Saint Alvia

Audio & Video: Broken Social Scene and The Snips release new videos, a brand new Saint Alvia tune in the Indie Exclusive, Chore reunites live, Crystal Castles on Kimmel, The Rural Alberta Advantage have the "Eye of the Tiger," & loads more

The season of giving is upon us and this week's Audio/Video round-up has plenty of goodies for all! We've got loads of videos, including official one's from Broken Social Scene and The Snips, Crystal Castles performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, an interview with female hip hop artist Isis Salam, a Southern Souls video from the recent Chore reunion, and more.

Flipping the switch to audio, I feature the recent holiday sampler from Dine Alone Records, The Rural Alberta Advantage covering the Rocky theme, and Master Track's finished product of People You Know. Plus, this week's Indie Exclusive sees a brand new tune from Burlington punk-rockers, Saint Alvia.

Featured Audio

• Dine Alone Records Holiday Sampler
• The Rural Alberta Advantage - "Eye of the Tiger"
• People You Know - "See and Be Scene"
• BlogTO Indie Exclusive: Saint Alvia - "Bad Apples"

Featured Video

• Broken Social Scene - "Texico Bitches"
• Chore - "Superville"
• The Snips - "Tired Tires"
• Crystal Castles - "Baptism"
• Diamond Rings - "It's Not My Party"
• Interview: Isis Salam
• Master Tracks: People You Know - "See and Be Scene"
• Toronto Live: Broken Social Scene - "7/4 (Shoreline)"

Broken Social Scene - "Texico Bitches" (official video)

Chore - "Superville" (Reunion Show filmed by Southern Souls)

The Snips - "Tired Tires" (official video)

Crystal Castles - "Baptism" (via Jimmy Kimmel Live)

Diamond Rings - "It's Not My Party"

Interview: Isis Salam (via Side B)

People You Know - "See and Be Scene" (via Aux TV)

Dine Alone Records Holiday Sampler
Along with a special holiday contest that features an iPod touch, snowboard, and clothing, Toronto indie label, Dine Alone Records, has released a sampler featuring new material from some of the label's talented roster, including Parlovr, Dinosaur Bones, Mockingbird Wish Me Luck, and more. [STREAM]

The Rural Alberta Advantage - "Eye of the Tiger" (Survivor cover)
Covering Survivor's classic Rocky theme is usually something a band will do for kicks in the rehearsal studio and I've personally been in quite a few bands that have done just that, but that didn't seem to be Nils Edenloff of The Rural Alberta Advantage's motivation when he recorded his cover of "Eye of the Tiger." Released last year as a b-side to the Drain The Blood 7", this cover was brought to my attention via Chromewaves this past week and I thought I'd pass it along. [MP3]

People You Know - "See and Be Scene"
Aux TV's Master Tracks is a great show with a fantastic concept; documenting a band's process as they go from demo to download and then allowing people to download the tune. The final product of People You Know's session (see video above) really turned out well. [MP3]

BlogTO Indie Exclusive: Saint Alvia - "Bad Apples"
This week's indie exclusive comes from one of my favourite bands going today, the much beloved punk rock supergroup, Saint Alvia, who are all set to host the now annual Burly Calling extravaganza in Burlington, Ontario this weekend. Burly Calling started off as a "joke" tour across the band's hometown in order to raise funds for tour support, now celebrating its fourth year, the event has evolved into a two-day showcase featuring some of Canada's finest bands in a pubcrawl-styled night of music and fun. To help celebrate, the band is offering their brand new track "Bad Apples" to all the faithful BlogTO readers. [MP3]

Toronto Live
Broken Social Scene - "7/4 (Shoreline)" (Sound Academy, 12/10/2010)

Lead photo of Saint Alvia by Jorg Roosma from Flickr.

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