Archive for March, 2013

Walk Off the Earth – Red Hands

Walk off the Earth is a Canadian band from Burlington, Ontario, and has gained success around the world by making low-budget music videos of covers and originals.  They have done a good job at the videos they have created covering various songs – check them out below, especially Somebody That I Used to Know (over 148 million views on YouTube).  The band released their first major label album on March 19, 2013 called R.E.V.O. with 10 original songs and the one that I liked the best is Red Hands.

Somebody That I Used to Know
Someone Like You
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You
Payphone
Some Nights
I Knew You Were Trouble

Mowgli’s – San Francisco

Max has discovered another song for me this week.  The band is called Mowgli’s.  The band was named after a wolf dog named Mowgli (a friend of the band’s dog).  Band members were also fans of Rudyard Kipling (Jungle Book).  This is a eight member band and the song of the week was released as part of an EP called “Love’s Not Dead” in October 2012.  If you need a song to get you in the mood for spring, this is a fun song that should put a spring into your step.  Enjoy the song of the week “San Francisco” .

PS – I think another reason I like this song is due to the fact that San Francisco is one of my favourite U.S. cities.

A Silent Film – Danny, Dakota & the Wishing Well

A Silent Film are an English alternative rock band from Oxford. The band consists of Robert Stevenson (vocals/piano), Karl Bareham (guitar), Ali Hussain (bass) and Spencer Walker (drums).  Their first album, ‘A City That Sleeps’, was released on October 6, 2008, while the lastest album was released on Sand and Snow was released in June 2012.  I hear a hints of Coldpay and Snow Patrol when I listen to these guys.  The song of the week called “Danny, Dakota & the Wishing Well” is a cool name for a song.  It is off the Sand and Snow album and was brought to my attention by my son Max.

Also have a listen to the Cuckoo Song

A Belated Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

 

Heart – Stairway to Heaven

Every year the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces  individuals who will receive the 2012 Kennedy  Center Honors. Recipients honored ths year at the 35th annual national celebration  of the arts were: bluesman Buddy Guy, actor and director Dustin Hoffman, comedian and television host David Letterman,  ballerina Natalia Makarova, and rock  band Led Zeppelin. While Led  Zeppelin is being honored as a band, keyboardist/bassist John Paul Jones, guitarist  Jimmy Page, and singer Robert Plant will each receive the Kennedy Center  Honors.  As part of the event artists such as the Foo Fighters, Lenny Kravitz, Kid Rock covered some Led Zeppelin songs and Heart did the finale with a rendition of Stairway to Heaven backed up by the Joyce Garrett Youth Choir.  Now of all songs that you do not want to cover as a band it is this song as it is hard to imagine it getting any better…well listen to this song of the week “Stairway to Heaven” and you decide.

BTW – It is John Bonham’s son (Jason) on the drums

There is something about a choir backing up a great song that sends chills down my spine – U2 did the same thing with the song “I Still  Haven’t Found What I am Looking For”

Thanks to Shawn for sending me this one.

Mavericks – Come Unto Me

If you are are fan of the spaghetti western genre, then you will like this next song.  The song sounds like it was written for a modern day western directed by Quentin Tarantino.  The Mavericks are labelled as a country band but this song does not sound country, it has a strong Latin influence.  Any song that has an accordion solo has got to be good.  The Mavericks were formed in 1989 broke up in 2003, in October 2011 they reunited for a reunion tour, 2012 signed a new record deal and released  the album “In Time” last month.  Come Unto Me is a cut off the new album and it is the song of the week.

BTW – Bastille has released another song called called Pompeii and it is quite good as well.

 
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