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Victoria’s Mike Edel shared a brand new song today called “Go With You.”

Mike wrote about the song, I wanted to create an optimistic indie-pop anthem for 2018’s dwindling days of summer and beyond. I began working with producer Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) after sending him demos while he was living north of the arctic circle in Norway. We quickly adopted a consistency is boring mantra with the new material.  

“Go With You” is a song about change and vectoring forward into the unknown without regret. I love the synth lines and the hi-hat drums. It’s a departure for me, both sonically and rhythmically, and I’m very into it.”

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Happy Friday!

DJing tonight at Match in New West then on Sunday I’ll be DJing a short set at Brewery & The Beast before moving over to the mainstage to MC. It is supposed to be 33 degrees in Vancouver. Gnarly.

Go with yourself.

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Skrillex returned to his roots and rejoined From First To Last for a new song called “Surrender.”

Press release says,

From First To Last have released their new song “Surrender”, featuring original band members Sonny Moore (Skrillex), Matt Good, Derek Bloom and Travis Richter. The song was co-written and co-produced by Skrillex who also performs lead vocals. FFTL’s previous single was the surprise release “Make War” which marked their first reunion in more than a decade, earning over 13 million plays to date. Skrillex first dropped “Surrender” yesterday on Reddit followed by a world premiere on KROQ and an on-air interview.

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Took the kids to the Port Moody Ribfest on Sunday. It is too damn hot. But the BBQ was tasty. Then we hit the ice cream shop and the spray park. All good.

It was busy but tasty at #PortMoodyRibFest.

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Brighton pop-rockers The Kooks share the third song off their upcoming album Let’s Go Sunshine (August 31st). The press release tells the story.

“Four Leaf Clover” follows the fortunes of a down-and-out girl, who turns to drugs and alcohol to battle the loss of her lover. Despite its dark subject matter, it’s just the slice of acoustic guitar-driven pop rock that launched The Kooks into the spotlight over a decade ago. Luke Pritchard’s instantly recognizable vocals flow effortlessly over a rousing rhythm and energetic guitar licks, making “Four Leaf Clover” an infectious retelling of an all too familiar tale. 

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We had a ton of mint left over from a salad Coral made earlier in the week. And with all this summertime heat we thought we could put it to use in a cocktail. Last night was mojito’s and the Amy Schumer flick, I Feel Pretty.

This glass isn’t a “Collins” glass…but I love it. I get these glasses from Christmas from my sister-in-law’s partner. Maybe one of the better Christmas presents I’ve ever received.

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Manchester UK alt-popper The 1975 gave us a new song today. And one of the remarkable things about the track is the opening line! My wife Coral punched it up first thing this morning and went, “wow, the song comes out swinging.”

Arkells tweeted about the song today.

The song is second track form the upcoming third album, A Brief History Into Online Relationships.

Enough with the hype, is the song any good? Let’s hit play.

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We live in the suburbs and the other day I saw some print of the suburb we live in! So I bought it.

#Coquitlam, I’ve been there! #PointTwoMaps

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Alkaline Trio – Press Photo – Credit Jon Weiner

I love Alkaline Trio. One of my faves. The Chi-town power punk trio shared a new song today called “Blackbird.” New record comes out out on August 31st (Epitaph) and is called Is This Thing Cursed? This will be the band’s 9th album and their first in 5 years. Dig into that!

Co-lead vocalist and guitarist Matt Skiba notes, “Some people thought we were done. We announced a tour and a lot of the shows are already sold out. Nobody knows that we made a new record. It’s not unlike getting somebody that you care about something extra super special for their birthday and you’re really excited to give it to them. It feels kind of like that.”

Band is going on tour…and what else is new…no Vancouver shows. Bands hate Vancouver. That’s fine, Vancouver hates bands!

In the great PNW!

Oct 08 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Oct 09 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo

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My brother’s kids are staying at our place this summer for a little grandma and grandpa time and playing with my kids. Here’s apicture of our youngest Elliot enjoying a rest with Grandpa from the other day. It’s been HOT in Vancouver, so they went to the spray park.

Elliot taking a break with Grandpa. Water park day! 📷 @cwalks85

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Scottish rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks shared a brand new song today in front of news of a record. Their first in four years.

The song they shared is called “Hanging In” and it will be part of September 14th’s The More I Sleep the Less I Dream.

The album is so much about us going back to our basics and relying on our instincts.” Mike Palmer says. “There’s a range of songs that span everything we do as a band, and we’re the connection between them. It feels like this album is us.”

The band will be repping a bunch of shows in the Pacific Northwest but sadly…no Vancouver date. Brutal.

10.02 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
10.03 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
10.04 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10.05 – Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo
10.06 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall

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Got some radio head shots back from the photographer. This was the “best” one. What do you guys think?

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Ruth from Minnesota sent one from a “young Canadian artist” called Black Atlass.

The R&B singer rose to prominence when a song was used in a Louis Vuitton commercial or ad campaign. His second album just came out and is called Pain & Pleasure. I’ve only heard this one song “Shadows” so I don’t have a hot take on his music as a whole. But I love the chill retro sounding vibes of “Shadows.” I think it is a sad song, but it hurts so good.

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I DJ’d an emo night at the Railway Stage & Beer Cafe in Vancouver last week. Almost zero people came which was mightily disappointing. Despite the horrendous turnout I must have done something marginally right because they want to try it again. If you find yourself in Vancouver on a Sunday in September, please come! OI need some bodies on the floor.

Go with yourself.

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