PHIL/GEEK/PHIL


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

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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



Wooden telegraph
May 11, 2009, 3:36 pm
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I had a 500-word review written about the new patrick watson album. Somehow it got erased and I’m too lazy to re-write it.┬áso let me just sum it up in telegraph format.

album is inspiring. STOP. ‘beijing’ is arguably the best song they’ve written. STOP. Percussions are awesome and give the album a feeling of utter originality. STOP. whole is way bigger than the sum of the parts. STOP. I love it.

Listen to these two tracks, that will speak way more than any review :

Fireweed :
Beijing :



My Bloody Valentine
May 7, 2008, 6:28 pm
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No, this is not a smirky post title. That’s the actual name of one of the most venered alt-rock bands in history.

They released a couple cult albums in the 1980s (my personal favorite being Loveless) and then faded into oblivion, leaving a trail only within the music aficionado terrain.

Luckily for the universe, they just recently announced a world tour (1st in 16 years), a major re-mastering of the albums and, basically, that they’re still alive.

Listen to this track from Loveless.