I went on a bit of a music binge last week and downloaded a whole handful of new albums and singles. A lot of stuff from artists I knew – like tracks by Bon Iver, The Shins, and My Brightest Diamond. Along with that came a few artists I was just getting into like Luluc, Little Dragon, and LP (and many other bands that don’t start with the letter L).

Several of them have made it on to my monthly playlist for July, and many others are keeping me company as I got to and for through this lovely summer we’re having here in Toronto.

I want more though!

The side effect of music in the digital age is that it’s a deep dark rabbit hole that seemingly has no bottom. Every act one discover prompts the desire to discover more music from that act, and more music from other acts like it. I don’t even have enough hours in the day to listen to it all, but I’m fascinated by so damned much of it.

Then there are the acts that become favorites…the acts where you’ll wait all summer long for a special vinyl edition of their latest release to show up in your mailbox. Then when it finally arrives, you don’t know what to do with yourself…so used to waiting had you become. Thanks Mr. White – see you in two weeks.

What about you folks though – listening to anything good lately?


For your listening and reading fulfillment, I give you…


Two great friends got together on one show, and the results make for a great listen. Movies You Love is getting back into its rhythm of posting episodes, and it has returned with a spot where Brian J. Roan drops by to discuss THE THIN RED LINE.

More podcasting goodness! It’s time to press play on another soundtrack. For “Track Three”, Corey is joined by James Brühl to discuss the GARDEN STATE soundtrack.

The order of the day in cinemas this weekend is SNOWPIERCER, and judging by Catherine Stebbins’ review, I’m in for good times!

The side order of the day was seemingly I, ORIGINS from the director of LOVE…but if Candice’s review is any indicator, I might want to shove that one to the back burner for a while.

I’ve always loved these posts that Withrow does about details he loves in a film that few others mention. This week, he turned his attention to one of my all-time favorites.

If I were a better friend, I would have asked Jessica how her Cambodian adventure went…but I’m a bad friend, so I just read about it when she was good and ready to post her diary.

With GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY on the horizon, Michael Mirasol has written a great piece for The Mezzanine wondering if comic book films might work better if they all went with an animated format.


For the Tweet of The Week, Nik would like to remind you that everything you think is cool, she thought was cool five years ago…