Wednesday, September 29, 2010

4 slightly interesting posters

on the bulletin board in the laundry room in the basement of my apartment building that I took with my cellphone while waiting the extra 4 minutes for the dryer to finish.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

In relation to the music of Atlas Sound.

This is taken from an interview / mixtape I did for Warmer Climes.

"It's hard for me to consider my life without the music of Atlas Sound. I found out about Bradford Cox's body of work right around the period of my life where my family and I had just suffered the death of my 16 year-old brother Drew in April of 2008. After he was attacked at a party we were both at he suffered a head injury and went into a coma the day afterward for 10 days, before the hospital told us that oxygen had been cut off to his brain, and we made the choice to take him off life support.

I had never experienced anything to completely emotionally fucked up in my whole life, and to this day it's something that I still find myself having to deal with. When I first started listening to Atlas Sound around this period by chance, and started reading about Bradford Cox's own struggles with traumas in his own life, it provided to me a healing effecting that I had never experienced from music before. It's difficult to put into words but it's in the music. Reverb. Tremolo. Because of that I make an effort to encrypt a healing effect or something people can connect to in all of my own music. If there's any reason why the influence of Bradford Cox's music sometimes shines through my own, that's why. I'm not necessarily trying to emulate him in any way, I'm just still trying to find my own sounds and ways to make music that is really of myself."

Friday, September 10, 2010

Rest in peace, Cait Morris.

Everything radiated with the enegy of our youth. Nights spent in a broken van. Sitting on the top floor inside of undeveloped buildings. You put ink to the wood and let it unfold in candlelight, mellowed out and distracted by the shadows, breathing in the summer air. So much intensity, passion and rare elegance.

You showed me how much life and beauty there is in this world and helped to make me into the person that I am today. I never wanted those summers to come to an end, I never wanted to believe that you would come to yours. There was still so much that I wanted to tell you. My heart is broken and I'll miss you forever. Shine on, Caitlin Morris. 1988 - 2010.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Coma Foxes - School Night

Coma Foxes - School Night

Hey everyone. This song is a collaboration between my good friend Mat Cothran of Coma Cinema and myself (Foxes in Fiction), hence the name Coma Foxes. You should try saying it loud, it sounds really cool.

This is the first song is what is going to be something on an EP of collaborative songs between the two of us. We really hope you like it.

The artwork is a photograph of of a school in the neighbourhood where I grew up (Bronte in Oakville, Ontario) that stool for almost 90 years before it torn down in the 80s so a plaza could be built there.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

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On the 15th of September, I'm gonna be a playing a show with Mathemagic, The City Streets and Rat Tail at the Drake Hotel in Toronto as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. If you're around and able, I'd love for y'all to come out and have a drink and enjoy the music with me! it's gonna be a fun nite me thinks.