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Song Of The Day – Sam Roberts Band – “Detroit ’67”


The Cheat: Sam Roberts

The Cheat: Sam Roberts (Photo credit: Miss Emily Jane)

Great tune from a Canadian staple, The Sam Roberts Band.  The song “Detroit ’67” is a 2008 release off their album “Love At the End of the World“.  Great band with a great rock sound.

Sam Roberts Band Home

Sam Roberts Band on iTunes

Sam Roberts Band on Amazon

Sam Roberts Band on CBC Music

Listening To Jake Bugg


Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg (Photo credit: wfuv)

Jake Bugg is today’s featured artist and the song is “Two Fingers”.  Jake hails from Nottingham, UK.  The astounding fact, 18, yes 18.  Catch this tune and tell me that this not a great song.  Looking forward to more.

Some Links:

Jake Bugg Home

Jake Bugg on Twitter

Song Of The Day – The Regulator – Clutch


Neil Fallon, lead-singer of the American Hard ...

Neil Fallon, lead-singer of the American Hard Rock band, Clutch (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Was perusing some tags on my phone and came across his one by Clutch.  This tune, “The Regulator” was used to close Season 2, Episode 8 of The Walking Dead.  If you haven’t caught this series, I highly recommend it.  I also highly recommend Clutch.  About the only negative I can come up with is that their song “Electric Worry” was used as a celebration goal song by the Vancouver Canucks, and I have an intense dislike for that hockey team.

 

The Regulator

 

 

 

 

Song Of The Day – Joel Plaskett – “Through & Through & Through”


 

Joel Plaskett talking with fans at the 2011 Va...

Joel Plaskett talking with fans at the 2011 Vancouver International Folk Music Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am going to make a statement here.  I love Joel Plaskett.  The guy is a one man songwriting machine.  This tune is from 2009 and really highlights what Joel is all about.  I’ll write a song and then we will have a blast with  it.  His music always hits the good time mark and is always presented in a very casual, this is me way.  If you haven’t yet tweaked in on his music, do it now.  One Canadian that deserves, no, demands a world-wide audience.

Joel Plaskett Home

Joel Plaskett on Facebook – who cares

Joel Plaskett on Twitter

Through & Through & Through

 

Song Of The Day – Alabama Shakes – "Hold On"


 

Aerial image of in Athens, Alabama, United States

Aerial image of in Athens, Alabama, United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hey y’all.  How you been.  I have enjoyed major summer and have barely had time to read and comment let alone post.  Figured that this tune was a good segue to getting back on the keyboard.  The Alabama Shakes are a band out of Athens, Alabama (not Georgia, nor Greece) with an outstanding album released in April of 2012.  Instant classic????  I vote yes.  Remind me of Black Keys with a dose of Sheepdogs.

Hope to post a few things in the coming few weeks, then get back on the beam full-time again in September.

Alabama Shakes Home Page

Alabama Shakes on Facebook

Alabama Shakes on Bandcamp

Hold On

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Song Of The Day – Edwyn Collins – “A Girl Like You”


A Girl Like You (Edwyn Collins song)

A Girl Like You (Edwyn Collins song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lets dip into the past and visit the 90’s. Always liked this one. A Girl Like You was released in 1994 by Scottish artist Edwyn Collins and had great success in both the USA and the UK, reaching #4 on Billboard. The song (and artists) are classic one hit wonder material, meaning, an extremely talented musician with many good albums to his credit, caught he world’s imagination only once. Check out his other material.

Edwyn Collins Home Page

A Girl Like You

Song Of The Day – Niki and the Doves – “Tomorrow”


Trivia Question of the Day

Who was the first singer to refuse a Grammy?

The last Question answered

What was the first album to include a lyric sheet?

Front cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Clu...

Front cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, “probably the most famous album cover in popular musical history”Ashplant Smyth 2001, p. 185. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles, included a lyric sheet in 1967.

The Song Of The Day

Introducing a Swedish trio called Niki & The Dove.  “Instinct” is their first full length album release and”Tomorrow” is an interesting cut from the album. One of the commenters on the video says “She’s like the love child of Cyndi Lauper and Kate Bush, raised in the wild by fever ray”.  Kind of sums it up pretty good.

Homepage

Soundcloud

Twitter

Facebook – who cares

Tomorrow

 

Song Of The Day – Young Empires – “White Doves”


Trivia Question of the Day

What was the first album to include a lyric sheet?

Young Empires @Great Escape '11

Young Empires @Great Escape ’11 (Photo credit: Braden F)

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 on Facebook

Young Empires on Last FM

White Doves

Song Of The Day – Wintersleep – “In Came The Flood”


English: Wintersleep performing at The Wave in...

English: Wintersleep performing at The Wave in PEI, Canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The good news is – Wintersleep is back with a new album.  This group of Indie rockers hail from Halifax, Nova Scotia and have been together since 2001.  Best known for their song Weighty Ghost (check it out here), this album has been widely anticipated.  Great band.

Wintersleep Home Page

Twitter

Facebook

Soundcloud

Song Of The Day – The Jezabels – “City Girl”


The Jezabels at their intimate gig at the Clar...

The Jezabels at their intimate gig at the Clarendon in Katoomba. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Jezabels are an Australian group of alternative/indie pop rockers.  To me, their music has a bit of an updated 80’s feel.  This tune is off their debut album “Prisoner” which was released in September 2011.

The Jezabels Home Page

@theJezabels is their twitter handle

Soundcloud

City Girl

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