I am in such disgusting need of new music from The Knife. It’s gross. 

When will they release any non-operatic music? Tell me it’s going to be soon.

In the mean time, I’m digging going through the back catalogue.

This song seems appropriate for a weird end to a weird week. 

Kate is beautiful.

A snapshot from yesterday’s Polaris Music Prize awards. Sitting beside the Arcade Fire table!
[McJools]

A snapshot from yesterday’s Polaris Music Prize awards. Sitting beside the Arcade Fire table!

[McJools]

// Radioactive//

     

Marina, Marina, Marina. 

My favourite Welsh pop explosion Marina and the Diamonds has been in hardcore touring mode for so long I’ve begun having new material anxiety. 

It seems eons since I first listened to then indie EP The Family Jewels, and while her progression has been exciting and fun to watch, I’m definitely in the “the old stuff is good but new stuff would be great” phase. 

Radioactive, the one-off single recently released by Marina and the Diamonds is a good stop-gap for all of us waiting (im)patiently for the next album but it’s very different than previous pieces. Radioactive takes a much more linear route into club territory than anything I’ve heard her do previously.

As a standalone piece it’s quite enjoyable but it raises questions as to the direction of Marina’s next album. Will it sound like this? If it does, will it be as strong as her older work? Stronger?

// So Professional//

            

One of the side-effects of being online most of the day, nearly every day, is that the majority of music I discover comes to me now through online connections. It makes it somehow more exciting when I arrive at something I love through, ahem, analog avenues. Like recommendations from friends. 

My outrageously fantastic friend @AndrewFStewart ambushed me with D.I.S.C.O by the Young Professionals a few weeks ago and I’ve been obsessed with the track since. Updating the 1980 Ottawan disco anthem "D.I.S.C.O." the track is infectiously dance-y, and a good intro to their deliciously fun 9:00 to 17:00, 17:00 to Whenever album which just came out.

Here’s D.I.S.C.O

And here’s 20 Seconds 

Enjoy. 

// Jack White Posse//

                         

Can we all agree that Jack White has gotten ever more gloriously weird since hanging up the White Stripes. Yes? Yes. OK. 

The collaboration with Insane Clown Posse is something I can honestly say I would, under normal circumstances, assume was a joke, but no, it’s Jack White, being Jack White. 

What’s next?

Insane Clown Posse - Leck Mich Im Arsch by Third Man Records

Indulging. If it’s Friday night, it’s Robyn time. 

[Monika]

Gravy Train Music: Good music. Right here. Curated by head Gravy Train Music audiophile – Monika Rola. Headquartered in Toronto.