Thursday, February 3, 2011

Royal Canoe: Today We're Believers mp3

Winnipeg's Royal Canoe heard you're feeling down about the endless winter. To combat those icicle-in-your-head blues, the band is giving you a free new song, Today We're Believers. Well, the tune is also a preview of the next album, as well as being an advance celebration of the boys' forthcoming showcases at Canadian Music Week and SXSW. Let's say the song is a showcase for a showcase. Featuring slinky bass, undersea bubbly water-drop synths, echoey piano, radio-ready electro-percussion, some cleverly-placed handclaps, confident falsettos and studio baritone, it came as a bit of a surprise. I half-expected that Royal Canoe would veer toward indie-rock with new tunes, but if anything, we're steering into the skid and embracing full-on spooky funk. Can I have some more, please?

Furthmore, RC snagged SXSW award winning director Matt Maryniuk (2009 SXSW Best Experimental Film for Cattle Call) to film a live-in-the-studio recording of another new track, Nightcrawlin. I've been told that the video features guest appearances by members of Winnipeg's wacky music community and will be released in late February.

Royal Canoe - Today We're Believers by scruffy the yak

Buy Royal Canoe here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

LOVE THIS BAND!!!Thanks Scruffaaaay! :) :D