Posts Tagged ‘!!!’

As If Ideas 10
My wife Coral is a fan of !!! so when I woke up this morning to an email saying new !!!, well I had to open and read that one.

New record is called As If. It’s out October 16. Dig it. Fun times…money on the cover? C’mon!

Coral and I are off to Metric and Imagine Dragons tonight. I have never seen Imagine Dragons in all my years of mainstream rock DJ-ery./…weird. Coral is amped on the new Metric song “The Shade.”

Metric is stopping by the radio show today. I hope to have a couple songs recorded here to share? We’ll see how that plays out.

Metric in DIY
Metric in Rolling Stone

And can we just tlak about this for one second… Jimmy Shaw’s current fave is MY current fave!

Go with yourself.

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I was talking in a blog post earlier this month about the Sasquatch Festival being a very positive influence on my young lovely and her re-energized appreciation of alternative music.  She came home with a few new favourite bands and artists.

It being payday today, I headed down to Ditch Records before work coming to the Zone to buy Coral the Foster the People LP. Coral had been talking about shaking up our record wall and subbing in some new cover art and one record she mentioned was Foster the People.

Sadly, Ditch was sold out.  Jeremy said that since FTP became popular on the radio (Number 1 on the Zone’s modern rock countdown) and Sasquatch, its been a constant parade of music lovers coming down looking for the CD or LP.  Both, currently, “out of stock.”  Sadness.  I have really been enjoying Torches as of late myself and was looking forward to some lazy weekends or late night drinks with that disc on the turntable this summer.

I remembered that Coral has had a couple other bands rotating on her iPhone.  !!! and Yeasayer.

Ditch had !!!’s Strange Weather, Isn’t It and Yeasayer’s 2007 debut All Hour Cymbals.

I unleashed the power of the modern mobile cancer causing universe and sent her the choices.

She liked !!!’s cover art but preferred the sounds of Yeasayer.  And so its Yeasayer added to the collection.

I brought the album to work and noticed a couple neat things.  Track 2, side one: “Wait for the Summer.”

Track 2, side two: “Wait for the Wintertime”

Neat.  Let’s have a listen.

Yeasayer – “Wait For The Summer”

Wow, what a terribly dark and evil song.  Listen carefully… its about murdering (or dreaming about murdering) your lover.

Yeasayer – “Wait for the Wintertime”

Ok, a slightly more positive jam… about making babies in the Brick Yard and my favourite lines:

Is a ball and chain,
for the old and grey,
It’s the price to pay for the

Circles man… its all circles with Yeasayer.

Go with yourself.

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