Category Archives: 2012

Jesus Christ – My Best Fiend

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61h7MxEW8+L[1]My Best Fiend play this tune that seems like it could be from a late 90s indie label. This is off their album, In Ghostlike Fading.

Jesus Christ, I can’t find very much about this band. They’re probably named after a 1999 German documentary by Werner Herzog about Klaus Kinski.

Surprise, surprise, there’s also no video for this song.

Tessellate by alt-J

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Not quite sure what’s going on in this video. They all seem like characters from a bad rap video.

This English band have some serious mood in this song. This is off their debut album, An Awesome Wave.

alt-J or  ∆ have a nice distinctive sound that sets them apart from the rest of the junk that’s being played on radio nowadays. They’ve released 2 albums and 2 EPs.

What You Do To Me by Hannah Georgas

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This Canadian songstress coos us with something fit for a David Lynch soundtrack. This is off her second album, Hannah Georgas.

Hannah Georgas hails from Canada’s rock and roll capital, Newmarket, Ontario. She’s released 3 ablums thus far, as well as nominated for a Juno for her song off the same album, Robotic. Most of her music is low-key not straying to far from the sample below.

Fiction by The xx

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The_xx_-_Coexist[1]Arsty black and white video with no narrative. Why do they even bother?

This slow sultry song is from London based band, The xx. This is off their second album, Coexist.

Their music has been used many times in TV and movies. They have an interesting dream-pop sound which they never stray far from. They’re currently working on their third studio album.

I Always Knew by The Vaccines

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A simple video of a couple flirting on a carnival ride, and nothing really happens.

With an intro that reminds me a little of Elton John‘s Crocodile Rock, The Vaccines quickly go off into a different direction. This is off their second album, Come of Age.

This English band have released just the two albums along with a few EPs. Their sound reminds me a little of Franz Ferdinand meets The Strokes. And they’re at their best when they play with angst.

Lost in the Light by Bahamas

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A simple artistically shot stage video. Not really original, but at least it’s pretty.

Bahamas plays the perfect ditty for your “songs to make out with” playlist. This is off his second album, Barchords. A lovely song for a long Valentine’s Day weekend

This Toronto artist does just fine with his guitar and vocals. Most of his music is simple and mellow with a little hint of a country vibe. And if you’d like to hear a great live session from this guy, I recommend clicking on this link… www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsHetqB6f14

The Lion’s Roar – First Aid Kit

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Live video shot at a radio studio.

First Aid Kit, harmonize this lovely tune. This is off their second album of the same name, The Lion’s Roar.

This Swedish sister duo, not only look good, but they also sound good. They`ve only released the two albums, and one EP. They`ve got a bit of old-timey country vibe to them, which makes them stand out from the rest of that Country rubbish.

Peaches by In The Valley Below

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No video for this song.

In The Valley Below play this duet to a nice melodious groove.

Another band I don’t know much about. I don’t understand why it’s so hard to make a website so your fans could find out more about you! They’re not even on MySpace.

Go Your Own Way by Lissie

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Generic band video with candles.

Lissie revisits this Fleetwood Mac song, giving it more of a country feel with her vocals. This is off her EP, Covered Up With Flowers (UK version), composed entirely of covers.

She’s only released one album and three EPs, and will be releasing her second album in the summer. To me, she sounds better when she’s not doing country music, but it seems like it’s so ingrained in her vocals, that I don’t see her varying too far from it.

Isobella Morris by Nick Teehan

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This local Toronto artist  reminds me a lot of Hawksley Workman. I’ll have to catch him live one day.

Nick Teehan has a great vibe, and his music is very bohemian. I could even picture Tom Waits singing some of his songs. Other than that, don’t know much about him.