Zulu Report: Everything That You Should Listen To This Week

Our friends over at Kitsilano’s Zulu Records once again present their weekly Scout feature, the Zulu Report. Within, staff from the West 4th music store provide The Track, the song that is on heavy rotation that week; The Playlist, which is pretty self-explanatory; The Gig, the must see show of the week; and The Glance, a view ahead to music on the horizon. From their ears to yours, enjoy…

The Track

ATLAS SOUND – “Mona Lisa” – Parallax (4AD)

This is as close as we get to a “Walkabout” type of track from Bradford Cox’s new record. While it’s not as immediately accessible as Logos, this album is a fantastic slow burner that haunts your dreams. Look at the picture of Bradford on the front of the album. What do you think it means?

The Playlist

THE BEETS Let the Poison Out (Hardly Art)

The Beets are great because they hail from Queens instead of stupid Brooklyn. Their new album is a natural progression from their previous efforts. Fun, clever, jumpy 70’s punk rock jams with acoustic guitars and large tom drums. They also have my favourite cover art of the year.

WU LYF Go Tell Fire to the Mountain (Lucifer Youth Foundation)

Hard to pull off the simultaneous yelly and whispery vocal, but the Wu Lyf dude does it well. Vaguely Animal Collective with a punkier side to ‘em. These guys are wildly inventive and I dig it.

CASS MCCOMBS Humor Risk (Domino)

The Superman of Sad is back sooner than I expected, and just in time for the cruddy weather he so aptly soundtracks for this part of the year.

WOODEN SHJIPS West (Thrill Jockey)

Been openly worshiping Black Sabbath lately (who, by the way, just reunited). I guess when you hear a new record you enjoy it’s good to go back and listen to their influences. So what I’m saying is, the new Shjips record is heavy and proggy but also a little krauty. Rad ass.

HIGH PLACES Original Colors (Thrill Jockey)

High Places return for a more danceable affair on their 2nd full length, this time on Thrill Jockey (interesting choice).

JENS LEKMAN An Argument with Myself (Secretly Canadian)

What the…?!?!? This is weird! I’m thinking, like…tropical Disney cartoon movie? But Jens’ sultry voice is still firmly intact, echoing the Paul Simon vocals of decades past.

The Gig

Sunday NOVEMBER 20 – Death From Above 1979 @ Commodore

So sick. DFA79 reunites for a whirlwind tour of North America. One of the best live bands of their generation, the hard-hitting duo are sure to break some hearts in the No Fun City this month. Anyone know if a reunion album is in the works? Haven’t heard. Don’t miss this show, guys.

THE GLANCE

Tue Nov 15 KRS ONE – FORTUNE
Tue Nov 15 SCOTT H BIRAM – MEDIA
Wed Nov 16 AUSTRA – ELECTRIC OWL – SOLD OUT
Wed Nov 16 OBSCURA – RICKSHAW
Thu Nov 17 MUSTARD PIMP – PIT PUB
Thu Nov 17 ADHAM SHAIKH – RED ROOM
Thu Nov 17 BLACK JOE LEWIS + THE HONEY BEARS – RICKSHAW – SOLD OUT
Thu Nov 17 GRIMES – ELECTRIC OWL
Thu Nov 17 DUBFIRE – FORTUNE
Fri Nov 18 TUNE-YARDS – BILTMORE
Fri Nov 18 WU LYF – ELECTRIC OWL
Fri Nov 18 BASSNECTAR – PNE FORUM – SOLD OUT
Fri Nov 18 AN21 + MAX VANGELI – CELEBRITIES
Fri Nov 18 NOAH + THE WHALE – VENUE – SOLD OUT
Sat Nov 19 ARAABMUZIK – ELECTRIC OWL
Sat Nov 19 THE OUTLAWZ – RED ROOM
Sat Nov 19 MARK FARINA – FORTUNE
Sat Nov 19 OHBIJOU – BILTMORE
Sun Nov 20 DEATH FROM ABOVE – COMMODORE
Mon Nov 21 RACHAAEL YAMAGATA – MEDIA – SOLD OUT
Mon Nov 21 PLAID – BILTMORE
Mon Nov 21 DEATH FROM ABOVE – COMMODORE – SOLD OUT
Tue Nov 22 ONYX – FORTUNE
Tue Nov 22 THE SOUNDS – COMMODORE
Wed Nov 23 BEATS, RHYMES + LIFE AFTER PARTY – REPUBLIC
Wed Nov 23 KYUSS – COMMODORE – SOLD OUT
Thu Nov 24 IMAGINARY CITIES – BILTMORE – SOLD OUT
Thu Nov 24 SIDNEY SAMSON – FORTUNE
Fri Nov 25 ALVIN RISK – CELEBRITIES
Sat Nov 26 ANDREW WK – RICKSHAW
Sat Nov 26 DEEP DARK WOODS – BILTMORE
Tue Nov 29 NATIONAL – ORPHEUM – SOLD OUT
Wed Nov 30 MIDWAY STATE – RICKSHAW
Wed Nov 30 CAMP LO – REPUBLIC
Wed Nov 30 JANE BIRKIN – VOGUE

DECEMBER

Thu Dec 01 JEFFREY LEWIS & THE JUNKYARD – BILTMORE
Fri Dec 02 PETER MURPHY – VENUE – SOLD OUT
Fri Dec 02 GIRLFRIENDS + BOYFRIENDS – BILTMORE
Fri Dec 02 DAN DEACON RICKSHAW – SOLD OUT
Fri Dec 02 COLOUR ME OBSESSED: A FILM ABOUT THE REPLACEMENTS – WALDORF
Sat Dec 03 KORPIKLAANI – RICKSHAW
Sat Dec 03 BLIND PILOT – VENUE
Sun Dec 04 OHGR – RICKSHAW
Sun Dec 04 THE KOOKS – COMMODORE – SOLD OUT
Mon Dec 05 SOMEONE STILL LOVES YOU BORIS YELTSIN – BILTMORE
Tue Dec 06 JESSE SYKES – BILTMORE
Tue Dec 06 CASS MCCOMBS – ELECTRIC OWL
Tue Dec 06 TWO DOOR CINEMA – COMMODORE – SOLD OUT
Wed Dec 07 BLACK HEART PROCESSION – RICKSHAW
Wed Dec 07 JAY + SILENT BOB – VOGUE
Fri Dec 09 PAPERCUTS – WALDORF
Fri Dec 09 OTHER LIVES – MEDIA
Sat Dec 10 WE ARE THE CITY – RIO
Sat Dec 10 BATHS – ELECTRIC OWL
Sun Dec 11 ALLISON CROWE – ST.JAMES
Sun Dec 11 LOVE INKS – MEDIA
Sun Dec 11 GHOSTFACE KILLAH – RICKSHAW
Tue Dec 13 TENNIS – BILTMORE
Wed Dec 14 OCOTE SOUL SOUNDS – MEDIA

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