Archive for June, 2011

The Book Of Mormon

June 30th, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

I’ve been a huge fan of Trey Parker and Matt Stone since I was like 9 or 10 years old and started watching South Park. It’s an awesome show. The last couple seasons have been amazing. Their movies – especially South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut and Team America: World Police – are genius. And their latest endeavour, the Broadway musicalĀ The Book Of Mormon, which I saw in New York a couple months ago, is amazing. Clearly the Tony Awards even agreed, which is pretty amazing considering how ridiculous the play is, not to mention offensive. Finally I was able to download the soundtrack. Here’s one of my favourite cuts.

The Book Of Mormon – All-American Prophet

Awesome Album Covers

June 30th, 2011 | Features | 0 Comments

So…I’m sure there’s a political statement in there…somewhere…

Bad Passion

June 28th, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 1 Comment

Alt Altman (better known as Toronto electronic-pop maker Digits) and Lesley (of noisy Toronto electropoppers Powers) have teamed up in what some might call a case of…Bad Passion. There’s a good chance they’d call it that, actually, because that’s the name of the band. (ho ho ho). Despite the jokey-sounding title, their first track together “Rockin’ Your Beats” is a cool, smooth electronic groover.

Bad Passion – Rockin’ Your Beats

Brandon Biondo

June 28th, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

Knoxville, TN chill-gazer/ambient-pop maker Brandon Biando (also of a band called COOLRUNNINGS that I will check out after posting this) makes some very nice music on the track below. Anyone else getting a seriousĀ Grandaddy vibe? (Via No Fear Of Pop)

Have You Heard The New…Wilco?

June 26th, 2011 | Features | 0 Comments

You might’ve seen this song posted on Pitchfork today – it’s called “I Might” and it’s the first release on Wilco’s new self-owned label dBpm Records – but you probably didn’t know what to think of it…until now…

Marc: Wilco have settled into a comfortable place these days. They’re no longer the old school hit-makers of Being There, the boundary pushing, fearless computer-wise folkies of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, or the schizophrenic jam-band that made A Ghost Is Born. I think Wilco (The Album) announced a new Wilco, one that’s comfortable with strange, interesting sounds (though perhaps not that weird) but still writes damn good, damn hooky, and lyrically sound pop songs. So yeah, basically it is kind of like Summerteeth-era Wilco in a way, but not really because it’s a totally different band with a different feel for doing things. They’ve already broken down the barriers; the strange sounds and innovative productive don’t feel striking anymore, but expected and fully integrated. They’ve got nothing to prove, and they’re even better, sharper songwriters, and by ‘they’, I mean Jeff Tweedy is. The new track “I Might” is more of this version of the band – and it’s damn good and enjoyable as that. It’s not “One Wing (Part 2)”, as great as that would have been (or not), but I’m sure we’ll get some mindblowing songs on their next album, this is just the casual, nice, poppy first taste, the way “Wilco (The Song)” was for the last album. And that’s cool, it’s always nice to have Wilco back, no matter what kind of song they put out. Chances are it’s going to be pretty solid.