Every year I find a plethora of music that would fit perfectly on my year end music lists. Unfortunately, a large majority of the music I discover is from years before and therefore disqualified from my arbitrary year end list making rules. That's why I've decided to make a list of the favorite artists and songs I discovered last year whose music was actually released previous to 2012. There can only be so many Rodriguez's out there, so the majority of my list consists of bands from the past few years who forever reason [...]
Pink Graffiti may not have caught on outside of these digital walls, and Strange Hearts may not either, but Secret Cities is making some of the most exciting music out there today and their second LP only reaffirms their greatness. [...]
Kline is a Vancouver-based DJ/Produer who runs with that Chapel Sound crew. As a collective of artists, Chapel Sound brings together an eclectic mix of Vancouver musicians who all have one common goal, that being to push the boundaries of our cities thriving music scene without boundaries or prejudice. Kline will be playing in the Livestock room at Fortune Sound Club this Friday with POINTΛNDCLICK for their SECRET CITY event. Be sure to check out Kline's exclusive mix for night below. posted by @clarkbs
Filed under: Concerts and Tours , News , Exclusive , Pop Culture , Between the Notes ' Maude Perrin In the early- to mid-2000s, propelled by the global successes of Arcade Fire , The Dears , Stars and The Stills , Montreal became considered among the world's most important music metropolises. It remains one today, in spite of those initial declarations that the Quebec city was yet another "Next Seattle," the [...]
Click here to view the embedded video. Fargo, North Dakota-based Secret Cities will play their first show in Columbus tonight at Ace of Cups. This band made my " Favorites of 2011 " list with last year's Strange Hearts (Western Vinyl) and I've very much looked forward to seeing them ever since. Earlier this year, they made The Boston Phoenix's " 50 Bands 50 States " list of best new bands in America (placed right next to Columbus's own Saintseneca ). Also on the bill are Strange [...]
This week in print: talking with Alex Abnos of semi-KC-based psych-pop act Secret Cities; a big party this weekend at the Arts Asylum; me getting pretty drunk at the Pitch Music Awards; and the Forecast . Take it, it's yours! [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
The one and only @internetxplorer created a sweet new playlist for us in anticipation of August shows as we round out the summer. And what a summer its been so far, omg.... Listen to it now on SPOTIFY TRACK LIST Tashaki Miyaki - Keep Me In Mind SoftSpot - Holy Father Sonny And The Sunsets - Pretend You Love Me Slow Club - If We're Still Alive Secret Cities - The Park Mon Khmer - Birthplace Lemonade - Softkiss Puro Instinct [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: The Luyas, Vampire Weekend, Unknown Mortal Orchestra Song: Secret Cities - Always Friends [download here ] What's so good? [...]
Montreal's Plants and Animals were the headliner at the River Stage on July 5th at Ottawa Bluesfest . Here are the photos from their set. [Show as slideshow] [View with PicLens]
Secret Cities Announce New Tour Dates; Hopscotch Festival August 16, 2012 Record Bar Kansas City, MO August 17, 2012 The Sydney Omaha, NB August 18, 2012 The Aquarium Fargo, ND August 19, 2012 First Avenue Minneapolis , MN August 20, 2012 Crown Liquors Chicago, IL August 21, 2012 The Bishop Bloomington, IN August 22, 2012 Ace Of Cups Columbus, OH August 23, 2012 [...]
This time, we bring you Slow Club 's new music video for their single "Beginners." The video features a drunk and emotional Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe stumbling through a bar as he lip-synchs and dances along to the single. Slow Club's latest album Paradise is out now via Moshi Moshi . Click here to view the embedded video. Slow Club plays Glasslands on August 18th with Secret Cities Get yr tickets HERE
A few years ago, we were introduced to Montreal exports Plants and Animals , with their debut release, Parc Avenue . That excellent record came out somewhat under the radar, but was rather well received with its mix of classic rock riffs & acoustic psych folk jams. Earlier this year, the band released their latest album, The End of That , and hit the road in support. The band aimed for a more straight ahead effort than their previous releases in terms of the recording process, eschewing overdubs and layers [...]
Plants And Animals The End Of That Secret City Records  Fire Note Says: Plants And Animals find a true balance on their third record The End Of That . Album Review: On Plants And Animals sophomore record La La Land  the band made a change in musical direction that boosted their sound from an acoustic style by emphasizing their harmonies, glossing up [...]
Here is the official video for 'Lightshow' by Plants and Animals, from the album, The End of That . 'Lightshow' is the first single from the bands 3rd album and offers some lovely vocals with a more powerful musical flair then the bands past catalog releases. I have been a big fan of these guys ever since their Parc Avenue debut back in 2008. One of my many Canadian Band Crushes. The “Lightshow” video is a collaboration between producer Doug Karr and director Mitchell Hart who work on visual media together [...]
Plants and Animals have a new album titled The End of That , which will be out February 28 on Secret City. Check out the first single from the album 'Lightshow' and also there is a video for a cover of them performing Wolf Parade's "I'll Believe in Anything," which will be available on the Lightshow single. The video is during their 'Live from Breakglass' session at Breakglass Studios in Montreal during the Pop Montreal Festival, September 24, 2011. Plants and Animals - Lightshow by SecretCityRecords
Canadians announce two-front North American tour and 7" in anticipation of upcoming LP.
un estratto da The End of That , il nuovo album dei Plants and Animals , in uscita per Secret City Records il 28 Febbraio.
This year in music has been quite impressive. While 2010 gave us clear-cut, stand alone winners, it was much harder to determine which album was Top Ten worthy, let alone the best of 2011. Most sites have published their lists already, and while many albums appear on the same lists, the top ten varies greatly from list to list. Don't expect us to be any different. Read more » http://rpc.blogcatalog.com/ http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ ping
Two thousand and eleven has been an odd year for me, and I think for music as well. Between acclimating to a completely different environment and being fully immersed in the music world, I foresaw a serious evolution and transformation of my music tastes prior to compiling my "Best of" lists. After the completion of said lists, it seems that not much has actually changed - not only in the last year, but the last five, when observing which names were included. To be honest, it was quite difficult to decide on 10 full albums I really [...]
It's been awhile since we last heard from Montreal's Plants and Animals . Now they just dropped a new single called Lightshow from upcoming third album The End of That which drops in 2012 on Secret City Records . Like that groovy guitar windy rock sound. Sounds like they are back with that Parc Avenue sound which made them popular when they first came out in the music scene. Now I can't wait for what the new album will bring out.