Monday, October 12, 2009

Halifax Pop Explosion Preview:: Said the Whale

It's Thansgiving here in Canada, so today's post is short and sweet... much like some of the best songs by the band I'm writing about. Without a doubt, Vancouver's Said the Whale is going to bring the energy and fun to this year's HPX. Considering they are following the infectious sounds of Hannah Georgas, Wednesday night at the Toothy Moose will be full of smiles and awkward dancing.

Said the Whale is an indie pop outfit, nothing more, nothing less. They write catchy, quick hitting tracks - although, they do shift effortlessly to Decemberists style tales (can't you hear Meloy singing "a black day in December") or even the smooth styles of Voxtrot - that grab your ear on first listen. I think that's because instead of convoluted narratives, the quintet writes what they know. Whether it's a camping trip with sunburned arms or the changes happening to the city they call home, there is something honest about this band.

Throw in the fact, The Magician (Camilo) is probably the jam of the year when it comes to Canadian indie rock (I mean, even Grant Lawrence called it the song of the summer), and I think it's safe to assume that if you can't get into our showcase, you have a rock solid second option.

MP3:: Said the Whale - The Magician (Camilo)

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