I love Twitter for a lot of reasons but mainly it's because I get to find new music by connecting with bands, singer/songwriters and DJs in 140 characters or less. (Twitter is also a huge enabler to my iTunes downloading addiction...le sigh.)
"Few bands inspire such intense hatred as Nickelback." (2007, USA Today)
Yes it’s a Nickelback post.
Obviously hell has frozen over or something like that.
But the reason for this blog is because of a deep dark secret that I have carried around with me and if I don’t spill it…my dear “I have never owned a tube of lip gloss ever in my life - musical soul sister -Tech Mummy @ksswansong” will.
In the vein of Sloan's "Between the Bridges," very indie pop, very cool vibe…drum roll…this is Andrew Johnston.
Canada has always been a great importer of indie pop. From Sloan to The New Pornographers, you never know what the Great North will produce. Epic musical acts that take the world by storm and find a special place in your heart. So with that said, it's time to meet your new favorite musical obsession, Andrew Johnston.
So every year there is a new batch of Christmas songs that are released - covers of timeless holiday classics (and some originals) - hoping to make their way to your ever growing playlist. Some are good and some well....ahem...not so much (ear bleeding kind of musical offerings).
In creating that ultimate holiday playlist that will take you from Christmas cocktail party, family get togethers, marathon present wrapping sessions and the big day itself...here is the official YMC Bsides 'Must Have Christmas Songs and Albums'.
Toronto-based singer Eleanor McCain has just released her fourth album, just in time for the season aptly named, Holiday. The two disc CD of holiday songs falls into two collections that create two distinct sentiments ─ a “Naughty” side of up-tempo and jazzy secular selections and a “Nice” side of intimate and traditional choral tracks.
To Dallas Smith, country music has always been about the special combination of a voice and a song. After spending nearly 10 years fronting the Canadian rock band, Default, Smith is stepping out on his own, into the world of all things Country.
While in Nashville, Dallas worked with acclaimed songwriter/producer Zac Maloy (Carrie Underwood, James Blunt), Grammy nominated songwriter Rodney Clawson, and Chris Tompkins (Carrie Underwood).
Here's some new music that's been getting a lot of repeat action on my iPod lately... All compiled into one little playlist for you to check out...who knows you may discover your new favourite musical gem. Have fun listening.