Monday, March 31, 2008

Boom, baby.

The Kills are a BTA favourite, not least because they're equal parts British (guitarist Jamie Hince) and American (vocalist Alison Mosshart). According to Wikipedia (which is never, ever wrong):
"The duo first met when Mosshart heard Hince practicing in the hotel room above hers, and when their former groups disbanded they struck up a songwriting partnership. For months, the pair air mailed work tapes across the Atlantic; this proved to test the patience of both artists as it took days or weeks to get each others tapes, so Mosshart upped sticks from her Florida home and flew to London."

Sweet story. Anyway, the pair released their third album Midnight Boom on March 10th to rave reviews from just about everyone and it quickly hit the number one spot on the UK Indie chart. You can stream some tracks from the new album and find out more about the band here. The Kills are currently on a gigantic international tour.

The Kills - URA Fever
The Kills - Cheap and Cheerful
The Kills - Cheap and Cheerful (Nite Cells Bored Robot Remix)

- a.m.p.m.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Contest: Fool's Gold Tour (ft: A-Trak, Jokers of the Scene, and others), April 11th

Fool's Gold Records exemplifies exactly how fast music is moving in the internet years. Launched in April of last year by super DJ's A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs, the electro/hip hop/mega party label has already boasted super singles and EPs, thrown killer parties at SXSW and others, and has quickly built a reputation that whatever they touch turns to... well, gold.

To (perhaps inadvertently) mark their 1st anniversary and all the successes that have already come, Fool's Gold is hitting the road with a full roster of beat breakers and party makers. The line-up for the Canadian dates, which includes stops in Montreal, Toronto, and Van-City, boasts a very impressive mix of international and homegrown talent: A-Trak himself, UK club DJ Sinden, Brooklyn mixtape master (and one-half of Certified Bananas) Sammy Bananas, as well as Ottawa heroes Jokers of the Scene and Toronto faves Nacho Lovers, and the promise of surprise special guests.

Good guys A.P.E. have hooked BTA up with a pair of passes for the Toronto version of this certified shit show, April 18th at the State Theatre, 69 Bathurst street. To enter, email us with the subject line "Gimme the Gold!" before noon on April 10th.

The Toronto show already has about 7 zillion people confirmed on its facebook page, so if you want to guarantee admittance, I suggest ticket purchasing immediately. They're $15 early-bird, which is such a steal it rivals that time O.J. Dingo held up your local CIBC at gunpoint.

Jokers of the Scene - Juggle It (William Russell remix)

Count and Sinden - Beeper ft Kid Sister (A-Trak remix)

- bbbykmbrly.

Remix Sunday: DVNO. Four Capital Letters, Printed in Gold...

Back when Justice dropped their debut album last year, it was a smash; brilliant hard electro that beckoned to the big beat days of the likes of Cyrstal Method and the Chemical Brothers. They did what no electronic act could do for a decade - they made an album the rockers love to D.A.N.C.E. to.

While that record was listened to from front-to-back last summer trillions of times by myself and everyone I knew, one track took the longest to grow on me.


Why? I think at first it was the vocals. It sounded like a house song (and I detest house music, more than I detest Bon Jovi or music is the bane of my existence). After a few more focused listens I realized the beauty of this song lays in the vocals themselves. Mehdi Pinson sings with perfect nonchalantness and drawl. He doesn't give a fuck and thats what makes him "cool". It's not only his style of singing that makes the track though; the way Justice tweeks, splices and cuts his vocals around the break beats behind them is nothing short of legendary.

Below I've provided three remixes of what is arguably the most remixed track off the record. The Surkin remix I find most impressive as it stays true to the original while adding a beautiful string part and chops the vocals masterfully into little snippets of pleasure.

Justice - DVNO (Surkin Remix)
Justice - DVNO (LA Riots Remix)
Justice - DVNO (Transformer di Roboter High Quality Mate Remix)


MF Blaz

if you're wondering what DVNO means...

"In every suburb of the world, in every city, there's always a nightclub called El Divino... Clubs where you have to wear like a white shirt to get in,"

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Wolf Blitzer

Reasons We Are Wolves will blow your mind.
  • Rad band T-shirts
  • An upcoming European tour landing them in London, Dublin, Hamburg, and a magical place called Osbnabrück.
  • Their collection of killer music videos (definitely worth checking out).
  • They do bilingualism without making it seem cheesy/forced.
  • Their label Dare to Care Records has some solid cred, boasting beauties like Malajube (a personal favourite), The Sainte Catherines, and rockabilly punk act Yesterday’s Ring.
  • Their latest album Total Magique is an electropop dream.

We are Wolves - Fight & Kiss
We are Wolves - Magique


Thursday, March 27, 2008

CASXIO (pronunciation key: ka-sexy-oh)

CASXIO is a funk/disco/etc. four-piece from L.A. who been making waves in their hometown with notoriously energetic live shows and insanely catchy tunes, drawing comparisons to Sly and the Family Stone, Prince and Talking Heads. The disco-tinged 'Seventeen' brings to mind United-era Phoenix and stands up extremely well to repeated listening.

CASXIO - Seventeen

- a.m.p.m.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Live: Chromeo in Ottawa

For those who know Ottawa, you'll agree Capital Music Hall isn't the most special of venues. It has little to offer in the way of uniqueness, and the grossly overpriced beer doesn't help matters much. However, when Chromeo rolled into town Friday, the place exploded...honestly the best show at Capital in a good while...

The boys that split their downtime between Montreal and New York came to deliver. While yours truly doesn't offer a whole lot in terms of fancy footwork, I, like most there didn't really give a shit about impressions. That's the thing about Chromeo that fans can agree on, it seems like a terribly contrived fad band to some, all about fashion and recycled trends mashed together, but if you let go of the cynicism and listen to the music, it's brilliant. On record they deliver simple, effective lovers funk - as they call it, and in person it's the soundtrack to a wild party.

Over the course of the night Chromeo played pretty much the entirety of both She's in Control and Fancy Footwork, with three encores...that's right 3. Though the entire set was great, the highlights were definitely "Momma's Boy," "Rage!," "Tenderoni," and "Mercury Tears," dedicated to those who were with them from the start. All in all a crazy show, if these boys roll through your town you best be there. Thanks Bonita for the photos...

Chromeo - Momma's Boy
Chromeo - Tenderoni
Chromeo - Rage!

- B.A.

Contest: Dragonette - April 3rd, Toronto

Despite defecting to the UK, Canadian electropop outfit Dragonette obviously have a soft spot for their homeland. Their most recent cross-Canada tour kicks off this evening in sunny Calgary, AB, marking their second extensive excursion of the country in less than 6 months.

Their attentiveness to our home and native land is seemingly paying off, however, as they're up for a Juno for Best New Group on April 6th, also in Calgary. They seem to stand a legitimate chance, too, as the competition in the category is anything but fierce. From a blogosphere perspective (which probably holds negative weight when considering the Juno winners), Dragonette's big tracks "I Get Around" (which has at least a couple palatable-to-excellent remixes), and their gender-swapped Calvin Harris cover "the Boys" put them in a two-horse race with Halifax's Wintersleep.

Just before jetting off to the awards, Dragonette is in Toronto on April 3rd at the Phoenix. And, thanks to our new friends at Emerge Entertainment, we've got a pair of tickets to the show to give away. Simply email us with the subject line "Puff the magic Dragonette", along with your contact info, to enter. Contest closes on April 2nd, at noon.

The bill also boasts two of Toronto's most talked-about acts, Fritz Helder & the Phantoms, and Sweet Thing. Fritz Helder is known for their flashy, keytar-driven live show that they've brought on the road with the likes of Chromeo and others. Sweet Thing is infectious power pop, reminiscent of Queen meets the Killers, whose major label debut (on EMI) is in the works.

Dragonette - I Get Around (Fisher Preyes remix)
Dragonette - The Boys (Calvin Harris cover)

- bbbykmbrly.

Untrust Them

Two four hour train journeys to and from Edinburgh over the Easter weekend provided some much needed time to catch up on the many excellent new releases of late, and give quasi-new releases multiple listenings.

I'm happy to report that Crystal Castles' eponymous debut album, released March 18th, does not disappoint. Of the dozen tracks I hadn't yet heard all are strong, particularly 'Black Panther' and 'Courtship Date'.

London indie music bible Loud and Quiet has dubbed the Toronto duo "the most exciting and original band in the world right now" and they're probably right. I strongly recommend picking the album up here and seeing them live ASAP. They're in Montreal this Thursday and Toronto on Friday. Crystal Castles return to London for the Camden Crawl in April.

Crystal Castles - Black Panther
Crystal Castles - Courtship Date

- a.m.p.m.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Reverend and the Monkeys

If you like Arctic Monkeys, you'll dig Reverend and the Makers. It's as simple as that. The lead singers of the two bands actually share a flat, both are from Sheffield, and their sound is similar. Reverend and the Makers' first album, The State of Things, was released last September and has netted three number one UK Indie singles for the band. Not too shabby.

Reverend and the Makers - Bandits
Reverend and the Makers - Open Your Window

- a.m.p.m.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Pemberton Festival 2008

We are t-minus 127 days until the first ever Pemberton festival, located at the base of Mount Currie, about 30 minutes from Whistler, BC. This 3-day long event is sure to provide a bit of musical bliss for everyone in attendance, and hopefully becomes an annual affair. The headliners for this festival are sure to attract the masses, with the likes of Jay-Z, Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails, and Tom Petty taking the main stage. But surprisingly, check out who else is showing up for the shindig: MGMT, Vampire Weekend, MSTRKRFT, Interpol, Chromeo, and Wintersleep, just to name a few of the bands that we often rant and rave about. You would be crazy not to show up! BTA will be there to cover the action and hopefully get a chance to talk to some of these guys during the festival. Tickets go on sale March 28th, and I wouldn't sit around thinking about going or not because they are sure to go fast, even with the hefty price tag of $290.00. Make sure to also look into camp site passes or other accommodations as well. Check the official site for the full line up and details. See you there!

Matty B.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

LCD Soundsystem to be featured in upcoming Vegas flick.

I think it's safe to say that at this moment of my life LCD Soundsystem can do little-to-no wrong. Last year they topped my best album list and best song list along along with coming in the top 5 (at least) of every major indie blog, paper, or whatever. Sound of Silver was a massive hit and was an instant classic. After the album was spun millions of times by everyone people started to look towards the future of James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem. I myself even toyed with the idea that James should quit. Sound of Silver is a record that only comes once every few years, surely nothing they put out now can reach the same level of awesome.

Well, I'm kinda wrong. LCD Soundsystem has released a track for the upcoming Vegas flick, 21. It's good; real good. It sounds like a Sound of Silver b-side with the bass line snaking around a very static and simple drum beat. Now, while it does sound like it could have come directly off the same master track that say Us v. Them or Time to Get Away were recorded on, it shows progress. It sounds different than the record and I, for one, couldn't have been more excited.

LCD Soundsystem - Big Ideas

MF Blaz

Preview: Tilly and the Wall

The definition of Cacophony reads: "a discordant and meaningless mixture of sounds." We'd be hard pressed to say that the tap-dance percussion and gang vocals of Omaha troupe Tilly and the Wall be described as such, but hey maybe their song title carries with it an ironic tone that lesser bands use to make material seem clever. Knowing very well the talent in this raucous five-some, it's apparent that the name really isn't compensating for any mediocrity in the music. While they pack plenty of sounds into this song, and most songs, the blends created are actually pretty harmonious, rarely allowing one element to become overbearing.

O, the tentatively titled follow up to the excellent Bottoms of Barrels arrives June 17th. Hopefully the album lives up to "Cacophony," previously included on the Beat Control 7", and thankfully included again on this next full length.

Tilly and the Wall - Cacophony

( with the link)

- B.A.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New Music: Foals - Antidotes

Foals are bananas. Not to say bananas are also Foals, that's an outrageous statement and a fallacious argument given our understanding of what Foals in fact are (five-piece from Oxford). If you think we're losing it, consider Sub Pop's egregious description of Foals' guitar sound as both insect and Andy Roddick-like. Whatever they're on, we want it. To reiterate, Foals are bananas. Their Antidotes drops the first week of April, which includes previously released singles "Mathletics" and breakout 2007 hit "Hummer."

*opening line has some relevance, see?

Foals - Mathletics
Foals - Balloons

- B.A.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Stainless Style

Neon Neon = Boom Bip (electronic producer) + Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals frontman). Yesterday marked the release of the duo's first album Stainless Style, supposedly a tribute to the life of John DeLorean (remember the car in Back to the Future?). The album is chock full of hooks, 80s electropop glory, and collaborations with other artists including Spank Rock and The Magic Numbers. You can listen to the whole thing on their myspace page.

Neon Neon - I Lust U

- a.m.p.m.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Remix Sunday: Fabric Rejects Justice Mix - Bloggers Accept With Open Ears

For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past few months, a brief recap:
1) In late 2007 Justice was asked to contribute a mix compilation for the Fabriclive series to be released in 2008
2) Justice created said mix compilation for Fabric
2) Fabric rejected the mix (the exact reason why is unclear)
3) Justice released their mix via Ed Banger to friends as the Justice Xmas Mix in December
4) The mix then (inevitably) leaked to the 'net
5) Justice is now to create a second submission for release as Fabriclive 40 in June 2008

You can grab the whole thing in all its rejected glory here for free; tracklist below.

01 Sparks – Tryouts For The Human Race
02 Rondo Veneziano – La Serenissima
03 Goblin – Tenebre
04 Daft Punk – Ouverture
05 Surkin – Next Of Kin
06 Symbolone – Love Juice
07 Korgis – Everybodys Gotta Learn Sometimes
08 Midnight Juggernauts – Ending Of An Era
09 The Paradise Ft Romauld – In Love With You
10 Justice – TTHHEE PPAARRTTYY (Acapella)
11 Chic – Everybody Dance
12 Frankie Valli – Who Loves You
13 Das Pop – Underground
14 Julien Clerc – Quand Je Joue
15 Daniel Balavoine – Vivre Ou Survivre
16 Richard Sanderson – Reality
17 Zoot Woman – Grey Day
18 Fucking Champs – Thor Is Like Immortal
19 The Rave – Mother
20 Fancy – You Never Know
21 Frank Stallone – Far From Over
22 Sheila – Misery
23 Todd Rundgren – International Feel

It's interesting to note that Goblin's "Tenebre" (the basis for "Phantom") was included early in the mix. Thanks to a movie industry hookup, we've got a free copy of Dario Argento's film of the same name to give away following a related post back in January. Email us with the word tenebre in the subject line and your mailing address to win a DVD of the film.

Daft Punk - Ouverture

- a.m.p.m.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Join the Club

Slow Club may be just one of the many talented bands on London independent label Moshi Moshi Records, but they happen to be my favourite at the moment. The duo from Sheffield is among good company; the label boasts a list of accomplished internationals including The Mae-Shi, Lykke Li, Tilly and the Wall, Architecture in Helsinki and Mates of State as well as sterling British acts like Hot Chip, The Wave Pictures, Late of the Pier, The Rakes and Kate Nash.

Music Week
's description of the band's sound as "sacharine folk-pop that turns your usually miserable scribe into a radiant ray of positivity" is accurate, as are comparisons to Tilly and the Wall. Slow Club's second single Me and You was released back in October and their debut album will likely be available early this summer. Catch them at the Camden Crawl in April with an entourage of their Moshi Moshi labelmates.

Slow Club - Me and You

- a.m.p.m.

Friday, March 14, 2008

CONTEST: Sons and Daughters, March 26 - Toronto

Though it's only March, Scotland's Sons and Daughters' January release this Gift already has numerous writers in the blogosphere ramblin' on about year-end lists. I don't want to get too far ahead of myself (who knows what the future may hold), but I can safely say that it's very very solid.

And, after having spent the past few years opening for the likes of Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Throwing Muses, Editors, and others, the band (which consists of sons - David Gow, Scott Patterson, and daughters - Adele Bethel and Ailidh Lennon) are taking their headlining tour to our side of the pond, including a stop at Lee's Palace on March 26th.

ATG Concerts has hooked us up with two tickets for this show to give to you, our lovely readership. If you want em, email us with the subject "Sons & Daughters & BTA, Oh My!" As always, please include your full name and contact info. Contest closes at noon on March 25th.

Sons and Daughters - Gilt Complex
Sons and Daughters - Goodbye Service

- bbbykmbrly.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Contest: NO SHAME Anniversary - the Winks, XYZ Affair, & Green Go

NO SHAME has spent an entire year bringing some stellar musical entertainment to us very greatful Torontonians. Bands such as Woodhands, Republic of Safety, Plants and Animals, Spiral Beach, Forest City Lovers, Amos the Transparent and trillions of others have rocked the Tiger Bar, and more recently the Drake Hotel thanks to the mysterious girl known to her many fans only as "Lauren Schreiber".

The bands on the bill for the anniversary party, March 21st at the Drake Underground, aptly demonstrate the amount of fun which has become synonymous with the NO SHAME showcases since their birth. Those bands are Montreal's the Winks, Brooklyn's XYZ Affair, and my new favourite band, Guelph's Green Go!

Thanks to the afforementioned Ms Schreiber and her NO SHAME empire, we've got a pair of tickets to give away to one very lucky BTA reader. To enter, send us an email to with "I have absolutely NO SHAME" as the subject line. Please include your full name and contact info. Contest ends Thursday, March 20th at noon o' clock.

As for the show - show up by 8pm. Do not miss Green Go! That's basically an order.

XYZ Affair - All My Friends
the Winks - Ohio

- bbbykmbrly.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Brother Please. No more Pamela Lees, let’s set it straight. I’m the biggest thing out of Canada till Quebec separates.

Shadrach Kabango was born in Kenya, but his earliest memories land him in London, Ontario Canada. For many, the host city of North America’s second largest ribfest may seem like an odd place to develop skills on the mic…but it worked out for Shadrach.

I’m betting that his mother (a poet) had a lot to do with it.

Since leaving his hometown in London to pursue his music career and a university education, Shad (as he’s known in the music world) has built a solid name for himself. He has opened for Common, performed at Canadian Music Week, and he is signed to Black Box Recordings (owned by Universal). Most recently, Shad's newest album The Old Prince has been nominated for a 2008 Juno award; getting a nod for Rap Recording of the Year. This selection is well deserved, as the album is packed with clever lyrics, a diverse set of themes, and an old-school feel that cannot be ignored.

Top tracks on the album include “Brother (Watching),” “The Old Prince Still Lives at Home,” and “Compromise."

“Brother (Watching)" is a song about the stereotypes and struggles which young black Canadians are forced to deal with as they grow up today; a topic which Shad consciously stayed away from when he began his career. Next, “The Old Prince Still Lives at Home” is a light-hearted track that could easily fit on a Skee-lo album. Finally “Compromise” reeks of Shad's regular feel - an old school beat, lyrics that make you grin, and a socially-aware theme that sparks some introspection.

I first saw Shad perform when I ran shows at the University of Ottawa in 2006 and 2007. Back then, Shad and his band arrived on campus in what looked to be a 1990 Aerostar. The engine was smoking, rust covered the wheel wells, and the van broke down just as they arrived. While his vehicle was ready for the scrap yard, Shad’s performance was more alive than I could have imagined that night, and I have been a fan ever since.

Here’s hoping that The Old Prince nabs that Juno. Maybe then he could score an endorsement deal with Parkway Ford and upgrade to a 2002 Windstar.

Shad - Brother (Watching)
Shad - The Old Prince Still Lives At Home
Shad - Compromise


Monday, March 10, 2008


Hey kids! How are you all? Haven't had a chat in a while and it's good to be back. Although I have been absent in posting my most 'recent' finds (although most not 'recent', just haven't posted about said 'recent' find) I've definitely been keeping up with the Jones'. One album that I just got my hands on was the Los Campesinos! album Hold On Now, Youngster. By golly! What a gem! I love an album that comes across as fun, bold and artistic at the same time. Not many albums fall under all three categories let alone just one!

Hailing from Cardiff, UK Los Campesinos! is comprised of 7 team members; 4 dudes and 3 lady friends (who might I add are super cute...and if any of you ladies are reading this, "Hello!"). Their latest output and their first full length entitled Hold On Now, Youngster is, as I mentioned before, a whole lot of fun. It mixes messy pop hooks and guitar solos with a playful atmosphere that gets you bouncing in your seat...or wherever you happened to be. The dynamics and obvious chemistry between the two singers make it possible for people to connect with them. They sound like to best friends having a conversation with each other which in turn draws you in. Another A+ goes to the team chanting moments...but I'm a big sucker for team chanting.

The album is available for digital download here and it comes highly recommended from this blogger.

Los Campesinos! - Death to Los Campesinos!
Los Campesinos! - You! Me! Dancing!

MF Blaz

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Remix Sunday: Night Facilities takes on Adele

For those of you who haven't heard of Adele basically all you need to know is that she's only 19, won the first Brit Awards Critics’ Choice prize in December, and she is considered to be the next Amy Winehouse. Which is fortunate, as the original Amy Winehouse probably won't be around a whole lot longer. Adele's album 19 hit number 1 in the UK charts in January and New York, L.A., Toronto and London stops on her current tour are already sold out.

British remixer extraordinaire Night Facilities recently worked his magic on Adele's first single 'Hometown Glory' and it might even be better than the original. His first volume of remixes is available here for free.

Adele - Hometown Glory (Night Facilities remix)

Adele - Last Nite (The Strokes Cover)

- a.m.p.m.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Mammoth Life

Mammoth Life is from Lawrence, Kansas and describe themselves as an art movement rather than a musical group. Founders Nicholas Goss and Elizabeth Mead began composing music in 2005 and a handful of other artists with various backgounds (photography, film, clothing design, literature) soon jumped on board to form the collective. Debut LP Kaleidoscopic Art Pop was released in December of last year and first track 'To Suffer for Passion' is a true indie-pop gem indeed.

Mammoth Life - To Suffer for Passion

- a.m.p.m.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Friday Grab Bag

Atlas Sound is the solo project from Deerhunter frontman Bradford James Cox. To be honest, I don't know a lot about Deerhunter but positive responses seem to be pretty common with most listeners. What caught my attention with this project is the intriguing album title, Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel. The sound is understated but heavily layered, a bit in the vein of Panda Bear, but judge for yourself. "Quarantined" is the standout track, one of many on the album worth hearing.

Atlas Sound - Quarantined

Nico's "These Days" remains one of my favorite movie songs of all time, as it fit brilliantly within the distinctive confines of The Royal Tenenbaums. Band of Horses opener Tyler Ramsey has his own crack at it, slowing the tempo and singing with a contemplative croon that's quite akin to Neil Young. The song is the eighth track on Ramsey's album A Long Dream About Swimming Across the Sea, which may put you to sleep, but should not be slept on...

Tyler Ramsey - These Days
Tyler Ramsey - A Long Dream
Nico - These Days

- B.A.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Think About Condominiums

The Ottawa contingent of BTA recently witnessed a bit of local history: the alleged final show in the basement of 59 Argyle, the little rock and roll townhouse that could. While the show's close heard several drunken and disorderly cries of protest, it was a good run while it lasted.

It was fitting that Montreal-based Think About Life were there to headline and close out the unique venue's final act, as they're the band above all others that truly embraced the exposed-piping and dust swirling ambiance of this unfinished basement. To a duct-worker it probably wouldn't look too special, but to the 75 (we're guessing) people in attendance on Thursday night, the basement was simply a place to party and enjoy live music, free from really any sort of superficiality.

Shortly after guests were treated to baked goods in the living area upstairs, people headed into the dungeon for Ottawa's Fucked Corpse. Despite snapping a drum pedal, the set was high energy, comedic, and musically tight for the most part. Fucked Corpse is literally the house band, with at least one member to our knowledge living there, and they were fittingly well-received by friends and newcomers alike.

After the set, everybody was ushered upstairs to enjoy some more baked goods while Montreal duo Wax Attic set up their equipment. Once the go-ahead was given, Wax Attic treated the basement crowd (which was beginning to grow) to their own blend of 'psychedelic thrash'. Overall, the set was enjoyable… save one song which lacked the tight rhythmic pattern they displayed throughout the rest of the performance. Oh, and one of the dudes was dressed as a lion mascot, so kudos for not passing out on the fans.

After the final break the anxious crowd rushed back downstairs to be wowed by Think About Life. At this point, most were damp with sweat, the ceiling pipes dripped condensation, and no one could have been happier. The set's highlights included favourites like 'Paul Cries' and new tracks that incorporated some killer sampling (stand-out using an E-40 sample, check the video). Tambourines shook, the swarm rocked back and forth, and at the end of it all, it appeared that the band couldn't have supplied any more energy to the ecstatic crowd.

BTA would like to thank 59 Argyle for providing the city of Ottawa with concert events like no other. Experiencing Argyle reminds you of what going to a show is really about, and that reminder will be sorely missed.

Think About Life - Paul Cries
Think About Life - Serious Chords

- B.A. and mca.