Best song title in recent memory.
Spend the day with Old and Weird, as they surf the Net for Kurt Cobain pictures, dance awkwardly and drink. Then it’s off to the beach for some rock throwing! Is this an accurate picture of life in Halifax?
“Kirkobain” comes from a split seven-inch with New Fries, called Juice. They released their debut full-length, What I Saw, last year.
Joseph Arthur vs. an evil, mustachioed version of himself.
Not exactly an original concept (see: Star Trek, Superman III), but this twin is a particularly nasty incarnation. Watch, as he lights candles and does yoga! He’s eventually done in by a violent game of Twister.
“Chemical”comes from Arthur’s 2000 album, Come to Where I’m From. His newest, Days of Surrender, is out now.
The first song on the first Arcade Fire long-player, and still considered one of the band’s best.
Things start strangely, here—they’re performing in a house that has a house inside of it—and they only get stranger. The band members are attacked by horrible creatures when they venture outdoors, and in the end, Régine Chassagne flies into a black hole with a house attached to her head. Is it the house that they’re in, maybe? Too many houses to be sure.
It’s tough to put a finger on exactly how Leaper differs from Beliefs’ self-titled debut; maybe it doesn’t. That’s not so terrible a state of affairs, considering the quality of that 2013 disc.
If there’s any tangible variation to be found, it might be that Beliefs are having more fun this time around. “Tidal Wave” (plus other tracks) is noticeably Smashing Pumpkins-like (from those days when everyone liked the Pumpkins). “Colour Of Your Name” opens with a bounce that’s reminiscent of Wilco’s “Heavy Metal Drummer.” A few songs close with joyous guitar outros that arouse like Wilco’s “Spiders (Kidsmoke).” (Note: this aside, Beliefs do not sound anything like Wilco).
Perhaps the only complaint to be levied here, is the absence of another “Carousel,” which is probably the best tune of its sort to come along since Low and the Mean Red Spiders were in their primes. Otherwise, Beliefs have given us another fuzz-lovers’ Shangri-La—a self-contained land of shimmering guitars and feedback squall.
Leaper comes out tomorrow. Check out the title track down below.
That guy in the top hat and bandana is surely of the ‘dastardly’ variety, but is he really who our sprinting protagonist is fleeing? Looks like they’re getting cozy at one point.
Our favourite sitar-lovin’ psych-rockers have adopted more than a hint of Chemical Brothers beats for this new single, in addition to backup vocals from The Black Angels’ Alex Maas. Here’s hoping “The Devil’s Shelter” is on their next album (plus more like it).
This is definitely not what we imagined, when we imagined a video for the opening track on Daniel Romano’s new album. Of course, we didn’t know Chad VanGaalen would be involved ’til now (the animations are his).
The revenge scheme at the centre of “I’m Gonna Teach You” is intact; it’s just playing out on another planet, and the characters are grotesque aliens that hang out in the cantina from A New Hope.
It must suck to be a member of a species that melts when someone grabs your ear. Romano’s If I’ve Only One Time Askin’ is out now.
It’s 3:30pm on Wednesday afternoon and that coffee that you just finished is doing nothing to help you out of your afternoon daze. You’ve hit a wall. What do you do?
Well, for starters, you can have a listen to Toronto’s OBGMs. Described on their website as “A Thrash Rockin Ass Shakin’ Party in band. Known for rocking crazy, sweaty gala affairs”, The oOohh Baby Gimme Mores will wake you right up with “Torpedo” (or any of their other singles, to be honest).
They’re presently on a European tour, but if you haven’t had the chance, definitely check out one of their rocking, crazy, sweaty gala affairs. You’ll be provided with glow sticks, instructed on dance moves and will leave the show sweaty, that’s a promise.