I said hell yeah to Said The Whale’s Islands Disappear!


Photography by Renee King

What? Wonderful indie-pop from Canada that I’ve never heard of? What? Been cranking out albums since ’07? How the hell is that even possible??? Seriously? It’s amazing what gets under the radar, isn’t it? There are just so so so many bands. You know, if we had as many bands available to us as we did back in the 80s/90s, we’d have a need for maybe 2, 3 blogs tops.

Though, I think music blogs are becoming obsolete — I mean think about it. Why do you need blogs when you got your massive massive social network of twitterers, facebookers, tumblrerers (assuming they can actually keep tumblr running), plus your pandoras, iTunes, last.fmers, various boards & forums, etc, etc, etc, etc, telling you, yeah YOU what to listen to? Blogs are becoming white noise. — the one thing keeping us in business is the sheer volume of bands out there your social group just can’t get to, that we music geekeronis suck in & spit out like dirty rapid-fire spit balls.

The commoditization of music meets the white noise of blogs and suddenly I can’t remember what I was loving the fuck out of just last week. Sad, eh?

But then you come across a little simple & simply awesome pop gem like Islands Disappear filled with one nugget after another of indietastic crafted tunes that apparently came out waaaaay back in ought-niner by Said The Whale and all that other bullshit just fades away……..

*happy sigh*

1. Dear Elkhorn
2. Gold in Them Plains
3. B.C. Orienteering
4. Camilo (The Magician)

5. Emerald Lake, AB
6. Islands Disappear
7. Black Day in December
8. Gentleman

9. False Creek Change
10. A Cold Night Close to the End
11. The Gift of a Black Heart
12. Goodnight Moon

13. Holly, ON

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Have a wonderful weekend, ya’ll! I’ll be a busy beaver wrapping up our NEXT ZINE (no. 3!), as well as getting some riding done and hanging out with my Baby. So, until next time!

Cheers,
Tsuru aka Aaron

3 comments for “I said hell yeah to Said The Whale’s Islands Disappear!

  1. January 28, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    On @TSURURADIO I said hell yeah to Said The Whale’s Islands Disappear! – http://tsururadio.com/2011/01/i-said-hel

  2. January 28, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    On @TSURURADIO I said hell yeah to Said The Whale’s Islands Disappear! – http://tsururadio.com/2011/01/i-said-hel

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