With Michael moved to Dubai and Madonna married to Guy Ritchie the 80’s needed a hero. Not since Mad Max crawled out of the outback spoiling for a fight has the great down under supplied us with a more suitable contender.
As surely as Adam begat Cain and Able so too does Cut Copy arrive seething with Mel Gibson’s dystopic fury, their Bret Easton Ellis electro the perfect synth antiodote to too worthy aspirants to their rightful throne.
DFA’s Tim Goldsworthy is a welcome scribe, taking notations from the altar of history as the Australians distort the space time continuum to suit their own ends. What glory to be so invited, what pleasure lie at the end of such a journey?
Well friends our scribe has returned, his suffering is our pleasure, his virtue our decadence and his Mount Sinai is crumbling under the weight of its own expectations. Behold the future past in all its timeline bending, bass bind shuddering splendor: In Ghost Colors.
Montreal will have their chance to repent on May 10 at Cabaret Music Hall w/ Black Kids – Buy Cut Copy Tickets Montreal or in Toronto 9 May 2008 at Lee’s Place also with Black kids.
But why wait? Below is a full tracklisting for In Ghost Colors and a few mp3’s from the Melbourne marvels.
In Ghost Colors Tracklisting
1. Feel The Love
2. Out There On The Ice mp3
3. Lights And Music mp3
4. We Fight For Diamonds
5. Unforgettable Season
6. Midnight Runner
7. So Haunted mp3
8. Voices In Quartz
9. Hearts On Fire mp3
10. Far Away
11. Silver Thoughts
12. Strangers In The Wind
14. Nobody Lost, Nobody Found
15. Eternity One Night Only
Don’t forget their earlier classics:Future mp3 and B.A.B.Y mp3
Or why not peruse the whole of the new album via Cut Copy Myspace or buy In Ghost Colors?
If you are new to the band why not at least check out their Hearts on Fire video below?
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Montreal Bands at SXSW 2008 Pt1
From the Arcade Fire to Chromeo, Montreal is synonymous with diverse eclectic music scene.
Come SXSW 2008 in Austin, Texas eyes will be on the fresh blood from what many are billing as the New New York. Haven’t heard of Peer Pressure or Skratch Bastid? Don’t worry the monkey is only too happy to oblige on this, part 1 of the 4 part guide to Montreal Bands at South By South West 2008.
[See also part 2 of our SXSW coverage.]
Buy The Stills Without Feathers Album
Retour A Vega mp3
Still in Love Song mp3
In the Beginning mp3
Think About Life
Buy Think About Life Album
Paul Cries mp3
What the Future Might Be mp3
BuyYou Could Be Album
You Could Be mp3
Moutin Noir mp3
Bordeaux Boredom mp3
The United Steel Workers of Montreal
Buy Kerosene & Coal
Wandering Eye mp3
Ask Me to Stay mp3
Place St Henri mp3
Buy Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole Album
How Soon mp3
Your Favorite Enemies
Buy And If I Was To Die In The Morning… Would I Still Be Sleeping With You Album
I Might Be Wrong mp3
Open Your Eyes mp3
Midnight’s Crashing mp3
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Montreal bands have proved once again that when it comes to producing great music you needn’t leave the island. Arcade Fire and Patrick Watson lead the way with nominations in the dubiously titled ‘ Alternative Album of the Year‘ category Chromeo bust it out with their gay for miles funk, and er…other notable Quebec originators Avril Lavinge and Celine Dion illustrate you dont have to be innovative to be a recipient.
The 2008 Juno Awards on Sunday, April 6th, marks the 37th celebration of the best of best of Canadian music by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and will broadcast from Calgary Alberta on CTV.
Below is the list of Quebec’s 2008 Juno Award nominees:
Arcade Fire capped of a successful 2007 with nods for Group of the Year and Alternative Album of the year for Neon Bible. If you have been listening to Nickleback for the entire noughties it’s not too late to save your ever living soul by checking out the cathartic Barrack-Obama-Supporting Montrealer’s ethereal pop orchestrations
It’s also been a great year for fellow Polaris Award nominees Patrick Watson who’s Close to Paradise LP will duke in out with their more esteemed compatriots in the Alternative Album of the Year category. If you’re late to the party for these navel-gazers it’s well worth checking out
More 80’s than Paula Abdul, urban-funksters Chromeo unleashed the biggest blackest bass line in all of 2008, and non-unexpectedly, Fancy Footwork has been nominated for the Dance Recording of the Year accolade.
Other Quebecois nominees included:
Amon Tobin Foley Room for Instrumental Album of the Year, sample his haunting drum n’ bass infused Back From Space mp3
Skratch Bastid for Jack Richardson Producer of the Year, but his own stuff is worth a look see too The Dirty Dirty mp3
Corneille The Birth of Cornelius for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year
And you will be happy to note that such cultural luminaries as Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne and Claude Dubois will slug it out for you trifling affections, 3 Quebecois enter the cage – one dubious reputation exits. Celebrate as the Juno Fan Choice Awards reflect your innermost self-loathing.
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So you heard the Warning and you loved Over and Over that’s swell.
So by now you’ve got your ticket to Hot Chip April 15th, 2008 at the Metropolis in Montreal, and having heard their new album Made in the Dark you’ve no doubt adjusted your expectations accordingly.
But one question remains – who in the hell are their support act Free Blood? That’s a fair enough question so the monkey got on the case for you digging up these mp3‘s for your aural pleasure:
Royal Family(ACTH Remix) mp3
Never Hear Surf Music Again (ACTH Remix)[z share]
Quick and Painful (Hot Chip Remix) [Zshare]
If that wets your whiskers why not see them when they hit Montreal?
Buy Hot Chip tickets
Visit Free Blood’s official site for Tour Dates
For the instant gratification type why not check out, debut release, the Royal Family video:
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