Saturday, April 19, 2008
Top 5 Songs Of The Week (Happy Record Store Day Edition!)
Good weather, lack of time leads to lack of posts hence why it's been a week since our last. First off as far as the show last week, Okkervil River were awesome and The New Pornographers were up to the task of equaling them. We felt blessed that Neko Case was performing with them when we saw them because we have heard she is not performing with them on all the dates of this tour. We have been jonesing for some more Neko ever since having witnessed her memorable and dynamic talent in person last April @ The Beachland. Speaking of The Beachland just down the street @ Music Saves they are participating in "Record Store Day" today along with hundreds of independent record stores throughout North America. Today @ Music Saves there will be performances (starting @7pm) from Bears, The Helper T-Cells, and Marie Corbo, prizes, special sales, a coloring contest, and lots of other fun going down on Waterloo.
And this week's selections are....
5. (mp3) Elika - The Whip This duo from Brooklyn make 80's influenced synth/ guitar compositions tinged with a spacey atmosphere and a little bit of angst. The vocals reminds us of Madonna of Pat Benatar. They will sneak up on you with their catchiness.
4. (mp3) Young Knives - Terra Firma We are late to the party on this one but glad we made it. This trio from England were nominated for The Mercury Prize last year and with post punk pop songs like this we can see why.
3. (mp3) Nik Freitas - Sun Down this is a solo effort for the former drum of For Stars (does anyone remember them? Jose does but that is because he is old) and photographer for the skate board mag Thrasher. He makes singer song writer music that reminds us of Sondre Lerche. He is opening for Rilo Kiley on their upcoming to tour which comes to town on 5/26 @ The HOB
2. (mp3) Frightened Rabbit - My Backwards Walk This quartet are from Glasgow, Scotland (We love bands with thick Scottish accents like this). This a great song about anguish and heartbreak that you will want to listen to on repeat and just let it sink in. They are opening for The French Kicks on their current tour which comes to The Grog on 5/28 (can't wait!)
1. (mp3) Immuzikation - I Can't Go For That edit (Hall and Oates vs De La Soul) This guy has been sending us a lot of his mashes lately so we gotta show him so love. Not alone are they unique like mashing Boyz II Men with Justice or Jay-Z with Postal Service or The Skatalites with The Chi Lites but they are quite good.