Posted by: Ryan Allen on August 18, 2008 at 10:34 am

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XYZ Affair “Evening Life” (Self Released, 2008)

Yeah, it’s not as cool as the Nickelodeon-star-studded vid for “All My Friends” (featuring an angry Marc Summers and very grunge looking Budnick from “Salute Your Shorts”). And yeah, it’s a bit on the OK Go side, with all it’s synchronized dancing and shit. But, still, XYZ Affair’s new clip for “Evening Life” wins because it provides us with tight, choreographed nods to Motown greats like the Temptations, while pop ‘n locking lead singer Alex Feder sings about Minor Threat ruining his Saturdays, doing his best Timberlake impression along the way. And if you can dance better than Boyz II Men while sounding like a weird combination of Sufjan Stevens, Jellyfish, and some random, nameless emo band, well then their follow up video to the minor masterpiece “All My Friends” is surely worth a look. — Ryan Allen

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Posted by: Ryan Allen on June 11, 2008 at 6:00 pm

Sloan, CBC News Story (aired sometime in 1992)

When most people think of Sloan, they think refined pop hooks that either come in the form of KISS and AC/DC influenced rockers, Beatles-inspired narratives, or slightly more experimental trips that reference everybody from Dylan to the Bee Gees. But when the band started, they were drawing from the more prickly Read more

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