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.
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.
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”.
Toronto born artist, Mary Margaret O’Hara, recorded this song “Body’s In Trouble” in 1984 as part of her album “Miss America”. The album was not released until 1988. Very hard to put a label on her, but her vocal is stunning and the song has a very memorable chorus. Heard this song a while back and am pleased to present it here as Song Of The Day.
On a biographical note, Mary’s sister is actress Catherine O’Hara of SCTV fame, not mention many movies, including Home Alone and Home Alone 2.
Amazing as it seems, this album was a number one on the CKUA chart a week or 2 ago, and it has just been released on February 4. How clairvoyant are they. The release of Matt Andersen‘s album “Weightless” becomes official. Having said that, great album. I highlighted a different cut “My Last Day” when I featured it as a number 1 album. This time we will go with “Alberta Gold”. Great tune, which is getting lots of play on CBC 2. This is a REALLY good song.