Friday, February 20, 2009

New Junior Boys

The newest Junior Boys album, Begone Dull Care will be released on March 24, but it leaked a couple weeks ago, and I couldn't help but download it. I only recently discovered their last album, So This Is Goodbye and i instantly became a fan once I did. Begone seems to pick up seamlessly from Goodbye and continues with great electronic songs that are instantly catchy and awesome. usually when I listen to an album for the first time, I have to get used to it before I can like it. This was not the case here, as it seemed as though i was listening to old favourites. I am definitely going to purchase this album when it comes out, and I would recommend you do the same.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hey Rosetta! / Two Hours Traffic

I think these boats have been sailing for a while but I have been missing the voyage so here I am delivering some more goods incase you were like me and have yet to check em.

Hey Rosetta! - great sound, newfoundland group, 6 piece indie folk band (including lots of violin- gotta love the violin) and overall have a unique sound that fits nicely into other canadian indie rock categories.

Album: Into Your Lungs
Songs to Note: Red Heart, New Goodbye, Tired Eyes, We Made a Pact and pretty much the entire album is solid

Two Hours Traffic - again great sound, four piece grounded in Charlottetown, P.E.I. Definitely have that outdoor festival sound that bands like Wintersleep, Band of Horses, Vampire Weekend, Born Ruffians etc bring. Those are not a "sounds like" but give the same vibe for me. The 2nd full length was produced by the very talented Joel Plaskett so its garunteed to have a good sound. Check it out;

Album: Little Jabs
Songs to Note: Heatseeker, Nighthawks, Stuck for the SummerMyspace:


Monday, February 9, 2009

Sigur Ros Feat Bjork

Wonderful, watch and enjoy


Feist vs. Bon Iver

Came across this bad boy a month ago (thanks to a friend for pointing it out) but forgot I had it


The Park (Feist Cover) by Bon Iver


Sunday, February 1, 2009


I have recently discovered/re-discovered some great albums that somehow escaped my attention or I didn't feel like checking out that I should have.

The first is 2007's Person Pitch by Panda Bear, of Animal Collective. I first thought it was just boring/weird, and I couldn't get into the 12 minutes songs. Now that I have, I am in love. The style is expectedly strange and not very accessible, but if you give it a chance, you won't be disappointed. The long songs, "Bros" and 'Good Girl/Carrots" are fantastic songs and you don't even notice how long they are once you are wrapped up in them. The first two tracks, Comfy In Nautica and Take Pills are also great. This album is definitely worth looking into if you haven't already or passed it over at first, as I did.

Next, is one from last year that made many tops-of-2008 lists, but was ignored by myself. This album is Saturdays=Youth by M83. I love the electronic sound and synth use in these songs. Considering M83 is basically one guy makes it even more impressive. Digital Shades, Vol I. is the predecesing album and is also great, even if it is almost all instrumental.

Finally, Is the 2006 album, So This Is Goodbye by Junior Boys. I had the title track forever, but never really gave it a chance. It can on shuffle one day, and I loved it. I got the whole album, and the rest, as they say, is history. The sparse minimal electronic sound really drew me in and made me like the songs, especially "Caught In a Wave" and "Double Shadow" in addition to the title track. I couldn't have discovered the album at a better time, either, since Junior Boys have a new album Begone, Dull Care that is due out March 24, but has recently leaked. I will likely have something to say about that one soon.

Well that's it for now, be sure to check out this music if you haven't already!