The Dirty Nil: Free Music For Sticky Hot Summer Drunk Sex

It’s hot. It’s sticky. It’s the dog-days of summer, as they say, and it’s exactly the right time for this mixtape from The Dirty Nil.

The Dirty Nil Summer Mix-Tape

They make dirty, fun rock for dirty, fun people. Do you like getting drunk? This is really good music for that. Here, just listen:

So, download the mixtape here – it’s available for free download until September 24th and then, they say, “will be gone forever.” (No, really, that’s what it says on THEIR BANDCAMP.)

If you’re not convinced, here’s the video for their song, “Fuckin’ Up Young,” which can be found on that mixtape:

It’s like someone took the Black Lips and then injected them with 90s alternative rock, gave them a couple 40s of OE and turned the volume up to 1,000,000.

And I have no problem with that.

Lonesome George

Lonesome George was the last Pinta Giant Tortoise. Ever. He lived on the Galapagos Islands.

Lonesome George

This is Lonesome George

He died yesterday, after living for 30 years as the only individual surviving member of his species. He was estimated to be around 100 years old.

Coincidentally, Toronto band Hollerado had written a song about him for their as-yet unreleased album. Instead of waiting for the album, they decided to release the song, appropriately entitled “Lonesome George,” today, in tribute to the giant tortoise, who had become an icon for wildlife conservation. I’ll warn you now: it’s a tear-jerker. 

Now, make sure you have some Kleenex, and give it a listen.

NEW BAND ALERT: Stella Ella Ola

Stella Ella Ola Burning Schoolhouse

Featuring Anne Douris, Nixon & Jake Boyd (of Hollerado) and Vince Rice, Stella Ella Ola is new and rad.

Perfect for summer, all of the members share vocal duties and are offering up a 4-song EP full of surf-y, garage-y, poppy jams recorded live off the floor by Tokyo Police Club‘s Graham Wright. 

You can download the EP for free at their Bandcamp page HERE, and stream the whole thing right here:

If you dig it, come see them live at Cine Cycle on Saturday, May 26th. They’ll be playing with Graham Wright, Danger Band and a super secret surprise guest!

You can check out Stella Ella Ola’s facebook page right HERE.

CBC Radio 3 Interview

The dashing AND charming Graham Wright was kind enough to invite me onto his CBC Radio 3 show, RADIOGRAHAM, this past weekend to chat about Rain’s World. 

We talked about the challenges of creating an interesting interview, the joy of touring with a band and SO! MUCH! MORE! 

Listen to it here, in all of its auditory glory.

BIG thanks to Graham and CBC Radio 3!