Happy Tuesday! Been chin deep in incredible playoff NHL hockey, fighting off the Spring rains, boxing, Eastering and always seeking new tunes.

Today I have Lione’s remix of The Knocks’ “Trouble.” It’s a fun, big sounding, vocal house song. If it ever gets sunny again in Vancouver, this will be my jam.


Hey how cool is this…my interview with Lars Ulrich of Metallica got picked up by Blabbermouth. Thanks for the shout out!


I do post a ton of electronic music. Man, DJs and producers hustle on the blogs…but I personally listen to alt-rock most the time. And an modern rock radio DJ is what I do.

I’ve had the Cold War Kids L.A. Divine banging in the CRV for a week now. Thanks Cold War Kids for still sending compact dscs to radio stations…some people still fight with the shrink wrap and pop them in the CD player.

Go with yourself.


Maryse sent over her new ep the other day for her group Seaborne. The record is called Lustre.

Maryse sings for the Vancouver duo and Solomon Krause-Imlach produces the electronic sounds. Exclaim calls it a “unique blend of cinematic pop and innovative electronic production.”

Go with yourself.


Happy Easter! My wife and daughter are off for tea with my sister, sister-in-law and Mom.

Jack is playing Minecraft and we’re about to head down to Grandpa’s for some playoff hockey and Easter shenanigans. I thought I’d share a playlist I’ve been jiving on for the past week or so. Some of my favourite modern rock songs. A bunch of these have shown up on the Morning After Music Blog, a few have not.

Cold War Kids sent their album LA Divine to the radio station on compact disc….vintage. It’s been splitting time in my CRV with a Japandroids radio CD too. The sound feels like it splits the difference between fun and The Killers.

The Bleachers and Sorority Noise are obsessions at this point. And that Dan Auerbach song makes me happy. Every spin, I love it a little more than the last one.


Easter Sunday high tea!

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British rock duo Royal Blood released a new single and music video today. The song is called “Lights Out.” The song is our first real taste of their sophomore album How Did We Get So Dark? Look for the record on June 16th.

The band bashed out the instrumental versions of the song in Nashville, LA, and Brighton. Then headed off to Brussels to record the polished songs. The album was finally mixed in London.

royal blood album

How Did We Get So Dark? track listing:

1. How Did We Get So Dark?
2. Lights Out
3. I Only Lie When I Love You
4. She’s Creeping
5. Look Like You Know
6. Where Are You Now?
7. Don’t Tell
8. Hook, Line and Sinker
9. Hole in Your Heart
10. Sleep


I’ve been jiving on New York’s Blonder for a bit now. Here is the new song called “In and Out.” Lead singer Constantine Anastasakis has that marble sin the mouth sorta thing during the verses. I love that. Noisey points out the song reminds them of Hot Hot Heat’s “Middle of Nowhere.” Neat!

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What a trip! Lars Ulrich called into CFOX today.

Growing up, Metallica was one of my favourite bands. If you would have told 16-year-old me that one day I’d actually get a chance to yap with one of the guys….whoa. I even told him one of the first CDs I ever bought with “my own money” was Metallica’s And Justice For All. He said, “thank you for the support.” Stud.

We talk about their upcoming August 14th show at BC Place Stadium.

He reflects on Metallica’s connections to Vancouver, their record Hardwired….to Self-Destruct, the motivation to tour, his favourite songs off the new album and his favourite classic Metallica song to perform live.

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This is new to me, and I absolutely love it. The band is called Sorority Noise and they’re from Hartford (Remember the Whalers!). They smash out a style of modern rock and that punches me right in the nostalgias. Reminds me of all those great alternative melodic screamo bands of the 2000s

Their record, You’re Not As ___ As You Think, came out on March 17th.

Go with yourself.