Wearing Our Faults Like Crowns

19 Sep

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41st And Home – “Wilderness Eyes” [mp3]

Wilderness Eyes” is a song that from the first note I knew I was in love with. This is the kind of song I’m likely to hit repeat on and just let it play over and over. 41st and Home‘s  sound is obviously Vancouverish. I had hoped when I started looking them up to find they were from Montana or something but no dice, they are without a doubt from our Northern Border which is not a negative, I just can’t help but wonder why bands only get this sound when they are Canadian.

This video changes the meaning of the song completely which is one of the greatest things about putting music to an image. Where “Wilderness Eyes” had weight once connected with the video it now has purpose. The video makes me uncontrollably sad especially the scene with the Jeep which I honestly could write ten thousand words on and barely hit the surface but I’ll leave that for another day, if you understand where I’m coming from, fine, if not you’ll take your own thing from the footage and that may even be a better angle.

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ANR – “The Endless Field Of Mercury’ [mp3]

With “The Endless Field Of Mercury” ANR have surpassed the whole band-to-keep-an-eye-on tag and solidified their place in my bands I respect category.

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Quiet Company – “You, Me, & the Boatman”[mp3]

This is one track that I’d almost written off, not for lack of style or for not enjoying it but merely for how close to commercial “Pop” it sways towards at certain points but there’s complete redemption at 2:05 which although touching on that scream0-pop format of 2005 still comes across as a fresh idea and even more the texture in the vocals are dripping in fresh souls blood.

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Conrad Plymouth – “Circle Drive” [mp3]

I know there are nearly four months left in 2011 but I’m going to go on and say that the “Comrad Plymouth EP” will be on the best albums of 2011 list. The EP looks to be the last taste of Conrad Plymouth, ie Christopher Porterfied, before we get the full installment of Conrad Plymouth the band. This is my favorite Porterfield song by and far, it strikes a nerve somewhere deep within myself and resonates there.

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Class Actress – “Weekend” [mp3]

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Blind Willies – “Soon My Work Will Be Over” [mp3]

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Dreamers Of The Ghetto – “Tether” [mp3]

Dreamers Of The Ghetto have been one of the few bands I’ve pushed heavily throughout 2011 (link) . These guys (and girl) have put in the work and they are right on the cusp of making that transition into something huge. They just released their first 7″ promoting this song with a video to go along with it. I feel I’m slacking for having put up “Tether” three times now since they create great music and not just one great song but there’s plenty of time to get to the rest of the good stuff.

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Air Review – “Waiting Lessons”[mp3]

Air Review have slowly taken residence in every playlist I’ve made for myself over the last three months.

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Canon Logic – “Howl In The Night” [mp3]

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Los Campesinos! – “By Your Hand”[mp3]

I love me some Los Campesinos!

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Everything Everything – “MY KZ UR BF” [mp3]

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Nicolas Jaar – “Work It (Missy Elliott Cover)” [mp3]

Before this cover I had a strong distaste for Missy Elliott, especially for the original of this song in particular.

My feelings about Elliott are yet to change but I do like the approach Jaar took to remaking it. I find this version highly listenable.

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.Nerves Junior – “As Bright As Your Night Light” [mp3]

Nerves Junior are everywhere. Each Day it seems they pop-up on a new site or I hear someone mentioning them. They are this falls’ 1,2,3 and they have the sound to back up the hype.

Here’s there newest (Awesome) video for  “Kale”

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Blessed Feathers – “Americas” [mp3]

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SolarSolar – “I Can’t Find You” [mp3]

An amazingly sad yet chill song, “I Can’t Find You‘ has been immensely  helping me get through some rough emotions lately.

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Math And Physics Club – “Weekends Away” [mp3]

This is the ideal video for this song, not because it is incredible but because it is real, fan made real, and that is what the strength of Math And Physics Club songs really is, especially when it comes to “Weekends Away”

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Thanks to everyone for the great support lately. When I started Heycoolkid! I never thought people would be as positive towards this site or that it would take off as quickly as it has, especially over the last three months.

I’ve got two playlists coming up this week that should be solid so stop by before the weekend for sure.

As usual… I do not own any of the music on this page. I put it up for strictly promotional purposes knowing that it’s impossible to give a band a solid listen through streaming only. If you are/represent an artist on the page and don’t like postive free promotion let me know and I’ll gladly take the song down. Art is more important than the artists and if we don’t agree on that then you are probably in music for the wrong reasons and I want no part of it.

If there is any music I’m missing or missing the point on let me know.

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    […] Jaar knows without a doubt how to  get down. I threw up his remix of Missy Elliot last September and still try to fit it into every playlist […]

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