1. Cults - “Everybody Knows (Leonard Cohen Cover)”

    Anyone that knows we well knows that Cults’ debut album was pretty much all I listened to last summer. Seeing them tonight with a few good people and hoping it will be just the thing I need to finally get over my California withdrawal. The sunshine today is also helping. If I were a betting man, I’d bet that they pull out this Leonard Cohen cover tonight.  

     
     
  2. 'Tis the season for summer tour and music festival announcements and today one in particular caught my eye. While I'm waiting for Osheaga and Pitchfork to roll out their lineups, I'm also seriously contemplating heading to New York City for the 2012 Governors Ball Music Festival. Not only does the two day festival fall on my 22nd birthday and attending won’t mean missing out on NXNE, but the lineup includes Beck, Modest Mouse, Cults, Duck Sauce, Explosions In The Sky, Devendra Banhart, Chromeo, Atmosphere, Major Lazer, Santigold and a DJ set from LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy and Pat Mahoney. Plus I’m long overdue for a return to New Yawk. 

     
     

  3. No Church In The Wild (Mixtape)

    Here’s a little mix of some of my favourite artists and songs from this year. When I started making this, I noticed a lot of the tracks had “god” or religious imagery in their titles or lyrics, so I decided to name this mixtape “No Church In The Wild”. If you like this, let me know, I still might make a second “best-of” hip-hop and R&B mixtape. Here’s to 2012!

    Tracklist

    1. Dirty Beaches - “Lord Knows Best”

    2. Charles Bradley - “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)”

    3. Wavves feat. Best Coast - “Nodding Off”                                                                     

    4. Ty Segall - “You Make The Sun Fry”

    5. Bleached - “Think Of You”

    6. Cults - “Oh, My God”

    7. WU LYF - “Heavy Pop”

    8. Kurt Vile - “Smoke Ring For My Halo”

    9. Dum Dum Girls - “Coming Down”

    10. Timber Timbre - “Bad Ritual”

    11. Jay-Z & Kanye West feat. Frank Ocean - “No Church In The Wild”

    12. The Weeknd - “House Of Balloons/Glass Table Girls”

    13. Clams Casino - “I’m God (instrumental)”

    14. Pusha T - “My God”

     

  4. Cults feat. Freddie Gibbs - “Bad Things (Remix)”

    Cults, one of my favourite bands this year, said a few months ago they were working on a mixtape with a handful of rappers. Here’s their new version of “Bad Things” with a few verses from Freddie Gibbs. More of this please.  

     
  5. Photo Credit: Gladstone Hotel

    My biggest indie crush of the summer Madeline Follin (and her band Cults) were at the Gladstone the other night during Nuit Blanche and I missed her? Boo-urns. Can’t wait to hear their rap mixtape with Freddie Gibbs and Lil B.