Daniel Romano and Misha Bower

Toronto Music News: Shad offers TSOL teaser video, Owen Pallett readies remix EP, In Studio with Daniel Romano

In this edition I feature: a teaser video for TSOL, the new album from rapper Shad K; details on Owen Pallett's new remix EP (featuring Dan Deacon, CFCF & Max Tundra); a track from Professor Fingers' forthcoming debut album; plenty of video footage from Daps Duo V (featuring $100, Maylee Todd, Doldrums & Grand Analog); and links to interviews with Dan Snaith (Caribou), Kardinal, The Darcys and Timber Timbre.

Plus videos and/or MP3 downloads from Woodhands, Zeus, The Wooden Sky, Five Star Trailer Park, Daniel Romano, Attack in Black, The Hoa Hoa's, Caribou, Professor Fingers (ProF), Zachary Aasman, Wolf J. McFarlane, Tonight Tonight, and many more.

Shad to celebrate the release of TSOL with cross-Canada tour
Things are kicking into high gear for London rapper Shad K, who is putting the finishing touches on his third full-length effort TSOL, due for release on May 25 through Black Box Recordings. Though Shad won't divulge the meaning of the album title, he's offered up the tracklisting and a 20-second music-video teaser for the first single "Yaa I Get It," which you can check out below. Since it's such a short clip, check out another Shad video from the Woods & Wires series.

Last week Shad also announced a dozen Canadian tour dates to celebrate the release, with Grand Analog slated to open the West Coast dates and D-Sisive booked to warm up the Ontario crowds. The lone Toronto date on the tour is at the Opera House on June 12.

Owen Pallett's new Remix EP
Domino Records will release a new 12" single for "Lewis Takes Off His Shirt" on June 22, which will featured three new versions of the Heartland track as well as remixes of "Midnight Directives" and "Keep the Dog Quiet." The collection features Pallett's tracks re-imagined by Montreal's CFCF, UK beatmaker Max Tundra and US electro experimentalist Dan Deacon. Check out the video for "Lewis" below.

Professor Fingers readies debut album, offers mp3 downloads
Head over to bandcamp to download "A Story Told" - the latest track from ProF (Professor Fingers) and first single from his forthcoming full-length debut The Door - Lost World, due for release sometime this summer. You might recognize ProF from his role in the experimental turntablist duo iNSiDEaMiND, or from his killer solo set during night two of the WL500 festival in February. Head to ProF's myspace for links to download his older stuff and spread the word!

Wolf J. McFarlane - "Grizzly Bears Panda"
Download the Upsidedown Day Tapemix for free right here.

Woodhands - "Dissembler"

- Chart Attack recently posted an interview with Caribou's Dan Snaith about the inspiration behind his latest album Swim. Sound engineer David Wrench has created a Drumapella remix of "Odessa" (the first single from Swim), which you can stream or download over at RCRDLBL.

- Download the four-track self-titled EP from Hamilton singer/songwriter Zachary Aasman for free via bandcamp. The EP is definitely worth a listen, especially for fans of brooding folk rock along the lines of The Wooden Sky or Great Lake Swimmers.

Dine Alone in Studio: Daniel Romano

Aux.tv presents: Attack in Black visits Side-B

- Grab a track from Tonight Tonight's recently released LP Learning for free via livemusicto - "I Know You Know" (M4A). Fans can grab the full album through iTunes.

- The hardworking folks at UK music blog The Line of Best Fit have released volume 9 of their Oh! Canada mixtape compilations for free download, featuring tunes from artists across the country including Hawksley Workman, Young Doctors in Love, Coeur De Pirate, We Are Wolves, Shout Out Out Out Out and more. Click here to download the 19-song collection in a ZIP archive.

TWM minilogues: Five Star Trailer Park

The Hoa Hoa's (Live from a recent house party)

- Toronto Star columnist Corey Mintz had The Darcys over for dinner recently to chat about their day jobs and their recent political mix-up over a late-night vegetarian feast. Check out the interview/article here.

- Paste Magazine recently interviewed Taylor Kirk aka Timber Timbre as part of their 'Best of What's Next' series.

- Check out Kardinal Offishall's recent interview with Vibe in which he opens up about his frustration at incessantly being compared to Drake by bloggers/media.

- NXEW has a great collection of videos from Daps Duo V, which featured performances from Grand Analog, $100, Doldrums and Maylee Todd.

The Wooden Sky - A Documentary in Pieces (Part Nine)

Zeus Interview on The BackStage Pass

Lead photo: Daniel Romano and Misha Bower at the El Mocambo on Jan 14, 2010 - by Matthew McAndrew

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