Mimico – “Fate Screen”

We took notice of Mimico (named, presumably, for the Toronto neighbourhood) when we heard they’ll be releasing a split seven-inch with Telescope favourites Fresh Snow.

Tough to make out exactly what’s going on here (aside from the band shots), but we’re told it has something to do with cyberpunks.

“Fate Screen” will appear on the aforementioned seven-inch as well as on Mimico’s next album (Incantations, out in January).

-Scott Bryson

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Faith No More – “Midlife Crisis”

It’s sad when the title of a song that you loved in high school could actually become an event in your real, grown-up life. I haven’t bought a convertible yet, but midlife is starting to rear its ugly head.

Faith No More recently release their first new single since 1997, with an entire album scheduled for 2015.  You can listen to “Motherfucker” on Stereogum , but I warn you now, the fan reviews are decidedly mixed. What do you think?

-Michelle Farres

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Belle & Sebastian – “The Party Line”

Belle & Sebastian go clubbing (no, not like in “Legal Man”).

This Canadian-made vid (it was shot mostly in Toronto’s Great Hall) is half So You Think You Can Dance and half high school prom—choreography meets tangible ennui.

Seems everything goes awry in the end, but stares of that intensity rarely lead to desirable outcomes, anyway. These kids need to relax (isn’t that what the weed was for?).

Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance is out in January.

-Scott Bryson

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Local H – “Bound for the Floor”

“Barkeep, a shot of milk with a cookie chaser. And keep ‘em coming!”

That’s how I imagine the kids ordering their milk and cookies in Local H’s video “Bound for the Floor”, and after a day playing in the school yard, it’s a well-deserved treat before the moshing begins.

More bars should serve milk and cookies – we adult patrons would definitely order them.

- Michelle Farres

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Legato Vipers – LV

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Surf’s up.

It can’t be easy trying to make it as an instrumental beach band in Guelph. Then again, one gets the sense, upon taking LV for a spin, that these dudes—they play in Bry Webb and the Providers, Del Bel, Skeletones Four and more—are doing this primarily for kicks.

This is no comedic venture, however—these Vipers are pulling off a slick and sober homage to the ’60s in the vein of Dick Dale and Shadowy Men (it should be noted, Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet, by their own declaration, are “not a fucking surf band”) that can be visualized as easily as it’s listened to; check out “Gangly Dancer” below, for a taste.

-Scott Bryson

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Ol’ Dirty Bastard ft. Kelis “Got Your Money”

Wu-Tang fans everywhere are remembering Ol’ Dirty Bastard on the ten-year anniversary of his passing. While every member had (and still have) a personal, distinctive style, Dirty’s was so original, even non-Wu-Tang fans could identify him after only hearing the first few lines of one of his tracks.

It only makes sense to post “Got Your Money” – one of the biggest Ol’ Dirty Bastard tracks besides “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” – on this Throwback Thursday. If after hearing this you’re in the mood for more, head over to dazeddigital.com for an exclusive ODB mix.

RIP

-Michelle Farres

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Protomartyr – “Come and See”

Office work is a deadly game. The dreariness can cause hallucinations of dripping blood and possibly murder. That or you need to talk to a professional about those visions you keep having and you live with a killer. Either way, Detroit’s Protomartyr paint a pretty dark picture.

If you feel a little uneasy around a particular person at the office, “Come and See” can show you why it’s okay to not hold the elevator for them.

-Michelle Farres

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