First playlist of 2014 and first post in a very long time. Includes songs by Majical Cloudz, Flume, Shlohmo, Solids and many more. Super fresh tracks from Canadians with upcoming albums, Mac Demarco and Timber Timbre. Enjoy.
A selection of tracks including new Nine Inch Nails, Disclosure, Jon Hopkins, We Are Wolves (Montreal!).
Before there was even such a thing as punk music, three black brothers with a band by the name of Death were playing hardcore in Detroit. After recording an album, they quickly disbanded when no one would sign them because of their name and that they were black teens playing white-boy rock instead of the Motown music that was in vogue. The story of the “first black punk band” is chronicled in a new documentary called A Band Called Death. No show times in Montreal it seems but you can watch it on iTunes. Here’s the trailer:
“Pusha Man (Paranoia)” – Nosay Thing & Chance the Rapper
“Heartbreaks + Setbacks” – Thundercat
“Bring You Back” – Beacon
“Doused” – DIIV
“All Your Gold” – Bat For Lashes
“I Bought My Eyes” – Ty Segall Band
“Sail to the Sun” – Wavves
“Song For Zula” – Phosphorescent
“Meltdown” – Ghostpoet
“Anomaly” – Doldrums
“Can’t Come Down” – A.Dd+
“93 Til’ Infinity” – Souls Of Mischief
“Generational Synthetic” – Beach Fossils
“Feel it All Around” – Washed Out
“Dropla” – Youth Lagoon
Here’s John Tesh rocking a Roland SH-101 in “keytar mode” to Sabbath’s The Wizard with Dweezil and Ahmet Zappa on Conan.
My Bloody Valentine – “Only Tomorrow”…this follow-up to Loveless is a longtime coming. I’m a little disappointed but here’s a string track:
Boris – “Sometimes” (My Bloody Valentine cover)…continuing in the same theme, one of my favourite tracks from Loveless by Japanese ambient metal-meisters:
Half Moon Run – “Full Circle” … (or listen to their Dark Eyes album on Bandcamp)
James Blake – “Retrograde”
Radiohead – “Nice Dream”