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Mix 34

Hey there! here is my latest mixtape that I made for Baeble Music:

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Tracklist:

1. Girls – “Lust For Life”

2. Sky Larkin – “Smarts”

3. Miss Li – “Bourgeois Shagri-La”

4. Hot Chip & Peter Gabriel – “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” (Vampire Weekend Cover)

5. Washed Out – “Get Up”

6. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Higher Than The Stars”

7. Le Loup – “Morning Song”

8. WHY? – “January Twenty Something”

9. Kings of Convenience – “24-25”

10. Telefon Tel Aviv – “The Birds”

Mix 33

And in case you missed it here’ the one from two weeks ago!

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Tracklist:

1. Little Boots – “Ghost”

2. Amy Milan – “Bruised Ghosts”

3. Sea Wolf – “Turn The Dirt Over”

4. Zero 7 – “Medicine Man”

5. Monsters of Folk – “Say Please”

6. Blitzen Trapper – “Going Down”

7. Ivy – “Corners of Your Mind”

8. jump Clubb – “A Frozen Hug”

9. Islands – “No You Don’t”

10. Rose Melberg – “Things That We Do”

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I’m About To Pop

Pop Montreal

It’s that time of year again folks. No i’m not talking about Christmas (although I kinda wish I was) but the annual Pop Montreal Festival that takes place all over this great city of mine. Just take a look at the list of names above. All i can think is that there is one notable emmission. Where is Sufjan? If he’s on that list I am blind. So anyways, I’m basically just trying to plan out which shows to see. It’s a little bit tough since they all play at the same time but here is my tentative schedule:

Wensday, September 30th:

The Phenomenal Handclap Band – 8:00 – Le National

Amy Millan – 10:00 – Ukrainian Federation

Elephant Stone – 11:00 – O Patro Vys

Matt & Kim – 12:00 – Club Lambi

Jay Reatard – 12:30 – La Sala Rossa (if I can make it)

Thursday, October 1st:

Habs vs. Leafs – 7:00 – Air Canada Center (In Toronto)

Friday, October 2nd:

Tune Yards – 7:00 – Musee D’art Contomporain (maybe)

Ghost Bees – 8:00 – Ukrainian Federation

Cryptacize  – 8:45 – Cabaret

Sufjan Stevens – 9:45 – Cabaret

Hexes & Ohs – 10:40 – Il Motore

The Do – 11:30 – Theatre Plaza

Shapes & Sizes – 12:00 – O Patro Vys (if I can make it)

Saturday, October 3rd:

Jarusalem In My Heart – 9:00 – Theatre Outremont

Les Momies De Palerme – 10:00 – Barfly

Forest City Lovers – 11:00 – Casa Del Popolo

Os Mutantes – 11:30 – Le National

Fresh and Only’s – 12:00 – La Sala Rossa

The Oh Sees – 1:00 – La Sala Rossa

or (they’re right across the street so it’ll be a game time decision)

The D’Urbervilles – 1:00 – Casa Del Popolo

Sunday, October 4th:

I’m not really sure what to see since I’m not really familiar with any of the bands playing on Sunday so if anyone has any suggestions please feel free to let me know. I was thinking about these two:

Nadia & The Tchotchkes – 9:00 – Green Room

Arianne Moffat – 10:00 – Ukrainian Federation

White Pine Waltz – 10:00 – Casa Del Popolo

For updates on what’s going on check my twitter page as I will most likely be posting stuff on there while I’m at the shows.

T.G.I.Mixtape: Volume 32

mixtape

Hello!

Here is my latest mixtape that I made for Baeble Music. It’s a good one!

Tracklist:

1. Imogen Heap – “First Train Home”

2. Woods – “Rain On”

3. Ramona Falls – “Salt Sack”

4. Bridezilla – “Brown Paper Bag”

5. Coconut Records – “Microphone”

6. Foreign Born – “Early Warnings”

7. Tyondai Braxton – “Opening Bell”

8. Imaad Wasif – “Priestess”

9. HEALTH – “Die Slowly”

10. Wild Beasts – “Hooting & Howling

Woweeee! Listen.

Colour Me Yellow!

YBP Book Launch

Well it’s been quite a hectic week for me, but now that I finally have some time to sit down and relax I’d like to take this time to talk about what an amazing weekend I had last weekend. Yes, as depicted above it was the Montreal date of the Yellow Bird Project Indie Rock Coloring Book launch tour.

In case you haven’t heard about it yet, YBP joined forces with artist Andy J. Miller in creating the Indie Rock Coloring Book, in which each page is devoted to a different indie band or musician and you have to colour it in. Of course all the proceeds of the book sales go to all the charities that the bands support. But instead of telling you about it why not take a look at some samples.

Here is the page devoted to Devendra Banhart:

Devendra Book Page

Here’s the page devoted to Andrew Bird:

Andrew Bird Book Page

You get the picture…

So the tour started in San Fransisco where the project’s two founders Matt and Casey set up shop at the Outside Lands Festival selling YBP T-shirts and coloring books.

Here’s a picture of YBP’s booth:

Booth

Afterward they had a party in San Fran where they drank like adults and coloured like children:

Colouring

The next stop on the tour was in New York City where the YBP crew hosted a book launch party at Housing Works where they had Ra Ra Riot DJing and a solo performance by Elvis Perkins.

Here’s the guys from Ra Ra Riot Spinning tunes:

Ra Ra Riot DJing

And here’s Elvis Perkins playing and donning a lovely YBP tee!

Elvis Perkins

And finally, the gang came back to where it all started…Montreal. Fortunately I was able to attend this one and let me tell you it was amazing. As I was pulling up to the Drawn & Quarterly Book Store where the launch was taking place, Murray Lightburn and Natalia Yanchak from the Dears crossed in front of my car. And they were walking with their adorable daughter Neptune, who is responsible for the design on their YBP tee.

There were books, juice, cookies and coloring at this kid-friendly event but the highlight was an amazing solo performance by Murray from the Dears.

Here’s Murray, Natalia and Neptune arriving at the book store (that’s me and White Blank Page standing at the door):

Murray and Natalia

Here’s some of the kiddies colouring:

Coloring Kids

And here’s Murray doing what he does best:

Murray Lightburn

Hey look who showed up for the festivities…Sam Roberts and his daughter!

Sam Roberts and daughter

Here’s Sam, his daughter, Matt and Casey from YBP and Murray and Natalia:

Sam Roberts

Afterward the guys asked me to put on the brand new shirt designed by Little Boots so that they could take some pictures for their site.

Here’s one of them (that’s me trying my best (and failing) to look like a model):

Little Boots

And then to cap it all off they had an after party where everyone could chat, drink and of course colour.

Fun:

After Party

So basically it was a really fun weekend! Oh and if you were interested in purchasing the latest Little Boots YBP tee you can find it here.

Well that’s all for now. Are you gearing up for fall and all the wonderful fall music? I am. Can’t wait. I already have made up my fall playlist on my ipod. It’s called “The Minor Fall” and on it you will find stuff from Band of Horses, Midlake, Department of Eagles, Grizzly Bear, Sea Wolf, Nurses and of course Nick Drake. There’s probably more, but yeah…excited for fall.

T.G.I.Mixtape: Volume 29

Mix 29

Hey guys,

here’s my latest mixtape that I did for Baeble Music.

Click here to listen.

Tracklist:

1. Daniel Johnston – “Freedom”

2. Birdie Busch – “Hometown Boredom”

3. Dead Man’s Bones – “In The Room Where You Sleep”

4. Pomplamoose – “Hail Mary”

5. The Lovely Feathers – “Lowiza”

6. Blind Man’s Colour – “The Warm Current’s Pull”

7. Daniel Rossen – “Waterfall”

8. Arctic Monkeys – “Crying Lightning”

9. Mum – “If I Were A Fish”

10. She And Him – “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want”

Listen.

T.G.I.Mixtape: Y.B.P. Edition

YBP MixtapeHey guys. I made an extra special Mixtape this week featuring music from bands that are a part of my favourite non-profit organization The Yellow Bird Project. Check it out!

Oh and here’s the tracklist:

1. Stars – Division (B-Side from In Our Bedroom After The War)

2. Of Montreal – “Alter Eagle” (From ID Engager Single)

3. Uninhabitable Mansions – “Do You Have A Strategy?”

4. Broken Social Scene – “Needle In The Head”

5. k-os (feat. Murray Lightburn and Emily Haines) – “Uptown Girl”

6. Holly Throsby – “A Heart Divided”

7. Elvis Perkins In Dearland – “Slow Doomsday”

8. The National (feat. St Vincent) – “Sleep All Summer” (Crooked Fingers Cover)

9. King Creosote – “Camels Swapped For Wives”

10. The Tallest Man On Earth – “A Field Of Birds”

Click here to listen!

T.G.I.Mixtape: Volume 27

MixtapeHey there. Check out my new mixtape over at Baeble Music.

Here’s the tracklist:

1. Volcano Choir – “Island, IS”

2. Ohbijou – “Black Ice”

3. The Dodos – “Fables”

4. Johnny Flynn – “Tickle Me Pink”

5. Religious Girls – “White Mage”

6. Owl City – “Fireflies”

7. Joe Pernice – “Chim Cheree”

8. Brendan Benson – “A Whole Lot Better”

9. Young Galaxy – “Destroyer”

10. The Happies – “Another Sleepy Morning”

Click here to listen.