“Inside” by Freedom Or Death, from the album EGO. Directed by Kyle Davison.
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Anyone got plans for the 29th? If you’re looking for a solid show to attend, check out Steamwhistle‘s latest lineup for their Unsigned Concert Series. The Darcys will headline the show with support coming from Wildlife and Freedom Or Death, all proceeds from ticket sales going to the Artists’ Health Centre Foundation. Best way to get in and get free stuff? Enter this contest as I’m giving away a prize pack for 2 tickets to the show, refreshments and a Steam Whistle swag bag.
To enter, put your name (and be sure to include your e-mail) in the comments of this post. I’ll draw a winner on Monday, April 25th so get your comment in before Sunday, April 24th at midnight EST. You must be 19+ to enter.
Continued frompart 1, here’s a couple more bands deserving of your attention.
–Evening Hymns. Now technically their album Spirit Guides was out in 2009, but I didn’t get my hands on it until sometime in this past year. I attended a great benefit concert at the Koerner Halland Orono, Ontario’s Evening Hymns performed a few of their songs. Totally blown away. For fans of Joel Plaskett and Hayden.
-Villagers. Again, like above, Villagers seemed to be pretty active before 2010 but I wasn’t aware. Big fan of this Irish band led by Conor O’Brien, not that Conor.
-Sun Airway. If you follow my site, you’ll know I’ve posted just about everything this young Philly band has done in 2010. First listens were in “Put The Days Away”, then my obsession became “Waiting On You” (via Aux and Indie Music Filter Volume 7).
–Darwin Deez. Master of guitar tone, headbands, clever lyrics and music videos. Check out “Bad Day”, an homage to wishing your enemies bad luck.
–Hungry Kids of Hungary. Brisbane four-piece with a penchant for writing really catchy songs. Recommended if you’re a fan of the Shins, Cold War Kids and especially Vampire Weekend. Here’s “Wristwatch”, another track that appeared on Indie Music Filter Volume 7.
Just got an update from Toronto’s Freedom Or Death. Check out their video ‘remix’ of Spike Jonze’s short film ‘How They Got There’. The band, who are huge fans of Jonze’s work, penned their EP opener ‘Lost In Dances’ about the short.
Be sure to check out their track ‘This Crowded Room‘.
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I’d like to introduce you to the Toronto band Freedom or Death. Taking their name from the war cry of the people of Greece during the 1820 Greek War of Independence, the duo are a guy named Fernandez and another named Sway; two music industry vets who met while working at a major label. Believing that there’s no substitute to having the freedom to make music and make the artistic choices that they want, the band assumed all creative control, writing, producing, recording and performing every song on their self-titled EP. The goal: to make an artists record. Not conforming to make something to appeal to the masses, but to make something completely from and for themselves. Now we’re getting a listen.
Check out This Crowded Room (recommended for fans of Miike Snow, TVOTR)
Here’s the video (footage from Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, a Canadian film from 2001).