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My body is a cage (once more)
January 25, 2010, 3:34 pm
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Arcade Fire’s My Body is a Cage.

A fabulous song to start with…
…and now a fabulous cover by a fabulous man (Peter Gabriel).

That’s a wholotta fabulous !

Listen here
http://stereogum.com/archives/peter_gabriel_covers_arcade_fire_stereogum_premier_110491.html



The Hoof and the Heel
January 18, 2010, 4:12 pm
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I have a very good feeling about a new montreal folk band called The Hoof and the Heel. I have only heard them on MySpace so far, and am planning to go see them live pretty soon.

The song “Fireworks” is an instant-grabber. It sounds like Sufjan stevens and Arcade Fire’s nephew stuck together on a high-energy trip.

Listen here : www.myspace.com/thehoofandtheheel



Roaring back…
January 8, 2010, 11:50 am
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One of my favorite bands.
New album in 2009.
Let the music speak for itself.

The Besnard Lakes – Albatross (Available for free here)



This title will not feature a wordplay on “clue”
January 7, 2010, 3:59 pm
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For obscure reasons I won’t get into now, it took me a few months to listen to Montreal rockers Clues.
I can’t say I regret having waited so long. Pleasure delaying always worked for me, and this time was no exception.

Their self-titled album is simply stunning.

Why I loved it so much is hard to say. Could it be that my very low expectations were shattered? or is it the fantastic production work by Radwan Moumneh ? or maybe just the catchy hooks that inhabit every single song on the record ?

I don’t care, and neither should you. Just head to their myspace and listen to the tunes for yourself.

http://www.myspace.com/cclluueess
trial track : Remember severed head.



thank you 2009 (tv.film.music)
December 22, 2009, 4:54 pm
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I haven’t blogged in a while, but I figured I would post a quick list of my favorites things cultural in 2009…

so thank you 2009 for…

…anything Patrick Watson did (Wooden Arms, Divan Orange and Jazzfest shows, Concert à emporter…)
…The Antlers’
Hospice. It made my soul shrink
…Grizzly Bear’s Veckatimest. It proves music can still come in multicolored artwork and not suck.
…Tori Amos’ Midwinter Graces ; she reinvented the holiday album in the most subtle ways
…Pop Montreal, the most fun any music-lover can have in this town

…Il Divo. It reignited italian cinema in my eyes and showed me that I can still be dazzled by directing
…Avatar that made me witness what seemed to be a big turning point in cinema technology
…Helen Mirren in The Last Station
…the dog in Up !
…Two Lovers for having the same effect as The Antler’s hospice (see above)
…”The rabbi is busy” in A Serious Man
…Panique au village and Mary & Max for being the best animated films I’ve seen in a long while
…Inglorious Basterds
…MO’nique in Precious

…True Blood’s zombie freakout
… Lost going apeshit with time
…Seinfeld
rocking the shit out of Curb
endless laughs I got from watching CNN

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I must be forgetting stuff. But who cares ?



Sweet Sixteen
August 10, 2009, 4:05 pm
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I’m not a big fan of Think about Life, but I have to admit I absolutely loved this videoclip.



Casablancas is back !
July 14, 2009, 2:46 pm
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new music from Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas. Exciting !