Song of the Day

Retro Mainstream Song of the Day: Rachel Stevens – Some Girls

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Toronto – Back in the day, there was a show called S Club 7. I think the producers were trying to capitalize on the success of the Spice Girls by creating a similar band, but also add guys and a tv show. As a result, S Club 7 was created. As far as I know, here’s how you described the seven members:

(From top left, going clockwise)

The sporty gymnastic one
Baby Spice v2
Some dude, looks like he has an edge
The black guy, who may or may not have rapped
The hot chick
The sexually ambiguous Christian/Aryan looking one
The Ugly chick who does all the singing

So when the band dismissed, you would think the one who could sing would have the best post breakup career.

Wrong.

Somehow, the hottest girl in the group, Rachel Stevens broke through in the UK with her blend of radio friendly electro pop sounding songs. This track, produced by Richard X is a perfect example of that. It’s catchy and while might be a bit poppy for your average indie listener, it is no doubt a catchy track for the summer or a party.

Rachel Stevens “Some Girls” by thegreydahlia

I have no idea why I made this a song of the day.

Song of the Day: Colin MacIntyre/Mull Historical Society – The Final Arrears

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Toronto – Colin MacIntyre aka Mull Historical Society has been making lush sounding pop tracks for about a decade now and on this particularly warm day, I am reminded of this particular song for some reason. “The Final Arrears” is the lead track off Mull Historical Society’s second album, titled Us. It’s a great introductory song for those looking to explore the band/artist, as it highlight’s some of the bands best qualities – beautifully arranged music layered with strings and brass, playing along a dreamy pop landscape. Check it out.

Song of the Day: The Drums – Money

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Toronto – Borrowing elements from every imaginable mopey eighties English band, The Drums have unleashed their Smiths/Cure influenced new single Money, the first single released off their new album Portamento which comes out on September 12th. This song is definitely catchy and plays to the bands strengths (light hearted pop tracks high on hooks and melodies) much like previous singles such as Me and The Moon and Best Friend. Still can’t make out how much I like them, because they do seem to just rehash music from the 80s. I like the 80s and most bands rip off other bands so why do I not love them? Either way, that’s a problem for me to figure out. Listen to this song in the meantime.

Awesome Song of the Day: M83 – Midnight City

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Toronto – Freakin amazing track by an artist who rarely falls to meet expectations, Midnight City is the blazing new single from M83 and is the first track to be released off his double album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming out October 18. This track is ridiculously good with a sax solo at the end that’ll make you want to put on a captain’s hat and some white jeans. Can’t wait until the new album comes out. Listen now. Download for free after.

Tour dates
Oct. 15 – Mexico City – Corona Capital Festival
Oct. 28 – Washington DC – Black Cat
Oct. 29 – Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade
Oct. 30 – Asheville, NC – Moog Fest
Oct. 31 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Nov. 1 – Tallahassee, FL – Engine Room
Nov. 2 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Nov. 4 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Nov. 5 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov. 7 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Nov. 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Music Box
Nov. 10 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Nov. 11 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Nov. 12 – Vancouver, BC – Venue
Nov. 13 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Nov. 16 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
Nov. 17 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Nov. 18 – Toronto, ON – Lees Palace
Nov. 19 – Montreal, QC – Le S.A.T.

Nov. 20 – Boston, MA – Paradise
Nov. 22 – New York, NY – Webster Hall