Music From The Mailbag -Everywhere”Shades At Night”

Nice tune in the mailbag recently by Swedish Alt band Everywhere and their new tune “Shades at Night”.  A catchy pop tune with some 1980’s legs.  I can see it showing up on your local Alt station at some point in the future.  Enjoy.

Song Of The Day – “Watch Out For The Fuzz” – Howie Beck

Just a tune, on vacation in the Kootenays, but it is flipping raining.  Can’t do much sailing in the rain.  Howie Beck with some great Adult “Alternative” for you, whatever Adult Alternative is.  Just good music from what I can tell.

The 7:40 Songbook – March 12, 2015

A great morning, beautiful sunrise, more Chinook clouds and reasonably warm.  A great day in Calgary.  Looking forward to a great long weekend, off tomorrow, making Friday the 13th a lucky day for me.  Having said that, I doubt here will be a songbook tomorrow, closed due to sleep.

Today’s tune is called “Emily” by San Fermin.  San Fermin is a pop band from Brooklyn, NY.  The cut i from their soon to be released album “Jackrabbit”.  They have been termed as baroque, but I prefer electronics spiced with some opera.  They get the most out of their 8 piece group, giving rich, layered composition with soothing vocals.

The 7:40 Songbook – March 10, 2015

Nothing interesting on the way in to work this morning, unless you can emphasize with driving for 25 minutes and not remembering a thing interesting.  Definite homing pigeon zombie mode on that drive, hope I didn’t run over anything or anyone.

Music time.  Today’s song is another Canadian group that is beginning to get noticed..well..pretty much everywhere.  The band “the Rural Alberta Advantage”.  The song “Runners in the Night”.  Very nicely put together, highlighted by the excellent vocals provided by singer Nils Edenloff.  The band also includes Amy Cole and Paul Banwatt.  Paul handles percussion while Amy provides vocals and pretty much every other instrument.  Based in Toronto, there is an Alberta connection as Nils is originally from there.  The video is a live rendition, so enjoy.

The 7:40 Songbook – March 6, 2014

Thought it was going to be a terrible drive in today.  Radio said to avoid the route I usually take due to a massive water-main break on Glenmore.  Unfortunately I heard this as I was at the point of no return.  Rolled the dice and won, everybody else went to alternate routes and me and the other cars I saw sailed right through.  Actually got to work 5 minutes earlier than normal.  Enough about the drive, time for the music.

Today’s tune is by St Vincent and is called “Digital Witness”.  St Vincent is actually Anne Clark and hails from Tulsa, Oklahoma, residing in Manhattan.  A singer songwriter, leaning to alternative, I hear some Annie Lennox, not much, but some. Interesting tune with some decent hooks.