Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Klaus Layer - "La La LA (One for John)"

It's killing me. I totally know where the sample this track is built on is from, but for the life of me, I can't come up with the name of the artist / song / album that Klaus Layer sourced. Oh well. Guess I'll have to listen to this tune another ten to fifteen times in a row...

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Library Voices - "Oh Donna"

SHOUT IT OUT! New Library Voices. Lovish is out in November on Nevado, but you can check out the first single now!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Jackie Greene - "Now I Can See For Miles"

I was away on holidays last week so I've been poring through a bunch of submissions that arrived in my absence and recognized the name Jackie Greene from his appearance at the Winnipeg Foll Festival a few years back. His latest, Back to Birth is out on Yep Roc Records and it's a rollicking little record with no track quite so catchy as "Now I Can See For Miles." Enjoy the view.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Johnny de Courcy - "Master Manipulator"

Big ups to Weird Canada - not only for hipping me to this tasty Johnny de Courcy track, but for all they do in supporting music that should be heard but isn't always given an ear or a stage. Bookmark that link I've embedded above 'cause you're gonna dig what they do. Of course that's just a suggestion since I'm not a "Master Manipulator" like de Courcy.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Bones & Beeker - "Each Time I Die"

 I was completely hooked when I heard the first single, "Lupine" from Minneapolis act Bones & Beeker and after hearing the second cut Wax Poetics has shared on SoundCloud, I'm doubling-down on the duo.

"Each Time I Die" is just as funky but demonstrates another dimension of production from BK-One with the klezmer-clarinet and the Balkan beat no less funky but much more esoteric. Wax-Po says the self-titled full-length will drop in "late 2015" but no specific date has been announced.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tami Neilson - Dynamite!

If you live in New Zealand you're likely already hip to Canadian-expat Tami Neilson. Her album Dynamite! came out there in the spring of 2014 and has racked up awards and plaudits since its release. On September 4th the fine folks at Outside Music will bring Neilson home - or at least bring her record to the Canadian market when they issue it on their own imprint (home to the likes of Jill Barber, The Weather Station and The Sadies among many other great Canadian acts).

Neilson's record is on the cover of the latest release sheet from Outside and it certainly caught my attention. A quick Google search led me to videos from Dynamite! and I am hooked on this record and the Sun Studios throwback quality of the tunes. Watch the lead single "Walk (Back to Your Arms)" and "Texas" below and I'm sure you'll be writing September 4th in your calendar as well.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Fallgrapp - "Galaxy / Basic"

I kinda like it where I stumble across a track that has a host of names involved and I'm unfamiliar with a great number of them. I only recognized Fallgrapp from the cut "Orion" on Gergaz's Beat Garden Compilation 4 released this past January, and all the vocalists are entirely new to me. Now I'm about to do a deep-dive on The High Corporation, The Unused Word, Isaac Aesili and Ashley Abrman. Maybe after listening to these tracks you'll be following me down the rabbit hole Alice?