by Ross Miller, posted Jul 20th 2009 at 9:59PM
What you are about to read is from an actual court filing.
I’ve just been introduced to Passion Pit. Have you heard them? Listen to this track and watch the video. If you like it, you’ll like the full Manners album. Have a great weekend!
Chad VanGaalen is one of Calgary’s greatest unsung singer/songwriters as of late. His latest album Soft Airplane has gone on to garner rave reviews. Chad is a man of little words outside of his songs so in the briefest Recommendations we’ve had yet I present VanGaalen’s five essential albums:
- Tears For Fears – Songs From The Big Chair
- Sonic Youth – EVOL
- Captain Beefheart – Safe as milk
- Vangelis – Thermovision
- The Slits – Cut
Alright loyal Music Emissions fans. It’s time once again for our themecast. We are doing things a little different this time. Follow closely…
I was just reviewing the new album from the talented Richard Swift and tracked down the following video for Atlantic Ocean. A fun video to start your weekend. I love the robot costume! Have a great weekend all.
Welcome students old and new… every Thursday until the sun blazes the Earth, the staff shall pay homage to the most classic indie albums of all time. No countdowns, or top 100 lists, just a weekly gaze into the Music Emissions vault. Let the education begin…
The Velvet Underground was an American rock band first active, in various incarnations, from 1965 to 1973. Their best-known members were Lou Reed and John Cale, who both went on to find success as solo artists. Although never commercially successful while together, the band is often cited by many critics as one of the most important and influential groups of their era and to many future musicians.
Calgary, Alberta’s the Dudes are set for a new release. The album is called Blood Guts Bruises Cuts and it’s bound to rock your socks off. We caught up with Dan Vacon from the band and got some of his recommendations. Check em out!
Alright. First you have to pick up Mohawk Lodge’s album “Wildfires”. It’s one part heartbreaking, one part sing along party. It makes me want to get loaded with my friends and say things like, “We did it though, didn’t we?”
Next, get Culture Reject’s self titled disc. We played with him once but I missed his set. We traded discs after the show. It sat in the corner on my living room floor still in its packaging for months before I decided to spin it. I was so amazed and at the same time super pissed at myself. I could have had that in my life so long ago. “Come culture reject, expect respect. You protect what is good, yeah we know what is good.”
Everyone needs Two Hours Traffic’s “Little Jabs”. Joel Plaskett produced it. It’s the best. I’ve listened to it a like a thousand times. It’s all innocent and down homey acoustic rock & roll. “The heat is on, I told them who you really are. Now the mystery is gone and they all want to see you. You should wear that pair of earrings that you stole, you got a fiery soul and everyone should know.”
Also the Two Gallants are totally doing it for me. Get their self titled album. The dude’s voice is so tender in the nastiest way. I believe everything he says and I prefer to believe nothing, so…
You probably already know this, but you should still be listening to all of your Ladyhawk recordings. If you stopped, you should start again. Or if you haven’t started, you should get your head out of your arse. Life is a lot better with Ladyhawk and you may be wasting precious moments.
In coming up with last week’s Eastern Canada podcast I had more than enough bands to do a separate half hour podcast of band from Toronto. Check out the diverse nature of the thriving Toronto scene.
- Write It All Down For You – Elliott Brood (Mountain Meadows)
- Midnight Rockers – Bedouin Soundclash (Street Gospels)
- C’mon – Blue Rodeo (Small Miracles)
- Broke Me Up – Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew (Spirit If…)
- Somalia – K’NAAN (Troubadour)
- Harder They Fall – Lioness (Lioness EP)
- Everything Is Moving So Fast – Great Lake Swimmers (Lost Channels)
- The Dissentience – Protest The Hero (Fortress)
Mashable has just posted a story asking the question if Michael Jackson’s Memorial next Tuesday will be the biggest web event EVER! Yes, even bigger than the Obama inauguration. I really think they may be onto something. MJ’s passing ate up 30% of Tweets which is a feat in itself.
If you want to get your name thrown in the lottery for the 17,000 tickets, register here. Already it’s reported the registration site has received 1/2 Billion hits The event will be held at the Staples Center in downtown LA. It’s been stated that a live stream will be available online, although I don’t have a link for that at the moment.
This is a pretty cool video for Doves’ Winter Hill that features Danny MacAskill, famous mountain bike trickster. Doves new album, Kingdom of Rust is out now and it’s pretty good.