October 6, 2011

oh, the promising light / bending like a spine

I am getting on a plane to California this afternoon, and need to dive into work, but instead I really can’t stop watching this first:

Hey Rosetta! contributed a glorious favorite track on the Springtime mix I put together earlier this year, a cavalcade of voices and the stirrings of new life shooting up. This song and this video captures that same spirit. I want to sing on a cliff or in a darkened church with a few dozen people to this song.

Bandages – Hey Rosetta!

Hey Rosetta is from St. John’s, Newfoundland, the most easternly point in North America, and I guess that’s what folks do out there to support their hometown musicians. Bring the whole town right on out to sing. Their latest album from earlier this year is called Seeds, and they have a massive tour (Australia, Canada & most of the USA) this autumn.

[thanks Cindie]

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  • My hometown heroes. Well, adopted hometown. <3

    Alanna — October 6, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

  • Saw these guys live this summer… they were so adorable I could hardly stand it! What a heartwarming video :)

    Megan — October 6, 2011 @ 9:45 pm

  • Thanks Heather. Could not stop smiling the whole way through

    Greg — October 7, 2011 @ 8:29 am

  • I’ve seen them live, have Seeds and despite its popularity, I don’t think even this video does them justice. If they’re coming to your neck of the woods, go see them – you won’t be disappointed.
    Thanks for the post Heather

    NL music fan — October 7, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

  • Hey Rosetta is fantastic! Make sure you check out the song they contributed to the CBC Great Canadian Song Quest: Old Crow Black Night Stand Still

    Clare — October 7, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

  • This is great, and kind of reminds me of the Anna Sun video, in that it basically features everyone who happened to be around.

    Also, seals/sea lions make everything instantly better.

    AngelHeadedHipster — October 8, 2011 @ 7:31 am

  • This is very cool–fun for the whole town! Thanks for another great tip…

    Rob — October 9, 2011 @ 2:29 am

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
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