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Noodle Tunes! Eating a bowl of pannang red curry and listening to beats during a rainy lunch break in the Terminal City. They jammed Australian producer Ukiyo and his single “Calling.” The song features the vocals of fellow Perthian, Your Girl Pho.

Crazy that it is pouiring rain today. It has been sunny and mid-to-high 20s all week!

I gotta cut the lawn.

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Photo Credit: Shawn Brackbill

New music is coming at us fast and furious! Fleet Foxes have a new record called Crack-Up out on June 16th (pre-order from Nonesuch).

I imagine this album will make the soundtrack for our upcoming mini-family holiday to Victoria.

Here are a few dates to remember: The album will stream in its entirety via NPR First Listen beginning tomorrow, June 8, and become widely available via Nonesuch Records on Friday, June 16.  Fleet Foxes will perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Friday, June 16 and on CBS This Morning Saturday, June 17.

Today they shared another listen off that album called “If You Need To Keep Time On Me.”

The band returns to the Pacific Northwest for a series of sold out shows in September.

September 13 | Vancouver, BC at Malkin Bowl (SOLD OUT)
September 14 | Seattle, WA at Paramount Theatre (SOLD OUT)
September 15 | Seattle, WA at Paramount Theatre
September 16 | Troutdale, OR at Edgefield Concerts (SOLD OUT)

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Photo Credit: Danny Cohen

Well how is this for some news? Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile are going on tour. But because this is just too awesome, no Vancouver date!  For shame.

I’ll have to plan ANOTHER roadtrip to Seattle or Portland in the fall (if the US hasn’t completely melted down by then and is still letting tourists visit).

10.20.17 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR
10.21.17 – Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA
10.22.17 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA

Barnett talks about how she came about to working with Vile.

“In 2014 I scored a support slot opening for Kurt at the Abbotsford Convent [outside Melbourne]. We met briefly after the show but I was a bit nervous and didn’t wanna bother him, just grateful for the gig. Years later we started bumping into each other on the festival circuit all around the wide world and we became friends. He hit me up when he was coming to Melbourne next and said he thought we could work together.”

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London producer Charles John sent me his “hybrid Trap” remix of French Montana‘s “Unforgettable.”

A remix will be a nice change up. I’d say this is the most requested song right now at Match!

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A couple nice bangers for a sunny Tuesday in the Terminal City.

WAJU send over his remix of Serine‘s “JUMP.”

DJ Primitive reposted this on his soundcloud and I love it. Tom Bug‘s edit of St. Germain’s “So Flute.”

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photo: Brendan Duffy

Irish indie rockers Bell X1 released their 7th album, ARMS, in Ireland last year.  Now the record is getting rolled out with a July 21st release date>

The album with recorded in Dublin then mixed by the great Peter Katis (The National, Jónsi) with Ross Dowling mixing the song “Out of Love.”

“The title ARMS is about the idea that, as the world feels like it’s becoming a harsher place (maybe there’s just more damn noise?),” says singer Paul Noonan. “We seek out the comfort of the familiar and familial…arms.”

Let’s have a listen to a couple songs. First I have a slow love song. Very pretty.

Now the more muscular, almost Peter Gabriel sounding, “Out of Love.”

And I want to end this blog post by sharing this alltime Bell X1 song and still a favourite a regularly revisit.

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Photo Credit: Arden Wray

The hype is strong. Toronto’s Alvvays announced their second album, Antisocialites, will come out on Polyvinyl on September 8th. The press release says,  Alvvays “dive back into the deep-end of reckless romance and altered dates. Ice cream truck jangle collides with prismatic noise pop while Molly Rankin’s wit is refracted through crystalline surf counterpoint.”

Alvvays is back with their style of modern romance and breakup. Molly Rankin sings, “You find a wave and try to hold on for as long as you can, you made a mistake you’d like to erase and I understand,” right off the hop of their first share track, “In Undertow.”

Sad songs (say so much)…you know the truth Sir Elton.

“This record is a fantasy breakup arc and my life nearly imitated art.” – Molly Rankin.

No shows in Vancouver? Brutal. Maybe a roadtrip is in order this fall?

10.27.17 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
10.28.17 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA
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