the morning we’ll all probably have some badass hangovers. Here’s a mix of some very soft, pretty tunes to get you through.

1. The Jesus and Mary Chain – Just Like Honey

2. The Velvet Underground – Candy Says

3. Yo La Tengo – Tears Are In Your Eyes

4. Cat Power – Lived In Bars

5. Cass McCombs – The Executioner’s Song

6. Feist – Brandy Alexander

7. Kevin Drew – Summer Time Dues

8. M. Ward – Undertaker

9. Ohbijou – Favourite Skin

10. Sandro Perry – Family Tree

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Glass Candy

December 27th, 2010 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

Ok, so I’m a couple years late on these guys. I saw the album cover above at Rotate This the other day and was like, “sick cover.” I almost bought the album (2007’s Beat Box) based on the cover art alone but then I cheaped out at the last minute. I downloaded it when I got home though and it’s this great italo-disco stuff. The song below, “Candy Castle”, was my posting choice cuz it’s got these badass synth horns and really sultry vocals courtesy of lead singer Ida No.

Lower Dens

December 26th, 2010 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

I noticed these guys¬†Lower Dens on a couple year-end best of lists. Checked ’em out, it’s legit stuff, lo-fi rock/pop. The solid presence of frontwoman Jana Hunter goes a long way.

Hooded Fang

December 22nd, 2010 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

Toronto indie-pop band Hooded Fang‘s sound is so adorable it borders on twee. They recently released their debut¬†Album (that’s what it’s called) with a big release show at The Drake and a beautiful window display at Sonic Boom. I’ve been a fan of the band for a while and it’s awesome to finally have a full-length from the group. Also, for those unawares, Hooded Fang are named after a popular children’s book written by one of my favourite authors, Mordecai Richler. Funny: when we were practically prescribed the Jacob Two-Two books (one of which was Jacob Two-Two and the Hooded Fang) in my hebrew elementary school, nobody talked about what a controversial figure their author was, better known for writing very sexual (but brilliant) adult novels.