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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!


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


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)


Twist Oliver, Twist! Comments | Sep 15 2008

Twist Oliver Twist 

Hailing from Brisbane Queensland Australia, Twist Oliver, Twist! is def. progressing the sound of Australian pop, and even the global music scene. Their fast passed energetic dance sound meshed with a pop infused indie voice. Listening to their tracks I can hear definite similarities  to Interpol, some At the Drive-in, The Faint and Bloc Party’s Weekend In The City Album. I am having a hard time believing that they are still unsigned and have only been around since ‘07. Seriously watch our for these guys.  Support Twist Oliver, Twist! by grabbing their EP off iTunes in the near future.

Twist Oliver, Twist! - Band vs. Band

 Twist Oliver, Twist! - Life Is War

Twist Oliver, Twist! -  Mediocrity Rules

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The Time Mariah Carey Did Designer Drugs Comments | Sep 08 2008

Mariah Carey Did Designer Drugs

There was a remix contest for Mariah Careys new single I’ll Be Lovin’ U Long. Sure enough  Designer Drugs have have taken the song to a whole new level. See original track below. Designer Drugs originating from Philly and now located in NYC are making a huge inpact in the club scene.

Show Designer Drugs how U’ll Be Lovin’ Them Long Time with a VOTE!

Mariah Carey - I’ll Be Lovin’ U Long Time(Designer Drugs RMX)

Mariah Carey - I’ll Be Lovin’ U Long Time


V is for Van She Comments | Aug 11 2008

Van She

On August number 9 the debut full length from Van She is being released. If you loved The Teenagers Reality Check, I would defiantly recommend checking out Van She’s album V.

The similarities lie with the 80’s popish synths and drums.Van She hail from Sydney Australia and have been making amazing tracks since ‘05. Listening to their album I can hear influences from Nirvana, U2 and Perl Jam. For being a Psychedelic / Shoegaze / Techno (according to their myspace page) band its great hearing classic influences twisted into a more modern shape. Accordingly Modular describes Van She as a “new band from Sydney fresh on ideas, fresher than Flavor Flav, fresh like coriander, fresher than the Fresh Prince.” - Amazing.

Along with their band two members also do remixes of your fab. fav. groups and producers under the name Van She Technologic… here is some songs off their new album V.


Van She - Sunbeams

Van She - Virgin Suicide

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The Lovely Feathers Comments | Jul 10 2008

The Lovely Feathers

I’ve been lucky enough to have seen The Lovely Feathers multiple times years ago when they were touring with Metric and playing Last Gang Records release parties for the likes of MSTRKRFT (previous post). I haven’t heard anything from them in a while and have continuously been listening to their energetic, fun infused melodic tunes on and off for the last 3 years. When I saw them with out a doubt they were one of the most energetic enthusiastic groups I have ever seen live. (the guitar player actually fell off stage!) For a reminder on how everyone should still be listening to one of the best Quebecois bands around, or if they are no longer around in the past here is a few bangers to keep ya interested. All of their songs are so good I could only narrow it down to these three. The Lovely Feathers Myspace | Home Page

The Lovely Feathers - In The Valley

The Lovely Feathers - Fudgicle

The Lovely Feathers - Photocorners

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The Virgins … Comments | Jun 26 2008

The VirginsThe Virgins, a band that sounds very UK…ish? I think so but their from NYC and started back in 2005. In my opinion just ahead of the whole scene in America. There good, easy indie rockish new wave (if that genre still exists) soul. Non the less it’s great music that will last. Really, just listen to The Virgins and enjoy the sounds. They remind me slightly of the UK band Mystery Jets… does anyone else think so?

The Virgins - Tequila Alley  

 The Virgins - Rich Girls 

 Mystery Jets - Young Love (Ft. Laura Marling) 

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