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The Maple List Number 1168 – The Danks

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As I look for material, I was ecstatic to discover a comprehensive list of Canadian bands. Talk about material. Inspired by this, I am initiating a series that will be titled the Maple List (see what I did there, Whitelist, Blacklist, Maple List). This list and a random number generator will make this an interesting endeavour.

The initial post is this one, as last should be first. I present Number 1168 and last on the Maple List, The Danks.

The band is from Charlottetown in the province of Prince Edward Island. PEI is Canada’s smallest province and is an island off the north shore of New Brunswick. The band has 3 recordings, an EP called “Samples” in 2008, a full length debut, “Are You Afraid Of The Danks” in 2009 and their (maybe) final release “GANK” in 2013.

Some members of the band are also known for another Indie band “Two Hours Traffic”. We may randomly run into them at some point as well.

Very little online for them. I did find the following.

Bandcamp

Spotify

Apple Music

I am impressed with The Danks. Very catchy tunes, well written and played. I’ve included a couple of videos, which will give you a good feel for this band. Hoping for a reunion.

First is “In Alright” off the “Are You Afraid Of The Danks” debut.

Second is “Experimental Fiction” off their second album.

Song Of The Day – Ingrid Michaelson – Do It Now

Ingrid Michaelson
Ingrid Michaelson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Great song, with a great chorus, features indie singer songwriter, Ingrid Michaelson doing her song “Do It Now” from her 2012 album “Human Again”.  This is her 5th studio album.  Her songs are regularly featured on major network TV shows, such as, Grey’s Anatomy, Bones and Vampire Diaries.

 

Ingrid Michaelson Home Page

 

Ingrid Michaelson on iTunes

 

Ingrid Michaelson on Twitter

 

 

Song Of The Day – Young Buffalo – “Upstairs”

A pretty good tune from indie band Young Buffalo.  A trio out of Mississippi, they have a sound that has a bit of a British vibe to it, and could easily be mistaken for Vampire Weekend.  The video is pretty interesting as well.

Young Buffalo Home

Upstairs

 

 

Song Of The Day – Hero by Family Of The Year

Quickly becoming my new favourite song, Hero by Family of the Year.  They are an indie band out of Los Angeles. They released their first album in 2009.  Their break came when they were picked from over 700 groups to open for Ben Folds at his show with The Boston Pops.  Enjoy Hero.

Family of the Year on iTunes