Song of the Day

Awesome Song of the Day: M83 – Midnight City

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Toronto – Freakin amazing track by an artist who rarely falls to meet expectations, Midnight City is the blazing new single from M83 and is the first track to be released off his double album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming out October 18. This track is ridiculously good with a sax solo at the end that’ll make you want to put on a captain’s hat and some white jeans. Can’t wait until the new album comes out. Listen now. Download for free after.

Tour dates
Oct. 15 – Mexico City – Corona Capital Festival
Oct. 28 – Washington DC – Black Cat
Oct. 29 – Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade
Oct. 30 – Asheville, NC – Moog Fest
Oct. 31 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Nov. 1 – Tallahassee, FL – Engine Room
Nov. 2 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Nov. 4 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Nov. 5 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov. 7 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Nov. 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Music Box
Nov. 10 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Nov. 11 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Nov. 12 – Vancouver, BC – Venue
Nov. 13 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Nov. 16 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
Nov. 17 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Nov. 18 – Toronto, ON – Lees Palace
Nov. 19 – Montreal, QC – Le S.A.T.

Nov. 20 – Boston, MA – Paradise
Nov. 22 – New York, NY – Webster Hall

Cover Song of the Day 2: The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – The Safety Dance (Men Without Hats)

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Toronto – I first heard this cover of Men Without Hat’s The Safety Dance on an episode of Gossip Girl a few months ago. I made a mental note and now in the middle of July, that mental note has now manifested itself in the form of this post. The cover of this classic 80s synth pop song is done by Danish band The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, an up and coming band that just released an EP called The Golden Age. This cover replaces the synthesizers of the original with horns and brass. Throw in Mette Lindberg’s unique helium balloonesque voice and you have a totally unique take on the original that still retains the quality that made the first song so famous. Check it out.

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour Live dates:
9/23: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Rock in Rio
10/01: Albany, NY @ Jillian’s
10/04: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/05: Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
10/07: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex (Filter Culture Collide Festival)
10/09: Los Angeles, CA @ Block Party (Filter Culture Collide Festival)

Safety Dance by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

Cover Song of the Day: Miles Kane – A Girl Like You (Edwyn Collins)

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Toronto – You might have never actually heard the name Miles Kane before, but certainly you will know his music. With previous stints in well regarded bands The Rascals and The Last Shadow Puppets, Miles Kane has certainly made a name for himself in the past few years within the NME/Brit indie garage rock world. With that in mind, the musician from England is now embarking on a solo journey, having released his debut album Colour of the Trap a few months ago. I don’t know when or why he did a cover of Edwynn Collin’s “A Girl Like You,” but it’s a pretty good cover for a song from a man who also embarked on a solo career after being in a band. Draw all the parallels you want and check out this track.

Song of the Day: The Vaccines – Norgaard

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The Vaccines

Toronto – Around February or so, The Vaccines were all the rage. I saw them three times in a span of a month between their free show at the Horseshoe and SXSW. Then I kind of forgot about them. Only recently did I remember, oh hey, that Vaccines band that I enjoyed…they actually have an album out now. I was able to get What Did You Expect from the Vaccines? last week and I can’t stop listening to it. It’s short, but efficient. Most if not all the songs on the album are catchy and while they wear their garage rock influences on their sleeves, all the tracks sound surprisingly fresh. Probably my favorite half an hour album since the Pigeon Detectives debut a few years ago.

Norgaard is one of the standout tracks off the album. It’s a track about the model Amanda Norgaard and while the lyrics “she’s only 17 and probably not ready” comes off as a bit…creepy, you can’t deny this track’s energy and enthusiasm. It also happens to be the band’s next single, how coincidental.

Some tour dates
9/8 Seattle, WA Crocodile Café
9/9 Vancouver, BC Venue
9/10 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
9/13 Los Angeles, CA Music Box
9/14 San Diego, CA The Casbah
9/18 Austin, TX ACL
9/21 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
9/22 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
9/24 Philadelphia, PA Popped Festival
9/25 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
9/27 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
9/28 Montreal, QC Corona
9/30 New York, NY Webster Hall
10/1 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg

Here’s the video