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Song of the Week: HAIM's 'Don't Save Me'

  • By Daniel D'Amours
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  • December 1, 2012 10:41 AM
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What's really fun about this week's pick is that it reminds me the 1990s era boy and girl bands. Spice Girls, Destiny's Child, Backstreet Boys....  HAIM is sort of an 2010s indie version of them. They consist of three sisters from Los Angeles who grew up in a musical family.  They've perform a lot with their siblings until they decided it was time for them to build their own little show. We can easily feel the classic, folk and R&B influences of their childhood in their pop. "Don't Save Me: is the first single of their upcoming album. Their last EP "Forever" showed everyone how these Californian sisters can easily blend almost any kind of musical styles that would normally be so far apart into a perfectly catchy three minute track. I can't wait to hear more from them. They are definitely a great 2012 discovery. You'll like them if you like: Cyndi Lauper, First Aid Kit, Regina Spektor What to wear while listening to that song: Ripped jeans shorts and Rayban What to do while listening to that song: Biking What to drink while listening to that song: Soda Pop

Song of the Week: Bat For Lashes' 'Laura'

  • By Daniel D'Amours
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  • November 16, 2012 8:10 PM
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This week's pick is from one of my favorite albums of 2012. Bat For Lashes' "The Haunted Man" was released in October 2012, and it has been by far my most listened album while cooking alone at my apartment. Okay that sounds a bit depressing, but you'll realized quickly that all of your meals will actually taste better, only because you would have given them the love it deserved through the lyrics of the album!

Song of the Week: The Golden Tribe's "With Time"

  • By Daniel D'Amours
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  • November 9, 2012 10:05 PM
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Having creative friends always brings moments where you have to judge their work without offending them, or give advice frankly but somehow without being too harsh. The worst part is you have to run away at the end of the play, exhibition, or after listening to their very first demo. But that's not the case with my friends behind The Golden Tribe. I've been listening to their their first EP "Creatura" (which came out last week), and it's a electric trip into a world of sounds. released on november 7th. It is actually a very complete EP with 7 well put together tracks. Their music is directly influenced by some well known bands like Gorillaz, MGMT and the Beach Boys. Their primal and psychedelic music video ( strongly inspired by the aesthetics of 1980’s music videos) "With Time" is also pretty fun to watch... Enjoy ! You'll like them if you like: MGMT, of Montreal, Hot Chip What to wear while listening to that song: A long bathrobe What to do while listening to that song: Watching TV on mute. What to eat while listening to that song: Cold Pizza

Song of the Week: Susanne Sundfør's 'White Foxes'

  • By Daniel D'Amours
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  • November 2, 2012 3:54 PM
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After 10 days straight of my roommate singing this song every minute she possibly could, it was now obvious for me to share this one with you (since it's been stuck in my head for so long, it's kind of a way for me to get rid of it). You'll probably not like it that much on first listen -- Susanne Sundfør has a very high pitch voice, strong and fragile in a way that can easily get on your nerves if you don't like those kind of singers -- but trust me, after three or four listens, you'll be stuck with it and it's gonna become your new experimental shower song.

Song of the Week: Chairlift's "Amanaemonesia"

  • By Daniel D'Amours
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  • October 26, 2012 3:16 PM
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This week's pick is from a band that you've probably discovered, like me, in an Apple commercial that launched the fourth-generation iPod Nano in 2009 via their second single "Bruises".  Since then, I've always kinda had a crush on their electro-pop music. Unfortunately, the trio got split up. So everyone kind of forgot them, including myself.  But no! The New-Yorkers Caroline Polachek, and Patrick Wimberly had a second album released earlier this year. The first single of this album  is the strange song I'm recommending today... You'll like them if you like : MGMT, Of Montreal, The Knife What to wear while listening to that song : A really big oversized 80's graphic sweater What to do while listening to that song : Dance awkwardly in your living room What to eat while listening to that song : Alphabet soup in a thermos.

Song of the Week: Django Django's "Waveforms"

  • By Daniel D'Amours
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  • October 19, 2012 12:55 PM
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This week's pick is one of my favorites from the summer, and since that's all over and the leaves are already falling, it feels good being a bit nostalgic... The first time I heard Django Django, I was at a party and remember clearly asking myself many times...''What is this random music?'' But it grew on me, this really unique mix of country, dance, electronic, pop and ambient. Most of their songs are crafted for hand-clapping and feet-stomping, the standout -- "Wavelengths" -- included. Listen/watch below:

Song of the Week: Unknown Mortal Orchestra's "Ffunny Ffrends"

  • By Daniel D'Amours
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  • October 12, 2012 2:19 PM
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra is a pretty recent discovery of mine... they opened for Grizzly Bear a few weeks back in Montreal, which is where they initially caught my ear. During the show, I thought they were good but not particularly memorable, but then I surprised myself by singing the lyrics the day after and since I've grown really impressed. Their whole album works as a kind of psychedelic pop rock and I would suggest to listen to it fully. Every day you will love each songs a little bit more, and every week you'll have a new favourite one. But I suggest "Ffunny Ffrends" as your ffirst ffavourite:

Song of the Week: Iamamiwhoami's "Play"

  • By Daniel D'Amours
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  • October 5, 2012 11:51 AM
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Iamamiwhoami is not just ambient, dream pop electronic music, but also a multimedia project runned by a lovely Swede named Jonna Lee.

Song of the Week: Two Door Cinema Club's 'Sleep Alone'

  • By Daniel D'Amours
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  • September 28, 2012 10:22 AM
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The Song of the Week is a new, obviously weekly fixture on this blog care of Daniel D'Amours.

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