Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Naked and Famous - The Sun (Hype 342)


I saw this video described as "boobies and amazing music."  Fairly accurate description, I suppose.  The track comes from New Zealand's The Naked and the Famous's debut studio album "Passive Me, Aggressive You."  Enjoy.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Small Black - Free At Dawn (Hype 0341)

Been awhile since we did a cut and paste type of track. Perfect timing as Small Black drop their new album Limits Of Desire. The track is called Free At Dawn. Nice!!


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Drop Out Venus - Death Is Screaming (Hype 0340)


Worth taking this walk/jog down the street with this crew of unlikely heroes. Catchy track with obtuse video by Drop Out Venus. Nice!


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Kings Of Tomorrow - Fall For You (Sandy Rivera's Classic Mix) (Hype 0339)

Nice silky house cut from Kings Of Tomorrow off the Defected Record Label featuring April and with a Sandy Rivera remix. Taken from the Fall For You EP. Nice!!


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Shout Out Louds and Haerts Toronto Opera House May 14, 2013

Tuesday night in the East End for Swedish band Shout Out Louds. Head down Queen East and fill up on an Ossington Burger from BBQ. Quickly head over to the Opera House to catch the band.

Mid set, girls at front of the stage are shouting for the Shout Out Louds to play a track from around 2005. The lead singer identifies that she doesn't know the track they are asking for. Unfortunately the band performing is the opening band. The crowd breaks into laughter when it comes to light that the women think the band is the Shout Out Louds.

The openers are Haerts, a band from New York hailing from Germany, England, and the United States. Fantastic set from this new band. Their first single Wings is floating around on seven inch and the first album is due out soon. The band definately held their own with some great indie keyboardish cuts for their short set. A band worth seeing as a headliner in the future.

Shout Out Louds were promptly on at 9:00 PM. The band is touring on the strength of their fantastic fourth album Optica. Again, the girls in the front row start to call for songs. The response is priceless...."we aren't a jukebox". The band go through a set that is heavy on Optica but balances it out with 3 tracks from each of the first three albums. Here is the setlist:

1. Sugar (Optica)
2. Walking In Your Footsteps (Optica)
3. The Comeback (Howl Howl Gaff Gaff)
4. Impossible (Our Ill Wills)
5. The Candle Burned Out (Work)
6. Chasing The Sinking Sun (Optica)
7. Fall Hard (Work)
8. Illusions (Optica)
9. Blue Ice (Optica)
10. Hard Rain (Our Ill Wills)
11. Please Please Please (Howl Howl Gaff Gaff)
12. 14th of July (Optica)
13. Very Loud (Howl Howl Gaff Gaff)
14. Destroy (Optica)
15. Walls (Work)
16. Tonight I Have To Leave It (Our Ill Wills)

The band then packs it in to head off to Detroit.



Shout Out Louds


Monday, May 13, 2013

CHK CHK CHK - Slyd (Hype 0338)

Funky discogroove cut from Chk Chk Chk taken from the album Thr!!!er. Nice track that goes in about 10 different directions and never really ends. Nice!!! The band are in Toronto on June 10th for a show at the Horseshoe.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Future Bible Heroes - Living, Loving, Partygoing (Hype 0337)

Future age pop from the Future Bible Heroes. From the album Partygoing released this year on Merge Records. Side dancey project of Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields) and Christopher Ewen (Figures On A Beach)


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Shout Out Louds - Illusions (Hype 0334R)

Shout Out Louds are in Toronto on Tuesday at the Opera House. Nice deep clanging remix of the Shout Out Louds track Illusions by Prins Thomas (Diskomiks).