"Twee Time" is my little radio show wherein I spin under-appreciated music for the part time punks who play their records very loud, and pogo in the bed room in front of the mirror, but only when their mums gone out (and for the pop kids who know what song I nicked this description from). Check it out live every Friday 20:00-21:00 in Montreal on CJLO 1690AM / CJLO.com.
List also published in the CJLO Magazine. This is the unedited version.
Band of the Year
It was very difficult for me to come up with this "2011 in Music" synopsis. The only band that has been on my mind all year is JEFF the Brotherhood. And We Are the Champions, as much as I liked the album, does not do these guys justice.
You must see brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall perform live to really experience the filthy, fuzzy binding of all the music that I love: garage, punk, psych, rock, and pop. It's unbelievable what JEFF can do with only three drums, three cymbals, and a three-string guitar. I don't believe in pedal effects, this sound comes straight from the soul.
JEFF the Brotherhood - We Are the Champions
Listen to: Ripper / Shredder / Wastoid Girl (or how about the whole thing? Yeah!)
Fave 2011 Releases
Twee Time's favourite albums of 2011 (in no particular order), with selected tracks.
01. Ringo Deathstarr - Colour Trip
Listen to: Imagine Hearts / So High
02. Kids on a Crime Spree - We Love You So Bad
Listen to: I Don't Wanna Call You Baby, Baby / To Mess with Dynamite
03. Bearsuit - The Phantom Forest
Listen to: Cut Loose / Please Don't Take Him Back
04. The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar
Listen to: Austere / Whirring
05. Cults – Cults
Listen to: Abducted / Go Outside
Fave Old Releases
On repeat in 2011.
01. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
02. Peach Kelli Pop - Peach Kelli Pop
03. Nobunny - Raw Romance
04. The Feelies - The Good Earth
05. Red Mass - 7-Song EP
Live Shows to Remember
01. JEFF the Brotherhood with Uncle Bad Touch and Peach Kelli Pop (Club Lambi)
02. JEFF the Brotherhood with The Spits and Neil Hamburger (Club Soda, vice.com launch party)
03. The Strange Boys with White Fence (Il Motore)
04. Parlovr, The Barr Brothers, Passwords (Arlene's Grocery, M pour Montréal CMJ Showcase)
05. Nightseeker with Metalian (Katacombes)
Other Memorable Moments
01. Seeing JEFF the Brotherhood for the first time
02. Nobunny materializing on stage at Casa del Popolo to the sound of squealing girls
03. Non-stop, 48-hour, no-sleep, espresso-shot-partying with the CJLO peeps in New York City
04. Meeting Dean "The Deaner" Murdoch from FUBAR/Nightseeker
05. The return of The Adam Brown (Royal Phoenix Bar, Pop Montreal)
Most Annoying Moment
Being too poor for Osheaga.