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Talent Tuesday New Canadian Releases – March 6, 2012

A busy week so let’s get to it.

The Evaporators
The Evaporators (Photo credit: eych-you-bee-ee-ahr-tee)

First up we have veteran Vancouver punk band, The Evaporators.  They have been kicking around the music scene since 1986.  “Busy Doing Nothing” is their 6th release and first since 2007.  They are joined on the album by The Cribs, Kate Nash, Franz Ferdinand and Fuad & the Feztones.

Hate Being Late

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Next we have the anxiously awaited (by me) album by Said The Whale.

Said the Whale at Live at Squamish
Image via Wikipedia

Canada’s Juno award winner in 2011 for New Group have released “Little Mountain”. This is their 3 album to go along with 9 EPs.  The band is based in Vancouver.

Heavy Ceiling

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Our 3rd album is from Calgary alternative band The Ramblin Ambassadors.  Have to plug the hometown boys.  Check out the dancers, really loving the tune they are.

The Savage

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The last Canadian release for the week country singer, Gord Bamford.

Life Is Good (Gord Bamford album)
Image via Wikipedia

He released his 5th album with my new favourite drinking song “Is It Friday Yet”.  My blogging buddy EG may want to use this as his Friday theme song, no need to thank me.

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The featured international album is the new release by Andrew Bird, “Break It Yourself”.

English: Andrew Bird
Image via Wikipedia

Andrew is an intriguing musician as shown by this live version of “Desperation Breeds”.

Desperation Breeds

Listening to Foster The People

Mittwoch ist heute,
Image by baerchen57 via Flickr

This song is kind of a hoot.  The band, Foster The People, is an indie pop band out of California.  They enjoyed success with the song “Pumped Up Kicks”, the video for which is attached.  Released in early 2011, the song is infectious and could almost be called a perfect summer song.  It reached number one on several charts, including Canada.  I enjoy the song, but not as much as Lori, who really likes the beat and, for some reason, really likes saying “pumped up kicks”