Here are some particularly awesome music giveaways today:
Young Galaxy will release their much-anticipated Shapeshifting on Feb 8, but they’ve released a few songs to keep the hype going. This morning they let go of “We Have Everything,” a dark, sparkly snow globe party where singer Catherine McCandless glides over the notes, shedding light. Producer Dan Lissvick has really done a number on this Montreal now-threesome, bringing them to all sorts of new space cadet levels. Also, keep in mind, their tour has been rescheduled (now with Winter Gloves) due to You Say Party’s singer’s bronchitis.
First Rate People continue to bring the smiles and hoppy dance moves to the soulful grooves. “Funny Games” is a preview of all the good things to come from this young band. They’re about to go on a tour with Born Ruffians. Their songs have so much energy that’s all about proving themselves. At this point I think they have (for me at least), but whatever’s keeping them going needs to keep the music coming.
Halifax by way of Toronto blues rockers Cursed Arrows announced the release of a free EP today, titled Death Rattle Blues. It’s an epilogue to their upcoming album The Madness of Crowds, which is set for a summer release. The five songs include the title track single, two live tracks and two covers (Beck’s “Pay No Mind” and PJ Harvey’s “Rid of Me”). It’s full of fuzzy, grunge guitars with husband and wife dual vocals.