Beyonce's "Countdown" - The Elwins & Luke Lalonde

Check out this awesome video of Toronto staples The Elwins and Born Ruffians' Luke Lalonde cover "Countdown" by the fabulous Beyonce. As a long time fan of The Ruffs, I'd never imagine to see the day when Luke would sing the words flyest, my boo or lip-lockin.

And if you like the clean guitar and musical direction of the track as a whole, look into The Elwins' debut LP And I Thank You, which is out now.

I Need a Trip

Check out Vacationer and their adorable website. Perfect!
A little bit lo-fi, a little bit tropical, and totally dreamy.
Is it summer yet?

Their LP Gone comes out on March 20, 2012.

Listen on Soundcloud.

Rough Trade x Bowery Presents

Rough Trade Records announced that they will be partnering with New York's concert promoting giant Bowery Presents to open a counterpart record store and performance space to their London shops in Willamsburg, Brooklyn this fall.

Few details are available about the project. However, it is known that BP will provide their growing roster to set up intimate, live performances in the store.

Stay tuned. At time when record stores have been closing in droves, it will be interesting to see how this effects locals, local businesses and New York's musicscape as a whole.


I've been really enjoying Howler's debut LP America Give Up this week.
Those who might shy away because of its garage and raw vocal labels will be pleasantly surprised by the fun riffs and mildly-surf aesthetic that cuts through its heavy facade.