In honor of Canadian thanksgiving, I thought I’d post this great ad we found, promoting the new season of hockey in Toronto. We’re not huge hockey fans (we’re bad Canadians right?) but we definitely appreciate the cleverness behind this ad campaign.
While we’re on the subject of Canada-land, check out these great Canadian bands that we’ve been listening to lately:
1. Land of Talk - a female-fronted rock band from Montreal, the trio’s latest disc, “Some Are Lakes,” came out last week. With chunky riffs and complex, gritty melodies, the band has been referred to as the “little cousin” of Broken Social Scene. And fans of BSS take note: Land of Talk is opening up from the group on its latest North America tour. Check out more Land of Talk at www.myspace.com/landoftalkmtl
2. Ohbijou - We actually interviewed this Toronto-based band for our first issue, and though they didn’t make it into the magazine, we’ve been keeping up with their careers ever since. Their music has been dubbed “orchestral-pop” and it’s easy to see why, with violins, organs, keyboards and cellos providing the perfect backdrop for lead singer Casey Mecija’s pure and pristine voice. Their sophomore disc doesn’t drop till next year, but check out some of the tracks at www.myspace.com/ohbijou
3. Kreesha Turner - we first heard Kreesha Turner’s music when we were back home in Toronto for a visit last year. But recently, her songs popped again on the radio and in shows like Gossip Girl and Desperate Housewives. Her sassy and soulful voice elevates her above all the sugarcoated pop-tarts out there, while her music — a mix of retro grooves and summery R&B — make her new album something you’ll listen to again and again. Check out her myspace at www.myspace.com/kreeshaturner