Music From The Mailbag – Bordeen

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.

Bordeen on CBC

Bordeen on WordPress

Bordeen on iTunes

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Random Songs From My Phone – Gabriella Cilmi – Save The Lies

Gabriella Cilmi

Gabriella Cilmi

Australian singer writer Gabriella Cilmi‘s song”Save The Lies” is the result of my random shuffle today.  The song is off her 2008 album “Lessons To Be Learned“.  She has a very interesting voice, very Amy Winehouse in nature.  Lori was the original discoverer of the artist this time.  Heard her in a hair salon of all places and she fell in love with the voice.

 

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New Canadian Music – February 13, 2013

English: Jay Malinowski of Bedouin Soundclash ...

English: Jay Malinowski of Bedouin Soundclash at The Knitting Factory in New York City. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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.

 

Jay Malinowski and the Deadcoast on iTunes

 

 

 

 

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Music From The Mailbag – Lisette Xavier

English: View of downtown Calgary, Canada, as ...

View of downtown Calgary, Canada, . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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”.

Lisette Xavier Home Page

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Interesting Covers – Oops!… I Did It Again

Interesting Covers takes a trip into the surreal by looking at Britney Spears “classic” Oops – I Did It Again.  I realize I may face some mocking over this one, but one must take a chance now and then and reach for a straw?   Remember, this song is used by the US Navy to drive off pirates near Somalia.

The song itself was released on her second album in 2000 and written by Max Martin and Rami Yacoub.  It reached number 9 on Billboard and was nominated for a Grammy as Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.  While there is little debate that she can sing, I am just not a big fan of the style of music.  I do however, love to see what other people have done with the song.

Let’s begin with a version by Richard Thompson.  he chose to do it in a medieval style and even renamed it as “Marry, Ageyn Hic Hev Donne Yt”.

This version is rather disturbing.  The Children of Bodom a Finnish death metal bands version.

And a final cover, a big band swing version by Max Raabe & Palast Orchester.

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