Published Mar 11, 2013Mo' Mondays, mo' problems, right? But one problem you don't have to worry about is being up to date with the latest music/video releases, because we've got your back. Take a look at the highlights of the past week below, and when you're finished, head over to our Music/Video page for even more new music.
A few years ago, Toronto rapper Drake released his "9AM in Dallas" freestyle, and now, while we wait for Nothing Was the Same, he's put out a sequel entitled "5AM in Toronto." Going after haters and copycats, Drake puts his money where his mouth is with this synth-laden track.
Tomorrow (March 12), the Chicago siblings behind Wild Belle will release their debut, Isles. Those tired of waiting can stream all 11 tracks on Exclaim.ca right now. Isles plays with their pop-based sound and includes reggae-tinged beach tracks, along with dance-inspired beats.
Earlier this year, the Postal Service announced their reunion, and now, thanks to Funny or Die, we've been given a humourous look at the "audition tapes" that show how Jimmy Tamborello and Ben Gibbard first came together. Some of the other Postal Service potentials included Aimee Mann, Tom DeLonge, Weird Al and a riled-up Moby.
Language Arts won't be releasing their new Wonderkind album for a few more months yet, but they did give us a little taste of what's to come with a video for the title track. The clip tells the story of a little orange fuzz ball's journey to the city with only his popsicle stick/bottle cap guitar by his side. Prepare yourself, because surprisingly, this felt-filled video will get you right into the feel of the song.
Fitting in with the theme of last year's Where the Mountain Meets the Valley, Joshua Hyslop got in touch with his inner man-tracker in the new outdoorsy video for his track "Wish You Well." This clip follows Hyslop as he trails two campers through BC's Gabriola Island.
Last on the docket for this week's highlights is Royal Wood's video for "The Glory," featuring Sarah Slean, from last year's We Were Born to Glory. This video has a lot going on: pans of impressive dioramas, stop-motion and time-lapse animations, and some celestial overlays and backdrops, all intercut by shots of Royal Wood and Slean. The finished product feels as large and beautiful as the song.
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