Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Crystal Stilts - Through The Floor

Crystal Stilts back with their indiepop take on goth music taken from their just released second album In Love With Oblivion.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rubik - Laws Of Gravity

Funky indie cut by Rubik off their 2011 album Solar. They are definately ahead of the curve on this one.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Kills - Satellite

Grungy punk rock from the Kills back with a single from their fourth album Blood Pressures out soon.


Warpaint / PVT / Family Band Wrongbar Toronto March 26

Family Band

Nobody said anything about the Family Band.


A few were there to see PVT:

@Robature: at the Warpaint/PVT show--wish id seen PVT again--Warpaint are........okay.

MrMitchBrown: PVT at wrongbar not bad atall!


The majority at the Wrongbar seemed to be young women. Here's what was said:

@imacgill: Holy shit!!!! Warpaint were tight. There were really good. Love girls who can play like that.

@Mdparisienne: Four new girl crushes. Great show tonight Warpaint. Felicitations Karkwa!!

@tanya_o: Warpaint was incredible tonight!

@sarahsmallfry: Warpaint. Wow. #Wrongbar

@massa5150: Warpaint was やべぇ。and now im having 豚キムチ second time today.だってeasy to cook and I can have キムチand 豚。it must be kinda healthyだもの。おなかfull.


@sabrinadraws: Warpaint was pretty great you guys! #callsitlikeiseesit

@patriciareee: mmm Warpaint was sooo good live

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Cars - Blue Tip

The Cars are back. Taken from their first album in 24 years called Move Like This. Nice!!!


Friday, March 25, 2011

British Sea Power at Lee's Palace March 25, 2011

BSP Toronto concert photo courtesy of @giuliamazza

A Classic Education

They opened the night up and this is what people said:

@rcjennings: Check out A classic education @9:30 #leespalace via @lastfm

Well I guess nobody really commented on the band.

British Sea Power
So onto British Sea Power and this is what people said:

@thegoldenyear: British Sea Power couldn't find any excellent foliage in the dead of winter; Lee's stage is barren. Not even a patch of peat moss.

@Richardsonian: British Sea Power - Apparently they're British. I should be in bed...

@scifiwasabi2: Watching British Sea Power in Toronto now!! They're awesum!!!!

@leerichardson: British sea power have just finished playing Remember Me One of the last decades best songs.

@cracktivity: British sea power sank my battleship.

@traceymcnamara: British Sea Power = Sausage Party. WTF?!

@panicmanual: British Sea Power : so good (but not as good as SXSW)

@kurpita: Trad to the core, crescendo after crescendo, wave after wave of gut inspired squealing chords, guitars wrenched into hype, British Sea Power

@imacgill: I think I sprained my finger. Wasn't paying attention to British Sea Power's guitarist at the end of their show. He stage dived on top of me

@albatross15: British Sea Power = Awesome. What a great show!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Blancmange - Drive Me

Brand New single from eighties alternative outfit Blancemange. Sound like they took a chapter from the Hot Chip book. First single in a very very long time. First album in 26 years.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Paper Aeroplanes - Safe Hands

Hmmmmm...maybe alittle different for us here at IKVSDK but still a good tune. A very grassroots track.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Acrylics - Molly's Vertigo

Old video but their album Lives and Treasure is finally getting released and it sounds great. The second single is called Sparrow Song and is just as good. The band are on tour with Junip and will be at Lee's Palace in Toronto on April 20, 2011.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cornershop ft Bubbley Kaur: United Provinces Of India

Cornershop brings back the funk with this indie hot stepper. Taken from their new album Cornershop and the Double 'O' Groove Of. Nice!!


Upcoming Toronto Concerts as of March 20th

Here's the monthly list of some really good shows coming through Toronto soon:

24 March British Sea Power / A Classic Education (Lee's Palace)
26 March Warpaint / PVT / Family Band (Wrong Bar)
31 March Destroyer / The War On Drugs / Mantler (Lee's Palace)
01 April Wire (Lee's Palace)
01 Miami Horror (Mod Club)
02 April Joy Formidable / Lonely Forest (Horseshoe Tavern)
02 April Raveonettes / Tamaryn (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
04 April No Means No (Lee's Palace)
04 April Cults / Magic Kids (Horseshoe Tavern)
07 April Cut Copy / Holy Ghost (Sound Academy)
07 April Toro Y Moi / Braids (Wrongbar)
10 April Go Team / DOM (Opera House)
14 April Cloud Nothings (Horseshoe)
15 April Pantha Du Prince (Sneaky Dee's)
15 April Raekwon (Opera House)
20 April Beach Fossils / Craft Spells (Parts And Labour)
25 April Duran Duran (Phoenix)
26 April Mogwai / Errors (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
30 April Foals (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
01 May Kills / Cold Cave / The Entrance Band (Sound Academy)
01 May Tame Impala / Yuck (Phoenix)
04 May Yelle (Opera House)
06 May Peter Bjorn and John (Lee's Palace)
07 May Lowest Of The Low / Mick Thomas (Massy Hall)
12 May Tune-yards / Buke & Gass (Horseshoe Tavern)
14 May James Blake (Rivoli)
16 May Echo and The Bunnymen (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
17 May Sleigh Bells / CSS (Sound Academy)
22 May Lykke Li (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
29 May Radio Dept (Horseshoe Tavern)
30 May Friendly Fires (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
4 June Brendan Perry (Dead Can Dance) and Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) (Opera House)
11 June Gruff Rhys (Horseshoe)
16 June Deerhoof / Dodos (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
23 June Elvis Costello (Sony Centre)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sun Glitters - Everything Could Be Fine

IKVSDK is currently championing what we have called the Cut and Paste movement. Downtempo at its best. Another cut and paste track in the spirit of the Avalanches.


Friday, March 18, 2011

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Belong

A slight shift away from their previous sound for IKVSDK favourites POBPAH with a Smashing Pumpkins sounding track. Nice!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ladytron - Ace Of Hz

Ladytron back with their brand of chilly icey electronica. New song taken from their 2 CD Best of Compilation released in 2010. Happy St Patricks day.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Primal Scream - Come Together - Screamdelica 20 Years Later

20 Years later and the brilliance still shines through. Part Ambient Dub, part indie manchester funk. Screamadelica gets the 20 year re-issue treatment


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Fuzzy alternative pop from this band who seem to be having a resurgence of late re-releasing 2 year old tracks. Great song! The band will be in Toronto for a show at the Horseshoe Tavern on April 2, 2011.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Primitives - Rattle My Cage

Excitement. 20 years later and the Primitives are back with a new single, video and an EP called Never Kill A Secret ep. The band are on tour in March in the UK. Now if only they could make it over to North America.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers

New catchy single from Lykke Li from her new album Wounded Rhymes. The album has been getting bad reviews but I'm wondering if the reviews are wrong. Lykke plays the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto on May 22.


Monday, March 7, 2011

Keep Shelly In Athens - Hauntin' Me

Brilliant watery downtempo cut and paste track. I should really give credit to the twitterer that pointed this one out but I have lost the trail so thank you to whoever you are/were. Brilliant single for a Monday night from this band from greece


Sunday, March 6, 2011

OMD Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto March 05 2011 (Oh Land Openers)


26 years since their show at Maple Leaf Gardens opening for the Thompson Twins on New Years Eve and we see the return of OMD. Best concert of 2011 so far. I couldn't stop dancing or either could anyone else in the crowd. This is what they said:

@IKvsDK Just saw the concert of 2011 and I haven't stopped jumping #OMD #Winning

@tonyfelgueiras: Holy crow, OMD concert is so packed I can't even move from one foot out the bathroom doors exit

@Swi_zzle: Saw Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark tonight. The dancing! Omg...

@lindala1887: Oi! Old folks! #OMD was fab @ Phoenix tonight. Sounded just like they did in the 80s! We love you! Would die for you!

@AvitaniaInTO: #OMD = brilliant brilliant brilliant. I think I went all Justin Bieber fangirl during Electricity. Can I be Andy McCluskey when I grow up?

@Alphamoongirl: I think the last tine I saw as many awkward boy dance moves was at my high school CFNY roadshow dance party! #OMD #andymccluskey #daddancing

@criacow: OMD still has it. Just saw their first North American show in decades ("It's fitting we start here, since we started here 30 years ago")

@rebharath Tried to tell Pizzapizza guy about OMD #RogFail

Oh Land

No comments for the opener found on twitter but they did put on a good show. Here is the video of their first single which is a catchy track.


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Cassius - I Love U So

Interesting downtempo track from the French House guys. Off their brand new 2011 EP The Rawkers.

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Album Shortlist - March

The Album Shortlist - March

Teeel - Amulet
Cult Of Youth - Cult Of Youth
Bibio - Mind Bokah
Those Dancing Days - Daydreams & Nightmares
Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
Braids - Native Speaker
Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place
Armistace - Armistace EP
Abe Vigoda - Crush
Young Galaxy - Shapeshifting
Ringo Deathstarr - Colour Trip
Le Corps Mince De Francoise
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Beach Fossils - What A Pleasure EP
Cloud Nothings - Cloud Nothings
Dream Diary - You Are The Beat
Lifeguards - Waving At The Astronauts

OMD - History of Modern (part I)

It's been 26 years since Maple Leaf Gardens but OMD are back in Toronto at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on Saturday Night. This is the third single released this month from the new album History of Modern released in late 2010. It's a catchy one.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cult of Youth - The New West

What happens when you merge alittle darkness with the Pogues. Yes. Cult Of Youth is the answer.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Smith Westerns + Unknown Mortal Orchestra at the Horseshoe Tavern Feb 28, 2011

Double header at the Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto and this is what they said:

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Nobody said anything.

Smith Westerns

@SmithWesterns: We play at 1030 btw

@katielynngg: Smith Westerns at the Horseshoe Tavern!

@SimoneZucker: Smith Westerns at the Horseshoe. First time I sweat all Winter, feels like Summer

@carlamaureen: Smith Westerns was perfect but short, they ran out of songs for encore.

@eggshmeg: Smith Westerns, no encore in Toronto? Shocking!

@davescrivener: Smith Westerns? Kinda douchebags.

@lyndall_m: Smith Westerns were good. Slow head bang

@dinealonemusic: At Smith Westerns in Toronto. By the looks of the crowd Pitchfork must love this band.

@panicmanual: judging by the crowd im guessing smith westerns don't sound anything like the smiths

@GenderConstruct: Should have worn suspenders to this Smith Westerns show