Spare Change

Have a bunch of super rad tracks for you today, the first being from Theophilus London, featuring Sara Quin, (she puts the Sara in Tegan & Sara). I had to listen to it back-to-back – it is that good! He’s got a 5-song EP coming out on the 8th titled Lovers Holiday, and, surprise, he’s from that current music mecca – Brooklyn.

Another fantastic track from Fleet Foxes was unleashed into the wilds of the internet today. It’s off their upcoming album of the same name and they’ll be hitting a city near you in support, so be sure to catch them when they roll through your city. It’s been almost 3 years since their last glorious album, so I’ve got my excited pants on for this one.

Speaking of bands coming to town, MNDR will be opening for Chromeo at the Commodore on February 10the & 11th. The show on the 10th has been sold out for a while now but you can still get in on the second show. And as a warm-up to the warm-up, some new goodness from MNDR.

Not too shabby for a Monday.

Better Get Hit In Yo’ Soul

The A.V. Club continues, and this week featured Superchunk covering “In Between Days“, which might be my all-time favourite Cure song. Superchunk has a new album coming out in September and is touring in support. They’ll be in town here in Vancouver on October 13. It’s their first album in nearly a decade, and they ARE Superchunk, so it’s kind of a big deal.

Chromeo + eyeballs = new video.

The new vid from Holy Ghost! is nothing to get excited about, but I do really enjoy this track. I feel like it should have some footage of 80’s cop-dramas cut together to go along with it, but that’s just me.

Robyn has been blowing up for a while now, however, like Journey before her, life on the road is lonely.

Dinner for Schmucks opens this weekend and has a pretty outstanding cast, including Jemaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords. It looks like it could go either way and be a complete train wreck, or complete genius, but Jemaine is lookin’ good either way.

And as if that wasn’t good enough, here’s a nice way to end a Saturday post…

Whole Wide World

Chromeo keeps it clean on Yo Gabba Gabba!

It always really upsets me when I hear stories on the news about people taking advantage of elderly people. So when I heard about this 84 year-old man kicking ass, I had to give him some props.

You may have heard Disney is making an updated version of Tron called TR2N. While the only thing that gives me any confidence in the Disney mega-machine is their association with Pixar, they are on the right track tagging Daft Punk to do the score for this one.

Remember that show 3rd Rock from the Sun? Remember that kid, Joseph Gordon-Levitt? My friend’s brother’s company softball team used to play against the 3rd Rock team, so they sometimes would go hang out with him on occasion and they all thought he was a pretty cool guy. Well, it turns out he’s all grown up and we’ll just say he’s aged well. He’s got a movie coming out called 500 Days of Summer with Zooey Deschanel.

Excellent soundtrack as well, and if you’re interested in reading director Marc Webb’s song-by-song breakdown, it’s here. I have 6 words for you: Patrick Swayze – “She’s Like the Wind”.

N.W.A. movie? I hope it doesn’t suck.

Flaming Lips covering “Borderline”. Yes, that “Borderline”. Ace.