03.03.09 by Jeff

Of Montreal / Id Engager

Great video for Of Montreal’s Id Engager, directed by Marc Reisbig and Hanne Berkaak (passion pictures). Always great to see hand-drawn animation getting some love! This came out a bit ago but I only saw it now, so there!

01.03.09 by Jeff

Jay Dee / 40-Piece Orchestra

AWESOME. A 40-piece orchestra interpreting the music of the late great Jay-Dee. Arrangements by Miguel Atwood Ferguson. Lots of cameos throughout – here’s Pos and Talib doin Stakes is High and then the show closing with Illa J (Dilla’s little brother) singing over Fall in Love (footage courtesy of DERT).

There was a film crew there and it looks like it will be released as a DVD! It will be a must-have (at least for me). Thanks to YesYesYall for the heads up!

24.02.09 by Jeff

Updown Magazine

The latest issue of Updown Magazine magically arrived at my door. It’s a nice little Canadian publication that covers art, music, and snowboarding. Oh yea, it’s FREE!

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26.01.09 by Jeff

Franz Ferdinand / Ulysses

This video makes this song 10,000 times better. Franz Ferdinand’s latest single Ulysses, directed by thirtytwo (pulse films). Bit of a slow starter, love the editing in the second half.

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23.01.09 by Jeff

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety, the brand spankin’ new Cadence Weapon album just dropped, and the best news for all you cheapskates is it’s another pay-what-you-want downloadable deal! Get it here!

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Here’s the opener:

Cadence Weapon – Roll With The Winners (prod. Herve & A-Trak).mp3

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19.01.09 by Jeff

Friendly Fires / Skeleton Boy

It turns out that all you need is a roll of double-sided sticky tape, a leaf blower, and a trillion bean bag balls to make a really effective low-budget video! Friendly FiresSkeleton Boy, directed by Nexus Productions.


07.01.09 by Jeff

Dert / Talk Strange

Dert’s Talk Strange has just been made available for free download and it is AMAZING. 17 tracks made from Bjork samples and remixes.

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Now I know what you’re thinking – believe me I haaaate 99.9% of the mash-up/remix albums I am sent (and I’m sent A LOT) but anyone who heard Dert’s previous release re-working of Jose González knows this is worth a listen – especially when the cost is free.99!

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06.01.09 by Jeff

Keys N Krates / The Longest Night

Jr-Flo from Keys N Krates just passed me their latest work, The Longest Night (mp3). Hit “more” to see them performing this live in Vancouver. Gotta support other Canadians!

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