Lakker shares latest video

lakkerFollowing up on their R&S Records debut, ‘Containing a Thousand,’ Lakker return with the Mountain Divide EP (out now on 12″ / DL).

The opening track Mountain Divide is super powerful with a thumping bass, juddering noise, and howling feedback, layered with fizzing drums “like screaming into the wind on the top of a mountain,” in the words of Lakker themselves. Watch the video for the song via YouTube below.

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Hunck reveal new single + video

TableHunck have revealed their new single and video for their track Something Missing, which is lifted from their new EP (also called Something Missing). The EP will be available on December 4th digitally and on limited edition cassette. Watch the video below via YouTube.

The video was filmed in New York, and was directed by Steven Lake.

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Air Canada enRoute Film Festival reveals 2014 award nominees

enrouteAir Canada has announced the finalists of the eighth annual Air Canada enRoute Film Festival. Award categories include Best Short Film, Achievement in Direction, Achievement in Cinematography, Achievement in Animation, and, new this year, Achievement in Documentary.

The 2014 Air Canada enRoute Film Festival Award Nominees are:

  • Yassmina Karajah for ‘Light’
  • Renaud Lessard for ‘The Wild Kids’
  • Russell Ratt-Brascoupe for ‘The Hearing’
  • Raquel Sancinetti for ‘Cycle’

The winner of the Best Short Film Award will receive a cash prize of $5,000 courtesy of Cineplex Entertainment. All winners will receive an all-inclusive trip for two to the Berlin International Film Festival, courtesy of Air Canada.

A free public screening of the nominated short films will take place on Wednesday, November 5 at the Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (259 Richmond Street St. W., Toronto) from 7 to 9 p.m. An exclusive awards celebration will take place at 2nd Floor Events immediately after the screening hosted by an ETALK presenter. Jury members expected to attend the awards celebration include NFB executive producer Michael Fukushima, actor Jennifer Podemski and 2013 Air Canada enRoute Film Festival Best Short Film Award Winner Andrew Moir.

Voting for the People’s Choice Award runs until Friday, Oct. 31 on enroutefilm.com. The winner will be announced at the Wednesday, November 5th awards celebration and will win a trip for two to a destination of their choice within North America, courtesy of Air Canada.

From August to December 2014, millions of Air Canada passengers can view all of the selected short films on their personal entertainment system, which offers 600 hours of digital movies, television and music entertainment, available on demand at the touch of a finger.

For news on the festival, film profiles, and events, visit enroutefilm.com.

High Voltage PR + Diffuser.fm announce CMJ Showcase

cmj flyerHigh Voltage PR + Diffuser.fm have announced their CMJ Showcase on Tuesday, October 21 @ The Grand Victory 245 Grand St., Brooklyn // 6:30pm doors // $10 // 21+

More details on the bands performing are provided below.

11:30pm: Love As Laughter
Stream “LZY SLDR
“The rougher side of the Seattle music scene with elements of Pavement
and Neil Young thrown in the mix.” – Rolling Stone

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Gilt to offer exclusive flash sales in celebration of Canadian fashion

gilt logoGilt, the innovative global online shopping destination, has announced a series of exclusive flash sales featuring notable Canadian designers from Oct. 20 to 26. Gilt members will have the opportunity to shop from limited collections of sought-after Canadian brands.

The Gilt Canadian designer sale series will feature five brands, including:

Sid Neigum (Mon. Oct. 20) – Designer Sid Neigum holds stockists in New York, L.A., Hong Kong, Seoul and his home-base, Toronto. His hard-edged collections are known for angular and sculptured pieces producing a look of tailored perfection.

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Style Wars announced for Blu-Ray release

style warsBlu-ray release of the classic hip-hop documentary, Style Wars, will be available on November 4th. When director Tony Silver and co-producer Henry Chalfant delivered the broadcast version of Style Wars to PBS in 1983, the world received its first full immersion in the phenomenon that had taken over New York City. The urban landscape was physically transformed by graffiti artists who invented a new visual language to express both their individuality, and the voice of their community. Watch the Blu-Ray trailer via YouTube below.

In Style Wars, New York’s ramshackle subway system is their public playground, battleground, and spectacular artistic canvas. As MC’s, DJ’s and B-boys rock the city with new sounds and new moves, we see street corner breakdance battles turn into performance art.

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