January 31st, 2012
The first thing on our to-do list of the day? Download Born to Die ($9.99 on iTunes), Lana Del Rey’s new (and much-buzzed about) album.
The up-and-coming lovely (heeding from Lake Placid, NY) has already made the internet explode twice: First after her clip for “Video Games” went viral, and most recently, after a less-than-stellar (read: really bad) performance on SNL. Some love her, some hate her, but it’s hard to be impartial to her soulful voice and melancholic songs.
As for us, we’re loving Lana. —Christine Laroche
February 3rd, 2010
Those days of waiting until 4 a.m. to catch the latest hot DJ set have lost their appeal.
Thankfully our favorite Montreal turntablist Misstress Barbara has come out from behind her mixers with I’m No Human. This debut album blends her signature synth sounds with drums, bass and actual (gasp) lyrics. We love the catchy "I’m Running" single with Sam Roberts, the electro version of Leonard Cohen’s "Dance Me to the End of Love" and the newly released remix of "Four on the Floor," sung in English, French and Italian.
She performs with her band Girls On A Ducati tomorrow night at the very civilized hour of 9 p.m.
February 4, 9 p.m. Club Soda, 1225 St-Laurent Blvd., Montreal, tickets from $20, 514-908-9090, www.geg.ca
I’m No Human, $7.99 on iTunes.