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Michaela & Kari’s Favourite Albums of 2013

Our wonderful interns Michaela Gold and Kari Zalik have a lot of time to listen to the latest hits while they’re out doing coffee runs (just kidding, they brew it in house) and have listed both of their 5 Favourite Albums of 2013 in no particular order. Kari has also included two of her most spun singles below. Thanks for all of your help girls!

Michaela’s Top 5

Disclosure – Settle                                                                        Flume – Flume MS Disclosure-SettleFCL75CD_PACK_PRINT
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories                                   Purity Ring – Shrines
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Kari’s Top 5

Charles Bradley – Victim of Love                                               Disclosure – Settle
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Andrew Austin – While It’s Still Light Out                                  Mount Kimbie – Cold spring Fault Less Youth
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MapleMusic Recordings’ Best of 2013

We’ve picked out some of the best tracks that our artist roster have released this year and put them together into one great playlist! The playlist features huge names like Primal Scream, The Dismemberment Plan and Cold War Kids to up-and-coming Canadian talent Andrew Austin, Don Brownrigg, and Thought Beneath Film! Listen to the playlist on Rdio, Youtube, Soundcloud, or all three at the same time below.

Track List:

White Denim “Pretty Green”
The Dismemberment Plan “Waiting”
Cold War Kids “Miracle Mile”
Don Brownrigg “Sweet Dream Sleeper”
Andrew Austin “Inside Out”
San Fermin “Sonsick”
Typhoon “Young Fathers”
Jim James “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U)
J. Roddy Walston & The Business “Heavy Bells”
Gogol Bordello “Lost Innocent World”
Primal Scream “It’s Alright, It’s Ok”
The Bronx “Youth Wasted”
Thought Beneath Film “Cartographers”
Thomas D’Arcy “Credit!”
Bo Keeney “Don’t You Worry”
Caveman “In The City”
Okkervil River “It Was My Season”
Royal Teeth “Wild”

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New Releases – Tuesday, July 9, 2013

New York’s Caveman released their self-titled sophomore record earlier this year in the US and it is out now via their new Canadian home MMR. The melodic, melancholic guitar swells and passionately delivered vocal lines make for an album that’s very pleasing to vibe with. I caught them on the Toronto date of their tour with Rogue Wave and the record is reproduced beautifully live.

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Caveman Announce New Album ‘CAVEMAN’ Out on July 9th

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On their self-titled sophomore album, Caveman stretch their legs in a number of different, albeit cohesive, directions. Their highly anticipated return will come out exclusively on iTunes on June 25th and will be hitting all other physical and digital stores on July 9th via MapleMusic Recordings.

Caveman -a five-man vibe collective from NYC- released their first album in 2011. As first albums go, CoCo Beware was something akin to a moody statement of intent, a blueprint for a band quickly learning how to create horizon-wide rock songs that were equal parts intimate and expansive. Initially self-released and later snatched up by Fat Possum for re-release in early 2012, the record brims over with four-part harmonies, crystalline guitar lines, and tracks that see-sawed between echoey lullaby (“A Country’s King of Dreams”) to shoegaze-by-way-of classic-FM-radio sprawl (“Old Friend”). The album quickly elevated Caveman from local band to watch to a sizable touring draw and formidable live act, as evidenced by stints on the road with the likes of The War on DrugsWhite Rabbits and Built to Spill. Despite being the work of a brand new band, CoCo Beware displayed a kind of Zen-like ease. It was the sound a five

“We all went up to Jimmy’s grandmother’s place in New Hampshire,” says singer Matthew Iwanusa. “That’s where the new record kind of started. It was literally the attic of her barn, lit up by Christmas lights. We’d all sit in this one room together and one by one we’d all go into the bathroom and record ourselves making the most psycho noises possible. It actually felt kind of like a weird breakthrough. We were all confident and comfortable enough with each other to try out these experiments, which extended itself into the making of the new record…which is really just an evolution of this vibe that we’d been cultivating for long time.”

With that, the guys holed up in Brooklyn’s Rumpus Room to start recording in earnest with Nick Stumpf (who produced the band’s debut album) and Albert Di Fiore behind the controls. The album is a kind of sonic microcosm-a series of emotional yet tough mini-narratives operating within the same quixotic musical universe.
As a result, the guitars on Caveman are bigger and more expansive, the rhythm section is tighter and more adventurous, the keyboards more opaque and pronounced. Like a marriage between Tangerine Dream, late period Slowdive, and Lindsey Buckingham, tracks like their new single “In the City” and “Ankles” boast synth lines that sound simultaneously retro and futuristic, while “Pricey” and “Never Want to Know” overflow with guitar sounds that could have miraculously floated off an old Cure album. It should be noted that James Carbonetti, the band’s primary guitar player, also happens to be one of the most highly regarded guitar makers in New York City.

And while Caveman’s music could certainly operate on the level of dreamy soundscape and still be excellent, the depth of feeling in front man Matthew Iwanusa’s lyrics helps weave the songs deeply into your memory. When Iwanusa sings Where’s the time to waste on someone else’s life? on “Where’s the Time,” it’s hard not to read between the lines. Wonder and regret seem to fuel the record in almost equal measure.

Caveman – CAVEMAN tracklisting:
01 — Strange to Suffer
02 — In the City
03 — Shut You Down
04 — Where’s the Time
05 — Chances
06 — Over My Head
07 — Ankles
08 — Pricey
09 — I See You
10 — I Never Want to Know
11 — The Big Push

CAVEMAN is:
Jeff Berrall – bass, backing vocals
James Carbonetti – guitar
Sam Hopkins – keys, backing vocals
Matthew Iwanusa – vocals, guitar, percussion
Stefan Marolachakis – drums, backing vocals

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