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.

Music From The Mailbag – Marta Pacek

As I guiltily go through my email, I find material that I wished I’d listened to when I should have,  This is one of those occasions.  I received an email promoting Marta in March of 2014 and am just now getting to it.  My apologies to her and to you, the reader.  Marta Pacek is an Australian ex-pat (born in Poland)who now makes her home in Toronto, Canada, with a few stops in NYC.  A very roundabout way to becoming an alt-country-folk-swing singer and songwriter. The song, “Nothing Going On” is a great tune, worthy of some attention.  I thoroughly enjoyed this song and hope that the reader will explore her music at the links I have conveniently placed in the post.  Enjoy.

Marta Pacek Home

Marta Pacek on CBC Music

Marta Pacek on iTunes

Marta Pacek on YouTube

Canada’s Number One Song And Album – March 8, 2015

This weeks number 1 song (Via CBC Radio 2) and album (As per CKUA) are

Death Cab For Cuties song “Black Sun” as single

and

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project as the top album

Two very different bands with 2 very good sounds.

Death Cab For Cutie is a well established American Alternative band out of Washington state that have been playing and recording since 1997.  They feature some interesting musical and instrumental variations and the distinct vocals of Ben Gibbard.

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project features Jayme Stone, a Canadian banjoist.  The project is a working of Alan Lomax’s collection of folk songs.  Some interesting material here as Jayme has gathered some of North America’s finest folk artists to assist in the making of the album.

More info here.

The 7:40 Songbook – March 5th, 2014

A pleasant drive today.  The sun is up, but that will change again next week with daylight savings coming in.  Traffic on Glenmore was very light and the music on CKUA was great.  Pulled into the lot a bit early and caught up on some news while waiting for 7:40 to roll over on the digital dial.

Today’s tune is a new release by Helio Sequence, an alternative band out of Portland.  A duo, they have a melodic sound with a hard driving edge.  Very enjoyable tune for you called “Stoic Resemblance”.  And live of course.

Song Of The Day – David Ford – “Pour A Little Poison”

For today we have English artist David Ford and a tune called “Pour A Little Poison”.  The song is taken from his 2013 album “Charge”.  A rollicking number which gets you tapping your foot almost immediately.

David Ford on iTunes