Posts Tagged ‘folk’

hollow coves

Brisbaneese (but based out of Toronto?) indie folk band Hollow Coves have a beautiful remix by filous of their song “Heatwaves” topping the pops on Hype Machine right now.

And the original to compare.

filous is on tour with RAC and will be in Vancouver on November 26th for a show at the Commodore Ballroom.

Go with yourself.

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Happy New Year!  When the odometer finally ticks over to a new year I can’t help but think of that Death Cab for Cutie song “The New Year.”

“So this is the new year, and I don’t feel any different.”

I do reflect on the year that was, and I suppose like anyone I dream about the one to come.  But at the same time, today was a day like any other.  I mostly cleaned and looked after my kid.

January 1st is just a date on a calendar, but it is the first date on the calendar.  It is the beginning of 2013 and here is a song for new beginnings.

The duo based out of Germany is called Boy.  Not to be confused with the Canadian band by the same name, these ladies met while attending a music workshop in Hamburg.  Their record Mutual Friends is a big deal already, going Gold in Germany with 100,000 sold., and music videos that attract millions of views.  They have a song called “This Is The Beginning,” and I thought how perfect for January 1st.

Boy – “This Is The Beginning” 

Their record features Thomas Hedlund on drums…. he’s the dude from Phoenix! Well ain’t that a pip?


To think about New Year’s resolutions….

01) Drink organic milk.

I think my four year old is growing little boobies… and for that matter so am I.  Maybe its the hormones maaaaaaan, maybe its the lack of push-ups, but we’re flipping to organic milk.

02) Go Camping

2011 2012 2013 here we go!  I feel in my bones I want to be a camper/hiker, ADVENTURER, but I just don’t prioritize it.  I’ve gone a few times over the past couple summers, I wanna go more.  Basically, I want to be National Geographic magazine with everything I do.

03) Be Silly

Creativity doesn’t flow out of me like it used to.  I also used to smoke a lot of pot.  Maybe my resolution is to smoke pot?

Basically, I don’t fuck around much anymore.  Too worried about what people think, or ratings, or getting fired.  But in the process I play like the number 4 defence-man….you need him in the playoffs, but nobody’s buying his jersey.

04) Start a business

Not that I need MORE work…but there have been thoughts bouncing around my brain since I met Coral.  We’ve brainstormed about it for what?  6 years?  We always say, “we should do it!”  Maybe we should?


OK, I got one more song for you on January 1st and it too is not new…but new to me and fitting with these here times….

I’ve told you before about Sweden sister-act First Aid Kit. The Baauer remix of their song “Winter Is All Over You” came out at this time last year…but for whatever reason it was charting on Hype Machine (I have no idea how their algorithms works yet).  I hit play the other day and really enjoyed the sounds coming out of my shitty computer speakers.  Sounding even better at home through the headphones and also sounded good matched with Boy.

I got tomorrow off at the radio factory so I am going to spend the day returning some mis-fitted Christmas gifts, meet wedding couples and go ice skating!

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Go with yourself.

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Canadian west-coast roots/folk duo Jon and Roy perform tonight at the Alix Goolden Hall…. sold out.  In front of the concert, they stopped by The Zone @ 91-3 for a live performance.  They lay down “Vibrant Scene” from the album Let It Go.  Then they dive into a cover of David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World.”

Go with yourself.


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Victoria’s Hawk and Steel are having a BIG Monday.  The folky, alt-country sounding group are releasing their new album Danger Road today…and playing a show with The Wooden Sky at Club 9one9.

Lots of very pretty and easy songs to listen to on this record.  I’ll start by posting a more upbeat or jaunty jingle.

I like this song as it reminded right away of the Rural Alberta Advantage.  The next song I have for you is a slower one, but to my ear, the slow dances are Hawk and Steel’s best songs.  They borrowed the violin talents of friend-of-the-show, Kiana Brasset.

Beautiful guitar tones build slowly into a big crescendo. Peter Gardner’s whisper-singing drives the narrative as the song builds and swirls.  He doesn’t lash out vocally, letting the bands crash it all down…the song locks into a meditative path of sound and noise in its second half. The song is a standout track to me.  As great as this song sounds on my computer, I can imagine a huge moment at the show tonight.

I am not sure what Jon Baglo‘s job in the band is (maschine industrial beats?) but that dude has been a hero to me on numerous occasions.

If you’re trekking downtown in the rain tonight to see The Wooden Sky, go early enough to make time for Hawk and Steel.

Go with yourself.

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