Thursday, June 26, 2008

"My Drive Thru" by Santogold, Pharrel & Julian Casablancas

Apparently Converse is doing this promo thing where three musical acts get together and make a song. I believe that this is the first song to come out for Converse, in the last issue if Spin they had an add that showed some of the other artists involved in this project as well. Only guy I can name off of the top of my head is that gangly dude from Deerhunter.

Anyways, this song is AMAZING - a perfect summer tune. I'm loving Santogold more and more (Pissed off she won't be at Lollapalooza anymore though) because of this song. This has to be the best thing Pharrel's name has been attached too. I'm not hating on Pharrel, I just like this more then anything else he has done. And regarding Julian, this is probably the best thing he's been apart of since "Under Control", you know that awesome song from "Room On Fire".

Check the track out HERE and tell me what you think.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Burial's "Untrue"

After 2007 ended I read about this band/album because it was on a lot of year-end lists and while I still don't think it would have made my Best of 2007 albums it is a really solid album to listen to. You never know it may brow to be one of my favourite in time for my "Best Albums of the 00's" list. Anyways, this is a dark electronic album - the only thing I could compare it to is a more sombre "Fight Club" soundtrack or maybe even Prodigy's "Narayan" but stretched over an entire album. I'm sure people who actually have knowledge of this genre of music are laughing at what I have written right now.

So, if you're in a downtrodden, mellow mood but don't want to listen to acoustic guitars or "Sea Change" then I recommend you give this album a shot. The tracks that stick out for me have to be "Archangel" and "Untrue". This isn't for everywhere and is a grower. Judge for yourself

Check it out HERE.

Elliott Brood's "Mountain Meadows"

One winter's eve after attending a basketball game where my Toronto Raptors demolished the hated New Jersey Nets, I went to an Elliott Brood concert without knowing what to expect. I hadn't really listened to their music and the idea of see a "country" (I use that term loosely) wasn't too too appealing to me. Let's just say I was wrong to be hesitant on going to their show - they blew me away and are an excellent band to see live. I bought their debut album "Ambassador" shortly after the gig, but I have to admit I hadn't really listened to this band since.

Flash forward to a couple days ago when I read a very interesting live review at and immediately looked up this album and thankfully Waffles had it. I've been listening to it all tonight (Along with Joy Division and Burial) and let's just say it is really catchy and brightened up my day (Joy Division and Burial isn't music to cheer you up). Definitely check out these guys live if you get the chance, download the album because it will probably be hard to find but if you can buy it - do so.

Check it out HERE.

The Tracey Fragments Soundtrack

I can't really tell you much about this. I downloaded it because it has a whole whack load of Broken Social Scene songs (possibly new songs, not 100% sure) and songs from many other Canadian artists. After only a brief listen I would have to say the best song on this soundtrack isn't even from BSS, check out "Oh Lord, My Heart" by the Deadly Snakes.

Here is the tracklist:

1. Horses - Broken Social Scene
2. Ccut Upp - Duchess Says
3. Don't Wanna Be Your Man - Fembots
4. Each New Day - Rose Melberg
5. Drop In the Mercury - Broken Social Scene
6. Who's Gonna Know Your Name (666) - Fembots
7. Gate Hearing! - Slim Twig
8. Oh Lord, My Heart - The Deadly Snakes
9. Hallmark - Broken Social Scene
10. Gone or Missing - Broken Social Scene
11. Needle In the Head - Broken Social Scene

Check it out HERE

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Girl Talk's "Feed The Animals"

The last couple days I haven't really listened or downloaded anything other then Lil' Wayne (Well some new GNR yesterday) but there wasn't a way I could resist this. Released in the Radiohead/Trent Reznor model Girl Talk put "Feed The Animals" on "sale" today with the suggestion that you can pay whatever you want. And while I do think its kind of weak that you are asked to pay for an album made from samples, I definitely appreciate more artist who are adopting this way of releasing their new material. I didn't download this from their site though because I didn't want to get guilted with why I didn't want to pay for this album.

Now, I've heard about Girl Talk for some time not but never really decided to give em a shot. Bands like this, CSS and Hot Chip really don't interest me that much but I decided to give this album a listen. I never knew that Girl Talk was a mash-up artist and when I listened to this album I really enjoyed it - it's just plain fun. Being a person who loves mashups and covers, I really found it awesome to hear "Paranoid Android" mixed with "ROC Boys"; Weezy's "Lollipop" with "Under The Bridge"; and Metallica vs Lil' Momma (I don't even know how I knew it was Lil' Momma).

This is a fun record and its rewarding as a listener when you pick up all the samples featured and this album has samples in fucking spades. From Paula Cole (Yeah, you know what song is sampled) to the chick that sings that MacAir "New Soul" song to Tag Team this album has em all. Apparently there is two Radiohead samples but I can only find one. Anyways, I can't really recommend tracks because its like a DJ's set with no real cohesive order its just many streams of music mashed together and that is fine by me.

Check It out HERE

There are so many more samples I want to namedrop but I think that would ruin most of the fun.

Pixies' "Doolittle"

"Doolittle" is definitely my favourite Pixies album. Now, I know most people who got into this band recently (Within the last 5-6 years) probably downloaded "Surfer Rosa" because it is the album that has "Where Is My Mind?" but doesn't even touch "Doolittle", this is practically their greatest hits album. I'm always surprised when I hear songs from this album on television and movies: "Debaser" on The OC (Shut up); "Here Comes Your Man on Duece Bigalo (I actually saw this in Amsterdam) and I think "Gouge Away" on LOST's Season 4 finale (I may have to double check this). For a seemingly un-commercial band they seem to get around.

This is a band who I haven't got to see live. I already bought tickets to a Tragically Hip when they were coming to town. And this was also the band that got me into feverishly checking out the Coachella website every April since they played the festival. Anyways, I assume most of the people who are reading this have heard or read about this album but haven't downloaded or bought it - well here is your chance.

I tracks I mentioned above are solid but "I Bleed". "Hey" and "Wave Of Mutilation" are easily the best tracks on this album. And then you have tracks like "Monkey Gone To Heaven" which has been covered by Far and "Mr. Greives" which has been covered by the amazing TV On The Radio. Real talk, don't listen to what anyone but me says, "Doolittle" is the Pixies' best album.

Check it out HERE

Nada Surf's "Let Go"

Yes, THAT Nada Surf. The band who wrote that novelty hit"Popular", maybe some of you out there have actually listened to some of their other material, but I think the majority have not.

"Let Go", in my opinion, is their best album and if it were not for the one hit wonder label I'm sure more people would have heard this album. I would not have even given this a listen if it weren't for MuchMusic's "Wedge" playing the "Inside Of Love" video. I tuned in mid-video and was really liking the song and shocked at the end when I found out it was Nada Surf, I thought they had died or something and immediately downloaded the album and their predecessors.

As catchy as "Inside Of Love" is, I find that the best tracks on the album have to be "Killian's Red" and "Blond On Blond". "Fruit Fly" and "Neither Heaven Or Space" are also solid tracks as well. This is a really good album and cohesive. Nada Surf still puts out albums and they released "Lucky" this year, I haven't given it much attention because to me, it's going to be really hard for them to top "Let Go". I still find it a bit irritating that I can't find a copy of "High/Low" at any used CD shops, you figure that would be a staple - I traded mine in way back when and have regretted it for awhile now. They may be one hit wonders but hey at least they aren't lame-stream, right?

Check it out HERE

The Ting Tings' "We Started Nothing"

I really don't want to have to hear/read another thing about this duo. People have been asking me a lot about them and I've been reading about them everywhere, even my shitty local paper.

Anyways, I haven't really formed that solid of an opinion on their music because I haven't been able to get past the first track. Not because "Great DJ" is terrible its just that its so catchy. I hate that Ipod commercial song and while I'm quickly listening to it as I type this I'm not really finding anything too enjoyable. They seem to getting mostly positive reviews except from those buzzkills over at P4K so maybe you'll enjoy this album - I guess its in time for summer, right?

I just really can't seem to take many of "these" types of bands seriously as it seems there are many bands like this jumping on the nu-pop bandwagon. I know for sure, the girl in this group use to be in one of those crummy late 90's manufactured pop bands, so they really don't have much credibility. I can't stop watching the "Great DJ" video because she is so cute in it but I wouldn't count on these guys having a great sophomore album at all. Definitely a one hit wonder but that still doesn't mean you can enjoy this band for the next couple of months.

Check it out HERE

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Matthew Good's "Avalanche"

Matthew Good is an artist that is either loved or hated by Canadians. The thing is, is that most of the people who hate him only know his MuchMusic hits and haven't actually listened to his albums. After he dropped the "Band" and started putting out albums under just "Matthew Good" his song writing and creativity has rocketed while his popularity has plummeted. He was also poised for a push in the USA but his terrible media skills and bluntness prevented that and he has been releasing albums with little to no promotion ever since.

I constantly have to stick up for Matthew Good and when people hear one of his newer songs on the radio and wonder which post-"Beautiful Midnight" album to listen to, "Avalanche" is what I answer with. This is the album where he drastically changes his style and expands on his sounds - in my opinion his real breakout album. Americans will not know that "Weapon" and "In A World Called Catastrophe" were abused on Canadian radio and are pretty dark singles. I don't really like those two songs that much but they are really the only two commercials songs on this album. "21st Century Living" is a punkish song with a message, like if Hamlet fronted a rock band - this would be their hit single. The songs that holds this album together have to be" "While We Were Hunting Rabbits" which is 8 minutes of anguish/beauty; "Bright End Of Nowhere" which is just a depressing look back on his days and "Near Fantasica" is just fantastic. It's totally fucked that these songs don't close the albums.

So this mostly goes out to those who don't live in Canada. Check this album out and give it time, its dense and long but you will eventually love it. And if you have ever heard that he is an asshole its true. Just last night, when I saw Matthew Good in concert the crowd kept heckling him to play one of his hit singles, his response?

"There is just as much a chance I'll play that song as you would come up here and blow me".

Check out "Avalanche" HERE.

Gavin Rossdale's "Wanderlust"

Q: If Gavin Rossdale had access to a time machine, what would he do with it?

A: Go back to 1996 to relive his band's pinnacle.

Real talk, I definitely was a fan of Bush back in the day and think it would have been really cool to see these guys live. Unfortunately, for Mr. Rossdale's fans they eventually grew up and realized that he is quite possibly the most terrible lyricist EVER and can thank God that he is with Gewn Stefani. Anyways you're probably wondering why I am posting this album. Well, a friend suggested I post an album that is absolutely terrible that I can rip into and I can see where he is coming from with this idea. It is MUCH MUCH MUCH more fun to make fun of music then to sing its praises and I'm pretty sure its more fun for people to read it.

Anyways, this album is terrible, "Wanderlust" makes me think he named this album after a German strip club and "Can't Stop the World" sounds like it was written by a pre-schooler and isn't even rocking musically. "Forever You May Run" is one of those sappy power ballads that sounds like the two preceding sounds. I really wish I could write more about this album but I quit after the fourth song. Maybe you'll have a different opinion.

And for those that might think I'm just a hater. I use to really like Bush, I got all their albums and I still don't consider a Hocky Game to officially be started until "Machinehead" is played.

If you want to feel the sensation of your ears bleeding you can save the 10-15 dollars and listen to the album HERE.

Cave In's "Jupiter"

First off, I'm going to say that I'm supremely lucky to have seen these guys live and actually remember some og the songs they play. I HATE it when you see a band, most likely an opener or at a festival, and you don't really like/know their stuff then a couple months/years down the road you are obsessed with them and did not appreciate them as much. This is what is happening to me with My Morning Jacket, I have seen them twice (Opened for Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam) and wasn't a real big fan but I am currently rocking them hard right now.

Anyways, I'm suppose to convince you to download this album. Cave In use to be a metal band but this is their departure record that got them signed to a major label. "Jupiter" is often described as "Space-Rock" record not like Incubus but more like Failure and Hum. Its 8 tracks but they aren't short tracks, these songs have an atmosphere about them. Big, unique songs with odd lyrics but very melodic.

"In The Stream Of Commerce" is the one song that really stands out for me and I can actually remember playing this live when I saw them. "Innuendo And The Other" I have used on mixed CDs many of times and "New Moon" is a kick ass closer. This album flow together really well and if you want to relive some early 00's alternative, I suggest you give this album a shot.

Check It Out: HERE

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Albert Hammond, Jr.'s "Yours To Keep"

Albert Hammond's new album "Como Te Llama" leaked today and instead of posting his new album, let's talk about his very underrated debut "Yours To Keep". And yes, I do realize I may seem like an asshole not posting his AMAZING follow up effort but since only 3-5 people (Two of them being friends) who read this it doesn't really matter what you think.

Anyways, as most of you know Albert Hammond, Jr. is the afro'd guitar player for the Strokes and with this album he also display he can write awesome and catchy rock ditties. I have been listening to this album a lot lately because I've been greatly anticipated his new one and I have to admit I really fucked up when I did not place this album on my "Top Albums of '06". Its a shame I wasted a spot on "Stadium Arcadium" or even the Strokes' "First Impressions Of Earth" when this could have easily replaced them.

On tracks like "Bright Young Thing" and "101" you can't help but sing along to the simple yet, very very catchy lyrics and Hammond kills it on the last track "Hard To Live (In The City)" - its the last and best track on the album and did make my Top Songs of 2006 list.

So, download "Yours To Keep" HERE and if you are a member of a certain breakfast music site you can get "Como Te Llama" THERE.

You MAY see it here but don't hold your breath.

Fuck, I've been updating this shit way to much and I didn't even want this blog to solely be based on music.

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Cool Kids' " The Bake Sale" EP

Yesterday, one of my friends said "Who would have ever thought you would have turned hip-hop?", I looked at him confusingly and asked what he meant. Apparently, I've been gradually listen to more and more rap and hip-hop - which isn't me turning "Hip-Hop per se' but just me listening to more genres of music. Now, with that being said, this EP from The Cool Kids is something that my rap-inclined friends would probably laugh at. I'm not sure what the opinion from rap purists are for this band. See to me the Cool Kids are fun, lyrics are funny and the beats really are just simple but the more and more I listen to this and their "Totally Flossed Out" EP the more and more I find myself rapping along and quoting their lyrics.

I heard the buzz around their Black mags" track last year and decided to listen to it - I hated the song and didn't care for it but they won me over with songs like "88"; I (Mikey) Rock and a "Little Bit Cooler" songs which can be found on both of their EPs (If you are a fan you already know this). A new track that stands out is "What Up Man" - with funny rhymes like "Just a F.Y.I, I'm F.L.Y. and for those who can't spell it means I'm quite a swell guy" how can you not like em?

Check it out:

Coldplay's "Viva La Vida"

Probably the second most hotly anticipated album of the summer and, to me, it really does not disappoint. Coldplay's fourth album (Full title: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends) takes its title from a Mexican painting - not a Ricky Martin song. It also takes its cover art from a Eugene Delacroix painting called "Liberty Leading The People" (Which I saw at the Louvre last year).

The album was also produced by a world renowned producer Brian Eno and you can tell that he has his hands on this album as this isn't the same Coldplay who released the 2005's forgettable "X&Y". The album starts with an instrumental called "Life In Technicolor", that you wish was turned into a full out song with lyrics, but I guess is an appropriate opener for the rest of the album. The next two tracks: "Cemeteries Of London" and "Lost!" are upbeat'ish, tracks despite their names then you have "42" which is one of my fave tracks thus far and has some instrumentals that remind me of Radiohead circa "Kid A".

The album does seems to slow down halfway through, I think it was pretty pointless of the band to add two tracks into one and really serves no purpose because "Lovers In Japan" and "Reign Of Love" are definitely two totally different tracks and the second half of "Yes/ Chinese Sleep Chant" is just an instrumental - I guess its the band trying to be more arty but it really is unnecessary. Anyways, after the two longer tracks the album comes to an awesome close with their two singles: the Ipod seller, title track and "Violet Hill" - two tracks which I really like. In my opnion, the last tracks of the album are always the best and probably the most important and on this album they are really enjoyable, "Strawberry Swing" is super catching and "Death And All His Friends" is a great away to end the album.

Anyways, you are probably not even reading this and just want the link, eh?? Even though all of you have probably heard the album already because it has been posted online for you to stream; I will still provide you with a solid rip of the album.


Friday, June 6, 2008

Wolf Parade's "At Mount Zoomer"

Yeah, yeah, yeah this leaked like a month ago, thing is this is actually a good rip of the album. I can't really say much about this album right yet as I haven't given it that many listens. Initially it isn't as good as "Apologies..." but that could change over time. The only songs that are really memorable to me at the moment are the last two tracks: "An Animal In Your Care" and "Kissing The Beehive".

I think the album art could be one of those so terrible its great sort of things.

Here's the tracklist:

1. "Soldier's Grin" (Boeckner) - 4:38
2. "Call It a Ritual" (Krug) - 2:47
3. "Language City" (Boeckner) - 5:03
4. "Bang Your Drum" (Krug) - 3:12
5. "California Dreamer" (Krug) - 6:02
6. "The Grey Estates" (Boeckner) - 3:28
7. "Fine Young Cannibals" (Boeckner) - 6:33
8. "An Animal in Your Care" (Krug) - 4:21
9. "Kissing the Beehive" (Boeckner/Krug) - 10:46


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Queens Of The Stone Age's "Rated R"

OK real talk, unless you have been living in an Austrian dungeon for the past 20 so odd years you really don't have an excuse not to have heard this album.

Queens Of The Stone Age consistently put out solid rock albums which is a really hard thing to do these days. Honestly, how many modern rock bands have done this in recent memory? Anyways, "Rated R" is their breakout album and in my opinion their best. While it may be "Songs For The Deaf" that get the most attention, I think "Rated R" flows perfectly together and is their most cohesive record. "Fee; Good Hit Of The Summer" is so simple but so catchy, "Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret" and "Auto Pilot" are great and the Mark Lanegan track "In The Fade" is one of my favourite songs that I can't quit listening to.

If I had to rank QOTSA's albums in order it would have to be Rated R = Songs For The Deaf > Self-Titled > Lullabies To Paralyze > Era Vulgaris. The don't have a bad album and if you have never heard of them before I suggest "Rated R" is where you should start.

Check it out:

Cut Copy's "In Ghost Colours"

I'm not even going to lie to you, I don't know anything about this band. I assume they are British or Canadian based on their spelling of "Colour". All I can say is that for the past two days I've had the first two songs stuck in my head ("Feel the Love" and "Cut There On The Ice") and have been enjoying this album way more then I should be.

At the beginning of "Feel The Love" I get the impression I'm listening to a Peter Bjorn and John outtake but then this dance-y crap kicks in and you realize they aren't really a rock pop band but a dance band. And as I was discussing with one of my friends last night a majority of these bands suck and probably won't be heard about in a year or two. It's harsh but true, but that doesn't take away from the fact that this album is pretty enjoyable all the way through. Bring this entry up in two years ago to see if I'm wrong, I know you won't bring it up if I'm right.

Anyways, here's the tracklist to give you the illusion that I've written more then I actually have:

1. Feel the Love
2. Out There On the Ice
3. Lights and Music
4. We Fight For Diamonds
5. Unforgettable Season
6. Midnight Runner
7. So Haunted
8. Voices In Quartz
9. Hearts On Fire
10. Far Away
11. Silver Thoughts
12. Strangers In the Wind
13. Visions
14. Nobody Lost, Nobody Found
15. Eternity One Night Only

P.S. While searching for a a tracklist I could copy and paste here, I found the "Themes" of "Night Driving", "Hanging Out" and "Sexy" listed on, there you have it folks. Also, I had to go to Ebay to find a copyable tracklist - what else did I find on Ebay? Front page, no lie, they have a listing for "Cosby Sweaters".

Check it out:

Local H's "12 Angry Months"

Instead of the tracks going 1-12, the tracks on this album to from January to December like, you know, months. In case you haven't figured it out this is a concept album, the concept being that this is a breakup record that transpires over 12 months, 12 angry months or one angry year. This concept album reminds me a lot of Beck's "Sea Change" but musically they are further apart. None of that sappy woe-is-me breakup wreckord but a scathing and rocking breakup album.

Local H are one of those mid-90s alternative bands that actually managed to stay together and keep putting out albums. I bought "Pack Up The Cats" a couple years ago and haven't listened to it until quite recently an really enjoying it. This album gets better and better after every listen, its really melodic or anything but I guess you can't expect much from a two-person band. Anyways, the standouts on this album are "White Belt Boys" and a track that reminds me of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, "Simple Pleas".

Check it out:

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Lil' Wayne's "Tha Carter III"

Easily, EASILY, the most hyped album and probably the most anticipated leak of this year. I was going to upload this a couple days ago but there is controversy to whether or not these songs are the real deal or if this is a good rip. I can tell you that this is a good rip but as far as the tracklisting no one seems really sure. I have even read rumours that Weezy may even scrap this album because of its leakage. I don't really think its true because the album has already been pressed and distributed.

An aside here, isn't this album cover the most fucking awesome thing you've ever seen? Seriously, every other album cover is a distant second right now. Gives me an idea for my next potential Facebook profile pic.

Anyways, I don't know too much about Lil' Wayne but I downloaded a couple of his mixtapes last year and enjoyed him - would have been real nice to here a properly mastered version of "I Feel Like Dying" but you got to commend Lil' Wayne for giving his fans new material. I'll give it to him he seems like a fucking character and every time I read one of his interviews I laugh. I'm sure there are a million links of this out there but check it out. "Mr. Carter" and "Dr/ Carter" are probably my favourite songs and I can appreciate "Lollipop" but I probably jumped on that bandwagon too late, eh?

Here's the tracklist I got:

1. 3 Peat (Cool & Dre)
2. Mr. Carter (Featuring Jay-Z) (Just Blaze)
3. A Milli (Bangladesh)
4. Got Money (Featuring T-Pain) (Play-N-Skillz)
5. Comfortable (Featuring Babyface) (Kanye West)
6. Phone Home (David Banner)
7. Dr. Carter (Swizz Beatz)
8. Tie My Hands (Featuring Robin Thicke) (Kanye West)
9. Shoot Me Down (Kanye West)
10. Playin' With Fire (Streetrunner)
11. Lollipop (Featuring Static Major) (Jim Jonsin)
12. La La (Featuring Brisco & Busta Rhymes) (David Banner)
13. Nothin' On Me (Featuring Juelz Santana & Fabolous) (Alchemist)
14. Let The Beat Build (Kanye West & Deezle)
15. Mrs. Officer (Wyclef Jean)
16. Misunderstood

Check it:

Sunny Day Real Estate's "How It Feels To Be Something On"

I figure that 4 out of the 5 people that actually visit my site and download the music are mainly here for indie-rock (A obsolete genre, in my opinion) releases and dismiss what is known as "emo" (Even more of a useless "genre" then indie"). Sunny Day Real Estate is linked with this term even though this album is anything but.

People who have heard of Sunny Day Real Estate either know them as being one of the forefathers of emo; that two of their original members went on to join th Foo Fighters or for the longest time their album "Diary" was second in albums sold next to a album called "Bleach". "Diary" is an amazing album, Atmosphere has name dropped it as an influence of his, the album art is some of my favourite and Spin once listed it as one of the "20 Best Albums Not Released By Dylan, Zeppelin or the Beatles" and while "Diary" gets a lot of attention "How It Feels To Be Something On" gets left in the dust. I remember that I had to actually special order this album when it first came out, the idea of special ordering an album really blows me away right now, and when I got the album I was pissed because I didn't like it at all. Its quite shocking that I actually went through the effort in 1998/Grade 10 to get this album considering a lot of the other shit I was listening too (I'll spare you the deets), I was let down by this album and rarely listened to it.

As time went on this album kept on getting better and better, which I think is a reflection of my music taste. I don't know if I like it as much as "Diary" but its a very close call. "Pillars" is a hauntingly epic opener and "100 Million" is one of my favourite SDRE tracks. For all of you on the fence about downloading this I can tell you it ain't really "emo" and you indie hipsters would be more keen on this. You may not dig it at first but this is the definition of a grower. One of the bands that I'm really mad I never got to see live. You can download this most excellent album here:

Broken Social Scene Presents: Brendan Canning's "Something For All Of Us"

First off, I have to say that whoever it is in charge of putting the "Broken Social Scene presents" before the artist name seriously needs to lose their job. If it was Arts and Crafts or BSS decision one of them needs to be held accountable. It wreaks of desperation and it a pain in the ass to type out and it also looks really, really lame on your Ipod. Yeah, I'm a fickle whiny bastard but I'm pretty sure you feel the same.

Regardless Broken Social Scene puts out solid music and the offshoot solo bands/artist have done some really solid stuff. Even though I do not know what part Brendan Canning plays in BSS I'll still download it. Fuck, I guess Arts and Crafts little marketing ploy works. Anyways, not sure how long ago this leaked but I just saw it today and figured a lot of people out there would be interested in it. I can't WAIT to see these guys at Lollapalooza, I saw them once but it was before I knew them real well. Download "Ibi Dreams of Pavement" by Broken Social Scene if you haven't got into this band - it's the bee's knees.

Check it: