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Saint Pepsi - Fiona Coyne

I think I found the jam for the summer of 2014! Sunshining guitar samples with horns, mixed inbetween pop beats and beastly basslines, covered with glitz and sparkles, all underneath love calls, Saint Pepsi settles in this pop genre like home. The 7inch single, "Fiona Coyne" is a love song written for a Degrassi TV crush, and the 21 year old songwriter, Ryan DeRobertis uses music as the impetus for romance. On side B you have "Fall Harder". Keeping with the theme of summer romance, DeRo...
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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...