1. Mr. Twin Sister “In The House Of Yes”

    The new Mr. Twin Sister (formerly just Twin Sister) sounds like a completely new band. The dreamy bedroom pop is replaced with slick disco beats and killer sax solos on this excellent new track. Suffice it to say, I’m really digging the new sound.

    Mr. Twin Sister’s self-titled LP is out on 9/23 via Twin Group/Infinite Best

    Mr. Twin Sister “In The House Of Yes”

    The new Mr. Twin Sister (formerly just Twin Sister) sounds like a completely new band. The dreamy bedroom pop is replaced with slick disco beats and killer sax solos on this excellent new track. Suffice it to say, I’m really digging the new sound.

    Mr. Twin Sister’s self-titled LP is out on 9/23 via Twin Group/Infinite Best

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  3. Samuel L Cool J "Slip And Slide"




    With a name combining two prominent flat cap-wearing entertainers and a first single named after one of summer’s most enduring toys, Phoenix retro R&B/soul band Samuel L Cool J have a lot going for them and it certainly helps that the aforementioned single “Slip And Slide” is a delightfully catchy throwback jam.

    Slip And Slide 7” is out now via Common Wall Media

  4. Stars “Turn It Up”

    I’m not sure if Stars will ever top their brilliant 2005 album Set Yourself On Fire, but they’ve released one solid album after another since then so I can’t complain. The Toronto synth-pop band is readying their 7th album, No One Is Lost, and it’s clear they’re going for a wistful / nostalgic vibe on the new LP with this euphoric disco ballad “Turn It Up”.

    No One Is Lost is out 10/14 on ATO Records

    Stars “Turn It Up”

    I’m not sure if Stars will ever top their brilliant 2005 album Set Yourself On Fire, but they’ve released one solid album after another since then so I can’t complain. The Toronto synth-pop band is readying their 7th album, No One Is Lost, and it’s clear they’re going for a wistful / nostalgic vibe on the new LP with this euphoric disco ballad “Turn It Up”.

    No One Is Lost is out 10/14 on ATO Records

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  6. Dornik “On My Mind”

    I’ve been following singer/producer (and former Jessie Ware drummer) Dornik since I heard his excellent debut single “Something About You ” last year. The London-based R&B/soul/electronic artist’s intoxicating new track is called “On My Mind” and he’ll hopefully have a debut LP out soon on PMR Records.

    Dornik “On My Mind”

    I’ve been following singer/producer (and former Jessie Ware drummer) Dornik since I heard his excellent debut single “Something About You ” last year. The London-based R&B/soul/electronic artist’s intoxicating new track is called “On My Mind” and he’ll hopefully have a debut LP out soon on PMR Records.

  7. Intro To… The New Pornographers

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    Intro To… is a new series where I take one of my enduring favorite artists and make a meticulously curated mixtape of 20 essential tracks to serve as a primer / intro course for that artist’s discography.

    I’m starting with one of the greatest indie pop bands of this century, The New Pornographers. The Vancouver power-pop supergroup just released their magnificent sixth album, Brill Bruisers. If you’d like to get into the band and want a place to start, or would just like to listen to a rad playlist of infectious Canadian indie pop, follow this playlist on Spotify

    01. Letter From An Occupant (Mass Romantic, 2000)
    02. War On The East Coast (Brill Bruisers, 2014)
    03. Use It (Twin Cinema, 2005)
    04. Crash Years (Together, 2010)
    05. The Laws Have Changed (Electric Version, 2003)
    06. The Slow Descent Into Alcoholism (Mass Romantic, 2000)
    07. Sing Me Spanish Techno (Twin Cinema, 2005)
    08. Myriad Harbor (Challengers, 2007)
    09. Dancehall Domine (Brill Bruisers, 2014)
    10. The Bleeding Heart Show (Twin Cinema, 2005)
    11. My Rights Versus Yours (Challengers, 2007)
    12. Silver Jenny Dollar (Together, 2010)
    13. The Body Says No (Mass Romantic, 2000)
    14. Champions of Red Wine (Brill Bruisers, 2014)
    15. All For Swinging You Around (Electric Version, 2003)
    16. Jackie Dressed In Cobras (Twin Cinema, 2005)
    17. The Fake Headlines (Mass Romantic, 2000)
    18. Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk (Together, 2010)
    19. Twin Cinema (Twin Cinema, 2005)
    20. Testament To Youth In Verse (Electric Version, 2003)

    Brill Bruisers it out now via Matador

  8. The Rural Alberta Advantage "On The Rocks"




    With little more than buzzing keyboards, passionate vocals and a thunderous drum performance, “On The Rocks” by The Rural Alberta Advantage provides 3 and a half minutes of the most thrilling indie rock I’ve heard this year. The Canadian trio will release their third LP, Mended With Gold, next month and I, for one, can’t wait.

    Mended With Gold is out 9/30 via Saddle Creek