14.08.14 by Jeff

Finnish Bluegrass Band Steve ‘n’ Seagulls Cover ACDC’s “Thunderstruck”

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This clip of a Finnish band called Steve ‘N’ Seagulls covering ACDC’s “Thunderstruck” has been popping up all over the Internet, but it’s too good not to share. I also found another clip of them covering Maiden. Watch both performances below!

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08.08.14 by Jeff

Booooooom Giveaway: Sony High-Resolution Bluetooth Headphones

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This week’s giveaway is courtesy of Sony! They sent me out a pair of their latest Bluetooth headphones and there’s nothing basic about these. The headphones are high-resolution compatible meaning they can handle audio files higher quality than mp3 (FLAAC etc), and are wireless (Bluetooth and NFC syncing).

I have two pairs to give away (one for Canada, one for outside of Canada). So if you’d like to snag a pair of these leave a comment below and tell me: What’s the first song/album you’re going to listen to with these headphones? Also, make sure you tell me what city you live in! We’ll pick two winners in two weeks.

 

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01.08.14 by Jeff

Saintseneca on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

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Happy to see one of my favourite bands, Saintseneca, get the opportunity to perform for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. They play “Happy Alone”, “Fed Up With Hunger”, and one of my favourite songs, “Blood Bath”. Watch the performance below!

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19.05.14 by Jeff

Giveaway: Cut Copy @ Malkin Bowl

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Cut Copy is playing Malkin Bowl here in Vancouver on Friday May 23rd (tickets here), I’ve got a pair of tickets for a Booooooom reader who wants to go! Tell me a useless fact in the comments below, I’ll pick a winner on Thursday!

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17.04.14 by Jeff

Cancer “Same Color As Digital Photography”

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This song on repeat. Cancer is a duo consisting of Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild (When The Saints Go Machine) and Kristian Finne Kristensen (Chorus Grant). Their debut “Ragazzi” comes out on Tambourhinoceros on June 9th.

 

27.03.14 by Jeff

Vikesh Kapoor “Bottom of the Ladder”

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Photo by Parker Fitzgerald

I saw Vikesh Kapoor perform the other night, armed with a guitar and a harmonica (there were some Bob Dylan vibes for sure). I wanted to share one of his songs with you called “Bottom of the Ladder”.

The video below was made by Randy Sterling Hunter and Zia Anger, the same ones who did that video for Angel Olsen. Once again they’ve exposed and re-wound a single roll of 16mm film to create the visuals.

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24.03.14 by Jeff

Album Stream: Saintseneca “Dark Arc”

Saintseneca, a band I have championed for several years now, is playing tonight in Vancouver at The BiltmoreNPR has just posted a full stream of their fantastic new album “Dark Arc”, listen to it here.

 

13.03.14 by Jeff

Yasiin Gaye (Mos Def and Marvin Gaye): The Departure (Side One)

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Producer Amerigo Gazaway has created a masterpiece here, turning the dream of a collab between Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and Marvin Gaye into reality. To call this is a mash-up album simply does not do it any justice, this is a thing of beauty.

Stream the whole thing on SoundCloud or download it here.

*Amerigo Gazaway has been served with a takedown notice from RIAA, the link I posted still works for now but probably won’t for much longer – better hurry!