Monday, December 29, 2014

Newmusicmonday #116: The Provincial Archive

The Provincial Archive recently won the Edmonton Music Prize for their 'It's All Shaken Wonder' album. Their "Daisy Garden" infuses indie folk with jangly pop that brings together its quirky lyrics with an infectious sound. Singer/guitarist Craig Schram noted the song was about his grandmother's struggle with the decline of her mental state, although it's sure to touch many who feel out of sorts when it comes to relating to the world.
"I'm out of order, don't throw me away…"

"Bad Kids" from their latest caught my ear on CBCr3 [profile & streams]. A cover of Elliott Smith's "Son of Sam" was on their 'Hide Like a Secret' EP released earlier in the year. Smith noted the song isn't about the serial killer, a dark touchstone of a year that means a great deal to me: 1977.

Monday, December 22, 2014

David Bowie Is Floating in Space

Vidcap from The Venture Brothers, "Showdown at Cremation Creek (Part II)" (S02E13) (2006)

I've noticed for a while that Bowie has a fixation on space, space travel, & aliens. Those who aren't Bowie fans can play this while perusing the titles:

Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space by Spiritualized on Grooveshark

I submit:

"Ashes to Ashes" 1980 from David Bowie on Vimeo.