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[Listen] Teen Daze Streams New Single "Ice On The Windowsill"

Vancouver's Teen Daze dominated last year with two fantastic albums, All of Us, Together and The Inner Mansions, showcasing his raw talent and ethereal luster. Never one to slow down, he's back with a new album. His third LP, Glacier will be released on October 1st, and "Ice On The Windowsill" is our first taste. The single highlights what Teen Daze hopes to achieve with the new record, focusing more on ambient sounds and textures and looking inward for inspiration. Give it a listen below.

Teen Daze kicks off a North American headlining tour starting on September 26th. Check out the full list of dates after the jump.

Teen Daze 2013 Tour Dates:
09/26 – Seattle, WA @ Decibel Festival
10/02 – Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
10/04 – Edmonton – AB @ The Wunderbar
10/05 – Woodberry, TN @ Music In The Middle Festival [DJ Set]
10/06 – Saskatoon, BC @ Amigo’s Cantina
10/08 – Winnipeg, MB @ Union Sound Hall
10/09 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
10/11 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
10/12 – Chicago, IL @ Beauty Bar
10/15 – Kingston, ON @ Clark Hall Pub
10/16 – London, ON @ The APK
10/17 – Toronto, ON @ Parts & Labour
10/18 – Ottawa, ON @ Mercury Lounge
10/19 – Montreal, QC @ Le Divian Orange
10/20 – Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen
10/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
10/25 – Baltimore, MD @ Gold West Cafe
10/26 – New York, NY @ Glasslands
10/28 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
10/29 – St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
10/30 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
10/31 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
11/03 – Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit Live
11/04 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
11/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
11/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
11/07 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
11/09 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl

[Listen] Teen Daze - "The Heart of God" & ‘The Inner Mansions (Inspired)’ Mixtape

Teen Daze has two gifts for us this week, the first coming in the form of "The Heart of God", the latest track from his upcoming second album of the year, The Inner Mansions. The second sees the music blog Hard Candy tapping the Vancouver producer for the latest edition of their Hard Candy X series, resulting in an hour-long mixtape comprised of tracks that inspired Teen Daze's forthcoming album. Stream the full mix, along with "The Heart of God", below.

The Inner Mansions is out on November 6th via Lefse Records.

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[Interview] Shout Out Out Out Out Talks Remixes, Working with Teen Daze, and Spanish Moss

Edmonton dance-punk sextet Shout Out Out Out Out has been one of my most cherished musical gems ever since my older brother introduced them to me back in '06. Their eccentric brand of electronic music felt so unique, with an eclectic quality that took influence from vastly differing genres and brought the sounds together in an addictive and cohesive way. From their debut full-length Not Saying/Just Saying, to their sophomore effort Reintegration Time, to this year's Spanish Moss and Total Loss, the band rarely disappoints.

Late last month, Shout Out Out Out Out teamed up with Vancouver producer Teen Daze for a split 12" remix-swap, where the former remixed a song by the latter, and vice versa. The result is a four-song release, comprised of Shout Out Out Out Out's "Now That I've Given Up Hope, I Feel Much Better", Teen Daze's "Bluest Water" and remixes of both. Scion A/V took the opportunity to promote the 12" with a release party in Teen Daze's (almost) hometown of Vancouver as part of Olio Festival. It was here that I had the chance to chat with Shout Out Out Out Out members Jason Troock and Nik Kozub, where we discussed their collab with Teen Daze, the importance of remixing, as well as their newest album Spanish Moss and Total Loss. Check out the full interview below, along with a stream of the split 12" remix-swap.

[Listen] Teen Daze - "Discipleship"

SKOA favorite Teen Daze has been slowly trickling out tracks from his forthcoming album The Inner Mansions, with a total of six out of ten now available to stream. XLR8R premiered the latest track from the album, the seven-minute "Discipleship". The song employs a rich array of intoxicating synthesizers and upbeat instrumentation, coming together in an idyllic soundscape. Stream it below, and download it here.

The Inner Mansions is out on November 6th via Lefse Records, and if you head over to Teen Daze's SoundCloud you can listen to half of the songs from the upcoming record.

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[Listen] Teen Daze - "Divided Loyalties"

Teen Daze has dropped yet another cut off his forthcoming long play The Inner Mansions, his second of the year following May's All Of Us, Together. We've already heard "Spirit", "Garden 2", "Union", and "New Life", and now the Vancouver producer gives us the echoing, ambient "Divided Loyalties". The song is bright and spirited with its glittering synthesizers and steady rhythm, yet throughout there is a melancholic tone that seeps through the heavly reverbed vocals and subtle sounds. Stream it below.

The Inner Mansions is out on November 6th via Lefse Records.

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[Listen] Stream the 'Bon Iver, Bon Iver' Stems Project Winners

In early August, Bon Iver announced a remix contest for their sophomore album Bon Iver, Bon Iver, which gave anyone willing to participate the chance to win $1,000 per ten songs available to remix, reaching a total of $10,000. As well, the announced winners, hand-picked by the Bon Iver, would be featured on the Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Stems Project, and now you can stream that in full. The remix album is comprised of the ten winners, including SKOA favorites Teen Daze and Work Drugs, as well as six remixes from friends and band members, such as S. Carey. Stream the full album below, and head over to Indaba Music to stream the honorable mentions and highest voted by fans.

[SKOA Presents] Some Kind of Mixtape: September 2012

Some Kind of Mixtape - September from skoablog on 8tracks Radio.

It's the most wonderful time of the yearrrrrrr.... well, for releases anyways. Now that fall is officially hear, everyone and their next door neighbor are releasing something (or are about to) and we are more than ready to embrace them all with open ears. Don't be surprised if we end up doing multiple mixes a month for awhile to make sure that none of the good stuff makes it to the cutting room floor in the SKOA HQ. Please enjoy Some Kind of Mixtape: September 2012  courtesy of the 8tracks player above. Make sure you head over to 8tracks and check out our other mixtapes, to. Oh, and as always, make sure you have a look below to learn more about the tracks selected for this mix.


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Tame Impala - "Elephant"

When they released their debut in 2010 I was kind of indifferent towards them. Not because I didn't like what I heard but I don't think I let myself listen to Tame Impala all that much around my normal listening patterns. With album two this will not be happening. Lead single from Lonerism is a psych-rock chug of a track called "Elephant" and yeah, it's been floating around the net since back in July but it's a bloody great track that just gets better and better with each listen. The album is just as good and set for release next week on October 9th so why not pick it up. - Shey

P.O.S. - "Fuck Your Stuff"

For the 2nd month in a row, Doomtree rhyme spitter P.O.S. makes it on our SKoA mixtape with his 2nd single "Fuck Your Stuff" from the upcoming album We Don't Even Live Here dropping later this month. The Lazerbeak production on the track has a nice mainstream rap feeling but P.O.S. keeps the track true to his roots with his anti-material rhymes and punk demeanor making this one to bump loudly in your whip while flying your rebellion flag high. - Rocko

Lucius - "Turn It Around"

I simply cannot stop championing NYC band Lucius. I am so proud of how far they come, especially with tracks like "Turn It Around" off their most recent self-titled EP. The song stomps through your ear drums as singers Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe boldy belt and blend their beautiful vocals and walk you through the trails of a girl  who is unable to let go of a failed relationship. The sheer power in this song as well as the rest of the EP is why I can't stop coming back to it. - Kibbe

Ricky Eat Acid - "(stay)"

Sam Ray's ambient soundscapes are always a pleasure to indulge in, and "(stay)" is in no way different. Using a somewhat out-of-left-field Ashanti sample, the producer builds around it with a pounding haziness and echoing synthesizers. It's easy to get lost in the dreamy sounds that Ricky Eat Acid offers here. Who knew Ashanti was still a viable presence in music? - Adrian

Deftones - "Leathers"

We've been waiting for Deftones new album for what seems like forever. I'm exaggerating of course but their last studio release was Diamond Eyes and with that they raised the already high bar they'd set themselves. That album was devine to listen to from front to back and their new tease of LP number seven, Koi No Yokan, seems to have picked up just where that one left off. Titled "Leathers" it's a rather chilled out introduction before your head is knocked off your shoulders with Chino's screech of a vocal. It's the kind of track your parents might tell you to turn down if you're living at home with it on yet all you want to do is turn it up louder. The new album is set for release on November 12th via Reprise and we are oh so excited. - Shey

Breakbot - "Break of Dawn"

It's hard for me to talk about Breakbot without comparing his music to my favorite Daft Punk album, Discovery. With the release of his debut LP, By Your Side, Breakbot brings back the funk with his signature electronic disco style which will keep you grooving all night long and again reminds me of all my favorite parts of Daft Punk's sophomore album. Don't believe me? Take a listen for yourself with the opening track "Break of Dawn". By Your Side is out in Europe and we hope to see a stateside release very soon. - Rocko

Blackbird Blackbird - "All"

My addiction to Blackbird Blackbird has everything to do with how effortless every lushly layered track that they release seems to be. "All" is no exception to this. Since we first met the electronic outfit it's quite apparent that they have most certainly continued to step up their game. This time around they pair dark hazy vocals with bright chiming synths and gentle murmurring guitars. Definitely worth grabbing for yourself. - Kibbe

Patchwork - "Cigarettes"

If there is anything Patchwork absolutely nails with every release, it's mood. The guy knows how to evoke a certain atmosphere and emotion in his songs, such that it translates seamlessly to the listener. "Cigarettes" is the type of song perfectly fitting for those nights where you find yourself in the city late at night, being swept up in all kinds of crazy experiences and meeting new people left and right. It has a certain mystery to it, a sense of ambiguity and curiosity that urges you to continue listening, despite the uncertainty. It is charming yet skeptical, a song that is somehow as addicting as its title implies. - Adrian

Danny! - "Evil"

It's been a long time coming for Danny Swain who has been trying to out his latest record Payback for the last few year. After running the gauntlet and overcoming the label circus, Danny! has found a home with buddy ?uestlove of The Roots and his newly revamped OkayPlayer label. After being signed to the label, Danny dropped the first official single from Payback titled "Evil" featuring Gavin Castleton and Amber Rose Tamblyn which I haven't been able to stop playing since its release and witnessing Danny's domination of Jimmy Fallon performing the track alongside The Legendary Roots Crew. Payback is out now. Go pick it up. - Rocko

Muse - "Panic Station"

Haters gonna hate. I've been an avid Muse fan for quite some time and with each release they get more and more wacky and crazy. Their new album The 2nd Law is no exception and with it being released this week the world over people are struggling to find a set theme for the album. It jumps from genre to genre like a fly on crap but if you throw enough of said crap at a wall it's bound to stick eventually, right? Some indeed does and an early favourite of mine is track three; a funk filled, slap base heavy eccentric piece just showcases how well Muse can be Muse when they want to be. Yeah they're going to be everywhere for the next 12 months or so but so be it, when they can go from playing heavy RATM riffs to something like this and then a dance-filled Dad rock number all in the space of 10 minutes it's going to get weird. - Shey

Y LUV - "Driftin"

Following their EP How Chill Can You Let Go comes a new track, "Driftin" from LA rockers Y LUV. This time around the four-piece show a new depth that they hadn't explored in tracks like, "All Night" as the song slowly gets ahold of your heart strings and refuses to let you go until the very end. It's easily just as beautiful as it is heartbreaking. "Driftin" is off their new EP, It Doesn't Have To Make Sense, which was released yesterday. You can stream it over on Soundcloud.

Teen Daze - "Garden 2" (from his upcoming LP The Inner Mansions)

I've listened to this song over and over since Vancouver producer Teen Daze dropped it two weeks ago, and every single time I come to the same conclusion: the song is absolutely stunning. In a way that quickly recalls the tranquility that Sigur Rós so often exemplifies, "Garden 2" is a beautiful and dazzling arrangement. It is a sensory overload, yes, but one that you want to submerge yourself in and listen again and again. I tweeted this to Teen Daze yesterday, and it sums up this song nicely: ""Garden 2" is an amazingly tranquil song. I just wanna lay in a field and smoke with a pair of headphones on." 'Nuff said. - Adrian