This Week in Music: Deadmau5's car, Black Walls, Justin Timberlake, Trust, Owen Pallett, Wavelength, Digits
This Week in Music rounds up the latest news, releases and concerts coming to Toronto.
Deadmau5 is rich and his new car is insane
Deadmau5 posted pics last week of his "Nyan Cat Car" - a brightly coloured Ferrari 458 Italia with a kitty's face on a poptart flying on a rainbow. Anybody forget about Deadmau5? Welcome to thinking about Deadmau5 and all the money he has once again. The car was "wrapped" by Sekanskin and designed by 3mcube, who assure us this thing will be zigzagging through the city soon -- the car "was designed and wrapped in Toronto. It will be driven in Toronto after the Gumball 3000 show in England." Honestly I'd just like to see this thing idling in front of City Hall.
Black Walls release Communion LP
You can buy your very own copy of the new Black Walls LP from Pleasence Records here. They're calling it "soft-psych" but you really just need to be a fan of gloomy, pretty things to dig this.
Owen Pallett announces details for In Conflict
Pallett's new album In Conflict will be out May 13 and feature Brian Eno. He released a trailer full of album credits via Youtube, in case you want to become an expert on it.
Digits announce Shake Your Body Down mixtape
Pleasence Records have been busy -- they'll also be releasing the new Digits mixtape "Shake Your Body Down" on February 18th, which comes attached to a pretty animated gif cover. Get the track list (including a Majical Cloudz remix and more) on thefader.com.
New Trust video - "Rescue Mister"
It's like a computer that can feel! Though apparently it's all analogue video hardware, so colour me impressed.
By Divine Right release video for "Past the Stars"
A band plays with kaleidoscopes for first time ever. Mild chaos ensues.
Juno award nominations announced
Here's what Drake was nominated for: Fan Choice, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Rap Recording of the Year (which Shad was also nominated for - I know you care). Hayden and The Sadies were nominated for "Adult Alternative Album of the Year" AKA Adulternative. The Junos will be held in Winnipeg, which is too bad for them because I think Mondragon is closed now.
Hot ticket concerts
Wavelength '14/ February 13-16 / Various Venues / $10-25
Wavelength '14 is a four-night live curated mixtape of some of the best independent music coming out of Canada and the US in 2014. This year's line-up includes Colin Stetson, DIANA, Cousins, Phèdre, TOPS, US Girls, Odonis Odonis, and many others. Not to mention, tickets to this fest are the perfect excuse to avoid any potential Valentine's day terrible-ness.
Justin Timberlake / February 13 / ACC / 7pm / $67.25 - 192.75
JT's world tour is coming through Toronto. It's the 20/20 experience, meaning... you can probably only experience it if your vision is perfect, cause your seats will probably be in the nosebleeds by this point. For a healthy dose of Michael Jackson's dance moves to the soundtrack of thousands of screaming straight girls, get yourself tickets to this show - Craigslist or otherwise.
Recently announced concerts
- Digits / February 28 / Encore Studios.
- Islands / March 15 / Horseshoe Tavern
- Andrew WK / March 25 / Hard Luck
- Emmylou Harris w Daniel Lanoi / April 15 / Massey Hall
- EMA / May 6 / The Horseshoe
- Comeback Kid / May 9 / Mod Club
- Owen Pallett / May 10 / The Danforth Music Hall
- James Taylor / July 24 / Molson Ampitheatre
What we got up to this week