Thursday, September 26, 2013

Myron & E - "Cold Game" and "On Broadway

With any luck, I'm going to be interviewing these guys next week for TGIFR, but regardless of my luck, you're in luck if you haven't heard Myron & E before. These live takes are fantastic.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Oddisee - "Own Appeal"

How you grade yourself is the mark that matters most. Truest words I've read in a while. "Own Appeal"'s got universal appeal.

Mirror Travel - "I Want You To Know / Mexico"

It's not exactly music to set the world on fire, but these tunes would be perfectly suitable for watching the dying embers.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Widowspeak - "Ballad of the Golden Hour"

I posted about them way back in January, but I finally caught Widowspeak live last night when they opened for Iron & Wine here in Winnipeg. Certainly I've listened to Almanac several times since it came out back then, but it wasn't until hearing them in person that I finally put my finger on what I was hearing. Taking Reductive Reviews all the way back to its "this + this = that" roots, Widowspeak are if Julee Cruise fronted a version of Curve that came out of the American South. Hear it for yourself on their show-closer, "Ballad of the Golden Hour."

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Precious Lo's - "More Than Friends (ft. Maylee Todd)"

More goodness from two of Toronto's finest.

Thomas Dybdahl - "This Love Is Here To Stay"

God does Dybdahl have a beautiful voice. I've been transfixed by his new album What's Left Is Forever, and "Dice" remains one of my all-time favourite songs (seriously, how much is crammed into under two minutes?) Here's a live performance of "This Love Is Here To Stay," the wonderful lead-off track to the new album.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Cate Le Bon - "Are You With Me Now?"

After listening to the latest from Le Bon, the answer is an emphatic 'yes' to the question the song poses.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Low Leaf - "June Gloom"

Best non-classical use of a harp I've heard since Dorothy Ashby (and seriously, if you don't have Afro-Harping, BUY IT).