Harley here again for my penultimate mixtape of the year. Since every music website and blog gets all retrospectivey at this time of year I thought I’d put together a 2012 mix as well. Of course, since I limit all these mixes to a half hour each, I could just barely dip into the amount of terrific new music that was released this year. As such I didn’t even bother trying to come up with a mix of my favorite songs or tracks from my favorite albums or anything linear like that. The following is just seven songs that were released in 2012 which I think are particularly rad, arranged in an order that sounds nice when listened to in a row.
1. Moon King - Only Child
2. Grimes - Oblivion
3. Allo Darlin’ - Capricornia
4. The Hobbes Fanclub - Your Doubting Heart
5. The Undrummer - Large Blank Space
6. Evening Hymns - Asleep In The Pews
7. Jens Lekman - The World Moves On
This week’s mixtape is all about alternate occupations aside from artist/musician/what-have-you. We’ve all got them and they’re the worst but as long as our culture keeps our food under lock and key we’ve got to work this menial labor just to survive.
1. The Barmitzvah Brothers - Denti-Tech
2. Cadence Weapon - Real Estate
3. Fishboy - Taqueria Girl
4. Henri Fabergé & The Adorables - Ventriloquist Love
5. Talulah Gosh - Testcard Girl
6. Why? - Song Of The Sad Assassin
7. Moon King - Film/TV Ad Exec
8. Allie Hughes - Headmaster
9. One Hundred Dollars - Fourteen Hour Day
10. The Most Serene Republic - You’re Not An Astronaut
Tomorrow marks the three-year anniversary of Broken Arts. That statement has a surreal quality to it. In honor of us surviving another year this week’s mixtape is a collection of some of our favorite out-of-town bands that played Broken Arts shows in the past twelve months. They were legitimately all terrific and hearing them all in one place like this makes me only wonder what the next twelve months could have in store for us.
Broken Arts: Year Three
1. Jessie Kussin - Dodging Daggers
2. Lauren Mann & The Fairly Odd Folk - Lady In The Yellow Dress
3. New Hands - This I’ve Heard
4. Julie Doiron - Yer Kids
5. Garbageface - Defeet
6. Army Girls - T W I C E
7. Moon King - Midnight #3
8. Odonis Odonis - Mr. Smith
9. Persian Rugs - It’s What You Think
We will be celebrating our three-year anniversary on Saturday, July 14 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Memorial Park in downtown Oshawa with Broken Arts Fest 2012!
We are accepting all vendors of homemade and DIY items again this year. If you make art, crafts, zines, fashion, comics, food, accessories, or anything else drop us a line at email@example.com It’s only $20 to be a vendor ($30 for food vendors) and we provide the tables and chairs. All the money goes back into funding the festival.
We are also especially looking for your insight and participation with the festival. We want this event to be yours just as much as it is ours. To that end we’ve started a Facebook group for anyone interested in contributing to planning discussions. We are currently in need of visual artists to help make decorations for the festival and volunteers to assist with running things on the day of. High school students can earn community service hours.
While there is still a lot to be sorted out and decided upon one thing we can confirm at this time is the thirteen musical artists that will be performing on stage in the bandshell. The list functions as something of a greatest hits from our last twelve months and includes rock, pop, and folk musicians from Oshawa, Whitby, Pickering, Toronto, and Waterloo:
Harley from Broken Arts in conversation with Daniel from Moon King.
Who are Moon King?
Daniel Moon King and Maddy Wilde.
How would one describe Moon King, in relation to other popular Canadian bands such as Spiral Beach?
Hmm… We’re definitely stripping it down to what is really important now. Like Sly Stone said, “LISTEN TO THE VOICES!”
You just released a 7” through Daps Records, run by our heroes Dan & April of Hooded Fang. There’s also been rumors of a split EP between MK and HF. Is this true?
Oh, for sure. We wanted to make this 7” the split but HF were still busy with Tosta Mista stuff this fall so we’re gonna do it next year. I play drums in one of Dan’s other bands and he plays with Moon King sometimes so it’s all pretty collaborative.
Are Daniel and Madeline still into rad visuals at shows and pancake breakfasts or, now that you’re older, do you prefer to just sit on picnic tables reading Dostoyevsky all day?
I still have the attention span of a fruitfly so I think Dostoyevsky’s out. haha
And what can people expect from Moon King at Broken Arts: Soundtracked 22?
Some really, really big hair.
The march towards the apocalypse continues. The zombies have died, no savior was found, and night has fallen. With a mere four months left on planet Earth there is only one solution. We turn to the moon.
20 years ago this Friday British shoegaze band My Bloody Valentine released their second album, Loveless. That album is now considered by many to be the greatest shoegaze album ever and one of the best albums of the ’90s.
In honor of the anniversary Toronto blog Gold Soundz has put together a compilation of 11 Toronto-area bands covering each of the tracks from the album. Toronto’s Loveless features some of our favorite local bands including Moon King, Memoryhouse, and Whitby’s Volcano Playground. And the whole compilation is available to download for free from the blog.