music video of the day: "How Could You Babe" by Tobias Jesso Jr.

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Elton John 2.0 but better. Way better. The kid has heart. Bonus points cus he's from Vancouver. Was lucky enough to meet him and take his photo in Paris (see more). Such a sweetheart and kind guy. His debut album aptly titled Goon comes out March 17th. Tour dates below.

03-22 Toronto, Ontario - The Drake
03-24 Washington, DC - Sixth & I
03-25 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
03-26 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
03-27 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
03-28 Boston, MA - Middle East Upstairs
03-30 Vancouver, British Columbia - Electric Owl
03-31 Seattle, WA - Barboza
04-01 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
04-03 San Francisco, CA - Brick + Mortar
04-04 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo

music video of the day: "Forever" by Majid Jordan

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After a week of being sick, I'm finally feeling better. After a bit of a slow discouraging start to the year, I'm finally starting to feel the groove of it all again. I'm focusing in. I'm doing what I love. I'm figuring it out. I'm having fun. I'm confused but it's fine. I work with wonderful people and have bad ass friends. So #blessed. So proud of the homies I get to call my amigos. Everyone is slaying. We're on the come up.  We're shaking it up. Little by little. We're making moves. I love my city. Love this. Now if you can please excuse me, I'm gonna go dance across the subway cars. 

music video of the day: "Not Afraid To Die" by Hot Sugar

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Nick Koenig (aka Hot Sugar) makes sounds that kinda creep you out but are also really on point and make you melt a little while also scratching your head (in a good way). This new video is no exception.
He gives more details on "Not Afraid To Die" below...  

Not Afraid To Die portrays a bleak portrait of a modern child isolated in his bedroom with no exposure to the outside world beyond his computer. Suffering from boredom, depression, comfort and dependence, the light of his desktop monitor has replaced the sun and the infinite knowledge of the internet is his room’s only window. With no contact to the outside world, and no perceived primitive threat, the child drifts between delusion and reality. Regardless of whether its voluntary or accidental, he ultimately succumbs to his secluded lifestyle and lets himself melt into the void he chose to exist in.

I’m a fan of amateur 3d rendering and I wanted to tackle a heavy concept with what is generally perceived to be a crude and childish style of animation. The animators at Wolfshirt play with abstractions are into the deterioration of 3d models so I knew they were right fit to execute the concept. The models and character in the video are connected & influenced by the different instruments in my song so by the end of the video it feels like the track is stretching him into shards of data.

 His new album God’s Hand is out February 24th via Break World Records.

music video of the day: "Woman" by Blunt Chunks

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Toronto darling Caitlin Woelfle-O'Brien aka Blunt Chunks is a beast of sound + she made this Super 8 video that perfectly captures her vibe. 

"I wrote ["Woman"] in the spring of 2013 basically about the pitfalls of romance as a young confused woman, as well as the anxieties I’ve had living in a city with endless possibilities, so many choices, little guidance, depressing surroundings."