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Winnie favourite James Deen returns with his adorable sounds on the first single “Grin” featuring Jersey singer Ehiorobo from his upcoming album Never Be Cool out April 13th, stream below.
New York/Vancouver indie dance act Bob Moses is a duo: Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance. Although they went to the same high school in hometown Vancouver, back then they didn’t really hang out together. After graduating, they both separately went to New York to start a music career. New York is a tough place to make it and both of them struggled. Then one day, Howie and Vallance accidentally ran into each other and decided to work on music together. Bob Moses was born!
I chatted with a very tired but friendly Tom and Jimmy in a swank Vancouver hotel Business Centre while the guys waited for their hotel rooms to be ready. (I think they were ready for a pre-show nap.)
Which member of Bob Moses walked out of an orgy? Which Bob Moses track samples an obscure bangra song? What dark secrets do Jimmy and Tom know about each other that not even their girlfriends know? Who showed Bob Moses the Bobby Bland track they eventually covered? What metal bands are the two of them banging their heads to in the studio (when they need a break from electronic music)? How did Tom and Jimmy react when VICE said they sounded like “a tranqued Chris Martin” (from Coldplay)? Why do Jimmy and Tom sometimes hate on rapper G-Eazy? You’ll have to listen to find out!
Tracks played on the show…
1) Bob Moses, Days Gone By (2015) “Tearing Me Up”
2) Bob Moses, Days Gone By (2015) “Talk”
3) Bob Moses, First to Cry EP (2014) “I Ain’t Gonna Be the First to Cry” (Bobby Bland cover) **
4) Bob Moses, Days Gone By: Never Enough Edition (2016) “Before I Fall” (acoustic version) (mp3)
5) Bob Moses, Days Gone By (2015) “Touch and Go”
All songs CANCON, except **
You can also check out the radio edit of the show, if you need all your hang sessions to clock in under 30 minutes.
While trying to find a quiet corner, The Veils frontman Finn Andrews and me got lost in backstage area of the newly renovated Fortune Sound Lounge. He rolled a cigarette as we chatted about his band’s latest record, Total Depravity. Chance encounters while hanging out in LA ended up with Finn working on the record with rapper and hip hop producer El-P (from Run the Jewels) and film director legend David Lynch. (Finn will be appearing in the 2017 Twin Peaks revival.)
What was it like to have rapper El-P produce an indie rock band? How does Finn keep his discipline as a song writer? Why do the band publish the song lyrics on the Veils website? Why did Finn want me to play his song “Nux Vomica”? How did the band navigate tough times? What sweet tradition does he have with his rocker dad? Which song on Total Depravity did the band save from the recycling bin? What was it like working with David Lynch? You’ll have to listen to find out.
Tracks played on the show…
1) The Veils, Total Depravity (2016) “Axolotl”
2) Run the Jewels, Run the Jewels 3 (2016) “Talk to Me”
3) The Veils, Total Depravity (2016) “Low Lays the Devil”
4) The Veils, Nux Vomica (2006) “Nux Vomica”
5) The Veils, Live at Abbey Road (2013) “Out from the Valleys & Into the Stars”
6) The Veils, Total Depravity (2016) “In the Nightfall” (mp3)
NO songs CANCON
There’s also a radio edit–if you need all your hang sessions to last under 30 minutes.
So Loki return with a heavy new single titled “Liquid Luck” reminding us all about the confidence juice we all partake in, cheers and stream or purchase below.
Vancouver based brand Taikan have just released quite the rare mix from Mad Decent creative director Paul Devro consisting of all types of music from around the world and then some, stream and tracklist below.
M0s1112 – NoBody
Bibio – Jealous Of Roses
Keiska – Tonight Remix
Lully – Slow D’s
rAAAH – Clouds
Last Stop – Strike Litening x Jay Live
Dizzee Rascal – Jezebel (rAHHH Edit)
DKVPZ – Deixa Ela Envolvida
wntr – Chicago w- j.robb
Louie Lastic – Reactions
Sega Bodega – The Apricot Song
Unknown Artist – Club Goin Up Remix
PNB Rock Ft. Fetty Wap x ZUTZUT – Spend the Night Edit
Sodsai Chaengkij – La La Means I Love You
Sampa The Great – Owl Chant
Plezier – Canape
Zdenek Liska x Gucci Mane – N=1 Edit
Ravi Shankar – Chaturang
Unknown Artist – Pride
Marju Kuut – Maskeraad
Unknown Artist – Unknown Song
Mechatok – Toke
Onra – Oasis
Tizrah – Make it Up
Dina Mariana – Mari Bergoyang
Unknown Artist – 93 Till Infinity Mix
When I caught the Vancouver soundcheck of old friends and Toronto punk band PUP, the boys were trying to make a song from the new record, The Dream Is Over, work in their live set. At that point, PUP were three months into a world tour so I was shocked that by then every song on the record hadn’t been played over and over and over.
I hung out with Stefan from PUP as he waited for his sister to come pick him up for dinner. Which song from the new record The Dream Is Over do they still not play live? How can a tour can make you want to kill your best friends? How do the members of PUP break from punk band cliches? What is the song “DVP” about? Which PUP song is about a pet lizard? What would a love song from PUP sound like? Which song from the first record will the band never stop playing live and why? Which song was inspired by a girl calling Stefan a piece of shit? What “not loud” music are the guys in the band enjoying right now? What’s Stefan‘s favorite type of sushi? Which song does the band consider “just for them?” You’ll have to listen to find out.
Tracks played on the podcast edition of the show…
1) PUP (the band), The Dream Is Over (2016) “If This Tour Doesn’t Kill You, I Will”
2) PUP (the band), The Dream Is Over (2016) “DVP”
3) PUP (the band), The Dream Is Over (2016) “Sleep In The Heat”
4) PUP (the band), PUP (2013) “Guilt Trip” (mp3)
5) PUP (the band), The Dream Is Over (2016) “My Life is Over and I Couldn’t Be Happier”
6) PUP (the band), “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” (unreleased Phantogram cover)**
7) PUP (the band), The Dream Is Over (2016) “Familiar Patterns”
ALL songs CANCON–except **
You can also listen to the radio length edition of the show.