Archive for March, 2012
I let out a sigh of relief upon seeing that British singer and producer Jai Paul had finally released new material. Not since last years single BTSTU have we seen anything from Paul yet, he continues to tease us by slowly trickling new music. Jasmine strums slowly while the singer faintly croons over a heavy bass, every now and then crying “Jasmine”. I think it’s safe to say were anticipating this album.
I’m so glad I finally got to see The Postelles play a full set. The band played two new songs, but they didn’t tell the crowd the titles of the songs. Either way, this four-piece from NYC and their “neatly arranged garage rock” have a place on my iPod for a while.
The guys of San Sebastian have amazing energy. I struggled getting a good picture of them since they were moving so much. I was not too familiar with their music prior to attending their set, however, I was aware that they were on the Much Music show, “Disband.” They put on a pretty impressive set – I wouldn’t mind checking them out again.
Hands down, my favourite set from all of CMF. Words cannot describe how much I enjoy this man’s music. It was my first time venturing into Cameron House and the atmosphere in the venue is very cozy and quaint. The set was very intimate — there were no more than 15-20 people in the back room — just the way I like it. He played several songs from his full-length album, Last Smoke From The Snowstorm, including “1904,” “Box of Stones,” “Atlas Hands,” and “Butterfly Culture.” He also played two new songs, “Manchester Snow” and “Is That You on That Plane?” He’s great and I hope a lot of people get a chance to check out his music during his North American tour. Benjamin Francis Leftwich will be back in Toronto to support The Jezabels at Mod Club on April 18th.
The latest from Japandroids is not to my usual taste but I give credit when it’s due and this track is near perfect.
A lyricist as abstract as Queens, New York native Homeboy Sandman needs video visual treatment that is just as creative. The Miracle is taken from Sandman’s latest EP titled Subject Matter and was directed by Steve Smith. It’s been awhile since a video has had the capability to capture my attention, let alone to be put on replay, and this one did just that. The perfect example of a simple concept heightened by exciting (and flat out trippy) visuals.