Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tiësto vs. Diplo ft. Busta Rhymes - C'mon (Catch 'Em By Surprise)

Busta getting crazy over Tiesto trance and Diplo funk. The video is full of mad dancing. Dance kid!

Dum Dum Girls, Minks, Dirty Beaches Feb 26 El Mocambo

Triple header at the El Mocambo and this is what they said:

@andreahiggins: Best.night.ever. Dirty Beaches, Minks and Dum Dum Girls were soooo amazing!

Dirty Beaches

@IKvsDK: Backdrop of red velvet curtains, disco ball overhead Dirty Beaches was channeling the devil as he did dirty seedy kareoke ala the Bad Seeds.

@zoomusic666: @IKvsDK call the doctor you got dirty beaches fever.

@andreahiggins: Home is where the heart sleeps at night. Dirty Beaches. So dreamy. Great set at the El mocambo in Toronto.

@BSidesOllie: Dirty Beaches is illustrating what a minimalist psychedelic Elvis would have been like.

@awmusicblog: Dirty Beaches is kinda killing it.

@matt_allan: Opener for Dum Dum Girls is horrible but not nearly as bad as Mermaid!

@aciddqueen: Opener for The Dum Dum Girls. All his loud annoying songs sound the same


@laurakay: MINKS blew apart my brain and dum dum girls were so ooo amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dum Dum Girls

@annetdonahue: I think we all know how I feel about 60s-90s hybrid grrrl rock. Well done, Dum Dum Girls. Well done.

@SuzanneAlyssa: The Dum Dum Girls played a kickass show at the El Mo tonight. Especially loved The Smiths cover.

Saturday, February 26, 2011


USA surf droning guitars from Canada's own Dirty Beaches in the spirit of Jesus and Mary Chain. Dirty Beaches take to the stage of the El Mocambo with Minks and Dum Dum Girls tonight in Toronto.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Dum Dum Girls - He Gets Me High

Buzzing and Swirling guitars in the spirit of a droned out Darling Buds. Dum Dum Girls hit Toronto Saturday night in support of their new EP He Gets Me High with Dirty Beaches and Minks.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Raveonettes - War in Heaven


This is a track from the upcoming album "Raven in the Grave" by IKvsDK favourites The Raveonettes. You can download the track when you preorder the CD from the band's website -- If you are feeling really wild, you can order a 2011 VIP pass that gets you into Raveonettes shows for a year, personal postcards from the band and signed copies of the band's 2011 set lists.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Braids - Lemonade

Fantastic indie downtempoish single from Canadian outfit Braids. Taken from their release Native Speaker. Braids will be in Toronto at Wrong Bar for a return engagement on April 7 with Toro Y Moi.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cults - Go Outside

Catchy indiepop single that has been floating around the USA over the past year. It was issued by Forest Family Records in the USA on 7 Inch and gets a full release in the UK on major label Columbia.


Upcoming Concerts as of February 20

Hi There. I've decided to start some new features on the blog and will start if off with this one "Upcoming Concerts" This will be a regular monthly feature where at the beginning of the month I will post concerts that IKVSDK is excited about in the Toronto area. There's a good chance that one of the IKVSDK staffers may be at the show. Here's our current list:

20 Feb Morcheeba (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
25 Feb Tennis / The Darcys/ Holiday Shores (Horseshoe Tavern)
26 Feb Dum Dum Girls / Minks / Dirty Beaches (El Mocambo)
27 Feb Asobi Seksu / Brahms (Horseshoe Tavern)
28 Feb The Smith Westerns / Unknown Mortal Orchestra (Horseshoe Tavern)
06 March OMD / Oh Land (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
10 March Young Galaxy / Imaginary Cities / Miracle Fortress (Lee's Palace)
17 March Simian Mobile Disco / Juan Maclean / Blondes (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
18 March Royskopp (Guvernment)
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 April 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 (Horseshoe Tavern)
07 April Cut Copy / Holy Ghost (Sound Academy)
07 April Toro Y Moi / Braids (Wrongbar)
10 April Go Team / DOM (Opera House)
26 April Mogwai / Errors (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
30 April Foals (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
01 May Kills / Cold Cave / The Entrance Band (Sound Academy)
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)
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)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Radiohead - Lotus Flower


This track comes from Radiohead eighth album, "The King of Limbs", which was released this week and is available to download from the band's website in either mp3 or wav format. The album has been perceived by some reviewers as a companion piece to the band's 2007 album, "In Rainbows". The video to "Lotus Flowers" features frontman Thom Yorke dancing.

Cloud Nothings Should Have

The Cloud Nothings' music is fantastic but their videos are bizarre. Here's the latest video from the band signed to Wichita off their self-titled album.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Craft Spells - After the Moment

Funky indie joint from Craft Spells on the ultra cool Captured Tracks Label. This is the latest 7 inch from the band.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Fantastic waterscape indie tune from Wild Nothing. Check out the band at the Wrong Bar tomorrow in Toronto. Abe Vigoda opens up.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lifeguards-Paradise Is Not So Bad

Eighties alternative rock for 2011. Nice! Lifeguards is one of the many musical projects that Guided by Voices frontman Robert Pollard currently maintains. In Lifeguards, Pollard teams up with former GBV member Doug Gillard. And on February 15, Serious Business Records/Ernest Jenning Recording Co. will release their new album Waving at the Astronauts.


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Le Corps Mince de Françoise - Future Me

Le Corps Mince de Françoise are back with an LP finally called Love and Nature...this is the third single off the album. We profiled their single Bitch of the Bitches about a year ago but unfortunately that great track is not on the album. Out soon if not now on Heavenly Records.

Unfortunately Heavenly and LCMDF won't let us embed the video so you need to click on the Youtube link above to see it

Thursday, February 10, 2011

THE DEARS: Omega Dog

Sounds like The Dears might be chanelling Lenny Kravitz on this first single from their new album Degenration Street


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Toro Y Moi - Still Sound

Funky indie rnb space pop. Does that make sense? Check out the video.
I'm still recovering from the Radio Dept/Young Prisms show last night at Lee's Palace.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Young Prisms - If You Want To

Tonight the Young Prisms will bring their shoegaze buzz to Lee's Palace, Toronto as they open for the sold out Radio Dept show.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Maserati - Pyramid of the Sun


Bass-heavy track from Maserati's 2010 album of the same name. "Pyramid of the Sun" is the first album that the band released after former drummer Jerry Fuchs's unfortunate death in 2009 (when he fell down an elevator shaft trying to escape from a broken elevator).

Oh, and the Packers to win tomorrow...

No Joy-Heedless

The Phoenix will have three great bands performing Sunday night competing with the Superbowl but the team to win it all that night might not be Green Bay or Pittsburg but Montreal. Be there early and catch this up and coming band that may just steal the show. Their album Ghost Blonde (out now on Mexican Summer) is a mix of Sonic Youth versus the Raveonettes which is no surprise given that Sune Rose Wagner of the Raveonettes has mixed the album.

(No Joy open up for Wavves and Best Coast at the Phoenix in Toronto Canada on Sunday February 6th at the Phoenix Concert Theatre)


Friday, February 4, 2011

Jonny - Candyfloss

Frontmen for Gorky's Zygotic Mynci and Teenage Fanclub get together for a spin on a girl named Candyfloss taken from their self-titled debut Jonny


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mogwai - Rano Pano


Here is a song from Mogwai's upcoming album "Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will" which will be the Glaswegian band's seventh studio album.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Dream Diary - Something Tells Her

Pop sensibility of the Field Mice...Twee as can be....taken from Dream Diary's forthcoming album You Are The Beat. The band hails from Brooklyn.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011