And we are back. Today’s MapleList group is Malajube, our first Francophone member, number 942. Canada is officially a bilingual country, French and English. The province of Quebec is the centre of Canada’s Francophone culture.
Malajube was formed in the early 2000’s in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec. Their first album was released in 2004 and received instant rave reviews and became staples of the Quebec radio scene. The album is titled “Le Compte complet” and is worthy of a listen.
Prior to going on hiatus, the band consisted of: Julien Mineau– Vocals, lyrics and guitar Francis Mineau – Drums Mathieu Cournoyer – Bass Thomas Augustin – Keyboards and vocals
On the awards front, the band was short-listed for the 2006 and 2009 Polaris Music Award and has garnered 3 Felix Awards, the Quebec Music Awards.
I have chosen a live version of a very catchy alternative tune, “Montreal -40°C”. Enjoy, great song.
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.
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.
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.
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.