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Back from a whirlwind trip to LA and wanted to share a song from METZ today. The Toronto punks new album, Strange Peace is out on September 22nd (Sub Pop/ Royal Mountain Records).

Today they gave us a song called “Drained Lake.”

Talking about the song; “The constant struggle to know yourself and make sense of your life and surroundings. What is my purpose? Holding on to who you are while fending off pressure to bend to what other people want and expect from you,” says METZ frontman Alex Edkins.

The band will be in the Pacific Northwest for a trio of shows in Decembers.

Dec. 07 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Dec. 08 – Vancouver, BC – Cobalt
Dec. 09 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir


LA was fun… can’t wait to share the work with you in September.

Los Angeles is fun. 🌴 #RiotHouse

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Sunday, I got the last-minute opportunity to MC Brewery and the Beast Vancouver.

The best restaurants in the city grill up some meat and you wander around the grounds eating.

There is beer, wine, cider, non-alcoholic drinks….and then piles of grilled meats on your cedar plank.

While you soak up the sun at False Creek, you’re hearing music from the band Electric Timber Company and DJ Murge.

Murge through down this incredible re-edit of Led Zeppelin’s 1969 II era song “Ramble On.”

Selfies are fun. @brewerythebeast in #Vancouver. All the meat and lots non-alcoholic drinks for @jesuiscoral too!

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X Ambassadors from Ithaca, New York, are getting ramped up to follow their Much Mega Hit debut album VHS.

The band shared a new song today called “Ahead of Myself.”

Hey remember that time X Ambassadors stopped by CFOX for an Ugly Box Box Studio recording?

Wolf Parade

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Vancouver Island band Wolf Parade will release their fourth album, Cry, Cry, Cry on October 6th (Sub Pop).

The band members were scattered around working on other projects after 2010’s Expo 86.

Most the band members eventually found themselves back on Vancouver Island again with Dan Boeckner in Northern California.  I guess the guys felt the time was right to put the band back together.

“Expo was a real rock record. We just sort of banged it out, which was kind of the point.” Cry Cry Cry, on the other hand, is more deliberate in its arrangements and embrace of the studio process. “If a part was going on for too long it would get lopped, you know?” says Dan. “That being said, there are two very long songs on the record and I don’t think it would be a Wolf Parade record if it didn’t have some kind of prog epic.”

The band shared the song “Valley Boy” to get us excited for the October album.

Wolf Parade has some shows coming up!

Jul. 21 – Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
Aug. 18-20 – Rock Creek, BC – Ponderosa Music & Arts Festival
Sep. 05 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Center*
Sep. 06 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre*
Sep. 09 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Center*
* with Arcade Fire

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Toronto’s BLAJK sent over the song “Gunshot.” The song has a modern alternative vibe with that electronic edge.

In other news…. Me and Mere started a Game of Thrones podcast! I will love you times infinity if you through us a listen.

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Toro y Moi released his 6th album on July 7th on Carpark. The record is called Boo Boo.

I was talking with Nicole on Facebook the other day. and she was telling me she has had Washed Out‘s Mister Mellow on repeat. I didn’t even know thew record had come out on June 30th! This maybe shows the value of being on a good label? He was with Sub Pop for his first two records and now Stone’s Throw.

I’ve been enjoying St. Vincent‘s new one, “New York.”

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To quote the poet Aaron Lewis, “It’s been while….”

Hey intrepid music blog reads… I’ve been away on summer vacation for the past couple weeks. But I’m back today and jamming out tunes.

Today is my first day back at CFOX and I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to hang out with New Orleans band, The Revivalists.

The Revivalists have be come hugely successful off their 2015 song “Wish I Knew You.”

The song comes from their third album, Men Amongst Mountains. The song’s rise is a story of patience as it seemed to percolate for quite awhile before exploding on mainstream rock radio. The song is now a alternative rock #1 single and exposing the band to a whole new audience.

The Revivalists were in Vancouver last night to perform at the Vancouver Folk Festival. Before hopping hopping on a plane to Los Angeles to appear on Jimmy Kimmel, the band found their way to the World Famous CFOX to record their song “Wish I Knew You” in our Ugly Grey Box Studio.

After the performance I had a moment to chat with David Shaw about the song. I asked him why he thinks it has resonated so deeply with so many people.

David also shared the origin story of the band. A story that involves a shirtless man, playing guitar on his porch in New Orleans one day, a whole bunch of years ago.


Got up to so many adventures during my two week holiday. Maybe you follow me on Instagram and you were able to play along. If not… here’s a few highlights.


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OK, gotta grind through the over 1,400 emails I got. I get more emails from bands wanting feature on this blog than I do hits.  So that’s a thing.

Happy Monday!

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