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I haven’t heard a Passion Pit remix in “Sleepyhead” in awhile…so when Two Friends sent one over I was like, “huh?”

They said they covering a “classic” form their highschool days which makes me feel old as dirt. Whatever, I hit play.

Neato!

Go with yourself.

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passion pit lifted up

Back in Vancouver after another great weekend on the Island.

On the ferry over to Victoria on Friday night, I read this amazing story of a young man, diagnosed with terminal cancer, who made the journey from Mexico to Canada along the Pacific Crest Trail. Unreal.

I don’t think I’ll have have that wonderful trifecta of money, time, health to pull off this adventure. But I do enjoy reading the tales from the adventurers that can. I am thankful that Astro shared his story before his end.

Where my life is at right now, I can’t even put together 48 hours for a backpacking trip.

Monday begins with a new song Passion Pit.  The new record will be called Kindred and it will be out on April 21st. You can preorder it tomorrow. The first single is “Lifted Up (1985).”

“Nineteen eighty-five was a good year!”

I still love “Take a Walk.”

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Go with yourself.

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Canadian fun-rocker power poppers Hollerado are putting out a new record in February called White Paint.  The boys in Hollerado are giving us more of what made them popular with Record in a Bag… fun, upbeat, catchy modern rock.  Song has the positive rock vibe which permeates through modern rock… I guess with a Democrat in the White House, we get treated to four more years of happy jams.

Hollerado falls into that space of popular music that has a more traditional rock & roll vibe.  Song has some boogy, it’s propulsive, and its fun without the obvious reference to “Foster The People” (which seems to be a common touch-point for bands right now sending in tunes to compare themselves to).

Hollerado just wrapped a tour with Passion Pit…if you were lucky enough to see that live, then probably you can agree when I say that Hollerado is a good times show.

Go with yourself.

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It can feel like a challenge, thinking about summer in Victoria in June.  The weather has been cold, grey and wet for the most part.  On Thursday, I had the chance to DJ on the Rooftop Surfclub for their Solstice party.  I was the first DJ up at 6PM and had a 45 minute set before Boitano turned it up and Marshal A and DJ Speedyshoes closes out the night.  I posted my mix on Mixcloud if you’re into it.

Mixcloud: Mixtape >> Children of Summer

A few weak mixes in here…but for the most part I think you’ll enjoy the set if you normally listen to modern rock.

Some of my favourite songs on the list… Cloud Nothings.  I could listen to them all day.  I dig the Passion Pit and Imagine Dragons remixes.  Alex Clare is growing on my with every listen.

My next mixtape will be an Osheaga festival mix similar my Sasquatch mix.

Go with yourself.

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I don’t have a lot of time to write… but I do have a couple songs I am jazzed to share with you.

BUT first…I want to make a playlist of 2000s post-hardcore/screamo but my Mac is starting to chug and needs a tune-up.  Garageband (the program I use for my podcasts) was being glitchy and slow… I don’t imagine I’ll have the money to upgrade the Mac till June at the earliest, so no podcasts for a bit unless I make it at work.

OK, NEW FOUR TET!

Four Tet – “Jupiters”

Download MP3 >> Four Tet – Jupiters

Regular friends of the blog know how much I LOVE Four Tet… new music is always welcome and will be immediately will go into rotation during my sets at the Veneto (Friday nights… and select Saturdays until they find a guy/girl).

This song has a huge intro before locking into a traditional Four Tet beat. Good times.

and now this…


Wow, has it been three years since the last Passion Pit record?  New album is called Gossamer is due on July 24th.  Mr. Pit will be busy this summer playing all kinds of festivals including Seattle’s Bumbershoot in September.  First single is called “Take a Walk.”

Passion Pit – “Take a Walk”

Its hard to say if this will be a mainstream radio song.  It is pleasant enough, but does the s9und cut through?  if you have thoughts on Passion Pit leave a comment.

OK, I better get to work.

Go with yourself.

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01) Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

No record got more play at home, in the car, or in the club for me then Phoenix.  I genuinely enjoy the whole disc from front-to-back.  Remixes, love them, instrumentals are mighty, catalog (now that I am going back) all good.

02) Propagandhi – Supporting Caste

Propagandhi will be a band that i will always adore.  I forgot how much I listened to this record this year till I hit my Last FM, and for bands that had new music in 2009, Propagandhi was number 2!  I remember looking forward to this record, then getting as soon as I could.  Admittedly, a lot of those spins for this record were for the song “Dear Coaches Corner.”  My great rock and roll shame is that I still have never seen Propagandhi live, ever in all my years.

03) The Dudes – Blood Guts Bruises Cuts

The Dudes get to be one of those bands that I love hearing the singles on the Zone, and I love exploring their album.  Another front-to-backer that I can put on and let it play right through… into their previous record.

04) The Rural Alberta Advantage – Hometowns

a summer record for me.  It got heavy play on the iPod when Coral and I visited Alberta.  Just too cliche to not love while I was driving around Wetaskiwin.  Very pretty music.

05) Japandroids – Post-Nothing

Finally some local(ish) rock on the list.  I have a huge hard-on for Japandroids.  I can’t remember why I was taking the ferry by myself last year.  I am generally herding an entire family with my on the voyage, but there was a time I had the opportunity to listen to music for the crossing on the boat and Japandroids were so perfect.  “Its raining, in Vancouver… but I don’t give a fuck!”  Super fuzzy.  Super great.

06) Silversun Pickups – Swoon

This album remains a steady play on my stereo at home, I enjoy hearing the singles on the Zone and a highlight of the year in concerts was the Zone Show at the Royal.  I loved their set at Sasquatch last May.  Lots of stand-out cuts on this record, but basically, the first 5 song son the record I never skip over.

07) Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz

The sound track to our trip to the Sasquatch Festival (well this and Passion Pit and Bon Iver and Explosions in the Sky and ….).  It’s Blitz is one of the few 2009 vinyls Coral and I added to our collection and I enjoy the dancier ones when I am DJing.

08) Alice In Chains – Black Gives Way To Blue

Growing up, AiC would have to be one of my top 5 90s bands.  Their catalog songs still get regular play at home.  I wanted to pan this record when it came out but something funny happened, its good.

09) Pearl Jam – Backspacer

Another record that hipster Jeremy wanted to hate-on… but its good.  “Just Breathe” is a highlight of the my sets on The Zone Afternoon Show.  I missed the concert in Van but hear only great things.  When I read about Eddie Vedder in the music gossips its for good things.  PJ makes me smile still and I enjoy this record as a stand alone or mixed in with a set of PJ catalog cuts.

10) Passion Pit – Manners

Passion pit got slightly more spins at home this year than PJ… but PJ crushed in total times (because of the Zone) so I made PJ 9 and Passion Pit 10.  I like Passion pit at the club and sometimes at home.  Great in the car.  They were a huge disappointment for me at Sasquatch (maybe I wasn’t drunk enough?) and some album cuts I skip over.

Still, can’t deny that the songs I like from Passion Pit, I REALLY like and play them often. “Little Secrets,” “Moth’s Wings,” “The Reeling,” “Sleepyhead,” all magical.

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My favourite album covers (if Coral reads this and wants to know a Christmas present) are the Japandroids, Rural Alberta Advantage and Propagandhi.  Just say’n dear.

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Go with yourself.

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First day back after another fantastic 24 Hour Relay for The Kids.  The Amalgamated Team Zone over came some serious setbacks and a crushing recession to pull together and raise an astonishing $8262!  A big thank you to so many Zoners who came together to help send kids to camp, but especially Captain Rhaye, BC Smoke Shop, The Bulletproof Babes, and Aegis Fang.

A few highlights… well off the top, the team Wasted Talent has a Drinko Plinko board game in tent city that crushed.  I enjoyed tipping pints with members of the Sharpies and The Canoe Brewpub.  Wayne from the BC Smokeshop brought a keg, so that makes him a pretty special humanitarian in my world.

Allie The Zone Ranger and Bank Girl somehow managed to rally hard late, and stay up with me when it was my turn to jock the Zone @ 91-3’s water station during the witching hours of 4-7AM.

I think the key for me actually surviving the weekend and not dry heaving in my parking lot at 11 AM while unpacking; was the fact that I went home for a square dinner and a nap before coming back for the late night shenanigans.

Already, we’re talking about next year ‘round these parts.  Part of me want sot form TWO teams.  I don’t think Coral will be too into that idea.  But I think it would be cool to have a team of athletes and kids to compete in the running aspect of the 24 Hour Relay and leave the drinking of general hippy drum circles to the Amalgamated Team Zone.

I want to call the Kids team, The Junior Zees or The Fashionable Guns.  What do you think?

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From the Emailz:

—–Original Message—–
From: Lauren [mailto:***@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 9:39 AM
To: jeremy@TheZone.fm
Subject:

Hey Jeremy,
You have to help me out! You played a song last week during my drive home, I dunno, maybe around 5ish, it was by a band called Sex Ed I thought, it is driving me crazy, they were really good but I can’t find anything on YouTube or anywhere…..I think they are from Van and he had written the songs for his girlfriend while he was in college and then they kind of got discovered when his songs got distributed somehow around his campus.
Thanks so much,
Lauren

Hey Lauren,
You’re awesome. That song/band is one of my favourites right now. From what you’re told me, I think it was Passion Pit (that’s the artist that wrote all the music for his girl while in college and he’s from Massachusetts) and the song we’re featuring on the Zone is called “The Reeling” from the record Manners.

I hope that helps. If it is incorrect, let me know and we’ll try something else or I’ll need more info.

Thank you for the email.

Rock.
Jeremy

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And because I don’t always get it right the first time.

—–Original Message—–
From: Jaime [mailto:***]
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2009 6:26 PM
To: jeremy@TheZone.fm
Subject: Thursday’s connect three!

Hi Jeremy,

I meant to write down the name of the first song/band you played yesterday on connect three but I flailed! Can you tell me what it was? It really was epic.

Jaime
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On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 12:56 PM, Jeremy Baker <Jeremy@thezone.fm> wrote:

Hey Jaime,
It was Boxcar Racer – “I Feel So.”

I hope that helps. Thank you for listening to my radio show.
Jeremy

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Thanks Jeremy –

I must have screwed the date or the placement up or something, I meant the Airborn Toxic Event! But I found it and thanks for the great new music!

Jaime

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