[PREMIERE] Coleman Hell – “Thumbalina”

Sounds like… recent TBE fave Coleman Hell wants you to save your Monday coffee money for another day. “Thumbalina” is a rowdy jolt of a jump-on-the-couch love song that is the perfect start to a hazy day. There is something about Coleman’s slightly raspy croon that is silk to my ears. When set against “Thumbalina”‘s bounce of keys and percussion it makes for a damn fine Sprintime anthem I feel I will have on repeat for days, if not weeks to come.

Location: Toronto, Canada

Future: Enough singles, lets get a full album!


Music for… drunkenly bringing an empty coffee tin and a weird hat to the club. The hat is just to help you get loose. The coffee tin is for singing your woes into as you dance along to the fuzzed out electronic funk of Humans. Bonus points if you get a caffeine buzz off the fumes.

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Future: New album Noontide dropped yesterday.

Young Empires – “So Cruel”

Sounds like… loooong time TBE favorites Young Empires have not been fking around in the downtime since their epic dance rock debut Wake All My Youth. “So Cruel” is a bit more stripped back and raw than we have heard them but I love the evolution.

Location: Toronto, Canada

Future: Keep your fingers crossed for a full LP to follow this single release.

Coleman Hell – “Take Me Up” + “2 Heads”

You’re healin’ me with helium!

Music for… getting in touch with your inner rhyme-slinger and rapping along with Coleman’s seemingly accessible delivery. But after 10 or 12 jumps on the couch while belting and full volume you realize you don’t have the stamina or flow for these kinds of hyper funky grooves and sit down to catch your breath. Its ok, leave this shit to the pros. And Coleman is certainly that. Just get into the massive folk/funk grooves of “2 Heads” below. Like if Milky Chance ran into Basement Jaxx at Bonnaroo and recorded right there in the campsite.

Location: Toronto, Canada

Future: Catch your breath. Then catch up on Coleman at his Soundcloud.


Tobias Jesso Jr – “True Love”

Sounds like… the tenderest moment you have ever had set to the tenderest striped back piano melody sung by a voice that you could have sworn was the one in your head. Its a beautiful thing that strikes you right in the heart.

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Future: Debut album Goon is out next month but get into the slightlier more fleshed out, but no less heartbreaking, “How Could You Babe” below. And take a gander at 6’7″ Tobias.

[MP3] Dream Jefferson – “Light Therapy”

Music for… funky ass white boys like me who have been waiting patiently for Toronto’s Dream Jefferson to deliver more epic ass moving hip hop gems that also feature ripping guitar solos and make me want to spazz the F out while failing to rap along.

Location: Toronto, Canada

Future: New album 32x is out noooow! Download the whole thing for as many loonies as you can afford here. Then treat the weekend like this.

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The Zolas – “Invisible”

Music for… letting out all that pent up #tgif energy and tackling the weekend full on. All kinds of guitars and momentum for really letting loose! Don’t forget to dip back into older Zolas for a good time.

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Future: Nothing new lined up. This song is from a year ago but I just found out about it.