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The New Values | The New Values album review

Let's start with the obligatory music-review laboured metaphor: The New Values are a three-pistoned engine of Thor-like hammering and weird attitude, powered by blood, sweat, and spit (sorry, tears! Maybe on the fourth album, once they all have kids). This sounds gross, I know, but it's actually awesome. After a few years of gigs they've finally released a 12" that manages to do the impossible, (okay...the difficult), and catches some of that excessive live energy. And, then they named it after themselves.

Spank Rock "Baby" video

Spank Rock fills the halls of a school house with piercing vibrato enlisting the help of an unsupervised 3rd grade class in his video for "Baby" off his 2011 release Everything Is Boring And Everyone Is A Fucking Liar. You can download the album here.

Mother Mother | The Sticks [video]

Mother Mother have just dropped their latest video for the song " The Sticks", with animation by Chad VanGaalen. They are also starting their Canadian tour on November 17th. Dates are below.

CANADIAN TOUR DATES

Nov 17 – Halifax, NS – MultiPurpose Room @ Halifax Forum

The Octopus Project | Whitby [official video]

Fresh off a successful appearance at last weekend's Fun Fun Fun Festival, Austin-based group, The Octopus Project, kicks off the western half of their North American tour this week by dropping a new digital single and video for 'Whitby.'

Diamond Rings

A lot has changed for Diamond Rings - the stage name for John O'Reagan's electro-pop creation - since the 2010 release of his first album Special Affections. Initially signed to Montreal's Secret City Records, John-O Was scooped up by EMI's Astralwerks and has been garnering some much deserved attention.

Culture Queer | You Bummin' Mr. Drummond [video]

Cincinnati's an interesting place. You don't find this kind of thing in Canada's Cincinnati; Sarnia. Tim Willig, Cincinnati's man-about-town, is the Queen City's source of many late-night laugh-riots, and Culture Queer's video for "U Bummin' Mr. Drummond" is impeccable in it's timing today. I think I'm going to find myself a Nudie Suit, a 6-pack of Hudepohl, and a boom box... time to dance.

The Heavy | Can't Play Dead [VIDEO]

The Heavy's spooky new video for "Can't Play Dead" is now out, just in time for Halloween!

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Ty Segall | Twins [album review]

I don’t presume to know nearly enough about The Beatles, Black Sabbath or psych-rock in general to start making any inferences about the influence of this record. That being said, talking about influences doesn’t matter when a record is this good.

ON AN ON | Ghosts [video]

ON AN ON (former members of Scattered Trees) will release their debut album Give In on January 29, 2013 via Roll Call Records.

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