Song of the Day

Song of the Day: Hooray For Earth – No Love

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Toronto – We’ve written about New York band Hooray For Earth on a few occasions here on the blog and after putting out a stellar EP last year, the group has finally released a new album, titled True Loves. With the new album, the group will hope to build on the momentum of Momo. The new single is called No Love and the track is a bit of a departure from the poppy upbeat atmosphere that dominated Momo, instead slowing down the pace, dialing up the brass and adding guest vocals (provided by Zambri). The 80s synth warehouse training montage vibes are still there, which seems like a Hooray For Earth trademark after having listened to a few tracks. Good stuff.

Hooray for Earth play an EARLY show on Saturday, June 11th in support for Architecture of Helsinki. Other support dates are

6/12 – La Tulipe, Montreal, QC
6/13 – The Paradise, Boston, MA
6/16 – Webster Hall, New York, NY
6/17 – Black Cat, Washington, DC
6/18 – World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA

Check out the track

Song of the Day: I’m From Barcelona – Always Spring

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Barcelona -It’s only fitting I write about the band I’m From Barcelona whilst staying in Barcelona. Ironically enough, I’m from Barcelona is not actually from Barcelona, but a twenty nine person band in Sweden.

That’s right, 29 members. What are their riders like? Must be insane. They had a lovely jangly debut disk called Let Me Introduce My Friends a few years ago that was a great companion to my summer. They are back again with a new album, called Forever Today and with it comes a new single – “Always Spring.” It’s one of those impossibly happy tracks that will have you toe tapping and humming almost immediately. Check it out

Song of the Day: Theme Park – Milk

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Barcelona – OLA! Greetings from Spain. Posts are going to be short and sweet.

Today’s song of the day is going to be about an English band named Theme Park. They have a single out called “Milk” and what can I say? It’s got a catchy indie pop meets Talking Heads vibe to it. The PR email says the band is made up of two brothers and 3 friends living in London. The band just started making new music this year, 2011. Great for them – live the dream kids, live the dream. I don’t have anymore information about them, and Googling them makes me think about that ’90s game where you can make your own theme park so I get distracted.

Song of the Day: The Rapture – Whoo! Alright-Yeah…Uh Huh

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Toronto – If Christian radio broadcaster Harold Camping is to be believe, a lot of people are going to disappear on Saturday – including my mother, the pope, Kirk Cameron, Carrie Underwood and the Cold War Kids. Why, you ask? Because if legends are true, Saturday will be the day of the Rapture, where all the Christians will just vanish into mid-air, claimed by the heavens to protect them from the crazy Armageddon that will then descend upon the Earth. I just hope if the Rapture happens, that the pilot on my Air Transat flight isn’t Christian, because man, that would be some bad news.

Which brings us to the Brooklyn dance funk band, The Rapture who released one of my favorite dance floor indie tracks of all time with the song Whoo! Alright-Yeah…Uh Huh. A single off their underrated sophomore record Pieces of the People We Love. A three and a minute romper that features cowbells, an awesome dance beat, great rhythm and a chorus so easy to memorize that even a four year old can sing it, this is a track that is fit for a party. It’s a shame that these guys have not released anything since 2006 but if the world does end on Saturday, this is a good track to go down to.

The Rapture- Whoo! Alright-Yeah…Uh Huh by peesmith