I was lucky enough to catch St. Vincent live three times this year. NXNE in Toronto (she played the shut down streets of Yonge & Dundas Square), Pitchfork Fest in Chicago (in which she smashed her head into a kick drum) and then Pitchfork Paris (I took a photo, see below). Each time Annie Clark has shred me to bits. Each time she gives me chills. She's a rock god and a beast of talent. Her 2014 album is a favourite of the year and now she's nominated for a Grammy. Fingers crossed, she wins. And she should. Obviously.
Because gear porn.
Ginla is a duo, made up of two dudes who make sounds and play a lot of NHL on Xbox. One of them is named Joe - he makes space noises and cries at space movies. The other is a giant named Jon who comes from all over and knows how to tell a story. They're both secretly jazz geniuses but will never admit it. It's Ginla as in "Jarome Iginla" in case you were wondering.
Listen to their new EP Dreaming In Circles above.
Check out some photos I took of these goofs while in NY this past October below.
My head is a muddled mess today but this is a nice escape.
Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper comes out January 13th in the new year.
Saw the Tasseomancy twins around Toronto a bunch this weekend. They had a tea room during Long Winter and made a Timber Timbre cameo. The also played Henri Fabergé.
They're lovely & talented with the chillest vibe.
Fuck. Yes. Bear fights.
Timber Timbre's latest record Hot Dreams has for sure been a favourite of 2014. Is so dark and sexy/saxy. All kinds of twisted perfection. Tonight marks the middle of a three night stint at Lee's Palace. I'm so excited to slow dance. Might dress like a witch.
I'm such a fan of Deacon's bizzaro world.
His new album Gliss Riffer comes out on Domino February 24/25, 2015.
Some pictures I took at Iceland's Blue Lagoon with a couple of muddy babes...
Weird chill strangeness.
Caught this dude back in October during CMJ. Super cool.
Makes me want to rollerblade really bad.
So. Fucking. Smooth.
This clip from 2007 has always stuck with me. Yeah it's not an "official" video but it still counts.
It's my favourite.
It's always so calm.
Today was a good day.
Bizzniss brunch with a homie I love, freelance working from home in sweatpants, got shit done, dinner with friends, watched a rad show and home in time to cuddle with a dude I love.
Hell yeah. Beyoncé status day.
Because he really is "cool" - and he's playing The Drake Hotel tonight for free if you RSVP.
The rest of the line-up is also super rad. Check them out + the set times below.
Oh & there's free beer before 9pm. Nice one Field Trip!
12 Calvin Love
11 Michael Rault
10 New Hands
9 Aron D'Alesio
Walked the Williamsburg Bridge with Cal and the dudes this past October during CMJ. Took some snaps. You can check out more of my CMJ photos over at ChartAttack.
Because they're hanging out on The Chris Gethard Show at the very moment that I'm typing this.
Check out their new single "Bury Our Friends" from the January 2015 Sleater-Kinney album, No Cities to Love. The video features Miranda July who is a bad ass.
Because Emily Kai Bock directed this one. She is a beast and is slaaaaying the music video game. She may be my favourite music video director of the year. Like... yup I'm pretty sure she wins.
Also because I'm totally going to see Hunger Games tonight and this is Lorde's Hunger Games song. I love Lorde by the way. Hope you can deal with that. You hear the Kanye rework of this track? Check it below. It's similar but still sick.
No need for anything flashy when what you have is this stunning.
Also Brian Eno is on this track. No big deal.
* my laptop is hella broken so yeah I'm sorry this is a day late please forgive me
Because I was in a car on a 12 hour drive today and Deerhunter soundtracked a bunch of it.