This is not my list for favorite albums of 2007. I’m still working on that as we speak.
This list is kind of a 2007 listening road map for me.
*Some songs may have been released in ’06, but I heard them for the first time this year. As well, they are in no order whatsoever.
Down The Line by Jose Gonzalez. Check MOKB.
Northwestern Girls by Say Hi
Videotape (Acoustic) by Thom Yorke. Get it at Good Weather.
Your English Is Good by Tokyo Police Club
Lake Michigan by Rogue Wave
Pop Rocks by Saturna
Weighty Ghost by Wintersleep
Sandy by Caribou
Hold Your Secrets To Your Heart by Miracle Fortress. Get it from Matt.
It Will Find You by Maps
West Coast by Coconut Records
1 2 3 4 by Feist
Oh, The Boss Is Coming by Charlemagne
Sing! Captain by Handsome Furs
Anti-Anti (Stutter remix) by Snowden. Thats a tricky one to find, check iTunes.
Take Your Medicine by Cloud Cult
Winding Watch by Rebekah Higgs
My day is going to be starting quite a bit earlier than a normal saturday for me, heading down to the Yonge-Dundas square in Toronto to see bands play at the Indie Music Market.
Burning Boyz. Four 7 year olds who rock. Check out this Video.
Hopefully a nap this afternoon.
Amy Honey, The Hideout (484 Queen w). Check out Old Reliable Death on her myspace page.
Beth In Battle Mode, Rancho Relaxo (300 College). Check out Everyone Is In A Band on their myspace page.
Charlemagne, The Rivoli. Download Oh, The Boss Is Coming.
Ohbijou, Horseshoe Tavern.
Sebastien Grainger (x-DFA), Horseshoe Tavern.
Put The Rifle Down, Silver Dollar.
Yo Majesty, Drake Hotel.
The Cush, Reverb.
Germans, The Boat.
Public, C’est What.
Entire Cities, Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington).
In-Flight Safety, Horseshoe Tavern.
6ixty 8ights (and winner of my favorite band name at NXNE), Rancho Relaxo.
I was never good at remembering details and I never excelled at history in school. So I had to look up what the word Charlemagne meant. Apparently, some dude who conquered half of Europe. Charles the Great they called him, or the Father of Europe. Now he shares his name with two bands that I’ve found on the net. One band from Philly who are really amazing at boring me. Another, a great outfit from Hamilton and the focus of this post.
Was again turned on to a solid band by an Easy Tiger who had brought them to play here in Toronto a couple weeks ago. I’ve heard their new EP (Deadlines, released on Jan. 22nd) and its solid all the way through. They pull off a mix of soulful rock with heaps of raw energy shovelled on top. If you like the Constantines, you’re probably going to like these guys as well. Good fit on a bill with Tokyo Police Club or Matt Mays, as the band have added those opening slots to their resume.
I love the fact that under the ‘homepage’ link on their myspace page, it links to Sting. I wonder if he links back…?
Check out the title track off Deadlines. Really makes me want to see five kids pull this song off live…. wait! Toronto show at the Shoe on Valentine’s day (as well as other Ontario dates in the coming weeks). Another track for ya? Ingest Oh, The Boss Is Coming.