7.24.2007
[Canada]
"All blankets to the floor!"

Continuing a line of incredulous band derivatives, Canada is not actually from our great Northern neighbor. No, my friends, this septet calls Ann Arbor, Michigan their home. The way I see it, Canada is a lot of sounds, a lot of instruments and a lot of people, sometimes bumping up from seven to ten when touring. Canada took advantage of the fact that a good group of friends all knew how to play a different instrument. Utilizing everything from trumpets to cellos to glockenspiels, Canada holds a sound that roams the borders of pop and folk. Now here's what I find interesting about the septet. While most folk, with bared styles, sparse yet diverse sounds, come to remind me of the colder months, Canada reflects an entirely different season. Canada is more like a cool summer's night, campfire roundabout in nature - that is, if people brought cellos, trumpets and glockenspiels to campfires. As we all know though, the best campfires include cellos, trumpets and glockenspiels so give a listen to Canada...

From Canada (all songs are right click - save as):
Record Function
Beige Stationwagon
Hooray for Shipwrecks

Look to their myspace for more info on upcoming tour dates and things of that sort...
Be their friend!

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4 Comments:
Anonymous Scott said...
You'd be surprised at how many great bands there are in Michigan. Canada's but the tip of the iceberg...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Definitely agree with the idea that Canada (surprisingly) fits a type of folk that fits summer months

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Cuuute! I'm loving both that moose and the music.

Blogger Brad aka Penguin said...
scott - I've actually looked into it, and there are definitely a number of good finds sourcing from Michigan...

anons - Glad you like the tunage...and the moose.