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Running down a list of of songs I saw posted by Alt Nation today to see what I like.

Here are a couple.

Watt is from New York. major label artist. Bluesy modern rock. Big beats, gritty voice.

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Judah & The Lion rock the “slow one” after the huge success of “Take It All Back.”

LA singer, Mondo Cozmo is some high energy rock and roll!

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Chill Amy Shark, chill.

Go with yourself.

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The White Panda sent over their punched up take on Verite’s most excellent The 1975 cover of “Somebody Else.”

In an email Tom from White Panda said, “We thought it would be fun to give a more dancey edge to her soothing vocals, and were really pleased with how it came out.”

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Yesterday was my daughter’s 9th birthday!

I took the day off at the radio station so my wife and her mother could Madelyn to a tea house in Vancouver.

I totally flaked on this year. I wanted to theme her 9th birthday after the movie 9. Do you remember that movie?  When Madelyn was a baby (or like toddler) she used to watch that movie all the time. I must have seen it a thousand times.

And I remember thinking, “when she turns 9, I’ll get her like a 9 birthday cake or something.”

But then life happened and the obsession for the film 9 was replaced and replaced again. And replaced again and she is into different things now.

Today we’re taking a gaggle of 9-year-olds to see the Lego Batman movie. Fun. Pray for me and my wife.

#tbt 2009 was a very good year.

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And how about that Coheed & Cambria at the end of the trailer. I’m pumped!

Go with yourself.

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The Chainsmokers had a chance to work with Chris Martin from Coldplay and at the Brit Awards they debuted the colab. Alex and Drew share in an email: Well to give a little background we had heard through the grapevine that Coldplay listened to our music sometimes before they went on stage. So we reached out with the big old question mark about potentially working together. To say we were in shock when they said they would love to would be an understatement. So about 3 months ago we went into the studio and on the first day came up with what is now this song. Obviously it took some tinkering and stuff but working with Coldplay was incredible, Chris and the band are such visionaries and they bring the same warmth in their music as they did to to this project. 

Go with yourself.

kwon

Banging out some future bass and electronic sent over from Wes today.

First up. DC’s Kwon.

Next up… a little more chill. D!avolo. This one is a little more linear. Vocals. Verse/chorus/verse.

Go with yourself.

desertculture

Went out for tiki cocktails last night with Dustin and the music vibe in there was pretty spot on. Lots of surf and vintage tropical vibes.

Roll into work today and I get a surf garage band wanting me to hype their record. I guess you caught me on a good day Desert Culture.

@shamefultikiroom you were everything I needed you to be. 🍹 with @dustinwcollins

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Go with yourself.

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On Friday, the official Madsonic remix of Rae Sremmurd’s Much Mega Hit “Black Beatles” comes out. To hype the record, they cut a trailer featuring Battlefield 1 visuals.

It’s pretty slick…

Battlefield 1 is one of my favourite games. I’m amped on the They Shall Not Pass expansion in March. The French armies and new maps look outstanding. And how about this tank behemoth?

When are we getting the Somme…or even East Africa campaign?

Go with yourself.

No Age band photo

My 3-year-old son has discovered the record player and enjoys putting on “mus-kik.”

He wanders over to the records, pulls something that and then wants help putting it on.

The other day he pulled out No Age’s 2013 Sub Pop record An Object.  It a very bright and loud looking album and I can understand why it caught my kid’s eye.

We fired it up and it just reminded me how much I used to jam these guys! No I am back in a No Age all the time party.

And let’s revisit an old Madelyn Review. I should make more of these.

Look at that, the band is recording a new record in LA!

Go with yourself.