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.
Light week, but an interesting one.
First up is something that is very, very Canadian. Two institutions team up to release a CD. Gordon Pinsent (actor) and Greg Keelor (from Blue Rodeo) put together a CD called “Down And Out In Upalong”. Very much in the singer songwriter genre, Pinsent handled the writing and Greg handles the playing. Good tune for you to listen to.
A new release from a new band Eight and a Half is up next. Formed by a coalition of former members of Broken Social Scene and The Stills, they put out an alternative sound that, frankly, is pretty good. The disc is titled “Eight and a Half” and the song highlighted is “Go Ego”, done live on the Strombo show.
The international pick of the week comes from one my all-time favourites, Bonnie Raitt. The album, “Slipstream” is…
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Low Level Flight is an alternative rock band out of Toronto. They formed in 2006 and have released 2 albums to date, “Urgency” in 2007 and “Through These Walls”in 2011. They have charted 4 singles in Canada. This tune is not one of them, but is a pretty good song, pretty mellow, with some pleasant vocals.
A nice contrast to” Turnaround” is this next song. They had great chart success with this one. It hit #7 on the Canadian Alt charts. Their sound reminds of a couple of UK bands, The Script and The Feeling.
The last song in this set is off their latest album and is titled “Cash Machine”. This song shows a bit more edge than the previous two.
Overall, I enjoyed listening to their material and look forward to further releases from the band.