Category Archives: Indie Rock
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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)
The Deep Dark Woods are another band out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan that I spent some evenings listening to at Bud’s On Broadway. This particular song was written for a CBC project in 2009 called The Great Canadian Songquest. Charlie’s (is coming down) is performed live in this version. Ah, memories.
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.
Singer-songwriter Serena Ryder has released her new album today, “Harmony”. This is her 6th album to go along with 6 EP’s and 3 live compilations. Her music has elements of folk, mixed with contemporary alternative and a touch of country. Her career path is taking her on the steady path to stardom as each album garners more notice and critical acclaim. CBC2 in Canada plays a steady diet of her old and new material, for which i am thankful. I have inserted two tunes off the album. The first is “What I Wouldn’t Do” which is a contemporary indie style song and the second is an out-and-out rocker called “Stompa”. Both are representative of her work.
What I Wouldn’t Do
- Serena Ryder rallies the glum, and other new music worth a listen (theglobeandmail.com)
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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