They say the rains are a comin’ to Vancouver this weekend. It might rain more in the next two days then it has rained all summer. And I’ll be taking a long weekend in Victoria while my wife is in Seattle. Ha. Ain’t that the way.

Decided I better get after THIS day as best I can with a Yolk’s food truck poached egg and seat with a view on the street.


Hey Music Blog reader… Jamie and I have been working on a new webseries taking you on a tour of Vancouver’s fine craft breweries. I’d love if you took less than 3 minutes to watch this. Maybe even share the video? Views are good. Thank you!


Tomorrow will see new records from Carly Rae Jepsen (who I kinda love right now) and Atlas Genius.

Ms Jepsen doesn’t have her new single on Soundcloud which is a major bummer. But Top 40…you know?

I’ll take this remix. It bangs.

If there is any justice in this world, Carly Rae Jepsen will have the biggest pop record of the year.

Atlas Genius channels a little Imagine Dragons with this cut from Inanimate Objects.

Have a great weekend!

Go with yourself.

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FIDLAR released a brand new song yesterday called “Leave Me Alone.”

Stereogum had the premier where they say, “The new record doesn’t scrimp when it comes to giant hooks or appropriately buzzed-out guitars, but it does add an extra layer to finesse to the band’s reliably scrappy songs.”

Their new record Too is out on September 4th and I’ll be all over it next Friday for sure. God I love these guys.

FIDLAR is on tour in the fall…and typical US band, no Vancouver date. What gives? 

10/22 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
10/23 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA

And I can’t believe this song is two years old now.

Hit the PNE the other day to film an episode of Sip and Spin and got to sample some food. I had heard rumblings of a mystical food called the “Fat Elvis” but sadly did not order one. I really should have. Wow.

Read: 7 Must Eat Foods at the PNE: RANKED


New Macklemore? Wow. Get after this.

Go with yourself.


Zee is back on the blog with a bright French-disco remix of Icona Pop’s smash “I Love It.”

The South Korean producer says the remix is “breakbot-y summery french disco track that will suit those drives by the beaches.”

Go with yourself.

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Saskatchewanese indie rockers Library Voices have a new record on November 6th called Lovish,

The group channeled some classic rock vibes for the first single “Oh Donna.”

“Oh Donna is our stab at bastardizing classic rock. Brennan reached out with the skeleton of the song and said he wanted it to be thematically reminiscent of Lola, I’m A Boy, or Madame George. He suggested the name Donna and I spent the next few days lost inside my thoughts.”

And this is a bizarre story. “(…) singer/guitarist Carl Johnson was jumped, beaten, and left unconscious in the street in a random act of violence. The attack resulted in blood pooling on the front of his brain, a severe concussion, an inability to smell bad odors, and a long road to recovery. For a few months it remained uncertain whether he would be able to continue writing and performing music.”

Oh wow.



One dude is from Chicago, and the other is from Melbourne and now they live in Brooklyn and perform as Surf Rock Is Dead.

Chill. Hazy. A little of that 80-classic alternative/shoegaze thing going on. NOISEY likens their sound to ” DIIV, Beach Fossils, and The Drums.”

This came on my soundcloud after SRID and sounded cool. Plus I love the band name, Diane Coffee.



CRUISR is touring with my fave band from San Francisco, Waters. No Vancouver show? C’mon man, Pacific North-West is the best North-West. Get after it boys.

Hilly Dilly talking “Throw Shade:” ‘don’t be surprised at all if you find this track stuck in your head only after one listen.

Hilly Dilly also posted up a new Sylvan Esso song. Neat.


I’ll end the party today with some LA House music. AC Slater‘s new one is called “U Got 2.”

Cool man. House music, who’d have thuink it. My AC Slater, AC/DC mash-up tribute DJ band is going to be called AC/DC Slater. Right?

Go with yourself.

Chatoic Neutral

Check out the brand new Matt Good music video. The video was filmed in Oshawa and feature Matt roaming the city with live wolves!  Crazy!

Go with yourself.

Photo by Deirdre O'Callaghan

Photo by Deirdre O’Callaghan

Matt Berninger from The National was showing up in the music newsers today because of his new project El Vy AND the tease that The National are recording a new record. Or starting to think about recording a new record. El Vy is a project with Brent Knopf of Menomena and Ramona Falls.  They have a song out in front of their October 30th record called “Return to the Moon.”

Go with yourself.

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There’s my daughter at Lighthouse Park. She scrambled up on the rocks at Shore Pine Point looking down the Howe Sound. What a perfect Sunday afternoon. If you ever are in need of a quick wilderness adventure near downtown Vancouver then this is your easy hike amongst some great trees and along the sea. The Burrard Inlet side boasts a beautiful lighthouse and some stunning views back at downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park, UBC and the Lions Gate Bridge. You round the point and you’re staring at Howe Sound, ocean and Islands.


Alberta Cross are an English rock band, based out of Brooklyn, aping their name from Western Canada’s other best Province.

The band recently signed to Dine Alone Records here in Canada and will release their third album (self titled) on October 16th. Here’s the single “Ghost of Santa Fe.”


This cut came on next on my soundcloud and liked the vibe. Band is Rrest.

Go with yourself.


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