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anna of the north

Norwegian alterna-pop singer Anna of the North shares a new song today called “Someone.”

The song leans heavy on a vintage 80s soft-rock vibe…at least to my ears. Reminds me of listening to CFUN 1410 AM when I was a kid.

The song comes from her debut album, Lovers, which comes out on September 8th (via Honeymoon / +1 Records / Different Recordings).

Anna of the North is Norwegian Anna Lotterud….who legend has it, was doing an Eat, Pray, Love sorta thing in Australia when she met New Zealander Brady Daniel-Smith in Melbourne, where he was performing an acoustic set. They became friends and started created music.

The group talks about “Someone:”

“We think almost everyone has woken up after a big night, instantly regretting something that happened. It’s about how easy it is to break your promises when you’ve had a couple of drinks. Going deeper, the song is about accepting that you’re only human and to learn how to forgive yourself for your own mistakes and accepting that sometimes we need someone to save us from repeating any old habits.” 

I’m gunna need to pre-order that record.

Anna also lends her vocals to this Tyler, The Creator track.

I'm on a fucking track with @feliciathegoat and FRANK OCEAN . Ok bye. 😎

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Have a listen to this huge sounding trap remix from Krane and Alexander Lewis. They punched up Sinjin Hawke’s “Onset.”

“We were just listening to his new album, heard Onset, and realized we had to make a version of it. Random stroke of inspiration really… There’s always been this common practice of how remixers go about wanting to remix something- like its a measure of the original artist and their reputation, or how hyped up they are at the moment. I really just wanted to move away from that and hopefully do justice to something I found to be really special and different.” – KRANE

Go with yourself.

kasbo ranger

Wait-a-minute….didn’t Canucks just draft this kid to play center? Kasbo is 21-year-old Swedish producer Carl Garsbo.

New song is called “Lay It On Me” and features the vocals of Keiynan Lonsdale.

I’ll be adding this song to the playlist at Personas tonight and Match this weekend!

Go with yourself.

sir sly band

Sir Sly‘s sophomore record Don’t You Worry, Honey is out tomorrow (June 30th).

I’ve been jamming Sir Sly for a bunch of years and loved those early blog hits and the first album, 2014’s You Haunt Me.

I had the opportunity to yap with drummer/programmer Hayden Coplan. We talked about the new album but I wanted to get a bit of the backstory. The vibe I get is that Hayden and lead singer Landon Jacobs go back…and it turns out they do. They grew up together in Orange County, went to the same church, and played in a variety of short lived highschool bands.

It wasn’t till Landon graduated college and he made the decision to focus 100% on music that Sir Sly was born.

Hayden and I also talked about the new record. I asked him to tell me something interesting to listen for on the new record. He told me they are playing around with a bunch of samples buried in the songs and Landon’s lyrics are open with a narritive that ties the record together.

Thank you for your time Hayden!

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I can’t play “Decpacito” enough in a night when I DJ. People say they love “Latin” music now…though to be honest… no rage love for J Balvin? People are weird.

I thought this jammer from Puerto Rican Bad Bunny might scratch the itch if you need more of that Island vibes merged with a modern trap sound.

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dear seattle

My cousin Jarrah is visiting this summer from Brisbane. She was telling me about her current fave Aussie rockers….a band from Sydney called Dear Seattle.

They have a fun, energetic alt-rocking sound. Let’s have a listen!

My cousin also said one of the dudes in the band is named “Jeremy Baker.” neat.

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In other fun news…. it has been HOT in Vancouver lately. Last weekend saw temperatures get to 33 degrees. For this part of the world, that is toasty. So I took the kids on a 5.5 km hike…but hey, it was to a beach. I’m not the worst.

33 degrees? No problem. And Jack even hiked *most* of the way. #JugIsland #Belcarra

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clarisse

Who stole Clarisse Ramos’ juice cleanse juices from the office lunch room?

Dark Cleanse is one story about juice from a juice cleanse stolen from the office fridge of a downtown office tower, told week by-by-week by Meredith Geddes.

Happy Monday. Go with yourself.