Posts Tagged ‘marvelous darlings’

Michael Rault

December 2nd, 2014 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments


For someone with some serious punk cred, Ben Cook‘s got one hell of a sweet tooth. You can hear it in his Young Guv and Marvelous Darlings stuff, even on David Comes To Life, and now another project bearing his sugary prints is this Burger Records cassingle he produced by fellow Torontonian and uber-melodic pop classicist, Micheal Rault.

Toronto, I Love You Mix

July 29th, 2013 | The Mix | 4 Comments

So…I’m back in Israel. I’m not super happy about it. I had such a great time being back in Toronto with my friends and family and everything and it just made me realize even more how unenjoyable army life is in this place. I feel like I’m heading back to prison. But on the other hand, you realize just how great it is being able to live safely and freely when you’re made to understand the alternative…

Anyways…I made this mix for the city I love, the city I grew up in. It’s got a mix of most of the city’s styles (except rap…). This is what Toronto sounds like to me.

1. Miracle Fortress – Have You Seen In Your Dreams?

2. Hidden Cameras – She’s Gone

3. Crystal Castles – Crime Wave

4. Final Fantasy – This Lamb Sells Condos

5. Fucked Up – The Recursive Girl

6. Huckleberry Friends – Visions

7. Marvelous Darlings – Teenage Targets

8. Spiral Beach – Voodoo

9. Odonis Odonis – We Are The Leftovers

10. Ohbijou – St. Francis

11. Still Life Still – Can’t Decide On Birth (Demo)

12. The Two Koreas – Diamond Geezer

13. Broken Social Scene – Anthems For A 17-Year-Old


Young Guv And The Scuzz

June 3rd, 2012 | Mp3 Posts | 1 Comment

My musical hero Ben Cook of Toronto’s Marvelous Darlings, Fucked Up, The Bitters, blah blah blah is finally releasing a new full-length EP under his solo power-punk pseudonym Young Guv (and he’ll be joined by his sometimes-backing band, The Scuzz). Looks like the album EP will be called A Love Too Strong, and it drops on July 24th. Should be pretttttty cool.

Actual Water

January 25th, 2012 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

Actual Water are a Toronto punk-pop band that play surprisingly seldom and have gotten surprisingly little attention considering how killer the music they make is and the big ups (and production work) they get from Fucked Up/Marvelous Darlings/Young Governor local punk-rock genius Ben Cook. They’ve got a new 7″ dropping tomorrow at their release show/Marvelous Darlings album release show spectacular going down at Sneaky Dees. Here’s the A-side, which you can also order from Plastic Idol if you can’t make the show.

Actual Water – She’s A Priest

Marvelous Darlings

November 17th, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

Finally, one of my possibly-all-time-favourite bands, Toronto’s Marvelous Darlings, are releasing all the songs they’ve been releasing as 7″ singles for the last while on a full-length LP collection called Single Life. It drops November 21st on Deranged Records. Really, the best part of this is that I can finally get them all in legit Mp3 format – these songs work better as singles than they do when strung together as an album – perhaps the non-stop awesomeness is too much for the human mind to handle. Still, these songs are amazing, total modern-pop punk classics, and if you’re not about to go buy each individual (and rare) 7″ like me, this is a convenient way to hear them all.

Marvelous Darlings – Friend Of A Friend