tunes i dig

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The Scenes - “Anorexia Is Boring”

Beige (2014) - Buy

Dat falsetto. 

- Marco Pitino

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Vision The Kid & Tru - “Devil”

Somewhere In A Dark City (2014) - Buy (Album drops September 2, 2014)

listening… pondering… conclusion formulating…

Yup, I’m impressed.

- Marco Pitino

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Black Whales - “The Warm Parade”

(2014) - Buy (N/A)

I will echo the sentiments of a comment on this SoundCloud clip, because I agree and because I don’t want to think of writing something myself.  This sounds like Kurt Vile, and Kurt Vile is good, so this is good.  You dig?  I dig.

- Marco Pitino

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The Unicorns - “Let Me Sleep”

Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone (2004) - Buy

If you haven’t heard yet… um… well… you’re hearing it right here, right now.  Well you’re reading but whatever.  THE FUCKING UNICORNS HAVE REUNITED BIIIITCHEEEES!!!!!!!1

Here is a new song they’re using in the digital re-issue of Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone.  They’re currently opening on a few Arcade Fire dates, and then we think (they’re hinting anyway) that they’ll be releasing an album sometime soon.  HO BOY, I can’t wait!

 - Marco Pitino

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Caribou - “Our Love”

Our Love (2014) - Buy (Album drops October 7, 2014)

Second Caribou song I’ve blogged this month.  They have a new record coming soon, and by the sounds of it so far, it’s going to be spectacular.  Also, great baby-making music.

- Marco Pitino

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Generationals - “Black Lemon”

Alix (2014) - Buy (Album drops September 29, 2014)

If these don’t become a super popular indie outfit soon I’ll be surprised.  By no sleight on their part, I feel like this is typical (but GOOD) intellectual indie-pop that you see filling up the medium sized venues in your city, and playing the 7:00pm slot at major music festivals.  Here’s hoping I see them next year at Bonnaroo or Osheaga.

- Marco Pitino

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Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely State) - “Ribbon”

You Will Eventually Be Forgotten (2014) - Buy

Why hello feelings from 2003… I have not felt you in a while.  Nice of you to be back.  I wish I was that young again :’(

- Marco Pitino

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Airscape - “Reflection”

Reflection (2014) - Buy

I don’t even want to say it’s beautiful, because speaking about it ruins how beautiful it is.  Just listen.  The whole EP should be listened to.

- Marco Pitino

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Rosie June - “Sound It Out” (Bear Mountain Mix)

Listening Post (2014) - Buy

Blogged the original version couple weeks ago.  Really diggin’ this too.  The dance melody on it is suuuper catchy, then layered with a not-too-hard beat and the sullen vocals.  Poifect!

- Marco Pitino

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No Limits - “Another World”

(2014) - Buy (N/A)

Very M83-y.  Love that refrain “I’m insaaane”.  Top drawer stuff.

- Marco Pitino

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Syntact - “Honeymoon Highs”

(2014) - Buy (N/A)

Sounds eerily familiar to a different deep house track I blogged just after World Pride weekend.  Either way, I diiig.  Nice and soothing with a one-two beat to keep things slightly upbeat.

- Marco Pitino

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YAWN - “Wasting, Waiting”

Love Chills (2014) - Buy (Love Chills drops September 9th)

This is the 4th song I’ve blogged from this band in the last 2 weeks.  I think that’s a record for any artist.  These guys are fucking dope.  Where the fuck did they come from, and how come they’re not playing at any of the big festivals?

- Marco Pitino

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Green Day - “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” Osheaga 2014 in review

Nimrod (1997) - Buy

It’s now been a full week since I returned home from one of the best weekends of my life in Montreal.

Not that it was any different than last year.  Last year’s Osheaga was also one of the best weekends of my life.  It’s just… when they’re fresh, and you day dream about it for the following 7 days, thinking “1 week ago today I was doing ‘this’”, it’s really all you have. 

Except earlier this year I started using SnapChat.  So, along with some SnapChat videos, and a collection of photos from the upwards of 10 friends I attended the festival with, here is my Osheaga 2014 in review.

- Marco Pitino

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YAWN - “Midnite”

(2009) - Buy (N/A)

This band needs to be more popular.  I discovered them last week and I’m all over them.  This track is straight out of the Animal Collective text book.  Wonderful melodic layers with constant surprising music progression, with a super sharp turn into an outro that I’m sure would have your face melt off live.

- Marco Pitino

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Seatraffic - “Man On The Coast”

Beauty In The Night (2014) - Buy

I love that humming, uplifting synth just carrying the song throughout.

- Marco Pitino