Heavy Rotation: Silversun Pickups, ‘Panic Switch’ – from the album ‘Swoon’;
“Silversun Pickups generated more Smashing Pumpkins comparisons than any band this side of Zwan with their 2006 debut Carnavas, and whether or not it was justifiable, it was certainly understandable. But in the manner in which these things usually work out, such hyperbolic comparisons helped the Silver Lake band way more than it hurt them….”
Go Faster Music: Basement Jaxx, ‘Hey U (Jaxx Accordian Mix)’;
Rediscovered: Bif Naked, ‘Spaceman’;
Retro: The Jam, ‘That’s Entertainment’; and
Long Song: The Tragically Hip, ‘New Orleans is Sinking’, from the album That Night in Toronto
Beast: “Out of Control”
Beast is an experimental union between the powerful and sensual voice of Beatrice Bonifassi and the dirty, in your face, beats of composer and drummer Jean-Phi Goncalves, both as Betty and Jean-Phi. After having wonderfully performed on the 2004 Oscar Winner Sound Track – The Triplettes de Belleville – Betty has joined since then her voice and her songwriter skills to Dj Champion to create, once again, a major impact on the local, national and international music industry. Betty’s uniquely textured voice charmed and inspired Jean-Phi, leader of Montreal’s new sensation band, Plaster. For his part, Jean-Phi has made eclecticism his own speciality. Lead drummer and original electro-jazz composer, he has taken part to many projects. Read the review….
Rediscovered: INXS: “Don’t Change”
Black Kids: Look at Me (When I Rock Wichoo)
MGMT: Kids (Soulwax Edition)
Rediscovered: New Fast Automatic Daffodils: Partial
Heavy Rotation: Rilo Kiley, “Under The Blacklight“*
Shuffled Lots: Mobile, “See Right Through Me”
Rediscovered: Colourbox, “Just give ’em enough whiskey”. This just dates me… situates my musical references in the era of Reagan.
Long Song: Yo La Tengo, “The Story of Yo La Tengo” from “I am not afraid of you and I will beat your ass“. Which also probably makes this album title one of the best ever.