Today’s mailbag features a Canadian indie pop punk band, Bordeen.  The group is from Newmarket, Ontario and consists of 2 bothers and a sister, Ryan, Daniel and Brianna Bordhin.  Very pleasant sound, very much like a lot of music dominating Canadian airwaves.  Take some Lumineers, toss in a dash of Walk Off The Earth, and toss in some Hey Rosetta and you have the sound pretty much down pat.  The tune is titled “Broken Bones” and is off their February 2013 EP, “Bordeen”. If you like what you hear, hit the links provided.

Bordeen on CBC

Bordeen on WordPress

Bordeen on iTunes

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Gabriella Cilmi

Gabriella Cilmi

Australian singer writer Gabriella Cilmi‘s song”Save The Lies” is the result of my random shuffle today.  The song is off her 2008 album “Lessons To Be Learned“.  She has a very interesting voice, very Amy Winehouse in nature.  Lori was the original discoverer of the artist this time.  Heard her in a hair salon of all places and she fell in love with the voice.

 

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New Canadian Music – February 13, 2013

English: Jay Malinowski of Bedouin Soundclash ...

English: Jay Malinowski of Bedouin Soundclash at The Knitting Factory in New York City. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Today we feature the release of “Martel” by Jay Malinowski & the Deadcoast.  Officianados of Canadian music would recognize Jay as the voice of reggae band Bedouin Soundclash, a staple of our airwaves for years.  I have chosen to put up a video of Patience Phipps  from the album, live at CBC3.  Good song, receiving ample airplay.

 

Jay Malinowski and the Deadcoast on iTunes

 

 

 

 

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Canada’s Number One Song And Album – February 8, 2014

Not a great week chartwise.  CBC has a repeat number 1 with Broken Bells regaining the top spot with “Holding on for Life” and CKUA not updating their chart at all.  Very disappointing.

In their stead, we present 2 songs off the charts that are on their way down and hopefully will not move up to number 1 at this stage.  That would also be disappointing.

First a tidbit off the CBC chart, Kodaline‘s tune, “Love Like This”.  They are an Irish band, out of Dublin, very Indie rock.  The song had a good run on the chart, but have now dropped out of the Top 10, and now occupy number 11.  Just close enough to number 1 to make me nervous.  Simply put, great song, and was on my list for Song Of The Day, but I’ll make the sacrifice.

As for albums, lets stick with the number 11 on CKUA.  In this case, we have Bruce Springsteen’s new release “High Hopes”.  Always been a Bruce fan.  Great song for you, also called “High Hopes”.

 

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Music From The Mailbag – Lisette Xavier

English: View of downtown Calgary, Canada, as ...

View of downtown Calgary, Canada, . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have been having a Twitter conversation with Lisette Xavier, a Canadian singer-songwriter.  Lisette is based in Calgary, Alberta.  Her music is in the classic pop style, somewhat like a Sara Bareilles.  Very strong vocals, and a mature sound.  The song here is titled “The Shoe Collector”.  In it, she shows a strong piano based style, quite minimalist, which highlights the vocals.  Very enjoyable.

Definitely worth a second tune.  Here is the video for “Dream”.

Lisette Xavier Home Page

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