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Bahamas - Caught Me Thinking

Now I know the Ack has already posted a fine review of Afie Jurvanen’s sophomore record Barchords, but I’d been looking for a reason to post his hat-based video for “Caught Me Thinking.” Well after work today I got caught in a downpour/monsoon that left me in a sour mood, but when I got back [...]

MAD ONES - Out Of Love

When we got an email pertaining to this new video from TO duo Mad Ones, I have to admit that my brain automatically pictured them as an early 90′s hip hop group signed to Loud Records or some such. No such luck as it turns out, but I wasn’t disappointed, as this geetar & drums [...]

Dan Griffin - Yulia (Wolf Parade Cover)

Dan Griffin – Yulia (Wolf Parade Cover)

Wednesdays are made for cover songs. At least this is what I’ve heard, or rather, this is the premise I’m concocting to suit the needs of this post. But have a listen to Dan Griffin’s rather solemn, acoustic take on Wolf Parade’s tragic Cosmonaut opus Yulia and you’ll agree it deserved a posting. Griffin, also known as a member of current CDN rock radio faves Arkells, released a rather lovely 5 song solo EP late last year, which you can, and should, grab pour gratis via his website. If you like what you hear, and are in Ontario, you can catch Griffin at a number of dates around the province later this month.

MP3:: Dan Griffin - Yulia (Wolf Parade Cover)
Web:: www.dangriffin.ca

The Slakadeliqs f. Justin Nozuka - Keep Breathing

If you haven’t heard The Slakadeliqs debut album The Other Side of Tomorrow, perhaps you should. This incredibly soulful and genre-bending effort is helmed by Slakah the Beatchild and features an interesting group of folks assisting him. Of all the albums I’ve heard bandied about for Polaris consideration thus far, this is one of the [...]

Muneshine - Lower Level

Muneshine – Lower Level

What’s that, your new single is produced by DITC legend Buckwild and features mad scratched-in Chuck D vocal samples? Well that’s an auto-post around these parts, so have yourself a listen below to “Lower Level”, the first single from TO-based MC/Producer Muneshine’s long-awaited new album There Is Only Today. As I mentioned, it has a [...]

Kids & Explosions - Use Your Words

Kids & Explosions – Use Your Words

Clearly, if our traffic stats are any indication, we are not experts in deciphering what it is the kids like. But I’m fairly certain they enjoy ‘splosions and I know they enjoy a good mashup every now and again. All of that seems to indicate that the kids might fancy a listen to Shit Computer, the new release from TO’s Kids & Explosions (aka Josh Raskin). It’s available as a pay-what-you-can d/l, and it features all kinds of jammy-jams that you know and love. This one features bits from the Big Baby Jesus and L-Boogie, so I enjoy it. You might too.

MP3:: Kids & Explosions - Use Your Words
Web:: www.kidsandexplosions.com