Joey Sherret is one of three members of the Montreal based hip-hop group The Posterz, who’ve persistently released music in the past three years with EP’s in 2014 (Starships and Dark Tints), 2015 (Junga), and their brand new Bored in Canada released in 2016.
Slowmotions is the project of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Brassell. After forming the band in Nashville and releasing the first Slowmotions album Quick Potions in 2009, Brassell left Music City for the sprawl of Los Angeles. His new album The Domes is the direct consequence of that move.
The new Theophilus London/Ariel Pink track “Revenge” just dropped via Fools Gold and has immediately made the world seem a little bit brighter. All bop and bounce and filled with one of the hookiest vocal melodies that I’ve heard recently, “Revenge” capitalizes on the strengths of both of its notorious collaborators. The song kicks off with a strong four on the floor kick drum that is complimented with a bass line that is so dug into the groove it’s practically buried up to it’s knees.
If you can’t be a rock star, at least you at eat like one, right? In 2008, Denny’s, America’s monument to chronic insomnia and poor eating habits, unveiled the Rock Star Menu, a feast for the senses honouring that celebrated synergy between music and food, particularly during the wee hours of the night when the show’s over and we’ve got nothing to eat but our feelings and maybe a Moons Over My Hammy.
Peter Peter's new video for "Bien Réel" is initially underwhelming, but evolves quickly to match the energy of the second single from "Noire Eden."
Directed by Bertrand Touchard, the video relies heavily on the Droste effect - or "mise en abyme" for you art kids/Quebecers - but the multiple exposure shots make this a must watch, but maybe with the audio off. As beautiful as the song is, I can't help but feel like I'm listening to Thom Yorke sing in French.
Sub Pop’s mighty Pissed Jeans are back. The first single, “The Bar Is Low”, from their upcoming album Why Love Now dropped today and it’s perfectly as angry, sarcastic and scathing a song as you would expect from the Philadelphia-based post hardcore purveyors. All grinding bass and authoritative riffs, “The Bar Is Low” is an indictment of today’s male and how often so many of the men that we look up to end up being revealed as awful people.
When five middle-aged schmucks get the band back together after years away from the spotlight, it’s usually the kind of nostalgic feel-good ride saved for a Hollywood sequel, not an excuse to spew bile on their audience being led astray. After all, it’s not like the Eagles, America’s patron saints of bridge and tunnel rock, were ever known for pushing any sort of political agenda beyond venerating SoCal hedonism and the male ego, both of which contributed squarely to their demise in 1980.
Danish producer Trentemøller is back with a new EP entitled 'Fixion' and I couldn't be happier about it. His productions are deep, haunting and evoke emotions that are at times both melancholic and beautiful. Andres has been around for a long time but he always manages to stay relevant by reinventing his sound while never failing to affect.