Daily Value

Love, Something To Say

By Nimo Awil Mohamed

We here at Daily Value are well aware that it is not February. We don’t see garish red and white cut outs, taste awful candy ‘be mines’ or find ourselves strapped to couches nurturing broken hearts. It’s not Valentine’s Day, but with spring at our feet, rustling hemlines and tickling in-need-of-a-tan toes, who’s to say love isn’t in the air?

So in that spirit we’ve compiled a few tastes of amour that you can substitute like Splenda. Here’s to your new spring fling.

1) Mixed Messages: A Disco Love Story

The ever lovable folks at The Drake are introducing a new series of parties to the stoically affected yet cheekily incorrigible Toronto crowds. The MIXED MESSAGES series, aptly named for the use of multiple art mediums in one event, debuts tonight with A DISCO LOVE STORY. This first instalment will feature the works of Makeshift, Take More Photos , Video Cake , AROWBE 3X as they take us through a club scene love story. Now, if this sounds a little like Almost Famous meets Saturday Night Fever to you, then we suggest you wrangle a dance partner (or two) and vogue on down to see for yourself.

Check the event here!

2) Passion Pit

Giving your lovely a mixtape as a token of your love- albeit it sweet, is hardly a novel concept. One V- Day, college student Michael Angelakos of  Passion Pit decided to take things a step further by recording a set of original songs for his girlfriend that ultimately garnered more attention than the gratitude she likely remunerated him. The band’s sound can easily be categorized as electro-pop but the unique vocals and synched synths made their first EP, Chunk of Change, a permanent resident of our mp3 players.

Passion’s sophomore album Manners is set for release on May 19th, and while it may not still be dedicated to that certain lucky girl, we’re sure it’ll sidle up to our collective heart-place just the same.

3) Paper Heart

Just when we thought we’d seen enough documentaries about love (we get it, the Everly Brothers/Nazareth were right) we stumbled upon what could arguably be one of the most adorable renditions of awkward teen love captured on camera. While Paper Heart appears to be the epitome of indie  meta (i.e. Michael Cera playing himself… again), it’s the concept that paperheart2captured us. Pseudo-acted (it’s part documentary, part fiction) by real-life couple, Cera and Charlyne Yi, Paper Heart tells the story of a youth (Yi) struggling to believe that true love exists, and moreover if she’s even capable of loving. Aw, bless.

Peep the trailer here.


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