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blame

Bastille‘s new single “Blame” fro the record Wild World has racked up the most new spins this week on US alternative radio.

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I added Spoon’s “Hot Thoughts” to my Alternative to What? playlist. Coral and I jammed this on the freeway down to Seattle this week. The song came out of relative nowhere on US radio, and is the 9th most active jam climbing.

Go with yourself.

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dan smith
I was reading an interview featuring the guys from Bastille the other day. They were talking about about the groups success and how generally they can go about their day in London without being recognized. But Kyle Simmons in the band threw out this line, “Sometimes our fans write erotic literature. We can’t say what it’s too explicit.”

That is interesting. I know the internet is full of fan fiction for all kinds of brands and entertainment…I guess it makes sense that there would be fan fic based on bands, and Bastille.

I typed “Bastille Dan Smith Erotic Fan Fiction” into google (well, I typed a few other things first but was getting weird Fifty Shades of Grey fan fic…which is neat. Fan fiction based on fan fiction, woah). A story that answered the bell was the 56 part romantic Bastille centred story, Flaws. I didn’t read the whole thing, but from what I gather…it is the story of Annie and her relationship with Bastille frontman Dan Smith. The story isn’t a porno, however it does contain some scenes that we might call erotic.

The idea of a giant novel imagining a sexual relationship with a rock star seems odd to me…but what is odd to me is a fun and healthy hobby for someone else. Why am I judging this person? People fantasize all sorts of things, this person just wrote their’s down for all of us to read. There is a whole world of Bastille fan fic…and no shortage of fans to read it.

Go with yourself.

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Sea Fret 1
Here is a pretty but ultimately sad song from a duo originally from the small British town of Bridlington. They go by the brand Seafret.

Their acoustic song “Give Me Something” is the title track for their upcoming ep which will be out in September.

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This song is an older cut, but it’s new to me. The group is from LA… they are called Best Coast, and this lo-fi retro sounding rock & rolla is an early single of their’s from 2009.

“When I’m with you, I have fun.” d’aww.

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Bastille….so hot right now. The early British single “Flaws” is charting on the alternative charts here in the BEST America. Let us do a Chainsmokers remix (yeah the #Selfie guys).

Who goes out on Mondays? #live

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war on drugs
My friend Jenn went to Seattle to check out the Capital Hill Block Party last weekend. … sorry CAPITOL.

Lots of great pics on her social media from Emerald City and she got to see Philadelphia’s The War on Drugs.

The Hollywood Reporter posted their top records of 2014 (so far)…top of the list, The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream.

My friend James over at The Peak was talking about how red hot the single “Red Eyes” is on the radio in Vancouver right now…I had to pick up the record. Sunday was a lazy day. Coral and Maddy were at a birthday party and she left me with baby Jack to entertain for a few hours. I deceided we’d best use our time by heading heading downtown on a long walk, eating some Asian Street Food and buying records.

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While downtown, we stopped at Foo Asian Street Food on Blanshard at Yates. Man, it was hot day, but they were all sold out of their watermelon & feta salad.

c’est dommage.

Oh wait… I can make that! I called the kitchen manager and asked him…and he gave me the recipe.

Foo’s Watermelon & Feta Salad

Pomegranate molasses & Chinese Black Vinegar dressing
Cubed watermelon
Chopped up cucumber
mint and cilantro
pepper mix (black and szechuan)
drizzle on some dressing
finish with crumbled feta

BOOM! It’s good.

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MDNR
Possible future band name for my 80s-inspired dance dark pop/chillwave project: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  Don’t steal it….

Email from Dine Alone Records, sharing the new solo music from Yukon Blonde’s Jeffrey Innes.  he calls his new project High Ends.  The email did say, “a mix of ‘80s-inspired dance pop as Innes croons tuneful hooks over a slithery backdrop of electronic syncopations and spooky arpeggiators.”

That “80s-inspired” line is sadly turning into the worst cliché in modern alternative. Lucky for me the song leans more toward the “spooky.”

Pitchfork had nice things to say about the song “The Weight.”

“(…)more akin to American weirdos of various unseemliness from Ariel Pink to Jim James, tapping into a bygone era of retro-futurism and resulting in something so out-of-time that it sounds timeless.”

This song by a group called Ought keeps popping up on my Soundcloud feed, and I oddly dig it.

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Lastly… another cut from Bastille.  Thinking of featuring this next on the radio.

Go with yourself.

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