27.03.12 by Jeff

Playground

Playground.is The Human Statues, Its So Simple
There is a scene in Efterklang’s film “An Island” where the band performs with local people from a small town and although it is obvious that most of them are not musicians they are all playing instruments alongside the band. It is a beautiful scene (I admit I shed a tear the first time I watched it), and I was so inspired by it I began brainstorming ways that I could create a similar experience with bands here in Vancouver. I didn’t take the idea any further than my notepad.

Last week I discovered that some fellow Vancouverites have started doing this very thing! They call it Playground. The premise is simple: One band, one audience, one goal. Create a song together, and then record it in less than an hour.

Watch a video of the most recent Playground event below!

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15.07.11 by Jeff

Booooooom. Summer. Mix.

If you are a total babe you are allowed to download this mix. I spent waaaaaay too long making this thing. Please share it with all the good looking people you know. Get it NOW.

Hana - a booooooom summer mix for a total babe

Dedicated to Hana.

Photo by my talented friend, Agnes Thor.

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14.07.11 by Jeff

M83

First taste of the new M83 double album! INTENSE!

m83 echoes video

Watch the video below!

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28.06.11 by Jeff

Spirit Family Reunion

Invisible Children and La Blogotheque present the Silver Series, 25 bands in a park to bring light to the 25 year long war in East Africa. This is “I’ll Find A Way” by Spirit Family Reunion. Love it!

Invisible Children La Blogotheque Spirit Family Reunion Ill Find A Way Silver Series SXSW

Watch the live performance below!

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22.06.11 by Jeff

Bloom (Disney Remix)

Nick Bertke (aka Pogo) is back again, slicing and dicing vocal samples and musical chords from various Disney films. Dear Nick, please remix Studio Ghibli films next!

bloom video disney remix music samples pogo
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28.02.11 by Jeff

Ryan Mauskopf

“Spirit Quest Journey” by Professor Soap aka Ryan Mauskopf.

spirit quest journey prefessor soap ryan mauskopf

Watch the animation below!

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21.01.11 by Jeff

“An Island” Vancouver Screening!

Vancouver! I am so so so excited to announce that at 8pm on February 3rd we will be hosting a FREE screening of “An Island”, the highly anticipated new film from Efterklang and Vincent Moon.

This was made possible by the wonderful folks at W2 who are tirelessly supporting arts in our community.

RSVP our Facebook Event so we can make sure to have enough seats!

vincent moon efterklang an island film screening vancouver w2

Reasons why you should come:

1. Vincent Moon is the Parisian filmmaker behind Le Blogotheque’s now infamous “Take Away Shows”. He is a genius.

2. Last year Efterklang filled the Biltmore with a glorious racket the likes of which I had never experienced before or since. It was spectacular, they are amazing.

3. There will be bevvies and popcorn.

4. Admission is FREE.

Watch the trailer below!

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23.09.10 by Jeff

Redbird

Redbird perform “Oh Please My Heart”, right here in Stanley Park.

redbird music live performance oh please my heart stanley park

Watch the beautiful video below!

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