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January 17, 2022

Week Starter – Colatura

Week Starter is our new Monday column where we give you a new song to kick the working week in the ass & help you power on through.

Today’s Week Starter is less of kick in the ass as it is a supportive nudge. “Team Sport” by Colatura is more of a gentle push out the door into yet another gray wintery pandemic day, but one that carries enough sunshiny melodies to keep you warm all the way to your destination. We’re suckers for boy/girl vocals over a perfectly crafted indie pop song (see our lifelong devotion to Canada’s greatest band Stars) and when you add in a cute video that offers alternative uses for an urn? Forget about it. This is the energy we want to carry into the week: light on our feet and laughing at somber settings.

January 10, 2022

Week Starter – Crackdaniels

Week Starter is our new Monday column where we give you a new song to kick the working week in the ass & help you power on through.

Not all motivational songs are going to be obvious blow the doors off high octane bangers. It’s the second full week of the coldest month of the year in this, the third year of our Lord Covid and so we felt a more fitting jam to get you going today is the dark, swirling, hypnotic “AntHills” by Crackdaniels. Landing somewhere between Aesop Rock and Earl Sweatshirt this track is a lone figure staring down a gray on gray horizon that lets you know sometimes a dope beat and a solid flow are better for you than hot cocoa and a sun lamp.

January 3, 2022

Week Starter – Gaijin Smash

Week Starter is our new Monday column where we give you a new song to kick the working week in the ass & help you power on through.

Hello! Welcome to the new column, all about giving you the motivation to tackle this week with verve and pep and on occasion, piss and vinegar. Getting us started in fine fashion is Toronto’s dance punk group Gaijin Smash. Lo-fi, fuzzed out and catchy as hell, this is the only booster* we need. Turn it up and dance around your work from home office and make that zoom meeting into something memorable.

*no but seriously please get all the shots.

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