Apr 29, 2012

Imaginary Cities performs "Hummingbird" on Exclaim! [2011]

Some good Ole fashion kitchen music!

hummingbird is singin
I can hear her through the trees
singing of her days gone by
in perfect melody
do I take the task
of telling her the truth
or do I let the world around her
be the window she sees through

tell me that you'll break away
say that its all gone
go ahead and count the days come on come on come on

Apr 27, 2012

Grimes - Genesis [Later with Jools Holland - 2012]

Grimes performing Genesis from her album 'Visions' live on Later with Jools Holland 
24th April 2012.

My heart will never be
Never feel never... 
Never fall never knew
My heart will never be
Never feel never... 
Never fall never knew
My heart will never be
Never feel never... 

Never fall never knew
My heart will never be
Never feel never... 
Never fall never knew
My heart will never be
Never feel never... 
Never fall never knew

Canadian indie sensation Grimes just recently made her first live television appearance on British music show Later with Jools Holland to perform her song "Genesis" off her latest album Visions. We're quite enamored by her, and this performance shows why. She slays her vocals while playing an electronic keyboard and manipulating a variety of DJ equipment, on stage solo, donning some sort of third eye on her head. We're not sure what the meaning behind that is, but we dig it. - complexmusic

Favorite Tracks from Winter 2012

Here is a small sampling of some of the music that help me survive the cold blustery days of winter 2012. The year is not half over and already the list could have gone on and on... But my fingers froze and my heart grew bitter.

1. It Is So Nice To Get Stoned - Okkervil River (Golden Opportunities 2)
2. Put Me To Sleep - Porcelain Raft (Strange Weekend)
3. Court The Storm - Y La Bamba (Court The Storm)
4. a transient comfort - William Ryan Fritch (A Hounds Heart)
5. Below The Cherry Moon - WhoMadeWho (Brighter)
6. In A Boat On A Lake - Whistle Peak (Half asleep upon echo falls)
7. The Sands - The Wake (A Light Far Out)
8. Be With You - Vacationer (Gone)
9. Medicine - Tindersticks (The Something Rain)
10. I Am What I Am - Spiritualized (Sweet Heart Sweet Light)
11. Simple Song - The Shins (Port Of Morrow)
12. Hood - Perfume Genius (Put Your Back N 2 It)
13. Stars - Peasant (Bound For Glory)
14. Run - Old Man Winther (Bedroom Country Volume 3)
15. Walk With Me - Memoryhouse  (The Slideshow Effect)
16. God Wants Us to Wait - The Magnetic Fields (Love at the Bottom of the Sea)
17. Crawl After You - M. Ward (A Wasteland Companion)
18. Bright Whites - Kishi Bashi (151a)
19. This Is Not a Song - Islands (A Sleep & a Forgetting)
20. No Matter What You Say - Imperial Teen (Feel The Sound)
21. Friends of Friends - Hospitality (Hospitality)
22. How Do I Know - Here We Go Magic (A Different Ship)
23. Oblivion - Grimes (Visions)
24. Easy Come Easy Go - Great Lake Swimmers (New Wild Everywhere)
25. Down to the Wire - Eternal Summers (The Dawn of Eternal Summers)
26. Lonesome - Dr. Dog (Be The Void)
27. Where You Go - Bahamas (Barchords)

Apr 25, 2012

Vacationer – Gone [2012]

Take an interactive Trip w/ Vacationer at vacationermusic.com
I love the old footage on this video.

GlowStone - Todo está Bien, Todo va a estar Bien [2011]

GlowStone is Jorge Hernandez's bedroom soloist project... Great strings done in a traditional yet contemporary fashion.

Apr 22, 2012

Arcade Fire - Sprawl II / Ready To Start [2012]

This special 12-inch pressing marks the first physical release of the remixes of those two songs by Damian Taylor and Arcade Fire. The remix of “Sprawl II” can be heard in the dance motion-activated music video by Vincent Morisset, while the “Ready to Start” remix has previously only been available as a bonus download with the deluxe film-bundled version of the album.

VA – Mojo Presents: Pet Sounds Revisited (2012)


1. Saint Etienne – Wouldn’t It Be Nice
2. Magnetic North – You Still Believe in Me
3. The Sand Band – That’s Not Me
4. Tim Burgess – Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
5. Jeffrey Lewis (w/Wooden Wand & Janet Simpson of Delicate Cutters) – I’m Waiting for the Day
6. Neil Cowley Trio – Let’s Go Away for Awhile
7. Tom McRae & the Standing Band – Sloop John B
8. The Flaming Lips – God Only Knows
9. Les Limananas – I Know There’s an Answer
10. Jodie Marie – Here Today
11. Gaz Coombes – I Just Wasn’t Made for These…
12. Human Don’t Be Angry – Pet Sounds
13. Here We Go Magic – Caroline No
14. Superimposers – Trombone Dixie

Apr 20, 2012

Here We Go Magic – “How Do I Know” [2012]

Brooklyn’s Here We Go Magic provide the perfect summer jam about second-guessing, while Thundercat made sure not to skimp on the synth. Lightwaves dropped an awesome remix of ATG Record’s own Queen of Hearts, and Hot Chip stayed true to their signature disco funk/punk sound. Rounding things out, The Walkmen dare you not to tap your foot to the first single from their new album out this summer. ATG

Lower Dens - Brains [2012]

Ahh, “Brains.” The song where Lower Dens took their dreamy twin-guitared smoulder for a trip up the Autobahn and made Nootropics one of my most anticipated LPs of 2012. For the “Brains” video, out today, Jana Hunter commissioned director Tristan Patterson (he of the hailed Dragonslayer doc). Tristan trains the camera on a stoic Jana, using various visual effects to modify the footage in concert with the music. Put another way, the band’s camp says the video is about “appreciating our modern society’s rampant technological advancements while reconciling its ability to encroach to traumatizing effect. The minimalism here is monumental, elements in the music that seem subtle at first soon reveal themselves as colossal developments.” SG

Apr 18, 2012

Sigur Ros - Valtari [2012]

"i really can’t remember why we started this record, i no longer know what we were trying to do back then. i do know session after session went pear-shaped, we lost focus and almost gave up...did give up for a while. but then something happened and form started to emerge, and now i can honestly say that it’s the only sigur rós record i have listened to for pleasure in my own house after we’ve finished it." - georg

Apr 17, 2012

Kishi Bashi - 151a [2012]

I’ve been loving Kishi Bashi’s new album 151a. He’s one of the most skilled composers/songwriters I’ve seen pop up recently. He’s also a creative and fun guy, as demonstrated by this new video for “Bright Whites.” 

Apr 15, 2012

The Bard of Montreal [2012]

The Bard of Montreal. The community of Canadian music is an amazing thing. Here, twenty-five artists signed up to donate time, recording studios and effort to pay tribute to one of Canada’s greatest poets. herohill

The Bard of Montreal – Mark Berube
Who By Fire – Kathryn Calder
Show Me the Place – Laila Biali
Paper Thin Hotel – The Heavy Blinkers
The Partisan – Bleating Hearts
The Law – Doug Hoyer ft. Mitch Holtby on sax
Bird on a Wire – Andrew Vincent
That Don’t Make it Junk – Daniel Ledwell
If It Be Your Will – Old Believer
One of Us Can’t Be Wrong – Zachary Lucky & Carly Maicher
Last Year’s Man – Tyler Butler
Memories – The Burning Hell ft. Katie Baggs
So Long, Marianne – Foam Lake
Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye – Ox (vocals by Ryan Bishops and mastered by A. David MacKinnon)
True Love Leaves No Traces – Extra Happy Ghost!
First We Take Manhattan – Les Jupes
So Long, Marianne – The Strumbellas
Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye – Pleasure Cruise
The Future – Weekend Dads
Avalanche – Cold Water
The Partisan – Teenage Kicks ft. Meaghan Pearce
Lady Midnight – Klarka Weinwurm
Closing Time – Old Man Luedecke
Chelsea Hotel #2 – Woodpigeon

Fusion Farm's BBQ - Beer Can Chicken [2012]

The Fusion Farm's BBQ trials continue. This week's instalment is a very simple yet wonderfully succulent  smoked chicken a la beer can.

It begins with a bird... Grain feed/Free range are my preference.

A dry rub - go crazy and create your very own.

Pound as much rub on that bird as you like - I put a shallot in the cavity as well.

The perfect size can; have a few swigs before you load the bird.

Load it up and fire up the BBQ - it needs a good 3 hours at around 300 degrees. I used maple wood today and it was great flavour.

Delicious beer can smoked chicken...

Indie Covers 14 [2012]


1. Suffer Little Children - Chris Garneau
2. Drive (The Cars Cover) - Boy Friend
3. He Doesn’t Know That I’m Alive (Janet Jackson cover) - Blood Orange
4. Ex-Factor (Lauryn Hill cover) - Ajo
5. BTSTU (Jai Paul Cover) - Niia
6. I'll Follow You Into The Dark (Death Cab For Cutie cover) - Mark Erelli
7. Sweet Dreams [Eurythmics cover] - Active Child
8. All Through The Night (Cyndi Lauper Cover) - U.s. Elevator
9. My Little Words (Magnetic Fields cover) - Laura Cortese
10. Everybody Hurts (R.E.M. cover) - Frida Hyvönen
11. Just Like Heaven (The Cure Cover) - Laura Cortese
12. To Be Alone With You (Sufjan Steven cover) - Joshua James
13. French Disko (Stereolab Cover) - Editors
14. Heroes (David Bowie Cover) - Clan Of Xymox
15. Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve cover) - When Saints Go Machine
16. Always (Erasure cover) - Xiu Xiu
17. Paper Planes (MIA cover) - Beautiful Small Machines
18. Burning Up (Madonna Cover) - Magic Wands
19. I'm On Fire (Bruce Springsteen Cover) - The Morning Birds
20. Where Is My Mind - Nada Surf

Apr 13, 2012

April Clouds [2012]

The clouds were so wonderful the other day, I was able to capture their beauty as the sun set.

House of Wolves performs "Flight" live Aug 25th 2011

Apr 11, 2012

Doveman - The Best Thing [2009]

Doveman performance at The Elevated Hole

And where did you go now?
And where have you been all day long?
As I sit here waiting
And wonder if you’re gone
And if it’s over
I wonder what’s it over for
And are we so small that we can’t handle more?
And when it’s over
And when you lay your hammer down
If you can love me you’ll be the very best thing I’ve found.

Give me a reason 
Just a word will do
Cause it’s not so hard to keep me tied to you
And in the end
To want none or want it all
It’s beautiful to try but it was our downfall
And when it’s over
And when you lay your hammer down
If you can love me you’ll be the very best thing I’ve found
And when we’re older
And when you lay your burdens down
If I can find you you’ll be the very best thing I’ve found
The best thing I’ve found
The best thing

Apr 10, 2012

Spiritualized - Hey Jane [2012]

From the new album Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Jason Pierce has spent the past three decades building a body of work that runs the gamut of druggy psychedelia, moving from the spaced-out, minimalist drones of the Spacemen 3 in the Eighties to the maximalist gospel euphoria of Spiritualized, his main band since the early Nineties. Spiritualized will release Sweet Heart Sweet Light, their seventh album, on April 17th. The record finds Pierce working on the familiar grand scale of past Spiritualized discs while emphasizing simpler, bolder melodies.

A beautiful full-set from Iceland - Live in Reykjavík, Iceland - 1st July 2010
01:06 - 01. Sitting on Fire
05:23 - 02. Lord Let It Rain on Me
09:00 - 03. True Love Will Find You in the End
13:18 - 04. Cool Waves
18:54 - 05. Amen
24:40 - 06. Soul On Fire
28:57 - 07. Walking with Jesus
34:46 - 08. Going Down Slow
39:01 - 09. Stop Your Crying
45:04 - 10. Anything More
49:50 - 11. Ladies and Gentlemen We're Floating in Space
53:43 - 12. Broken Heart
58:39 - 13. Lord Can You Hear Me?

Twin Steps - “Pinkie Promise [2012]

Turkeys, Crocs and Bad Golf [2012]

Apr 3, 2012

The Story of Cat Power [2012]

Chan Marshall stops time. She sits at a piano or lays her guitar across her lap, and whether it’s a noisy club overflowing with drunks or a coffee house full of laptoppers, Chan Marshall draws all the attention in the room and makes the world stop spinning. As Cat Power, Marshall’s music seems to rise from nowhere, envelop the room, then vanish; listeners know they’ve been hit by something but they’re not sure what... Matador

The Greatest

Following the release of 1995's Dear Sir and 1996's Myra Lee -- both recorded on the same day -- Cat Power signed to Matador for 1996's What Would the Community Think?, which won acclaim for Marshall's unsettling, emotional songs and cathartic vocals.
The superb Moon Pix followed two years later, and in the spring of 2000 Cat Power resurfaced with The Covers Record. Released in 2003, You Are Free featured a lusher, more polished sound as well as cameos by Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder; 2006's The Greatest was recorded in Memphis, TN, with legendary soul players including guitarist/songwriter Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, bassist Leroy "Flick" Hodges, and drummer Steve Potts. Another set of covers, Jukebox, was released two years later.

Cat Home

Cat Power Mixtape


1. Maybe Not
2. Speak For Me
3. I Don't Blame You
4. The Greatest
5. Willie
6. After It All
7. I Found a Reason
8. Naked if I Want To
9. Cross Bones Style
10. American Flag
11. Dark End Of The Street
12. Paths Of Victory
13. Bonus Track
14. Rockets
15. They Tell Me
16. Taking People

Books and Books

Alicia Martin 2012 – Books Installations

Simply amazing installations

Apr 2, 2012

Pearl Jam - Wishlist [1989]

Excerpt of Wishlist from Single Video Theory.
Recorded during the Yield studio sessions.