Archive for August, 2013

Typhoon – Young Fathers

This week’s song comes from the music category that I call “hard to dance to” (but not impossible).  This band is based in Portland and consists for 12 members, which allows them to have a unique and rich sound.  Their new album is due for release this Friday called “White Lighter”.  This is their second album and are relatively unknown judging by the number of views on YouTube.  In fact it is rare that I cannot find the song of the week on YouTube but this one does not seem to be up yet.  In order to hear this weeks song you need to go to Typhoon‘s web site and click on the first song in the player called “Young Fathers“.  You can also have a listen to the rest of their songs while you are there.

Enjoy…hey I am on time this week :)

The Hunts – Make This Leap

This week’s pick is one of those songs that needs a few listens before it starts to grow on you.  This is a new indie band composed of 7 siblings and I assume “Hunts” is their last name.  When my children were young they all took music lessons, Max learned the piano, Sami the drums, and Steven the guitar and piano.  The plan was that once they became accomplished I would become the lead singer and we would go on tour…I have always wanted to jump off stage into the mosh pit, and who does not want to be a rock star?  Well those dreams are fading now…all that is left for me is karaoke.

When I look at the composition of a band of seven siblings I cannot help but to think this is going to end in one of two ways, they all get along or they don’t…I am betting on the later.  But in the mean time let’s enjoy what they have created with this weeks song of the week called “Make This Leap“.

Youngblood Hawke – We Come Running

When videos first came on the scene back in the 80’s they were all the rage.  City TV used to play videos late at night and as students we were always up late at night so we watched.  I never watch music videos on TV any more and neither do my kids.  I only really watch videos online when I am looking for a link for this blog.  I wonder how MTV and MuchMusic survive.  This week’s song of the week is called “We Come Running” by the group Youngblood Hawke.  After I finished watching the video for this song I thought maybe the song should be called “We Come Swimming” as the video has nothing to do with the song.  I think the idea for the video was “hey let’s go on a vacation and make the video for our song” or maybe they were shooting a commercial for Shark Week.

The good news about videos is you do not need to watch them to enjoy the song, nor should artists be judged by the quality of their video…just give me the music.

Youngblood Hawke is a LA based band and the song “We Come Running” is off their debut album called Wake Up.

Now back to the dock for rest and relaxation.

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