episode #258

Twenty-twelve’s already got some new releases, and we play a couple: one by synth-pop duo Chairlift, and another by Calgary’s Rae Spoon. Plus, we peer into a frightening future through an oppressive track from Sleigh Bells’ upcoming Reign of Terror. They’re a duo, too, but apparently of the noise-pop variety (that’s a thing!).

We unapologetically err on the side of the female voice this week, but maybe its because we can’t get enough of Simone Schmidt’s shimmering vocals over-top her raucous band-mates, One Hundred Dollars. Dare I say they maybe give fellow Torontonians The Sadies a run for their money?

A brief tour of Europe yields snow in Sweden, and unfortunately no satisfying stop in Paris. But across the channel, Los Campesinos!, Frank Turner, 2:54 cheer us up in different, moody ways, before the Chemical Brothers promote their new concert-film, Don’t Think. The movie screens in T.O. for just one night on Thursday before a wider release in February, but it will apparently blow your mind if you’re lucky enough to see it.

Nighty night!

  1. Chairlift – Sidewalk Safari (Something )
  2. Rich Aucoin – Brian Wilson Is A.L.I.V.E. (We’re All Dying to Live)
  3. Lou Canon – Heart Of (Lou Canon)
  4. Taken By Trees – Julia (Open Field)
  5. Rae Spoon – Promises (I Can’t Keep All of Our Secrets)
  6. Sleigh Bells – Comeback Kid (Reign of Terror)
  7. Los Campesinos! – Songs About Your Girlfriend (Hello Sadness)
  8. 2:54 – Got A Hold (Scarlet EP)
  9. Frank Turner – If Ever I Stray (England Keep My Bones)
  10. Atlas Sound – Lightsworks (Parallax)
  11. One Hundred Dollars – Ties That Bind (Songs of Man)
  12. Jennifer Castle – Way of the Crow (Castlemusic)
  13. The Elected – Sun, Sun, Sun (Sun, Sun, Sun)
  14. Midlake – We Gathered In Spring (The Trials Of Van Occupanther)
  15. The Chemical Brothers – Lost In The K-Hole (Dig Your Own Hole)
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