Monday, April 25, 2005
cause=time

Frank over at Chromewaves was kind enough to link to magnacyd.com, video director, George Vale's website. There you'll find a crapload of videos from some of Canada's indie elite... and also the odd pop-punk promo clip.

After watching the Broken Social Scene documentary from the same site, I was struck by just how special I think they're going to be, should they not implode and break up or something. I'm sure most of you are going "no shit, they're great" right about now, but let me explain...

Since the whole BSS hype explosion, I've always thought You Forgot It In People is a little overrated. Don't get me wrong, it's a great album. Alas, when listening it seems like there is much more room for this band to take off, and with supposedly three albums worth of material recorded for the band's forthcoming release(s), I really feel like the next record(s) is when they go from being a great band, to being one of those bands that truly cements itself a significant place... at least in the indie rock canon. Like, they'll go from being the Ride to being Jesus and Mary Chain or My Bloody Valentine (no offense to the Ride).

Either that, or the next record will be a horrible mess, but judging from the live recordings of the new songs that are floating around, I highly doubt that.

With that, here is one of my favourites of the various post-YFIIP/post-BeeHives songs that have seen the light of day. Other than "New Country" probably my favourite, in fact.

download: Broken Social Scene - Jimmy and the Photocall (live in Stockholm 8-7-04)

Finally, according to the Globe and Mail, this is as good a place as ITunes to get the new White Stripes single... someone should let them know that the link has expired.

now playing: Feist - Nothin' in the World Can Stop Me Worryin' Bout That Girl (Kinks Cover, live in Paris)

3 Comments:

How in the hell did you find out that G&M linked you, and how the hell did the G&M find about you in the first place? I need to know!?

By Blogger Dave, at 1:23 AM  

Graham alerted me to the Globe mention... I have no idea how they found out about me.

By Blogger Quinn, at 2:16 AM  

nothin' in the world can stop me lovin' Broken Social Scene, mhmm.

By Blogger jo, at 10:05 PM  

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