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The 808s and telecasters group, Eighty Ninety, shared a new song last week. The track is called “Your Favorite Song.”

Brothers Abner and Harper James are getting ready to release their second ep, Bowery Beach Road, this fall.

Found the original lyric sheet for "Your Favorite Song" 💐 on @spotify now 💚

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I’ve been away from the MAS Blog for awhile…. apologies to the handful of folks still reading music blogs in 2017.

What have I been up? Glad you didn’t ask.

Busy busy… baby number 3 was born at the beginning of September. That exciting time for my family also coincided with the fall ratings period in radio, so I’ve been a busy boy.

The music doesn’t stop and I’ve already missed so so much.

Today I want to talk about one of my favourite British bands, Wolf Alice!

The reviews for their new album, Visions of Life, are good! Pitchfork gave it a 7/10, Rolling Stone was a 4/5.

I fired the album on my iPhone for the commute into work this morning and loved it.

The album delivers both moments electrifying grunge and distorted rock, and atmospheric shoegaze. The record was recorded and produced in LA by the same guy that has done music for Paramore and M83. When I listen to songs like “Don’t Delete The Kisses” or “Sky Musings,” I can almost trick myself into thinking I’m hearing a cut off Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.

Visions of Life out now!
1. Heavenward
2. Yuk Foo
3. Beautifully Unconventional
4. Don’t Delete The Kisses
5. Planet Hunter
6. Sky Musings
7. Formidable Cool
8. Space & Time
9. Sadboy
10. St. Purple & Green
11. After The Zero Hour
12. Visions Of A Life

Wolf Alice have a couple Canadian show in December. No dates out west yet.

FRI
12/1
Danforth Music Hall
Toronto, ON
SAT
12/2
L’Astral
Montreal, QB

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@jesuiscoral took a picture of Elliot and me watching some old war movie called The Beast.

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Friday… HUGE weekend in front of me. DJing tonight at Match, tomorrow on the Island for a wedding and then another wedding on Sunday before finally welcoming baby 3 to our family on Monday!

Always be hustling, right?

Happy Friday! I know I’ll be getting after it this weekend.

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St. Vincent’s “New York.” is a song I look forward to when it comes on Sirius XMU.

The song is chill and so pretty.

Happy Thursday! I’m DJing tonight at Personas in Burnaby. Come hang on the patio tonight. Last day of August.

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I wish I was as cool as Four Tet.

Kieran Hebden has been locked int he studio for past 10 months, working on some music. He has already shared a couple songs and today we get a beauty called “SW9 9SL.”

He says we’ll be getting a new album later this year.

Happy Friday!

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Beach Slang principle, James Alex, has a new project for us simply called Quiet Slang.

On October 14th, Quiet Slang will release a 4 song ep called  We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags (pre order from Polyvinyl). The EP features two Beach Slang songs broken down with cello and piano and two covers. The covers are takes on The Replacements’ “Androgynous” and Big Star’s “Thirteen.”

Alex talks about Quiet Slang, “I suppose we’re all chasing something that resembles salvation, something that calms our bones. Maybe this is some small slice of that. Maybe it’s not. Maybe it’s chaos in soft clothes. Maybe it’s frightened. Maybe it’s fearless. Maybe it’s both. Or maybe it’s nothing. I don’t know, but I think about this: one day I’m going to be dust. And when my soul splits, maybe this will be the thing that sneaks me through the gates. If not, well, those are the breaks.”

“We’re allowed to be alone…..”

WE WERE BABIES & WE WERE DIRTBAGS Tracklisting:
  1. “Future Mixtape For The Art Kids”
  2. “Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas”
  3. “Androgynous” [The Replacements]
  4. “Thirteen” [Big Star]

Beach Slang doesn’t have any Vancouver shows in the short term, but maybe I’ll go see them in Seattle or Portland….maybe.

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Music blog hype person Anna sent me over a couple to check out. Liked ’em both, so you’re getting them on Thursday afternoon.

Slum Sociable is a pair of bros from Melbourne. Melbourne sounds like a groovy place…there is a coffee shop in Vancouver that is described as a “Melbourne style coffee shop.” Add it’s really good.

This song, “Castle” comes form their upcoming debut record in October. Anna says, “The track is just so effortlessly cool – it sways through an array of genres and sits at the intersections of jazz, electronica and soul. If you love Bonobo or Animal Collective and super rad Aussie acts like Big Scary, you are going to adore this new one.

Anna of The North has a new record called Lovers out on September 8th!

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The Soundcloud gremlins took over and played a “recommended track…it is so quirky. I think I love it?

Band is called Deer Scout from Philadelphia.

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Just got back from a little holiday. It was nice.

There are Sasquatch statues all over the place here. I love it.

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