Dead Man’s Bones – “Werewolf Heart”

Still just the one album from Ryan Gosling’s monster-themed band, but we’ve got plenty of tunes left to fuel future Halloweens.

Here, we get a fan-made video for “Werewolf Heart.” Bonus: check out this story on Historic Werewolves; disbelieve at your own peril!

-Scott Bryson

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Lord Cut-Glass – “Big Time Teddy”

The second single from Lord Cut-Glass’ eponymous debut (2009).

-Telescope Staff

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SoHo Ghetto – Thou Or I Or Both

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They’re not really trying to be Canada’s Coldplay, but they’re not landing far from that mark, either. That’s not a dig, mind you; it’s actually turning into a viable route to popularity (see: Wildlife). We could probably use a Coldplay.

For all its surface grandeur, Thou Or I Or Both is an album that’s clearly rooted in classic rock, complete with the studio precision (and often the vocal register) you’ll find in The Darcys’ Warring. SoHo Ghetto have no qualms about starting a song à la Def Leppard’s “Rocket,” before transitioning into a violin-led jig.

Most of these tunes would fit snugly into the soundtrack of an ’80s action movie—think Top Gun or Robin Hood: Price of Thieves. Bonus points for being from Halifax. Check out “Man Down,” below.

-Scott Bryson

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Dan Mangan + Blacksmith – “Vessel”

Money talks. So do cheeseburgers, paintings, cereal boxes and decapitated fish heads, in this video.

Not a sensational tune, perhaps, ’til you realize it’s a Dan Mangan tune, and that it sounds nothing like Dan Mangan. Points for keeping us on our toes; some interesting things coming on his new disc, perhaps (we find out in January).

-Scott Bryson

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The Two-Minute Miracles – “The Bee Hell”

Observe the rooftop beard in winter.

“The Bee Hell” comes from Volume IV: The Lions of Love (2007). Torontonians can catch a rare appearance by The Two-Minute Miracles tonight, at The Great Hall, for (weewerk) Records’ 13th anniversary shindig.

-Scott Bryson

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“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Like A Surgeon”

Happy Birthday to the King of Parodies! Stay goofy, Al.

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Mad Ones – “Walking The Ceiling”

That jerk Palpatine won’t let anyone have any fun. All Chewbacca wanted to do was use his newly-gained superpowers to fly around the forest, but ol’ Lightning Bolt Hands couldn’t stand to see someone enjoying themselves.

Can Chewie defeat the most dangerous man in the galaxy? Who will control the power crystal?

Pick this single up for free at Mad Ones’ Bandcamp site.

-Scott Bryson

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