Monday, July 05, 2010

newmusicmonday #50 :: The Stormalongs

image:: The Stormalongs, from the stormalongs website

This week's newmusicmonday are The Stormalongs {MySpace, CBCr3, Twitter, YouTube} from Toronto. My take on their take is where picking up where 90s indie rock {à la Pixies & Sonic Youth} left off and moving it forward. Their workaday lyrics and rock sound is tempered on more recent material with a melodic sound drawing upon Lennon, Neil Young, and the Smashing Pumpkins {see link below for free download of 'Cadence'/'Equinox'. Their forthcoming 2010 album is 'Raise Up Your Head'.

"Domicile" is a protest song from their first album 'Fell Like Bricks' {2009} and this video has footage from the G8/G20 Protests::

This video gives a glimpse of the inner sanctum of The Stormalongs off of Richmond Street in downtown Toronto, featuring 'Clowns' and 'Domicile' once more::

Here's a live version of 'Snow Eyes' in all its low-fi glory from Clinton's Tavern in 2008::

A free Canada Day download of 'Cadence'/'Equinox' is available here. Upcoming shows are at The Horseshoe in TO {31 July} and in Ottawa at Café Deckuf {21 Aug}.

Twitterversion:: [blog+videos] #Toronto's @thestormalongs, this week's #newmusicmonday.G20 protest video for "Domicile" & link to free MP3 @Prof_K


Anonymous said...

thanks for the feature! We're glad you are digging our band.

Kenneth M. Kambara said...

Great stuff. Hope to year you live soon here in TO at The Horseshoe. Thanks for stopping by.