Thursday, 22 January 2015

Discoggs 12 - The Canadian Special Edition

I've been in Toronto this week, seeking out great Canadian artists both old and new. Here's a selection for you...

Dancehall Domine - The New Pornographers
Trainwreck 1979 - Death From Above 1979
Nomads - Highs
Waves - Bahamas
Blue Flares - In-Flight Safety
Viet Cong - Silhouettes
Shine A Light - Constantines
Knock You From Yr Mountain - Elephant Stone
The Wooden Sky - The Wooden Sky
You're Out Wasting - Andy Shauf
A Mirror - Aidan Knight
20's - Rah Rah
Sweetest Kill - Broken Social Scene
Dead Hearts - Stars
Help I'm Alive - Metric
You Know Me - Air Traffic Controller
An Angel in White - We Are The City
Sometimes We All Fall Apart - Slow Down, Molasses
Full Circle - Half Moon Run
Grand Optimist - City and Colour
Home As A Romanticized Concept - Woodpigeon
Weighty Ghost - Wintersleep
Penpals - Sloan
Brother - The Organ
The House That Heaven Built - Japandroids
I Was Born (A Unicorn) - The Unicorns
My Girl - Yukon Blonde
Fancy Footwork - Chromeo
Closer - Tegan and Sara
Rebels Of Love - Adaline
Kaputt - Destroyer
4am in Parkdale - Grand Analog
Friends Hurt - We Are The City
Sister Sin - Meanwood
Big City Lights - Amos The Transparent

Friday, 16 January 2015

Discoggs 11 - The one where I look a bit forwards and a bit backwards

There are a million 'Ones to watch' features out there this month so I won't add to them, but there are some new names here. And some bloody ancient ones too:

Buddy - Fault Lines (Spotify) Anchor (YouTube)
Taken from the album Last Call for the Quiet Life.

Sundara Karma - Indigo Puff
Young enough to be my kids by the looks of them

In Flight Safety - Animals
This song keeps following me! In the pub, in shops, I keep hearing it and I LOVE it!

Banbarra - Shack Up
I came to this via A Certain Ratio's (awesome) cover version, but the original is awesome too...

A Certain Ratio - Knife Slits Water (7inch)
Well, I had to really, didn't I?

The Decemberists - Make You Better
I usually find them a bit 'meh' to be honest, but this gives a little something.

John Joseph Brill - Muscle and Bone
Love love love this. What a voice.

Whitehorse - Sweet Disaster
Yes, it does sound like 'The Zombies initially, but keep listening. It's beautiful.

The Fall - Theme from Sparta FC
I told you some were ancient.

Panda Bear - Mr Noah
One of the finest records ever made by a Panda, I would say.