I’ve got a couple of weeks of music to catch up on. So here goes.
Monday, September 15
Bastille – Pompeii
It’s the history geek in me, I guess.
Tuesday, September 16
Scary Bear Soundtrack – Fault Lines
Scary Bear Soundtrack are an electric synth-pop due who live in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. “Fault Lines” was written in response to issues of violence against women and abuse, and was entered in CBC’s Rock Your Campus Competition.
Check out Scary Bear Soundtrack on Soundcloud.
Wednesday, September 17
State Radio – Freckled Mary
I don’t remember how I came across this band, but I remember this was the first State Radio song I heard. Great video performance from Rachel Delante.
Thursday, September 18
Jackie Evancho – The Rains of Castamere
CBC Music had a feature on Jackie Evancho, a very young and very talented classical singer, whose latest album includes a great rendition of the song “The Rains of Castamere” from Game of Thrones. It’s amazing how many fictional aspects of George R. R. Martin’s world are becoming realized. Like the food descriptions that became A Feast of Ice and Fire.
This video includes some cool animations.
Tuesday, September 24
Tanya Tagaq – Polaris Prize Performance
Tanya Tagaq was the winner of last week’s 2014 Polaris Prize, an annual prize that “honours, celebrates and rewards creativity and diversity in Canadian recorded music by recognizing, then marketing the albums of the highest artistic integrity.”
You can see the Polaris Prize gala here. Tagaq’s performance starts at around 3:20.00
Tagaq used the Polaris Prize to take a well-deserved shot at PETA, with predictable responses.
Follow her on Twitter @tagaq.
Thursday, September 25
Big Wreck – Blown Wide Open
Friday, September 26
Florence + the Machine – Shake It Out
One of my favourite bands. Love the lyrics, the voice, the drums. All of it.