Millions Like Us Podcast – Episode #7

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We’re back once again with a brand new episode of ‘Millions Like Us’, and we’re delighted as always.

This is Episode #7 (time really is flying) of Justin & I’s music podcast in conjunction with Vancouver news & culture site 604now. It is a bi-weekly digest of music from metro Vancouver and beyond, the latest serving has the usual whimsical chatter and top tunes, comprised from an eclectic mix of styles and genres. Hopefully you enjoy podcast #7 and we plan to have an end of year round-up Pod recorded before the close of 2015, hopefully you tune in to that too.

You can read more on it here and listen below, and the tracklist (with links) is after the jump too. You can subscribe to ‘Millions Like Us’ on iTunes & Podcast Republic or find us on Facebook & Twitter.

Hopefully you enjoy our curated pickings, and thanks for listening as always.

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BarryGruff Playlist October 2015

October 2015

A now regular monthly feature, whereby we round up all the blog action with a nice, neat and handy playlist of tracks featured during the month.

October was another busy month. We we’re introduced to Primitive World, Soft Serve, Auramics, Jade Statues, New Pope, Mesa Luna & Silver Matter. There were excellent new singles from Totalitarian, The Statics, Cuinciu, Juice, Martha Ffion & Queen of Jeans. And we had tunes from Field Music, Nancy Leticia & Fold ahead of their respective, new and forthcoming albums. There as also the not so small matter of an interview with Super Furry Animals’ resident electronic and keyboard wizard, Cian Ciaran – read it here.

Oh, and there were two new episodes of ‘Millions Like Us’, Justin Beats & I’s new music podcast extravaganza for 604now (if you missed them, why not check out episodes #3 & #4 here). You can also subscribe to ‘Millions Like Us’ on iTunes & Podcast Republic or find us on Facebook & Twitter.

Well then, that’s that for another month – listen to BarryGruff’s October 2015 playlist below. Enjoy!


Introducing: Nancy Leticia


Nancy Leticia is a Vancouver producer who has recently released her debut EP, Love Dream EP, through Hot Sugar’s new Associative Music collective, Noise Collector.

Leticia certainly has a preference for PC/computer sounds, creating a retro-futuristic vibe over the course of the wonderful and entirely instrumental EP. Employing a series of subtly integrated samples and sounds, familiar sounding hip-hop beats and Casio-borne pop melodies, she evokes moods, feelings and memories. It’s a magical trip through ethereal, mesmerizing and beautiful sounds; from the dreamy liquid flow of ‘Bitches’ or the synth strutting swagger of ‘Ur Pocket Mirror is Too Big’, or the slightly unnerving haunting twinkle of ‘I Like Your Fake Rose Tattoo’. Wondrous and entirely instrumental electronic jams with a softer and dreamier touch; this is music to get lost in.

There are some choice cut below. You can download Nancy Leticia Love Dream EP for free via bandcamp.

Millions Like Us Podcast: Episode #2

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Delighted to share ‘Episode #2’ of Millions Like Us – a new music podcast hosted by myself & craft beer, pastie and fast-food safari enthusiast, Justin Beats – in conjunction with Vancouver news & culture site 604now.

A bi-weekly installment of new tunes, some musings and general chit-chat, with a Vancouver slant, Episode #2 has a very nice blend of music from metro Vancouver, and beyond. Obviously these are still early days and we’re looking forward to developing it further and further, over the coming weeks and months. Not much else to say really, aside from thanks to 604now and we hope you enjoy the show (all feedback, good or bad, is most welcome). Here’s to good listening.

You can read more on it here and listen to episode #2 below, and the tracklist (with links) is after the jump.

Episode #2: 

Nancy Leticia – ‘Bitches’
Noble Oak – ‘Erase Me’
Villagers – ‘Hot Scary Summer’
Nick Diamonds – ‘Specimen Days’
Avid Walker – ‘Sun In Eyes’ –
Wilding – ‘Stuck In The Middle’
Mac Demarco – ‘No Other Heart’
The Courtney’s – ‘90210’
Tuff Love – ‘Duke’
HINDS – ‘Garden’
Sunflower Bean – ‘The Stalker’
Woolworm – ‘Useless’