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The Walkmen were easily one of my favourite bands during the glory days of indie rock. Interpol, Broken Social Scene, Arcade Fire, Pink Mountaintops, The Walkmen, Modest Mouse. That was my 2004/my entire college experience.
While I didn’t love any of their other releases quite as obsessively as Bows + Arrows, they remained a staple, and their live shows were always fervent and memorable.
Like many of the musicians from these bands, Hamilton has broke out on his own in an attempt to carve his own identity in these post indie days. The problem he might have though, is that his voice is so distinctly – The Walkmen - that it might be hard to separate this album from a Walkmen album.
On first listen “Alexandra” caught me a little off guard because it was so fast paced – but not in that anger release “The Rat” kind of way – in a sweet/loving pop tune way. With repeat listens, it has grown on me in the same way that Heaven eventually did.
Had this one sitting in drafts for a while, almost forgot about it. But it’s a must if you missed it when they first released this cover back in the summer. What an honour for Arcade Fire to be covered by such a classic band – and they did the song right.
I actually like this version better because I can really hear and understand the lyrics. The orchestration on it is so beautiful, and the production is perfect.
It’s Sunday, that means it’s time for another song.
My friends over at CBC tipped me off that this new Hannah Georgas song will be featured in tonight’s episode of Girls, so in celebration of that, I figured I’d share it!
My best guess is it plays at the credits, and that tonight’s episode will focus on Hannah’s struggle to make a decent living as a writer now that her book can’t be published for THREE YEARS! Making this sweet, frustrated pop song the perfect choice.
Can’t wait to find out if I’m right.
I think this is the raddest song to come out of Toronto in a very, VERY long time. Uniqueness in music is something that seems to be happening less and less, and it’s songs like these that get me pumped about what’s going on here on a daily basis.
When I first clicked play I was not expecting to hear something so captivating from a little local band that’s just beginning to get their name out there. If they released a full album of songs this awesome, I have no doubt they’d get international attention for it. Their other tracks I’ve heard aren’t quite as distinct as this one, but I hope that they go forward in the “Hulahoop” direction because no one else sounds like this right now, and it’s fucking awesome. The rhythm, the distorted vocals, the menacing pace, all the instrumentation happening. It’s crazy, in the way that all new bands should try to be.
I love when I hear a song and I don’t know how to move to it, but I want to.