Go Outside, by Cults from Boing Boing on Vimeo.
oh la la summer programming has begun! Tune your car dials to 91.1 fm and your interweb to http://boombox.middlebury.edu:8000/WRMC192.m3u for some supreme beats hosted by your favourite deejays. Note that summer time at Middlebury also means language school (!!!), so be sure to expand your musical palette with some world music and/or improve your listening… Read More
Junior Boys – Banana Ripple by DominoRecordCo
Slow, hazy, and somewhat unremarkable, the first minute of “July” recalls the torpor of summer. Don’t be put off, as the song rewards patience. With the gradual addition of a triangle, keyboard, guitar, and tambourine, the layers coalesce until the sharp crack of a drum at 2:50 brings the glory of summer suddenly into focus…. Read More
It’s hard to be disappointed about Wolf Parade’s hiatus with imminent releases by both Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner. While Krug will be releasing Organ Music under the moniker Moonface on 2 August, the third album from Boeckner’s Handsome Furs, Sound Kapital, drops on 28 June (zomg so soon). Below is “Repatriated”, the second single… Read More
To commemorate the beginning of summer, I mixed a tape of songs. RIYL: sand in the bottom of your backpack, air conditioned libraries, swimming to the buoy, and multiple tan lines. Download the zipfile here: http://www.mediafire.com/?34thz9672w1c0di Star Slinger – Mornin’ Saskatchewan – Dreamboat Beat Connection – Silver Screen Taragana Pyjarama – Ocean Houses – Soak… Read More
Although Broken Social Scene ranks amongst my favourite bands, a BSS cover of “The World at Large” had me dubious. Given that Issac Brock’s lisping vocals are what define the sound of Modest Mouse, any attempt to emulate the whistling, bah-bah-bahpping glory of “The World at Large” seemed risky. Yet pared down to a snare,… Read More
this weekend brooklyn’s small black and class actress will be making an appearance at mid