My focus tonight is on a band from Regina, Saskatchewan, Library Voices. I discovered this band (and song) via my normal channel for new Canadian bands, iTunes free single of the week, although CBC 2 was playing it a bit as well. The song in the video is “Drinking Games”, also a well known Saskatchewan pastime, along with just plain drinking.
The band itself is a 10 piece unit whose work has been reviewed positively in Spin magazine and The New Yorker. Their EP, Hunting Ghosts (& Other Collected Shorts), was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award and their follow up album, Denim on Denim was nominated in 2010. You might also want to check out “Step Off the Map & Float” which Now magazine noted as the stand out song on the EP.
A catchy tune, utilizing a wide variety of instruments and voices, please enjoy “Drinking Games”.