ESB PLAYLIST 2/4/05
some pics and a video from the MIA/DIplo show at the drake wednesday night here.
also, local electronic label synaptic plastic has finally released some records. here's what one of them looks like:
ain't it pretty? i think so. their designer is called raisecain an this is a preliminary look at her site in development. we'll let you know when more records hit the streets. two releases are available now at release records and playderecord, and some copies should be ready at rotate this by next week. so look for:
ASC (uk) - Static Shock/System Shock
STRANJAH (can) - Chordz/ Red Lantern (pictured above)
and now, our selections from yesterday...
M.I.A. / DIPLO - Fire Bam
* from Piracy Funds Terrorism
CHEMICAL BROS - Can't Stop this Feeling
ELTON MOTELLO - Jet Boy Jet Girl
* i mistakenly called this guy a "new artist" (mainly because i hadn't done a lick of research into this song even though it was right in front of my face on the blog i got it from), and even called him "moRello", so now i feel shame. elton moTello has been around for ever and this tune blew everyone away back in the punk heydey.
HANGED UP - New Blue Monday
LOW - Trasmission
* covers of the two best selling records the factory ever had, the first one from a collaboration between various musicians on montreal's constellation records. check out this new blog about the FAC.
A CERTAIN RATIO - Lucinda
DUCHESS SAYS - Cut Up
DUCHESS SAYS - Black Flag
* Goldkixx reports that these guys are the Montreal act you missed last year. make sure it doesn't happen again in 2005.
UNICORNS - Tuff Ghost
UNICORNS - Les Ohs
ALL MAKES, PARTS and COLLISION - Track 12
* Goldkixx reports that the legendary Montreal trio the Unicorns have broken up. too bad, because they left an imprint during their short term in the spotlight, for better or worse. the last tune in this set comes from an Alden Ginger pre-Unicorns project.
BLACK MOUNTAIN - Set Us Free
* one more thing from Glodkixx and then you can leave. they're saying that 2005 will be Vancouver's year, because of group like the Black Mountain. it'd take a lot to convince me that Black Mountain can compete with the onslaught of new toronto groups like no dynamics, but what the hell, who gives two shits for competition anyway. i mean, music is about sharing with one another. vancouver, montreal, toronto, it's all the same city, isn't it? ok, maybe not...but there's no reason all of us here out east, with our disco punk and electro tastes, should knock on a band like Black Mountain because of their psychadelic down home sound.
next week's show falls under wavelength's 5th anniversary, so we're gonna try and get steve kado and johnny dovercourt on as guests, two guys who have been at the forefront of this toronto revolution/institution since its inception.