Posts Tagged ‘Whitehorse’

  1. TERRY – Take Me To The City
  2. Screaming Females – I’ll Make You Sorry
  3. Darlia – Beam Me Up
  4. Daddy Issues – High Street
  5. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – If We Were Vampires
  6. Yowler – Go
  7. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Anymore
  8. Whitehorse – Nighthawks
  9. Mikah Wilson – Sweet Jules

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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best of the weekNo less than ten marvellous tracks gathered up in the Mad Mackerel butterfly net this week to share with you. From the pulverising ferocity of Future of the Left and White Lung’s blistering power-pop to the fragile Mothers and sweet Americana of Radical Face. Enjoy!

  1. White Lung – Hungry
  2. Future Of The Left – If AT&T Drank Tea What Would BP Do?
  3. Mothers – Mother And Wife
  4. Marissa Nadler – Janie In Love
  5. Summer Flake – Wine Won’t Wash Away
  6. The Raveonettes – Run Mascara Run
  7. Woods – Can’t See At All
  8. Andrew Bird featuring Fiona Apple – Left Handed Kisses
  9. Whitehorse – Pretty Thing (Willie Dixon cover)
  10. Radical Face – Rivers In The Dust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We are long standing admirers of husband and wife duo Whitehorse ever since we discovered their self-titled debut of 2011 – eight songs of blues-stomp and seedy ballads.

Somehow we missed their latest album, when it was originally released last summer, but have caught up now as it is seemingly getting a second push with another ‘release’ last month. It takes its title from a Wonder Woman comic glued to a table in a diner in Vancouver, The Fate Of The World Depends On This Kiss is exactly right for a record that is dramatic, expansive, imaginative and not a little risky.

From the opening salvo of the spaghetti-western psych of Achilles’ Desire through to the quiet desperation of the fatalistic, six-minute closer Mexico Texaco, every song seizes the moment in a way that demands the listener’s full attention. Thankfully this attention is rewarded many times over as bloody-knuckled tales of bad apples are brought to life and mixed in with intimate personal stories and scathing social comment.

At the same time, leading up to their headline debut at Canada’s premiere music venue Massey Hall (2nd March), Whitehorse will be honouring the greats with a series of songs and videos highlighting those who have come to be identified with Canada’s premiere venue through memorable performances and live recordings.

The first in the series is Un Canadien Errant, a folk song that presents a powerful idea of homeland as that which lives in the heart rather than on a map. The song has been treasured by French-speaking Canadians from the time of the Lower Canada Rebellion onward, and it speaks to the pain of exile and displacement. The song has appeared on albums by foundational Canadian songwriters, including Ian and Sylvia and Leonard Cohen.

See Whitehorse perform Un Canadien Errant. Download the pulp-fiction suspense of Devil’s Got A Gun and buy the album here.

Download Whitehorse – Devil’s Got A Gun mp3 (from The Fate Of The World Depends On This Kiss)

American Songwriter's Free January Muse Sampler

In conjunction with their January/February issue, American Songwriter have put together another in their free sampler series, this time featuring twelve tracks from artists including Matt Costa, Dropkick Murphys, The Lost Bayou Ramblers with Scarlett Johansson, Night Beds, Matthew Ryan and plenty more.

Here are a couple of standouts from it, or you can grab the whole thing from their Bandcamp page here.

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Video of the Day: Whitehorse.

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Introducing…Whitehorse

Posted: November 15, 2011 in Country, Folk, Indie, Music
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Introducing...Whitehorse. Six Shooter Records’ Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet tie the musical knot with the debut of their new band, Whitehorse, marrying their talent and chemistry on stage as a smoldering duo. Gutsy and resolute in their pursuits of sound and substance, Luke and Melissa’s fusion of the personal and professional brings to mind the road-tested romance of Johnny and June.

We’re latecomers to their self-titled album, which came out towards the end of the summer, but we’re busy making up for lost time. Take a listen to the seductive desert blues stomp of Killing Time Is Murder with its insistent percussive groove and faultless harmonised vocals. With the whole thing clocking in at less than half an hour, this is a definite case of less is more as the pair barely hit a false note over the eight songs – highly recommended.

Buy it here.

Download Whitehorse – Killing Time Is Murder mp3 (from Whitehorse)