What I’m Listening to: February 2017
Here’s what’s been on my Recently Played for the past month:
The Kents are proof that rock isn’t dead (yet). This song is a great driving jam and I’m excited to see where this Lindsay, Ontario band goes in the future.
The Medicine Hat
The Medicine Hat is another up-and-coming Ontario band. From Hamilton, Ontario, the band has a real artistic energy and a very Metric-like vibe.
I first heard Julien Baker’s voice featured in Skyscrapers by Touché Amoré but it wasn’t until recently that I really took the time to listen to her music. Her songs are simple and emotional – it’s just her guitar and voice, belting out deep and personal lyrics about depression, anxiety and religion.
This song’s been filling my experimental pop fix:
Really looking forward to the new Future Islands album, which comes out in April. This song has the grooving bass lines and fantastic vocals that I loved in their last album, Singles.
I saw Ghost Key live opening for Silent Planet on their Everything Was Sound Tour and was really impressed. Not only was the music good, but the messages behind it as well. Vocalist Austin O’Brien took the time between songs to talk about depression and the importance of opening up to your friends and family and talking about what you’re going through.