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alvvays again

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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ojivolta

Ojivolta are an electronic indie duo from LA. They sent over their remix of Portugal, The Man’s Much Mega Hit, “Feel It Still.”

They also have a video showing off a live performance of an electronic remix.

Go With yourself.

sylvanesso

Photo: Matt Lambert

 

Sylvan Esso are an indie electronic duo from Durham, North Carolina.

Sylvan Esso will be in Vancouver for a show at the Commodore Ballroom on August 15th.

Amelia Meath called CFOX from the road in Omaha. It was a weird day as I had to bring my kids to work….here’s our conversation complete with a computer freeze scare and the kids interupting.

Amelia talks about Lollapalooza adventures, creating and layering sounds in the studio, bringing those studio sounds to the stage, their new record ‘What Now’ and the songs “Radio” and Die Young.” She then gives a Coles notes on meeting Sylvan Esso creative partner Nick Sanborn…and I think that’s a podcast.

During the extended interview (click the link to hear our entire conversation), I mention an episode of the podcast Song Exploder….if you wanna nerd out on their song “Coffee,” here ye be.

Go with yourself.

lemon twigs
Another band I’m bring back from my time in LA is a group called The Lemon Twigs. When Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters was talking about some modern rock bands he was excited about, the Lemon Twigs name popped up.

The brothers from Long Island, New York make some great weirdo, outsider rock. The sound feels like it driven through halcyon vintage nostalgia machine.

“Night Song” shows off that weirdo element.

“These Words” bring a bit of that vintage vibe.

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I guess I better think about getting a taco or some lunch before the old radio show.

DJing tonight at Match at the Starlight Casino in New Westminster. I think I’ll need to do some work on the setlist tonight. I’ve been really feeling loungy beats… I LOVE breaks from the Led Zeppelin remix I blogged the other day.   And I’ve been into anything I have from WBBL which is not enough.  So much good funk.

I could see people liking this one.

Go with yourself.

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Natalie from the California band Cape Weather sent over their new song “Telephono.”

Cape Weather is Oakland’s Natalie Smith and LA’s Eric Jackowitz. Natalie says, “Telephono hooks you with it’s mysteriously sweet vocals, jangly guitars, and 60s nostalgia.”

I’d buy that. Groovy, loungey, vocal lite rock. Love the warm guitar tones.

Go with yourself.

slaves

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters was shouting out some modern rock bands the other day. One of the bands he mentioned was the British rock duo, Slaves.

The punkers from Kent put out an album in 2016 called Take Control. The record has a classic 80’s alt-rock/punk energy.

Go with yourself.