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Friday… HUGE weekend in front of me. DJing tonight at Match, tomorrow on the Island for a wedding and then another wedding on Sunday before finally welcoming baby 3 to our family on Monday!

Always be hustling, right?

Happy Friday! I know I’ll be getting after it this weekend.

Go with yourself.

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St. Vincent’s “New York.” is a song I look forward to when it comes on Sirius XMU.

The song is chill and so pretty.

Happy Thursday! I’m DJing tonight at Personas in Burnaby. Come hang on the patio tonight. Last day of August.

Go with yourself.

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I wish I was as cool as Four Tet.

Kieran Hebden has been locked int he studio for past 10 months, working on some music. He has already shared a couple songs and today we get a beauty called “SW9 9SL.”

He says we’ll be getting a new album later this year.

Happy Friday!

Go with yourself.

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Beach Slang principle, James Alex, has a new project for us simply called Quiet Slang.

On October 14th, Quiet Slang will release a 4 song ep called  We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags (pre order from Polyvinyl). The EP features two Beach Slang songs broken down with cello and piano and two covers. The covers are takes on The Replacements’ “Androgynous” and Big Star’s “Thirteen.”

Alex talks about Quiet Slang, “I suppose we’re all chasing something that resembles salvation, something that calms our bones. Maybe this is some small slice of that. Maybe it’s not. Maybe it’s chaos in soft clothes. Maybe it’s frightened. Maybe it’s fearless. Maybe it’s both. Or maybe it’s nothing. I don’t know, but I think about this: one day I’m going to be dust. And when my soul splits, maybe this will be the thing that sneaks me through the gates. If not, well, those are the breaks.”

“We’re allowed to be alone…..”

WE WERE BABIES & WE WERE DIRTBAGS Tracklisting:
  1. “Future Mixtape For The Art Kids”
  2. “Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas”
  3. “Androgynous” [The Replacements]
  4. “Thirteen” [Big Star]

Beach Slang doesn’t have any Vancouver shows in the short term, but maybe I’ll go see them in Seattle or Portland….maybe.

Go with yourself.

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Music blog hype person Anna sent me over a couple to check out. Liked ’em both, so you’re getting them on Thursday afternoon.

Slum Sociable is a pair of bros from Melbourne. Melbourne sounds like a groovy place…there is a coffee shop in Vancouver that is described as a “Melbourne style coffee shop.” Add it’s really good.

This song, “Castle” comes form their upcoming debut record in October. Anna says, “The track is just so effortlessly cool – it sways through an array of genres and sits at the intersections of jazz, electronica and soul. If you love Bonobo or Animal Collective and super rad Aussie acts like Big Scary, you are going to adore this new one.

Anna of The North has a new record called Lovers out on September 8th!

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The Soundcloud gremlins took over and played a “recommended track…it is so quirky. I think I love it?

Band is called Deer Scout from Philadelphia.

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Just got back from a little holiday. It was nice.

There are Sasquatch statues all over the place here. I love it.

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Go with yourself.

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Toronto indie rockers Alvvays shared a new song today called “Plimsoll Punks.”

The song comes form their upcoming album, Antisocialites, September 8th on Polyvinyl.

A “plimsoll” is a posh way of saying running shoe. Neat.

Alvvays is cool, but they don’t believe in Vancouver. They’re hitting Seattle and Portland in the Pacific Northwest.

10/26 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
10/27 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge  [SOLD OUT]
10/28 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox 

All three shows with ALASKALASKA.

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Hitting Tom Petty and The Lumineers tonight with my wife! Fun attack.

Go with yourself.

Metallica Vancouver

Before their WorldWired tour stop at BC Place in Vancouver, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett spent 10 minutes to yap with CFOX.

Hammett talks about the setlist creation for their current WorldWired tour. His favourite song to played off Hardwired….To Self Destruct, how they still love playing the classic Metallica songs for the fans, being inspired by jazz legend John Coltrane, taking guitar lessons from Joe Satriani in the early 80s, and his collection of horror movie memorabilia.

Shout out to CFOX producer Jello and Jeff O’Neil Show producer Adam for being part of the team. And thank you to Charlotte and Scott at Warner Music Canada for the hook up.

Go with yourself.

Here is @bcplacestadium giving the finger while did the intro for #Metallica #MetInVancouver #bcplace

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MASTER! #Metallica #WorldWired #MetInVancouver

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