well damn!

Holy F*ck Chrysler!

This came on the television the other night and made me smile. The song is “Lovely Allen” off of Holy Fuck‘s 2007 release LP, the full song is quite frankly a masterpiece, give it a listen.

Chrysler isn’t the only car company hopping on the Canadian indie train, Honda recently released this commercial featuring the children’s song, “See You On The Moon” by Wainfleet, Ontario’s Great Lake Swimmers

Tracking: Metric – Gimme Sympathy
April 21, 2009, 8:05 pm
Filed under: Singles | Tags: , ,

I’m not the biggest Metric fan, but I was instantly drawn in when I heard the single, “Help I’m Alive” released late last year as a pre-cursor to their latest release Fantasies.

MetricWhile “Help I’m Alive” is a suspenseful train ride showcasing Metric’s musical range, “Gimme Sympathy” (the first single released off of Fantasies) is just plain boring. It’s too…nice. Not that there is anything wrong with nice, but I don’t really associate nice with or expect nice from Metric.

The melody is too repetitive and restricted. Specifically within the chorus, which is the same short phrase of music repeated 3 times. This may have worked in a verse or if the phrase was longer, but the chorus itself is repeated enough times to just annoy me.

Even though it is almost as repetitive as the melody, the accompanying music is far more interesting. The music contains various rhythmic combinations and riffs. There is a nice contrast between the verse and chorus, but it’s not enough to give this track the support it needs.

Either way I do not enjoy this track on its own, even though it consistently gets stuck in my head.

Go to Metric’s MySpace for a listen (because after my strong endorsement I know you want to listen to it anyway)

Tracking: Joel Plaskett – Through & Through & Through
March 14, 2009, 2:54 am
Filed under: Music, Singles | Tags: , , , ,

I cannot get enough of this track, I listen to it on repeat for hours at a time, I think it’s a problem.Joel Plaskett

Things that make this track awesome

  • Horns
  • Harmonies
  • Call and Answer
  • 60s/70s Throw Back

I think my favourite part of this track is the call and answer. Plaskett employs Alberta’s PEI’s Rose Cousins and New York’s Ana Egge to aid him on this album and they do a fantastic job on this track, perfectly blending innocence and wisdom. Not only are the vocals fantastic, but the lyrics are engaging. Who else manages to reference the Berlin Wall and April Wine in the same song?

Why is this song so gosh darn catchy?

Hear it on MySpace