Austra – Lose It
Easily my favourite song of the year so far. The video performance above is from their CMW show in Toronto on Friday. They just scored a “Band To Watch” feature on Stereogum today, their conquest is inevitable, just give in. Austra‘s album is dropping on May 17 and we will kill to hear it. KILL.
Young Galaxy – We Have Everything (Adam & The Amethysts Remix)
Young Galaxy – We Have Everything (Blue Hawaii Buh Buh Remix)
It’s been less than a month since the last one, but Young Galaxy are bringing us another remix EP, and boy do they know how to choose their remixers. My favourite of the bunch is from Montreal indie pop group Adam & The Amethysts, who do not normally operate in this territory, and serve up a sweet auto-tuned atmospheric remix. Clearly their talents are many – don’t hesitate to do this kind of thing again! Blue Hawaii also delivers a pitch-shifting bouncy psychedelic take that is quite tasty. But be sure to check out the whole thing, because the other remixers are Grimes, Cotton Mouth, and the Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Paper Bag is giving it all away for free here.
Ghibli – Hollywood Snow
Just got turned on to Ghibli, a very cool new project from Edmonton’s Thomas Michael, of Jaded Hipster Choir. This is only his first single, but mega promising – too early to tell of course, but…is this Canada’s James Blake arriving?