Goodness. Do I know exactly what is going on in this new video for “Raw Spectacle” from Miracle Fortress’ rather amazing Was I The Wave? No, no I do not, but I surmise that Graham Van Pelt, credited awesomely as “Fire Hands”, is on the run from some local thugs, likely due to his, uhhh, [...]
Cadence Weapon - 88
Ever wondered what a Grimes-produced Cadence Weapon track would some like? I suppose you might have done that very thing today, considering she has turned a (another, ha!) very popular blog into Grimes Vs. Bear for the day. Well, the Montreal enigma has graced Rollie with a snapping, hissing electronic backdrop for the throwback-themed 88, and I enjoy the results. You might too.
MP3:: Cadence Weapon - 88
CFCF - Exercise #3 (Building)
I know he’s a rather buzz-tastic chap these days, but I’ve loved Michael Silver’s (aka CFCF) stuff for a while now, so I’mma go ahead and post this new track from his upcoming album Exercises. Exercise #3 (Building) is a peek into the contemplative nature of CFCF’s new record (which was partly inspired by “institutional [...]
A quick re-up here. The Barr Brothers debut came across my desk halfway through last year, and it was a jaw dropping collection set of songs. “Beggar in the Morning” was probably my favorite song of 2010, and the album has aged like vintage wine or single malts. Secret City made the smart move to [...]
For whatever reason, I was pretty sure I had Montreal’s Socalled figured out. All I heard when he was discussed was terms like “Klezmer-rap” which sounded like another label for “gimmick-rap”, and seeing as I still have plenty of the “15 year old, serious as a heart attack about hip hop kid” in me, I [...]
Montreal’s Cinéma L’amour are playing Gus’ Pub here in Halifax tonight with Kuato, so here’s Kids TV from their Red Envelope EP.
MP3:: Cinéma L’amour - Kids TV
It seems like I do a lot of hip hop for these Friday Fun posts - EP’s, mixtapes and the like, so I wanted to do something a little different. Different, but still fun for your Friday, and that’s where Montreal’s Honheehonhee comes in. Seriously, forget their song, just say “Honheehonhee” a few times and [...]
Winter is winning right now. Too much shoveling. It’s too cold. But it won’t last forever now will it? We have that relatively pleasing thought to keep us going as we heave another shovel load over the ever-growing mini Great Walls that are forming alongside our driveways. How about something else to keep you going? [...]
Well the festive season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a nod to Festivus, one of the most enduring cultural artifacts bequeathed to us by Jerry & Co. Feats Of Strength is a Holiday Song compilation put together by a bunch of Montreal musicians like Parlovr, Super Fossil Power, Mixylodian, [...]
The second in my series of posts dedicated to solid albums that I meant to post on this past year, but didn’t get to for some reason, continues with Play Guitar. This Halifax/Montreal foursome released a great album called simply LP, which I listened to, enjoyed and planned to post on, but never did. So [...]