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Beach Slang

I love when sometime in the past I order a record…forget about it, then it arrives!

Last night I came home after a long day of work to a package from Polyvinyl. They finally sent me Quiet Slang’s We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags ep. The 7-inch has two Beach Slang songs broken down and then two covers.

James Alex talks about the project, “most of the time, I’m caught in a tug-of-war between the gutter and the light, fighting to figure out where I fall. Look, all the best stuff is part-cracked and part-patched. The best humans are made the same. And that’s all this is-a love letter to all my friends who thought they were meant to die young. See?-we made it.”

I love the two covers. The Replacements “Androgynous” and Big Star’s “Thirteen.”

the two Beach Slang songs are glorious as well. Piano, cello… amazing.

ugh… and it is so pretty.

How pretty is this @beachslang ep right?!?! #QuietSlang #wewerebabiesandweweredirtbags #PVLove

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anthology

And since I love Polyvinyl so darn much… I saw they have have a pre-order for a book called Anthology of Emo: Volume One by Washed Up Emo podcast host Tom Mullen.

The book has a bunch of his best interviews and stories including (and we’ll quote the press release now):

Includes interviews with

  • Dan Didier & Davey Von Bohlen (The Promise Ring / Maritime / Vermont)
  • Norman Brannon (Texas Is the Reason / New End Original / Shelter)
  • Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional / Further Seems Forever / Twin Forks / Vacant Andys)
  • Mike Kinsella (American Football / Owen / Cap’n Jazz / Joan of Arc / Owls / The One Up Downstairs / Their/They’re/Their)
  • Chris Leo (The Van Pelt / The Lapse / Native Nod / Vague Angels)
  • Caithlin De Marrais, Kaia Fischer & William Kuehn (Rainer Maria)
  • Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids / The New Amsterdams / The Terrible Twos / Radar State)
  • Eric Richter (Christie Front Drive / Antarctica / The 101 / Golden City)
  • Blair Shehan (Knapsack / The Jealous Sound / Racquet Club)
  • Chris Simpson (Mineral / The Gloria Record / Zookeeper / Mountain Time)

Real good man, real good. I needs it! Pre-Order it right here.

The Jealous Sound is fucking cool.

That’s all I got.

oh wait…look how cute my baby is!

@jesuiscoral made a collage of El-bomberang pics. Coral Crawford, you make cute babies!

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Now I’m done.

Go with yourself.

Liv Wade

Liv Wade sent over her new ep called Resilience.

Liv says of the recordings; “each song that I wrote, comes with many stories and is the most vulnerable I have felt with sharing.”

Go with yourself.

snugs
Snugs looks pretty new to the scene. No real bio or anything to check out. All the social media links look recently set up. So we’ll hit play and see if we like it.

Let’s check out the song “Radio Silence.”

***UPDATE***

I DID get some press about Snugs. Silly me.

A conceptual music project that is just as much an ethos and story as a DJ/producer duo. Spearheaded by a lovable but mischievous character, Snugs encapsulates everything related to comfort, creativity and the bedroom.

And the “story” for the song is on the soundcloud link.

She tapped her finger nervously on the side of the illuminated screen. Her words in a wall of blue text screaming back at her. She shifted uncomfortably in her bed not able to find a comfortable position. It had been exactly seven hours since his last response. In her desperation she cries out for comfort with all her might…

 

In that moment Snugs was listening. An omniscient and benevolent being, he rushes to action and appears at the foot of her bed.

 

“Who are you?” the girl asked.

“Hello there. I am snugs. I heard your cry for help.”

“Did he send you?”

“No.”

“Can you make him respond to me?”

“No.”

“Well then what good are you to me?”

“I cannot make your problems disappear, but I can be here through times of need. We all get frustrated sometimes when it feels like we are being ignored. Sometimes the best things to do is just to let it allllll go. Our lives and happiness are not dependent on other people. We create our own comfort. Now grab a blanket, throw a pillow, get up on your bed and dance!”

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And this Coldplay chill remix popped up and I want to share it.

Go with yourself.

no liars

Victoria punk No Liars will release their first full-length album in early 2018. The record will be called The Cause & The Cure. The album was recorded by Jesse Gander of Rain City Recorders (Japandroids, White Lung,) and mastered by Joao Carvalho (Alexisonfire, Arkells, Silverstein, Protest the Hero). OK, resumes check out….lets have a listen.

Noah Edwards talks about the music video;  “‘Animal’ is about struggling with inner turmoil and recognizing the darkest parts of ourselves.  We wanted the video to portray the terror of losing touch with reality when facing one’s inner demons.”

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Long weekend was fun times!

My daughter spent her time out in Langley with Nana… that left Coral and I with the boys. Saturday we did a tourist day downtown.

#Tourism: Vancouver offers travellers both outstanding opportunities for outdoor adventure and the sophisticated amenities of a world-class city. Take advantage of the city's oceanside location, with plenty of green space and many recreation opportunities in the mountains 20 minutes north of downtown. After a busy day, linger over a glass of BC wine and a locally inspired meal, or unwind at one of Vancouver's unique spas. While this sea-level port city is known for its temperate climate, the surrounding snow-covered slopes are perfect for winter sports and breathtaking views of the city twinkling below. Vancouver is one of the few places in the world where it's possible to ski in the morning and sail in the afternoon.

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Slurping noodles with one of my boys. 🍜 #ramen

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On Sunday, me and Madelyn went for a walk in the POURING rain at Campbell Valley Park. Real nice park…would go for a easy hike around there again for sure.

Rained a little bit today. #Langley #campbellvalleypark

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Monday night… Nana came to watch the kids so Coral and I could go out. Checked out some stand up comedy at the Starlight Casino with Alex Carr and Meredith.

Beer and cheesecake because I love myself.

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Go with yourself.

Geazy

I do spin me a lot of G-Eazy during my DJ sets at Match. His song with Cardi B called “No Limit” is in heavy rotation right now.

Yesterday he shared the music video for the song “The Plan.” His upcoming record is called The Beautiful & Damned will be released on December 15th.

The new video features a bunch of special guests like Halsey, Cardi B, A$AP Rocky, Kehlani, E-40, Charlie Puth, Anna of The North. Anna of the North? Nice.

Go with yourself.

 

KID

My man Hunter sent over the new one from k?d.

His twitter is Who’s Kid…but if you go there it is just links on how to book him. I have no idea who he is. Maybe he doesn’t know who HE is? you know? still sporting that out. Growing, learning.

Go with yourself.

flatliners

I haven’t heard music from The Flatliners in awhile…but today “Hang My Head” from their 2017 record Indoors popped up…and it was love at first bite.

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Propagandhi performed in Vancouver last night. My man Jared was able to source a last minute ticket to the old out show at the Rickshaw theatre for me. Incredible!

Last time they were in town…I drank too much, then went too har din the pit which was a bad scene for this old Dadbod.

This time I was lame and hung out on the balcony and didn’t drink…but you know what? LOVED the show and I am able to function on a Thursday. Win!

They started this set with Victory Lap standout “Failed Imagineer.”

Thank you @propagandhi_official …I’d do that again.

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A band from Olympia opened up called RVIVR. They were real good.

Go with yourself.