Tag: Belle and Sebastian

Melodic Tonic ’17, October 11th

Melodic Tonic ’17, October 11th

Today’s mid-week serving of new music features a global flavor. Featuring artists from Australia to the UK, these six songs offer equal amounts of bright pop and darker electronica. We start with good news from one of our favorite Glasgow bands.   Belle and Sebastian – “I’ll Be Your Pilot” (Glasgow, Scotland) RIYL: Belle and Sebastian You can’t really call Belle […]

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Where is Richard Colburn? A Dedication to the Belle and Sebastian drummer

Where is Richard Colburn? A Dedication to the Belle and Sebastian drummer

In their 21-year history, Belle and Sebastian have become one of music’s most respected bands. Their quirky alt-pop and vividly imaginative concept albums – such as The Boy with the Arab Strap (1998) and Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003) – made them celebrities in the UK and legends within indie circles. Fans flock to see their creative stories put into action […]

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Beach Slang

Osheaga 2017 in photos

Montreal always has a plethora of things to do, but the weekend of August 4th–6th was full of fun, namely the 3-day music and visual arts festival, Osheaga. Given the magnitude of the festival and the number of local and international artists it hosts, it was easy as a fan to find your favourites and discover the new and cool. One attraction […]

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Saturday Sampler July 29th

Saturday Sampler July 29th

Saturday Sampler July 29th has a lean 6 songs since we’re all a bit busy these days. Seems like the end of July has been the perfect storm for us, but thankfully the music out there has been the perfect tonic.   ALYESKA – “Absaroka” (Los Angeles via small town Montana, USA) RIYL: Sharon Van Etten, Belle Mare, She Keeps […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

Over the past year, we’ve listened to thousands of singles – way too many to count. Throughout the year, we’ve shared many of them through three regular features – The Melodic Tonic, The Matinee, and The Weekend Showcase. While we could have rolled up all those singles into one mammoth playlist, that would have meant a playlist of nearly 1,500 songs, not to […]

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Our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – The Full List

Our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – The Full List

For ease, here is the complete list of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2015. Click on the sub-heading below to be taken to the original post and hear tracks from the artists. Thanks for reading and here’s to another great year of music ahead of us.   The First 15 Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color Algiers – Algiers The […]

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50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 1

50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 1

We’ve come to the last week of the year, making it the perfect time to reflect on our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015. We’ve collectively heard well over 1,500 albums, but we fully are aware that this represents probably 2% or 3% of all the albums released this year. As such, we never could produce a “best albums” list, but […]

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First Impressions: Belle and Sebastian, “Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance”

First Impressions: Belle and Sebastian, “Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance”

Next week is a huge week. New albums by Sleater-Kinney, their first in nearly 10 years; Portland storytellers The Decemberists; and the fun and eclectic Belle and Sebastian. It was difficult to pick which album to focus on as our first First Impressions of 2015, but we opted to go with the Scottish troupe of Stuart Murdoch, Stevie Jackson, Sarah […]

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