From the 1999 collaboration that set the bar for collaborations since.
“The Longest Winter” may seem a more appropriate tune, right now, but it’ll only serve to depress us further. Let’s opt instead for something complainy, but upbeat, and fill a table with empty beer bottles.
A fun aside: if you visit Doiron’s Web site right now, you’ll see it was taken over by a sporting goods supplier that claims to be named Julie Doiron. From their ‘About:’
Our business is named after our owner’s brother Julie. Them loved shoes and started collecting them about 15 years ago. He was fascinated by Air Jordans and believed that everybody needed a few good pairs of “dope” kicks.
Stockton, California’s Justin Vallesteros (aka Craft Spells) writes lovely, dreamy pop songs about, well, love. Everyone can relate to that.
“After the Moment” chronicles a night on the town, and is a perfect example of how no one needs to overcomplicate date night. A dance party for two in the living room with some wine and a fun wander around the city is really all you need – I mean, the point is the company, not having a fancy meal, right? There’s only one problem; the mysterious bleeding is a bit worrisome.
“After the Moment” is from Craft Spells’ 2011 release Idle Labor (Captured Tracks).
Teased hair, mullets and fingerless gloves; is there anything more ’80s than that fashion combo?
Parachute Club kill two birds with one stone in this post – they fulfill the Throwback Thursday criteria and form part of our city’s cultural and musical history.
Happy 180th birthday Toronto! You don’t look a day over 179.
In which, our protagonist goes home from the bar with a drag queen, but not for reasons you’d expect. A drunk Carl Newman passes out and misses most of the action.
“Sing Me Spanish Techno” comes from The New Pornographers’ Twin Cinema (2005). Aside: how exactly would you “sing” techno to someone? Spanish or otherwise, it doesn’t typically include lyrics.
Morrissey’s never been known for his upbeat, easy-going personality. Controversial statements come as natural to him as breathing (you know, like comparing eating meat to pedophilia), and it doesn’t look as though being older and wiser will stop him any time soon.
But any fan will tell you that there’s more to Morrissey than extreme remarks. New material is set to be released later this year, but in the meantime, here’s “November Spawned a Monster”.
Forget about alien abduction—what we really need to fear is bird abduction. The birds are working for a cabal of mad scientists; they’re trying to alter the Earth’s weather patterns through the harvest of human hearts. It’s totally possible.
“Sugar Laced Soul” comes from 2006’s You Can’t Break The Strings In Our Olympic Hearts. The Diableros split up in 2010 over creative differences, while making their third full-length. It appears the strings in their Olympic hearts were breakable after all.