The more I listen to CBC Radio 3’s podcast, the more I like what I hear. This week introduced me to Vancouver’s The New Pornographers. They’re not anything close to new, but they’re new to me, and it’s another band you’ll never hear any place that plays a “Your station is a Standard Radio station” as part of its programming.
Their website has a bunch of tracks available for download in the “audio/video” section, and a video or two as well. Their latest CD, which was released last week, is available on iTunes, which includes a bonus track if you buy from there. They remind me a little bit of early Weezer with a little more punch/emotion and something electric that I can’t quite put my finger on. More good stuff, and another $10.00 from the iTunes account.
I’m going to have to start listening to university radio again, I think.
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i never stopped listening to university radio.. theyre the only stations with fresh music… not to mention local music as well.
(ie, “we are wolves”.. “the stills”.. etc..)
What? You haven’t been stalking Neko Case for years already?
Get to work!
(For the record, the university station here is the only one I can listen to for longer than a couple of songs. Except maybe CKUA, when they’re not too world-beaty.)
In fact, you may want to check out ckua.com. It makes me want a tivo radio.
“The Laws Have Changed” is a fav of mine. Also I like that AC Newman acknowledges that a lot of the lyrics are nonsense, words picked for sound over meaning.
If you’re going to stalk Neko Case and The New Pornographers… you have to also stalk A.C. Newman. His CD makes me dance in my chair at work.
It’s quite a sight.