Video Hits:: Sloan, Little Foot Long Foot, Library Voices

Sloan - The Double CrossAhhh, well now, the summer is well and truly upon us (finally, amirite Halifax & area!), with the weather hot & sticky out here in Halifax for the last few days. Because the heat is now cranked to the gigawatts in so many places, I figured this week’s edition of the Video Hits should be full of fun, sweaty, sing-alongs to correspond with that atmosphere, so we’ll see what we can do.

 

The opener isn’t overly sweaty really, and the classy, black & white-avec-spotlight performance video for Sloan’s Unkind is kind of at odds with the feel-good handclappyness of the song, but it has the sing-along aspect in spades. As the Ack put it in his recent Double Cross post:

 

It’s sing-along/bbq ready and to quote Mr. Naedoo, “Unkind is my jam right now, and if you don’t like it, I will fight you.”

 

That’s true on every account - I said it, and I meant it. I will drive to where you are, and I will engage you in the heartiest bout of fisticuffs you’ve had in quite some time*. So yeah, I like this song, and I’m glad they made a video for it. I don’t care what you think about Sloan, you must give them their propers. To release an album as fresh, varied and just really damn good as The Double Cross is after making music for 20 years is nothing short of amazing in this day and age.

 

The sweaty in our aforementioned formula for this edition of the Video Hits comes from Toronto’s Little Foot Long Foot, and their video for Sell Out While You Can. This duo (trio?) cranks up the garage blues way past 10, and this spy-caper video for the single off their new album Oh Hell still features enough high energy performance footage (particularly from frontwoman Joan Smith) to work the audience into a nice lather. I’ve posted this song already, but the vid makes me want to check out the full album, and so I shall.

 

Finally, we need some fun, and what’s funner than a bunch of crazy kids running around engaging in some outlandish shenanigans? There is nothing funner than that, quite frankly, and the video for Generation Handclap, the first single from Regina ensemble Library Voices’ new album Summer of Lust has that in spades. So watch the vids, and then get out there and have some fun, you crazy kids.

 

Sloan - Unkind

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MP3:: Sloan - Unkind
Web:: http://www.sloanmusic.com

 

Little Foot Long Foot - Sell Out While You Can

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MP3:: Little Foot Long Foot - Sell Out
WEB:: www.littlefootlongfoot.com

 

Library Voices - Generation Handclap

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MP3:: Library Voices - Generation Handclap
WEB:: libraryvoices.ca

* No I won’t.

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