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STREET CARNAGE FILMS AT SUNDANCE Comments | Jan 16 2009

The Street Carnage film is at Sundance 2009, it’s called Asshole. Check out the official site at Last Pictures. Asshole is:

Official Selection- Sundance Film Festival
Starring Gavin McInnes and Ray Chao
Directed by Chadd Harbold
Written by Bryan Gaynor
Produced by Mary Beth Minthorn, Dan Berk, and Bryan Gaynor

Vincent Allen (Gavin McInnes) has a doctors appointment, and wants to get in and out as quickly as possible. But Dr. Wong, stubbornly clinging to his Hippocratic oath, insists on actually examining him. Vincent spends the session viciously tearing into the doctor he is bitter, angry, and volatile. But the doctor isnt easily fazed, and just might be able to help him with his asshole problems.

More information on Sundance which runs Jan. 15 - 25 ‘09 can be found on their 2009 site.

Gavin has also done a few other short films with Last Pictures which I have put below. Enjoi

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I just want to be a Brother and you should too! Comments | Jan 13 2009

A relatively new project coming out of Toronto is Brothers, with over 73 Billion friends on myspace already will only bring great things with such exposure. It also makes you want to be a Brother as well so add them and be part of the fun! Their rough and catchy tunes keep me listening and their energetic and hard hitting riffs and dancey melodies keep me doin’ work. In accordance with the blurb taken from Brothers myspace I too always fell that the more instruments adding to the depth of the music creates interest making it more fun to write, preform and listen to. This is exactly what they have done all while managing to keep the Brother count at 3 members. For a reference on this check out Man Man and their video on Pitchfork.TV.

Below is a wonderful description of Brothers taken from their myspace:

I’ve always thought music needed to have as many guitars/pianos/harmoniums/hand claps/voices as physically possible, with never ending sonic layers. BROTHERS is a very standard three-piece rock outfit. I’ve always thought that a song needed an enormous amount of annoying time changes to keep it interesting. BROTHERS has only a few annoying time changes. I’ve always been too nervous and critical of my voice to sing in other bands. In BROTHERS, I am the lead singer.

I can’t wait to hear more from these Brothers and be able to make it to one of their shows. For now just sit tight and enjoy these courtesy MP3s.

Brothers - Big Baby, New Chance

Brothers - Dancing in-the Streets!

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Hey lets just mix up some music? Comments | Dec 29 2008

Boxing day has passed,and hopefully peeps got some sick nasty sales…or maybe not. ONe thing that i did notice were the lineups to get into stores that were not even having boxing days sales such as AA and urban outfitters, i just didn’t get it. Does anyone know of anyone who waited 1/2 an hour get get into a sale-less store on boxing day? If so was it worth it?Just posting a mix of random songs there pretty good and could debatable be “holiday” themed??? Enjoy the best comic of the year above. Cheers

TV On The Radio - Love Dog

Sufjan Stevens - Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Little Boots - Love Kills (Buffetlibre vs Sidechains remix)

I was out the other night with good friends a at Augusta House for So.Phistacated, Lucie TIc and Barbi from Syntonics were playing take a look at some pic’s from Shark Vs. Bear. Ye.

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Empire Of The Sun can walk on dreams and The Killers are dancers Comments | Oct 24 2008

Empire Of The Sun are one of those bands from Australia that are proving there are no “bad” music coming from the land down under. Empire Of The Sun consist of Nick Littlemore of Pnau and Luke Steele of The Sleepy Jackson. Who knows I could be hatted for this reference but Empire Of The Sun kind of reminds me of a Australian MGMT in a with their easy listening pop psychedelia. Many people have been claiming that the remix of Walking On A Dream by Sam La More (Sam Littlemore the brother of Nick Littlemore) is the best rmx of the song. While it is good, my vote goes with VanShe Tech remix. Empire Of The Suns debut album is currently available on iTunes - watch the video and when you see the album link click it and it will talk you to the iTunes store.

Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream

Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream (Van She Tech REmix)

Empire Of The Sun - Half Mast


The new song by The Killers does not suck, it is just as authentic and majestic a band can get. Noting The Killers are getting weirder and more obscure their music keeps raising the bar for the fusion between Indie Rock and Alternative music. Human starts off with similarities to U2 and blends into a more familiar sound of When You Were Young but making sure that they are not just banking of the sound and success of their previous hit. I found Human also shares similarities with the Toronto group Put The Rifle Down. Aside from the roaming majestic animals I am in awe of Brandon Flowers feather vest… like what? A-mazing. The Killers new album Day & Age is being released November 25, 2008.

The Killers - Human

I’ve been playing around with new music video and Overlay.TV’s interactive features for online video. That’s how I addeed all the dynamic content, text and links into the videos. Help the artists out and link to where you can buy their albums/mp3’s online. Overlay.TV allows you to link through the videos you post to itunes/beatport/amazon etc. YE!

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Probably the happiest people alive! Comments | Oct 21 2008

Matt and Kim are an infused indie pop duo from Brooklyn with raw and catchy tunes. Their track Yea Yeah which really allowed them to take off came out over a year ago and they have done it again with the newly released Daylight single [video above]. I first say Matt and Kim in Toronto last summer when they played at Mod Club and quickly realized that they are probably the happiest people I have ever seen. Their whole set both of them had a huge smile across their faces and were authentically loving life being super fun and just playing their music. If you want proof if this claim just watch their new video for Daylight or their Yea Yeah video, happiest people ever!

Matt And Kim - Daylight

Matt And Kim - Verbs Before Nouns

Matt And Kim - Yea Yeah

Matt and Kim have an upcoming tour and perfectly enough they are coming to Ottawa again playing at Mavericks. I am there and so should you! If your hitting it let me know! Pick up your tickets at EndHits YE!

10/31 - Brooklyn, NY @ Danbro Studio Warehouse
11/03 - Boston, MA @ Middle East
11/05 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
11/06 - Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
11/07 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
11/08 - Toronto, ON @ Whippersnapper Space
11/10 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
11/11 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
11/12 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
11/13 - Dekalb, IL @ The House Café
11/14 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
11/15 - Madison, WI @ Union South -Club 770
11/17 - Bloomington, IN @ Uncle Festers
11/18 - Covington, KY @ Mad Hatter Club
11/20 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
11/21 - Pittsburgh, PA @ University of Pitt., William Pitt Union Assembly

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Psychedelic Beach Walks Comments | Oct 19 2008

I’ve been listening to a more calmer style of music as of late. I say its the productivity level that isn’t hinder by loud, fast electro/ghetto/glitch tracks. Some of the highlights from the bands that I’ve listened to for a long while but feel they need to be recognized more, well some are pretty popular and others are still fairly unknown. Passion Pit, M83, Air France and MGMT. They all have similar styles of psychedelic pop infused synth rocking with easy listening of some sort but everything is overly catchy and relaxing. Listening to these songs really just makes me want to go for a stroll on the beach at sunset or just drift around in space  and not worry about a thing.

Passion Pit - Better Things

Passion Pit - Sleepy Head

M83 - Graveyard Girl

M83 - Teen Angst

Air France - Karibien

Air France - No Excuses

MGMT - Kids (This Is My Empire RMX)

MGMT - Of Moons Birds & Monsters

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Teenagers Bring Back Britney Comments | Sep 30 2008

 

Britney Spears

Teenagers have the power to do a lot of things in society, but could anyone have thought that teenagers could revive Britney’s career? I sure didn’t…. well the remix by The Teenagers just may have brought Britney back in a matter of a 4 minute song. Love it.

Britney Spears - Womanizer (The Teenagers RMX)

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We Have Band? Comments | Sep 18 2008

We Have Band

We Have Band is a group from London UK and are signed to the french music/fashion label Kitsune. Their music reminds me of a more raw and bass heavy/ art dance rock The Teenagers and an odd carnival feel like Man Man. But can anyone still say Progressive 80’s music? It doesn’t matter cause there’s a tinge of that in the music We Have Band plays. Just love it.

We Have Band - You Came Out

We Have Band - Oh

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