Patti's Pep Talk by Kelly
Patti Smith gives an inspiring, no-bullshit pep talk. "I've done records where it seems like no one listens to them. Keep doing your work because you have to, it's your calling." That being said, she also gives a defiant "fuck you" to those who see success as something that spoils you as an artist. The more... More.
A Cappella Pulitzer by Rob
The Pulitzer Prize for music has been awarded to Caroline Shaw for her a cappella “Partita for 8”. This is the first time in the competition's 70 year history that anyone has won for composition with unaccompanied voices. And her award-winning voices are called “Roomful of Teeth” – a vocal octet dedicated to re-... More.
Joey Bada$$ Takes Us Back To 1999. by Emery
Joey Bada$$ has been making noise in the underground rap scene/blogosphere for a little while now (you may have been introduced to Joey via Survival Tactics, his collab with the late Capitol Steez); pretty impressive considering he just turned 18 in January. Born in 1995, and even though he was barely 5 when the... More.
Oktophonie by Kelly
Allan Cross deems this "perhaps the weirdest concert of 2013", when describing the last showing of Oktophonie More.
Orphan Black by Chris
We're very excited to announce that the new Space/BBC America series 'Orphan Black', for which we did the music supervision, premiers this Saturday at 9pm! Check it out to hear some great tracks from M.I.A., Young Empires, P.S. I Love You, The Holiday Crowd, and Young Galaxy!From BBC America: More.
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Alec Zopf's talk at SXSW reminds us that technology has always paved the way for musicians to exercise their creative impulses, and that we should continue to embrace this moving forward. As we enter the era of biomedical advances, medical neural interfaces and other instrumentation systems can offer a new means... More.
Reporting in from SXSW! The Gospel Brunch at Stubbs has by far been one of my favourite experiences in Austin so far. A MONSTER buffet of southern-style grits, migas, friend catfish and BBQ brisket to die for. Impossible not to go back for thirds. And there is nothing quite as satisfying as sitting back in your... More.
Check out the latest Keith's spot, it's a beauty! "Toast This Life" is an original track by Grayson Matthews featuring Andrew Austin, and is available for download on the Keiths' facebook page. More.
CBC's Hockey Night in Canada by Tom
As the shortened hockey season ramps up in intensity, so too does Hockey Night in Canada's theme music every Saturday evening. Grayson wrote this main theme and its many variations for the iconic show in 2011, and at the beginning of this season we were asked to create even more music for the show. Here's an outtake... More.
Full Disclosure by Gavin
Sometimes I get a little bit bothered when fresh-faced kids come out of nowhere and start garnering undeserved public adulation. But I can it brush aside when they're releasing masterfully produced music which not only pays homage to the genre-defining trailblazers of the past, but also carves its own unique groove... More.
Rutherford Chang collects first pressings of the Beatles' White Album as "cultural artifacts" (currently sitting at 693 copies). Each one has it's own "imagined history based on the condition." If that isn't awesome enough, he then takes 100 original pressings and plays them at once! A snippet from his... More.
What do a saw, a yodler, an alphorn, a gospel choir, a theramin, a gamelan orchestra, binaural recording devices and Beck have in common? They're all part of this mind-blowing, wraparound rendition of David Bowie's Sound and Vision from his 1977 album, Low. This truly is a logistical, musical, and technical feat that... More.
The Danish pop artist explains, "The video is inspired by the lyrics to “Glass”, which tries to visualize the restlessness of a young person’s mind. It’s a boredom, an insatiability and anxiety. Fear of getting old, fear of missing things and fear to love. The video is shot in small Danish town called Hirtshals, which... More.