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Audio & Video: Shad collaborates after Juno win, new videos from Owen Pallet, Teenage Kicks and Meligrove Band, Jeff Tweedy and Feist live, Rude Leaves is our Indie Exclusive, City and Colour with Daniel Romano, Ron Sexsmith on Q TV

The A&V is a weekly roundup, focusing on the latest MP3 downloads, album releases, audio streams, music videos, specialty sessions, live performances, interviews, exclusive content and more from the cities vibrant music scene and artists all around the GTA.

Featured Audio
• Owen Pallett - "The Great Elsewhere"
• Maestro feat. k-os and Shad - "Let Your Backbone Slide"
• Teenage Kicks - "Hearts of Darkness"
• City and Colour with Daniel Romano - "Waiting..."
• Meligrove Band - "Really Want It"
• Interview: Ron Sexsmith
• Ron Sexsmith - "Love Shines"
• Toronto Live: Jeff Tweedy & Feist - "You and I"
• Toronto Live: Titus Andronicus - "Four Score and Seven"

Featured Video
• False Face - Lifeboat / Bad Coach / I Channel the Animals
• Shad & Skratch Bastid - "Give You All I Can"
• BlogTO Indie Exclusive: Rude Leaves - "The Fox & The Beggar"

Video
Owen Pallett - "The Great Elsewhere"

Maestro feat. k-os and Shad - "Let Your Backbone Slide"

Teenage Kicks - "Hearts of Darkness"

City and Colour with Daniel Romano - "Waiting..."

Meligrove Band - "Really Want It"

Interview: Ron Sexsmith on Q TV

Ron Sexsmith - "Love Shines"

Audio
False Face - Lifeboat / Bad Coach / I Channel the Animals
Featuring PS I Love You's Paul Saulnier on drums, Kingston, Ontario's False Face has been a pretty well kept post-punk secret, maintaining relatively local in their scene up until now. Luckily for music fans, the group has decided to broaden their horizons and have taken their three-song cassette single, Lifeboat / Bad Coach / I Channel the Animals, and released it on their Bandcamp page for free download.

Shad & Skratch Bastid - "Give You All I Can"
Juno award winner Shadrach Kabango, aka Shad, was very gracious and grateful with his win for Rap Recording of the Year, offering up a blog post simply entitled "c/o Shad | Thank you." With it, came a brand new track featuring Maritimes DJ Skratch Bastid, who gives us some old school soul flavour to go along with Shad's unmistakeable rhymes. [MP3]

BlogTO Indie Exclusive: Rude Leaves - "The Fox & The Beggar"
Best known as the bass player for pop punk band Summerside, singer-songwriter Michael Wickens has stripped down and joined forces with Karen Scobie to create Rude Leaves, a lovely Folk outing with angelic harmonies and a style of storytelling that is comparable to a children's book. The duo will be playing live in Toronto at the Cameron House (408 Queen Street W.) this Saturday, April 9 alongside Zachary Aasman opening up for Pete Vandyk, as well as my band, Travis Caine & The Lasting Effect, as we finish up our Ontario Howlin' tour. Check them out this weekend and download their track, "The Fox & The Beggar," for free via Bandcamp. [MP3]

Toronto Live
Jeff Tweedy & Feist - "You and I" (Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 03/23/11)

Titus Andronicus - "Four Score and Seven" (Horseshoe Tavern, 04/01/11)


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