Friday, October 22, 2010

Daily Ditty: Painful Reminder

Painful Reminder by SNFU

Other song suggestions from SNFU:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Daily Ditty: Underwhelmed

Underwhelmed By Sloan

Other Song suggestions from Sloan:

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Daily Ditty: In The Next Room

In The Next Room by Neon Trees

Neon Trees are one the new that's on the verge of breaking out into the big leagues anytime now. Right now that only have had one big hit in "Animal" but this album is just to good for them not to be huge by the end of the year. Check it out.

Other Song suggestions by Neon Trees:



Monday, October 18, 2010

Daily Ditty: Show Me Your Genitals

Show Me Your Genitals by Jon Lajoie

So I'm sure everyone has seen at least one of Jon's internet smash hit songs, but hell, I'm going to show you them all again, because they are that amazing. He makes me proud to be Canadian.

Other 'song' suggestions by Jon Lajoie:
Show Me Your Genitals 2

Everyday Normal Guy

I Kill People

Friday, October 15, 2010

Daily Ditty: She's a Lady

She's a Lady By Forever The Sickest Kids

TGIF everyone. Woooo weekend time! Lets check out some Forever the Sickest Kids, one of those bands that everyone should have heard of but no one has.

Other song suggestions by Forever The Sickest Kids:

Whoa Oh

Hey Brittany

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Musical Aside: I Love Hockey

Just wanted to take a moment aside from my normal posts to talk about one of my favorite things, hockey! I'm a BC native which means I bleed the green white and blue of our Vancouver Canucks. I love it, everything about them. Hockey has to be the best sport in world hands down. You guys should all check my buddies blog The Fourth Period. He shares the same passion of the game, if not more than me. It's really a great written blog you should all give it a read, and follow it if you like what you read.

Anyway heres some hockey music:

Comment and let me know your thoughts on hockey.

Daily Ditty: Just Run

Just Run by Digital Summer

Digital Summer is more known (though not known too well) as a hard alternative/metal band playing out of Phoenix Arizona. Though their heavier stuff is okay, I really really enjoy there lighter side, especially their acoustic sets. It's like Blink without the punk, check it out

Other Song suggestion by Digital Summer

Whatever it Takes

One More Day

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Daily Ditty: Load

Load by 4 Inch Stud

Four Inch Stud is a teeny weeny band out of Boston who I only discovered because of one of my favorite podcasts Keith and The Girl, but instantly fell in love with. Though they are almost impossible to find anywhere, I hope you guys can get a chance to check them out.

Four Inch Stud Website

Other song suggestions from Four Inch Stud:



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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Daily DItty: In Other Words

In Other Words by Ben Kweller

This guy just has a way to make me feel good no matter what mood I'm in. His songs are so simpler yet so amazing. So if your having a bad day here's song for you.

Other song suggestions from Ben Kweller:
On My Way
Wasted and Ready

Monday, October 11, 2010

Daily Ditty: Keeping Up With the Joneses

Keeping Up With the Joneses by The Medic Droid

Happy thanksgiving Canada-land

Other song suggestions by The Medic Droid:
Fer Sure
Into The Groove

Friday, October 8, 2010

Daily Ditty: Farewell To The Fairground

Farewell To The Fairground by White Lies

When I first hear this band on a recommendation from a friend I instantly liked it, but for some reason thought I had heard them before. After looking them up I found that Whites Lies were previously Fear of Flying, a band that I used to love but which had drifted away from my daily playlist over the past years. These guys remind me of The Killers without the over the top Vegas style. Check them out.

Other song suggestions from White Lies:
To Lose My Life

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Daily Ditty: Passing Feeling

Passing Feeling by Elliott Smith

Listening to this guys voice always just gives me chills. I don't know what about it, but it's just so...perfect. His heartfelt lyrics mixed with his calm cool and collected style and minimal-istic-ness in his music just makes me feel so amazing.

Other song suggestions from Elliott Smith:
Inside the Mind
Needle In The Hay

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Daily Ditty: Lights

Lights By All Out

I don't know what you guys are going to think of this, not my usual style. But screw it, it's my blog I'll post what I want. It's already midweek, which means it's hump day!! Lets rock All Out. Some sort of crazy hip hop rock hybrid, All Out is beginning to be one of my favorite bands, and I only just discovered them a few weeks ago from Chris 'Drama Beats' Plaff. It's the perfect music to listen to while driving. Though it's not high on the quality lyrics, it's a great jam to rock out to. And if you don't find the song that great, you at least can watch some nerdy white boys trying to dance.

Other Song Suggestions by All Out:
Get You to Move
Party 'Til We Drop

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Daily Ditty: Something Good Can Work

Something Good Can Work by Two Door Cinema Club

Two Door Cinema Club is an extremely new band formed out of Northern Ireland. One of the first rules of music is that if your Irish and in a band your going to become famous. This rule holds true with this band as well, because you know you've made it when your featured on my blog.

Other song suggestions by Two Door Cinema Club:
Come Back Home
What You Know

Monday, October 4, 2010

Daily Ditty: Cupid

Cupid by Spinnerette

Spinnerette is a project rock group formed Australian Brody Dalle and features some rock heavyweights from North America. Tony Bevilacqua (The Distillers), Jack Irons (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam) and Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age)are the members who make up the rest of this great Alt Rock band. It's really worth a listen, or two.

Other song suggestions from Spinnerette:
Ghetto Love
Distorting a Code

Friday, October 1, 2010

Daily Ditty: Everything Looks Beautiful On Video

Everything Looks Beautiful On Video by The Epoxies

The Epoxies are a New Wave band formed out of Portland Oregon. Their highly synthesized classic punk rock sound brings me back to the 80's, almost better than any 80's song.

Other song suggestions from The Epoxies:
"Synthesized" Fat Wreck Chords
We're So Small

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Daily Ditty: Islands

Islands by The XX

I'll be completely honest here. I pretty much hate this band. But every once and a while there comes along a song from band you hate and you just want to hate it but you can't. There's just something about this one song that sets it apart from anything else The XX has made.

Other song suggestions from The XX:

I know I've been putting out a lot of this indie hipster music that everyone can enjoy, so I'm going to try and vary it up a lot more in the coming week. You can email any suggestions to or message me on twitter @spencerdubas

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Daily Ditty: For The First Time

For The First Time by The Script

Okay so this might not follow my usual hidden gem type songs that I like to post, but this song has been stuck in my head for a solid 2 days now and it's actually getting better each time I hear it. The script is band out of the UK who has recently became known in North America mainly for their Billiard Top Hit 'Breakeven'. But they have just put out a new album 'Science and Faith' which I find great.

Other song suggestions from The Script:
Their Entire New Album 'Science and Faith'

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Daily Ditty: The Space In Between

The Space In Between by How to Destroy Angels

Sporting a wicked awesome name as well as a famous rock legend, How To Destroy Angels is a new band that's been eating up my music playlist time lately. Trent Reznor (of Nine Inch Nails) along with his wife as lead singer make up this more subtle rock band. With a heavy emphasis on electronic sounds, How To Destroy Angels has been slowly putting together their first songs, and I for one can't wait to see where this band goes from here. I don't do any drugs, but if I did, band would be at the top of my Triplist.

Other Song Suggestions from How To Destroy Angels:
The Believers
A Drowning

Monday, September 27, 2010

Daily Ditty: I Didn't Say I Was Powerful, I Said I Was a Wizard

I Didn't Say I Was Powerful, I Said I Was a Wizard By Chiodos

Other song suggestions by the Chiodos:
Two Birds Stoned At Once
Letter from Janelle

Friday, September 24, 2010

Daily Ditty: This City's A Mess

This City's A Mess by Said The Whale

I've always had this band tucked in my back pocket for those crappy days when I just something relaxing and yet still able to cheer me up. That's what Said the Whale is. A local indie band from Vancouver, these guys rock same great tunes and make some even greater videos. And they recently won the Georgia Strait Best of Vancouver Indie Band Award, reminding me just how good they are. Hope you enjoy it.

Other song suggestions from Said The Whale:
Camilo (The Magician)
This Winter I Retire

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Daily Ditty: Acoustic Alchemy

Acoustic Alchemy by Norwegian Recycling

This man here does some of the best mashups ever, like seriously you can't tell that they are different songs, he's just that good.

Other Song suggestions from Norwegian Recycling:
8 Become 1

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Daily Ditty: Bitch, Look at Me Now

Bitch, Look at Me Now by Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino was started by Donald Glover, who is known for his sketch comedy group 'Derrick Comedy'. And although he may come from a comedic background, His music stands out to me on it's own merit. It's just some good songs.

Other song recommendations from Childish Gambino:
Almost There
So Much Better

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Daily Ditty: The Geeks Were Right

The Geeks Were Right by The Faint

Sorry I don't have time for a proper write-up today, but here's a great song.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Daily Ditty: Saddr Weirdr

Saddr Weirdr by Bomb the Music Industry!

Bomb the Music Industry is as about as indie sounding that you can find. Though the singer may not have the most 'talent' out there, or really any vocal ability at all, their music is just plain catchy. You may not like this song at first , but just give it a couple more listens and it will grow on you greatly and you will find yourself singing "I put all my books in a box" throughout the day. I know I do.

Other song suggestions by Bomb the Music Industry!:
I Don't Love You Anymore
I'm a Panic Bomb, Baby!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Daily Ditty: Summertime

Summertime by Brother Love

Brother Love is an amazing performer out of New York that I found a few years ago through the popular comedy podcast "Keith and the Girl" (which everyone should check out) Brother Love always has the feel good, everything is positive attitude which I can only dream for. He has recently joined on with the up-and coming-band Her and Kings county (which everyone should check out as well.) His music is really just a feel good jam that I dare you to not find yourself bobbing along to. Summers almost over, well it over here in BC, so see this as the final hoorah to summer.

Other Songs I would suggest from Brother Love:
There She Goes

And a track from Her and Kings County:
Take What I Can Get

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Daily Ditty: West Coast

West Coast by Coconut Records

Coconut Records brings calm soothing music mixed with some rock and great lyrics. Not my usual style of music but I really just can't enough of this band.

Other Songs I would suggest from Coconut Records:
Easy Girl

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Daily Ditty: Liszstomania

Liszstomania by Phoenix

Phoenix is a band formed out of France but has brought their sound to North America for their most recent album. I really don't know much about this band, but I do know that their music is a fresh change to the mainstream music of America.

Other Songs I would suggest from Phoenix:
Too Young

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Daily Ditty: Help I'm Alive

Help I'm Alive by Metric

Metric is a Canadian Indie rock band formed out of Toronto. Known for there upbeat music, Metric has quickly become one my my favorite band to come out of the Great North. Though you may know some of Metrics more mainstream hits such as Poster of a Girl and recent hit Stadium Love. I would strongly suggest checking out some of their less heard back albums, I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised. And although most Metric songs have a very studio finished sound, their acoustic and lives sets are really what make them stand out in my mind.

Other Songs I would suggest from Metric:
Raw Sugar
Glass Ceiling

Monday, September 13, 2010

Daily Ditty: Black Fingernails, Red Wine

Black Fingernails, Red Wine by Eskimo Joe

Eskimo Joe is an Australian Rock band. Although this song has had it's success I'm hoping it may be new to you. I love sound that Eskimo Joe put outs, combining great lyrics with a relaxing vibe.

Others songs I would suggest from Eskimo Joe:
New York
Foreign Land

Welcome to the Site!

So I've been thinking about starting a music site for a while. Couldn't figure out what I wanted to be about or any great ideas for starting it. Sadly I still don't have any those ideas, but I do have this site now.

I've been a true music lover for only a couple years now but music really does effect my life and how I live it. I can enjoy almost song, and if my iTunes playlist does from some Taylor Swift to a Eminem song it won't bother me one bit. I am currently 30 000+ songs deep in my computer, 95 days worth and a have almost listen to it all. Yeah you can call me a geek.

So what will this blog have in-store? Honestly I'm not too sure. I will be rolling out some of my favorite gems daily, in something I am titling My Daily Ditty, and sharing my feeling on some new music coming out each week. But besides that, well, we'll just have to see where the music takes me.