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The Sea and Cake - The Sea and Cake (Thrill Jockey) & Toro Y Moi (Carpark) Collective Concerts Presents... The Phoenix Music Venue Toronto ON October 27th, 2013

*The Sea and Cake:* Star-struck, I was; seeing The Sea and Cake in the flesh for the first time. Being a fan for years, I was trying to control my enthusiasm as I sauntered in during "The Weekend" off their 2008 release, "Car Alarm". The set was a collection of tunes that I hadn't heard of before and it was getting to me that I would let a new release by them fall by the wayside, until this event. The minute they finished, I had to buy their new LP "Runner" (2012). It is so fantastic and i...
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Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum

"The weather licked your face dry" Cate Le Bon, can we be friends? It is almost like I am listening to some of my favourite musicians all at once... You have the instrumental sounds of Lou Reed or Mac Demarco: the nostalgic trebly guitars, the thumpy bass, the cute organ sounds, the sharp drums keeping tight time. It's almost that I am hearing inspiration from Lætitia Sadier (Stereolab), Sharon Van Etten, and Victoria Legrand – without the reverb-effect (Beach House) in your vocal deliv...
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Jungle - The Heat EP

London based Jungle awakens your inner rhythms with this collection of relentless beats, hooky melodies and soundscapes, they had me within the first 5 seconds of play time. Already, they have become BBC darlings. Jungle has won the hearts of many critics with their debut EP "The Heat" put out by B3SCI Records. A short track-listing, will leave you begging for more. I have no doubt that you will be hearing these songs fill the airwaves of many radio and lifestyle playlists. Inspired by a ...