Posted tagged ‘indie-rock’

F&M wear their hearts on their album sleeve

2010/11/16

When people finish graduate work in history, they usually get a job at a university…or a library…or heck,  they could just write a blog. But every so often, or at least this once – a history graduate will use the topic of their thesis to help inform their own songwriting and performing. It helps, of course, when the subject of your thesis was a Soviet rockstar.

It’s New Album Release Day again, and F&M are back with a new album today called Sincerely, F&M. I know what you’re wondering and yes – it comes with its very own winelist.

I sat down in Internetland with F&M frontlady (and history graduate) Rebecca Anderson to ask her about the new album, touring across Canada, and a guy that she learned about back in the USSR.

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Choose Your Own Wool on Wolves Adventure!

2010/11/09

To begin, please sing the following words to the tune of “Sweet Jane” by the Velvet Underground.

Tom, he is a family man, and Kevin…he’s a Jack of all Trades. Brody, he’s a really good question, and Gord, he’s a geophysi…cist. Huh. Eric, well he’s satisfied…and, you know, overprescribed…

[skip a few bars of the song here]

…and when they come home from work…

…They’re Wool on Wolves. And they’ve got a new album out. Today. Tuesday 9 November 2010. Oh, and if you haven’t already – you can stop singing the song now, cheers.

I sat down with Wool on Wolves in the real world to ask ’em about what it’s like being part of the Edmonton music milieu, finding a fine balance, and of course…what they like about music… 

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Converse’s new brand is bands

2010/10/06

Converse is getting into the recording business. What took them so long?

“Looking to a Sneaker for a Band’s Big Break” 

The New York Times 6 October 2010

CBC 1 CBC 2 CBC 3 CBC 7 CBC HEAVEN

2010/06/21

So just in case you don’t  already know about the CBC Radio 3 website, I’ve written this handy blog post. The website is cool because:

1) It lets you listen to CBC Radio 3 online.

2) It’s the Home of Independent Canadian Music. (TM)

3) Bands can put their music up on their very own page.

4) Bands can put everything else you can think of – from upcoming gigs, to other band info – up on their very own page.

5) The website has a blog where people can post the latest news and gossip.

6) You can listen to music by your favorite acts whenever you want.

7) You can be exposed to new music by independent acts whenever you want.

8) I have a member page with a sampling of some of the artists you can find on the website.

9) You can find my member page right here: here!