March 3, 2011

don’t haunt this place

Some friends were talking about Godspeed You! Black Emperor this last week, a band that I have never listened to (other than knowing that they have one of the best-titled albums ever). Since comparisons to Explosions In The Sky were being made, my interest was of course piqued. Then I watched this haunting, empty video using their song “East Hastings” and it totally changed the way I will forever hear their music. Rarely so perfect of a soundtrack aligns with the visuals…

(you thought the title of this post meant maybe I was writing about Rural Alberta Advantage? Well, that’s coming at some point because I can’t stop listening to their new album while I am drowning in work and taxes and grad school applications and FAFSAs lately. It is surprisingly good accompaniment to all of those things)

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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..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
"Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel."
—Hunter S. Thompson

Mp3s are for sampling purposes, kinda like when they give you the cheese cube at Costco, knowing that you'll often go home with having bought the whole 7 lb. spiced Brie log. They are left up for a limited time. If you LIKE the music, go and support these artists, buy their schwag, go to their concerts, purchase their CDs/records and tell all your friends. Rock on.

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