Kick off your week right with the brand new Do604 x Vancouver Is Awesome playlist. Featuring bands playing in Vancouver this week, such as indie rockers Fast Romantics, crooner Carolyn Mark, and party starters Humans and Odesza.
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Electric Six ft. Jack White “Danger (High Voltage)”
Art and love are more important than ever, because they are now the conduits that preserve our life forces. If you don’t create art and you don’t love nobody…well then, you will be forgotten, rather quickly. No one wants to be forgotten rather quickly. No one more so…than Electric Six. Electric Six understands all this stuff as it prepares to unveil its eleventh studio album Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die!, which will be released on October 6 on Metropolis Records. The album is steeped in themes of mortality, death, discorporation and discoloration…all while it tries to convince you it is actually a work of art, a labour of love.
Fast Romantics “Animal”
“[Fast Romantics] punch up a new breed of New Romanticism with plenty of power pop hooks…Matthew Angus croons, lovelorn, to his heart’s desire with Jarvis Cocker-esque swagger bolstered by the band’s exalting choruses, buzzing guitar licks, chiming keys and pulsing beat.” – KEXP
Odesza “Light (ft Little Dragon)”
“…a surging contra-EDM movement..the duo blend deep house, bass, garage, chill wave and glitch-hop into an occasionally nostalgic but always airy summer soundtrack.” – Herald Sun (Australia)
Carolyn Mark “Pink Moon & All The Ladies”
Some things are just meant to be. Birds are born to fly, politicians were born to lie, big fat guys with giant beards were born to ride their machines without getting hassled by the man, and Carolyn Mark was born to make music.
Humans “Bout Chu”
Since coming together in 2010, HUMANS has established itself through creating sounds that successfully fuse experimental electronic elements with catchy indie-pop hooks. Focusing on performance and production styles of both the past and present, HUMANS has consistently impressed upon audiophiles with their technical and compositional skills. Using a combination of synthesizers and instruments, the sound has a certain way of being very unique, while not tied down to one specific genre.
The energy and urgency inherent in these songs makes them well-suited to the stage, adding more ammo to a captivating live show that’s already earned these JUNO winners tours of several continents; stages shared with Pearl Jam, Broken Social Scene, and The Hold Steady; a performance on Late Night with David Letterman, and even an opening slot for Sir Paul McCartney – hand-picked by the fab one himself.
Alea Rae “Flies”
Alea Rae explores the depths of ambiance within folk music, always pushing the boundaries of their genre. With intricate percussion providing the framework, the trio builds their songs upon lush melodies, with delicate but sharp vocals that cut clear overhead.
Datsik “Smokebomb (ft Snoop Dogg)”
Since launching the Datsik brand, Troy Beetles continues to evolve as a solo artist all the while pushing his beloved bass music world to new lengths, both on a personal artistry level and as a genre as a whole.
Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs “Talk To Me”
“Sam Cash’s songwriting captures a youthful angst, filtered through a compassionate eye… confident, natural use of simple, eloquent language that you’d expect from someone with many more years behind them” – Hawksley Workman