Ivo Corda has directed a great music video for the latest Samae Koskinen single En anna periks that came out in january. I still love this song and I’m confident that the new album Kuuluuko, kuuntelen (due out 16th of march) will be absolutely wonderful.
Lately I’ve been introducing myself to Canadian lo-fi indie rocker Shotgun Jimmie. It started with this goofy video One Trick Pony a week or two ago. First I thought it was a little too goofy, but soon I gave in and admitted that I loved it. Then it was time to check out other stuff and after listening to his songs on spotify and youtube, it’s rather easy to say that Shotgun Jimmie isn’t just another indie rocker. This guy is actually pretty damn good. Somehow his songs take me back to the nineties when north american indie rock bands ruled the world. New album Transistor Sister is due to be released in march by You’ve Changed Records. You’ll find a couple of mp3s from the new album if you visit these links. Pigeon Row & Herohill. And here’s that One Trick Pony from the earlier EP.
Something little different this time around. I can’t say I have listened to a lot of music played with kora. Well to be honest, I didn’t even know what that instrument was beforehand. However, it certainly sounds like you can make some pretty magical things with it, if you know what you are doing. French Yann Tambour aka Stranded Horse seem to know what he is doing and this song called And the Shoreline It Withdrew In Anger is absolutely wonderful. New Stranded Horse album Humbling Tides was released in january and if the other stuff on it is equally brilliant, it has to be amazing piece of music.
Video of the Day section seem to be stuck in Canada at the moment, but what can you do. I seem to be exploring those neighborhoods and keep on finding stuff that I adore. Julie Fader’s album Outside In was released back in 2009, but this video seem to be only a couple of weeks old. She was a member of Great Lake Swimmers and Tony Dekker also makes a guest appearance on her solo album.. along with other great people like Sarah Harmer and Justin Rutledge. But enough with naming the contributors. Julie Fader should be under the spotlight now. Her voice sounds warmer than a heated blanket and Maps is a great song. Lovely video as well.