Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Contest:: Holy Fuck, it's New Year's Eve

Chances are if you are as old as the writers of herohill, the idea of spending your New Year's Eve at the Palace (new or old) is about as inviting as spending your NYE in a line at the DMV. Luckily, thanks to Holy Fuck, the New Palace might just be the spot to be when the ball drops on 2010. The sonic collage and energy the Polaris nominated band brings will be matched by the joy filled performance we've come to expect from Rich Aucoin - since the man gives 110% on a normal night, I'm thinking on NYE he might actually find Al Capone's vault - and it's hard to imagine even the most sadsack-en-it cool kid not enjoying themselves. Here are the details of the show
Dec 31st @ 10PM. Holy Fuck, Rich Aucoin and DJ Loukas Stilldrunk. Open till 3:30AM. $40adv, $50 door.

In case 50 duckets is too much for you, your pals at herohill are here to help. We have two tickets to the show and all you have to do is send us an email with the subject - "Holy Fuck, It's New Year's Eve" - or leave your details in the comments section below. We will pick a winner late tomorrow night.

Good luck.

Oh, and just because it's awesome, I'm also sharing the remix of the Said the Whale track, Gentleman. The remix uses some of Lovely Allen, some classic Who and Shad raps on it and drops New Edition, Ralph Tresvant, BBD and bumpin' Poison (which I'm sure both members of herohill did the electric slide or running man to, and I also did for a lip sync in Grade 10 - wait, did I share too much?).

MP3:: Holy Fuck - Lovely Allen

MP3:: Gentleman - Said the Whale & Shad (Remix ft. Holy Fuck, MGMT, The Who)

MYSPACE:: http://www.myspace.com/holyfuck

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Party:: Said The Whale, Woodpigeon & Paper Moon

Today is my last work day before going on a nice little extended break over the holidays, and so I don't really want to say that I've mentally checked out already, but yeah, I've checked out. However, I did mention the other day that I've been saving some of the better Canadian Xmas/Holiday songs that we've been sent, and so I figure I should share those with you over the next couple days.

After all, what better to get you into the festive spirit than a little Canadian Christmas fare? Nothing, I say. So how about some songs from Said The Whale, Woodpigeon, and Papper Moon? Very lovely all around. But for starters, here a very charming video sent to us by Vancouver singer-songwriter Hilary Grist, who drew all the artwork for the stop-time animation video for her song Branch's Arms. Rather lovely it is too. Enjoy.


MP3:: Said The Whale - The Weight Of The Season
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/saidthewhale

MP3:: Woodpigeon - Xoxmas
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/woodpigeon

MP3:: Paper Moon - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/papermoonmusic

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Video Hits:: Tom Fun, Said The Whale, Octoberman, Little Girls, Classified

Tom Fun
As we make our way through fall out here in Halifax, things are finally getting back to business, or rather posting, as usual. The Polaris is over, HPX is over, and so we're back to bringing you that sweet, sweet can-con, errrr, content. And because it's Thursday, that means one thing, Videos!

As you might imagine since we haven't run an episode of Video Hits in a while, we've got quite a backlog of them. So if you've sent us a vid in the last few weeks, our apologies, but perhaps send us a reminder and we'll try and get it up. So in the interest of backlog clearing, we've got a super-sized edition for you today. Five great videos on deck, so I'll do a quick intro and get out the way (Luda style).

The Tom Fun Orchestra's Bottom of the River somehow got nominated for a UK music video award, and that's pretty awesome, so I figured that deserved a posting. One great animtaed video deserves another, and so Said the Whale's vid for Camilo (The Magician) is up next. STW were one of the many buzz bands to play at the just-concluded HPX, another being Little Girls, and so their vid for Youth Tunes gets a posting. While on the subject of folks playing Halifax, Octoberman are playing Gus' Sunday night, so we've got their clip for Thirty Reasons here as well. I've said this before, but I've always enjoyed Classified's videos, and since he's got a new one for the awesome Can-rap all-star track Quit While You're Ahead, I had to put that up too. Enjoy!

Tom Fun Orchestra - Bottom of the River

MP3:: Tom Fun Orchestra - Watchmaker
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/tomfunorchestra

Said the Whale - Camilo (The Magician)

MP3:: Said The Whale - The Magician (Camilo)
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/saidthewhale

Little Girls - Youth Tunes

MP3:: Little Girls - Concepts
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/littlelittlegirls

Octoberman - Thirty Reasons

MP3:: Octoberman - Thirty Reasons
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/octoberman

Classified - Quit While You're Ahead

MP3:: Classified - Up All Night
MYSPACE:: www.myspace.com/hiphopclassified

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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)
MYSPACE:: http://www.myspace.com/saidthewhale

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