Nice song by Brooklyn based Here We Go Magic. The song, “How Do I Know” was released off their “Different Ships” album from 2012 on the “Secretly Canadian” label. Enjoy.
Remember this video, only 140 million views on YouTube.
Believe it or not, the people who did this are recording artists in their own right. The group, Walk Off The Earth, hails from Burlington, Ontario and have been together since 2006. Their most recent album R.E.V.O., released this year and is their third recording. The video here is their song “Red Hands” off of the album. This song is receiving a lot of play on CBC2 here in Canada.
- No place like home for Walk Off The Earth band members (insidehalton.com)
Zack Booher of the band While We’re Up was killed in a car accident on July 8, 2012. He was 22. The band is an acoustic rock duo with one indie album to their credit, “Every Moment”. Terrific duo, great song, terrible loss.
Yukon Blonde is an Indie Rock group out of Kelowna, BC that is beginning to make a name for themselves. This video is a live version, taken at the great venue in Vancouver, the Commodore Ballroom. This is an encore performance which includes members of the Library Voices and the Great Bloomers, good up and comers themselves. Great energy and a great tune!
Great new song from North Carolina indie-rock/folk band The Avett Brothers. Catchy chorus, well-played. The band has been around in various forms and names (around the 2 brothers, Scott and Seth) since the 1990′s, formally becoming The Avett Brothers in 2000.
They have released 7 albums, 3 live albums 4 EP’s since 2000, This tune is off their latest album, 2012′s “The Carpenter”.
The Avett Brothers on Facebook – oops, forgot, its Facebook, who cares
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Trivia Question of the Day
What was the first album to include a lyric sheet?
The Young Empires are a band out of Toronto with an already impressive catalog. They are also known for making some great videos. I posted this song once before, in a new Canadian release post, but I liked it then, and I like it now. Their sound is very Arcade Fire like with a dash of Coldplay. Enjoy White Doves.
- Young Empires’ “White Doves” Puts You in the Music Video (thedenveregotist.com)
Now that I am back from my first round of golf for the season, it is time for some Kimbra. At the moment, she maybe the biggest unknown singer on the planet, in most circles. The reason you ask, simple. You have probably heard a little ditty called “Somebody That I Used To know” by Gotye. The female singer is Kimbra. She hails from New Zealand and has quite the career going for her even without appearing in this tune. The track here is a live version of one of her hits “Settle Down” as performed at SXSW.
The Echo Friendly are a band out of Brooklyn, New York. Jake Rabinbach and Shannon Esper are the key duo in the band. This is a release from an upcoming album. Kind of a cool song.
Today’s song of the day is by indie-rockers, Zulu Winter. The group is from the UK and formed in 2011. A catchy tune, I can see it growing on me.
Today marks a new feature, one I hope to keep up with on a daily basis. In these posts I will present a video and a link to the bands page. If there are any free downloads, I will post that link as well. First up, the Maccabees, an Indie Rock band from the UK.