Look Bits, Ageless Bits, Elevator Bits
UPDATE: January 03, 2006 - This is the 25th and final Big Bad Bit post. I've had a lot of fun sharing some of the music I've found on the internet over the last couple of months. I've discovered a ton of really good music, some incredibly nice people (check out the folks on the Big Bad Bit Map in the sidebar), as well as some absolute a**holes (you know who you are). But the time has come to move on and so it must be. I'll turn off the Comments feature in a few days - so if you've got anything pleasant to say or some mud to sling, cough it up now or forever hold your peace. Thanks for visiting!
Stars - Look Up
Stars - Ageless Beauty
Stars - Elevator Love Letter
Meet my newest obsession. I recently discovered Stars, who hail from Montreal, and I’m hooked. They just released their third album, Set Yourself On Fire, which features Ageless Beauty. I’m also posting Look Up (my absolute favorite) and Elevator Love Letter, both from their second album, Heart. You can watch the Elevator Love Letter video at MuchMusic. I really like Amy Millan’s voice, especially when it is layered in harmony, and I like the band’s extremely tasteful use of different instruments such as reeds and brass (including French horn). How cool is that? I’m going to have to buy all three of their albums (the first being Nightsongs) or I will die.
Odeon Beatclub - Something Perfect, Something Beautiful
Meet my other newest obsession. I’ve always wanted to visit Scotland but that has nothing to do with my recent infatuation with Glasgow’s Odeon Beatclub. I hear some musical similarities between Stars and Odeon Beatclub, don’t you? Odeon Beatclub is a little sharper around the edges than Stars but I like that about them. Download another one of their songs, Take It Off, and listen to samples of other great tracks at the band’s web site. The EP that features Something Perfect, Something Beautiful appears to be sold out at present - I hope more become available soon.