Saturday, 19 January 2013
The Prime Minister's Daughter - LIBRARY VOICES - From the album Summer of Lust
Proving that all Canadian music isn't as dull as Arcade Fire or as vacant as Sum 41, Library Voices provide everything you could hope for from indie pop: heartfelt lyrics, oddly titled songs (“Generation Handclap”, “Reluctant Readers Make Reluctant Lovers”), and big instrumentation, featuring keyboards, horns, and strings. This album doesn’t have a dull moment, leaving the listener energized and anxious to push repeat. An album I keep coming back to
Encyclopedia Of Classic Takedowns - A C NEWMAN - from the album Shut Down The Streets
OK ... more decent Canadian music, this time from frontman of the mighty New Pornographers Carl Newman. On his own, Newman takes a couple of steps back from the hopped-up band dynamic of the Pornographers; as A.C. Newman, he was presenting himself in the mold of the thoughtful and introspective pop composer. This is from his third, and perhaps, best solo effort
End Of The World Everyday - WILDCAT! WILDCAT! - available to listen to here
Indie RnB is going to be THE sound of 2013 and this trio are at the forefront of that new sound. Wildcat! Wildcat! actually go way back...about fifteen years, in fact. Lead singers Jesse Taylor, Michael Wilson and drummer Jesse Carmichael all share more than a few strong common bonds...a propensity for making music being the obvious. Over the span of years the guys have played together in one fashion or another, but didn’t delve into this project until 2011, when it just felt like time.
Whatever ... the trio's technicolor serendipity pop speaks for itself ... cannot wait for the debut album