Monday, August 24, 2009

newmusicmonday #6:: The Bicycles

The Bicycles of Toronto was on here before as the song featured on this post, "Paris Be Mine" from 2006's The Good, the Bad, and the Cuddly {streamed samples}. Many comparisons have been thrown around, including Apples in Stereo, Sloan, Of Montreal, Destroyer, The New Pornographers, and I'm From Barcelona. I'm sure there's more. In any case, the band is on an extended hiatus, as its members are working on other projects, and they may not reunite.

Yeah, this stuff is syrupy sweet, but this garage bubblegum pop band has great songs that often clock in at the 2 minute mark. Lots of positive energy in the sound and lyrics, so nothing sinister here. I tend to gravitate towards darker stuff, but maybe after seeing Inglourious Basterds I was in need of lighter fare. Their autumn 2008 19 track album, Oh, No, It's Love {streamed samples}, got some critical acclaim, so it would be sad to see them go.

Twitterversion:: Back to the grind, but hiatusing #TheBicycles offer up sunshine&lollipops on this #newmusicmonday. #TorontoIndie #Toronto @Prof_K

Video:: "Oh, No, It's Love"

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