Monday, August 31, 2009

Kevin Hearn & Thin Buckle Never Sleep

Never thought I'd be doing a Barenaked Ladies-related post, but Hearn's is the most insidiously catchy tune I've recently caught. So now I'm passing on the benign virus, which is really an air-borne ear-infection from the new album Havana Winter. The simple keyboard riff will be stuck in your head, and the fragile vocal melody and hand-claps round out a sure-fire hit in Scruffy's universe.

You can download this tune here. If you're quick, you can download another tune, Coma, from Local Vertical, who inform that Lou Reed has provided the stutter-scream guitar near the end of the tune. Huh? Lou Reed's a sideman for Hearn now? Well, no, Hearn's been playing in Reed's band, as well as performing on Garth Hudson's latest album (more info on that can be found here). Hearn also managed to get Mary Margaret O'Hara and Chantal Kreviazuk on Havana Winter. All of this while still a member of BNL? Clearly the guy never sleeps.

Buy Havana Winter at Hearn's site or at Six Shooter Records.

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