Archive for March, 2011

Hodgy Beats and Domo Genesis-TANGGOLF

Yet another crazy release from Odd Future, seems like every time I visit their website they have something new coming out.

Hodgy Beats and Domo Genesis- TANGGOLF

Glens Oldies But Goodies List

I have been listening to a fair share of old music lately and when I say old I mean blog years because most of this stuff isn’t going to be playing on chum fm any time soon. I know I complain about being busy with a school a lot but its almost over so I figured I might as well do it here one more time while I have the chance so here it goes. Well, it has been tough staying up to date with all the new music pouring in with the latest round of buzz bands out of SXSW so I have primarily been listening to stuff I either forgot about or downloaded and just never got around to doing it.

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Gui Borotto

I know I have wrote on this guy before, but I just rediscovered his album take my breath away and it’s basically all I have been listening too. Minimal house is where its at yall, these beats may not be perfect for dancing to at the club but this just proves that electronic music doesn’t have to be about doing “SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS” despite what Lil Jon may tell you.

Gui Borotto- Take My Breath Away

Julianna Barwick

I get that this may not be everyones cup of tea, this chamberish music is really relaxing for some odd reason and makes me think about those living tree people in lord of the rings, dont tell me im the only one right? RIGHT? Honestly, I can’t put too many words together at the moment to describe her but if you like ambient relaxing stuff I suggest you give it a listen because she is pretty good at that.

Juliana Barwick- The Magic Place

The Knife

I really did forget how amazing these guys are. Still go down as the best band of decade in my opinion. If you haven’t have the chance to check them out yet I really suggest you do.

The Knife- N.Y Hotel
The Knife- Heartbeats

The Mama & The Papas

I used to hate this band when I was a kid, mostly because it got in the way of the pokemon sounds from the gameboy whenever I was on a long drive with the family. But now that I no longer play pokemon, ok not that often, I can finally appreciate The Mama and the Papas.

The Mamas and the Papas- Make Your Own Kind Of Music


This was one of the first bands I went to see live and I went with my friend Jane I believe. Well, they werent as good live as they sounded on the album but I still love their music.

Mum- We Have A Map of the Piano


THis band is like impossible to google but their music is pretty bad ass. I have fallen victim to the latest witch house trend and boy have I fallen hard. Which reminds me I need to write on the Salem show I went to last week, UGHH even more work great thanks! BAH tangent, but yah this band is pretty sweet check them out.
oOoOO- Mumbai

The Radio Dept.

Its been like 5 years since I first heard one of their albums it and it has ever single time got me to listen it from beginning to end. It reminds me mostly of the time I sat on a train from Amsterdam to Rome, which sounds like fun but I promise you it wasn’t. A gypsy tried to rob me and I wasn’t able to go to the bathroom without having someone try to break in. The scenery was beautiful though.
The Radio Dept- Pulling Our Weight

The Radio Dept.-Where Damage Isn’t Already Done

Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All

Tyler The Creator-Bastard
Tyler The Creator- Yonkers
Earl Sweathshirt- Earl

Holy Ghost- Wait and See

Holy Ghost have long been favourites of mine, and despite the apparent down fall of electronic music lately (anyone else hear the new Justice song for the adidas commercial?) they have continued to make some amazing tracks. Winter is coming to a close and with that the summer line up of shows has come, good exchange if you ask me. Well, thus far I have tickets for Tame Impala, Lykke Li, Toro Y Moi, and James Blake. Looks like its going to be a good summer for shows, hopefully it’ll be as nice as last year.

Holy Ghost- Wait and See

William Fitzsimmons at The Horseshoe Tavern (03/23/11)

So last Wednesday night, I had the pleasure of meeting, sitting-in on an interview and watching William Fitzsimmons perform. William Fitzsimmons’ fourth full-length album, Gold In The Shadow, was released on March 22nd. His first date of his Gold In The Shadow tour was in Toronto on March 23rd. My friend, Zal, introduced me to William Fitzsimmons’ music a couple of months back but I didn’t have a chance to listen to any of his music until I was assigned to cover the show.

William Fitzsimmons is one amazing human being — equal parts singer, songwriter and psychotherapist — his music is a mix between acoustic, folk/folk rock with elements of electronica. Cracking jokes as he tuned his guitar in between songs, he let everyone in the audience know that he is grateful to be able to be a musician and have people actually connect with his music. Playing a great selection of songs from all his full-length albums, his set list included: ‘Beautiful Girl’, ‘The Tide Pulls From The Moon’, ‘If You Would Come Back Home’, ‘Bird of Winter Prey’, ‘Blood and Bones’, ‘Tied To Me’, ‘Goodmorning’ and ‘Passion Play’. When it came time for the encore, William Fitzsimmons and his band played excerpts from ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, ‘Free Bird’ and Ashley Simpson’s ‘Pieces of Me’. He and his band finished off the show in the center of the crowd, performing ‘The Winter From Her Leaving’ as their last song of the evening.

All in all, this was one of the best shows I’ve been to in a LONG time. As I said earlier, I got to sit in on an interview with William Fitzsimmons. The interview was conducted by my friend, Zal, so remember to check back later this week for AWmusic’s interview with William Fitzsimmons!

William Fitzsimmons – I Don’t Feel It Anymore (Song Of The Sparrow)
William Fitzsimmons – If You Would Come Back Home
William Fitzsimmons – Passion Play
William Fitzsimmons – The Winter From Her Leaving

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