Posts Tagged ‘Hollerado’

Toronto’s (or Ottawa’s) Hollerado were in Victoria last weekend.  Before the show they visited with Jon Williams… and they sang their interview!  WHAT? Believe it.  Then an acoustic version of “So It Goes.”

Hey remember that time “Juliette” was a hot slice of modern rock?  Yeah so do I.

Go with yourself.

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Saturday, November 16th, Hollerado rolls back into Victoria for a Zone Show at Sugar Nightclub. The times will be good.  You can hear Hollerado LIVE on The Zone on Saturday at 3PM with Jon Williams. Neat.

In support of the show will be a group with a similar energy called PUP.

Originally they were called Topanga…. wait what?  Topanga was that character from Boy Meets World who is now all grow’d up!  Disney is firing the franchise back up with a new series called Girl Meets World…and PUP will have non-of-it!  Shitty sitcoms from the 90s = cool.  Modern shitty sitcoms = not cool.  Now we’re clear.  In a statement they said:

“Two years ago, when we originally decided to name ourselves Topanga, we thought it was great – she was our first middle-school crush, and it felt cool and nostalgic. But as many of you probably know, Disney has decided to re-launch this Boy Meets World / Girl Meets World, whatever-the-fuck-the-show-is-called-now series. We really don’t want to associate ourselves with Disney – I’m sure you can all understand that,” they continued, later adding “Fuck Disney, and fuck Topanga. WE ARE PUP. Let’s do this.”

This dude does not abide.

Fuck Disney?   How punk rock…. hey its 2013, Rage Against the Machine where you can.  Let’s forget the politics and focus on the tunes.  I am liking this song called “Lionheart.”  This song is bratty pop-punk jammer that will make fans of Hollerado feel good for sure.  I wish I had the night free to get my boogy on at their show.  I’d wear my Micky Mouse shirt.  whoa… culture jammer!

Go with yourself!

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Canadian fun-rocker power poppers Hollerado are putting out a new record in February called White Paint.  The boys in Hollerado are giving us more of what made them popular with Record in a Bag… fun, upbeat, catchy modern rock.  Song has the positive rock vibe which permeates through modern rock… I guess with a Democrat in the White House, we get treated to four more years of happy jams.

Hollerado falls into that space of popular music that has a more traditional rock & roll vibe.  Song has some boogy, it’s propulsive, and its fun without the obvious reference to “Foster The People” (which seems to be a common touch-point for bands right now sending in tunes to compare themselves to).

Hollerado just wrapped a tour with Passion Pit…if you were lucky enough to see that live, then probably you can agree when I say that Hollerado is a good times show.

Go with yourself.

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My girl the Christi Wizard tried to tell me some fantastical fable about how Said the Whale took their band name from the lyric of a Hollerado song, “Walking on the Sea.”

Right? Fantastical?

First off… Said the Whale started in about 2007 and Hollerado maybe put their album out in what? 2010?  2009 tops.  So never mind the implications that the Wizard’s charge might have on the space-time continuum…. it is just so improbable.

Second… I remembered that I am in fact super besties with Tyler.  Well… Facebook friends.  I asked him:

the Christi Kay Wizard was trying to tell me that the name “Said the Whale” came from a Hollerado lyric. Does that even make sense? It doesn’t to me.
7 hours ago ·  ·  · See Friendship

    • Tyler Bancroft Believe it or not, it’s actually the other way around!

      7 hours ago · 
    • Jeremy Baker I can’t believe that either! Though I knew when you sang… “Camillo, he sure is one bad Hollerado” it didn’t quite fit in with the rest of the song.

      7 hours ago · 

There you go… Hollerado took their name from a Said the Whale lyric.  That is science.

Hollerado – “Walking on the Sea”

Go with yourself.

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Yesterday on the Zone Afternoon Show I was swarmed by rock and roll.  I had the opportunity to interview and hear a live performance from the groups Plants and Animals, Hollerado and Said the Whale.  here we go!

Montreal’s Plants and Animals were the first band to stop by. We talked about May the Forth Be With You;  how much their first record Parc Avenue ripped and came in second place a bunch when it was nominated for Junos and other prestigious things;  how much they crush live; the sonic differences between Parc Avenue and La La Land (their new album);  Adam Lambert and cruise ships; Tea; then they perform “Game Shows.”  Fun.

Download: Plants and Animals on the ZAS

Ontario’s Hollerado came by next.  They were playing at Lucky Bar that night and their show was fantastic.

Hollerado are from a small town outside Ottawa… but are they Sens fans, or do they cheer the Canadiens?

We talk puck; how they live in a van; how much they have traveled; London, Ontario totally sucks and Brazil totally rules; Record in a Bag is their album… but does it actually come in a back?; Juliet is the name of Hollerado’s hit song, but the video is a real trip.  In the video, the old lady is played by non-other than Ms. Margot Kidder aka Lois Lane in Superman!  believe that; They drank with her and those times they shared were special; they talk about Global Warming (but don’t worry I set them straight on the MYTH of global warming) and then they play “Americanarama.”

Download: Hollerado on The ZAS

The show ends with a return visit by everyone’s favourite magician singing band, Said the Whale.

STW lead singer Tyler sat on an airplane with Canadian indie rock royalty Emily Hanes, but does he spill the beans?; Said the Whale talks about the song “The Light is You.”  Wait an minute, I know that song?  But from where?  Turns out it is used in a Sun-Rype commercial!  Funny story about Sun-Rype… owned by Jim Pattison, the SAME local billionaire that owns the Zone… whoa.

Pretty song, fun interview.

Download:  Said the Whale on The ZAS

That’s all I got, go read a book.  And go with yourself, always.

oh and a baby.

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