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In honour of Repartee‘s unreleased track “Nice Girls” being the opening track on the Tuesday, June 3rd episode (408) of Awkward, this week’s Thursday Track will be the title track from the EP, Hello Hello Hello.

I have gushed somewhere before (newsletter? socials?) on how this band live is just SO GREAT. Meg Warren uses every inch of stage, every ounce of energy and every bit of glitter in her make-up case to put on a highly entertaining show. Then she runs to the merch table to thank all of her guests for coming. She is sweet and entertaining as all get out. The boys that back her up are lovely lads, also from Newfoundland, AND they sing the ‘ohohohohohohohnono”s if / when they cover Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love”, which made me fall in love with them even more.

Catch the new unreleased “Nice Girls” on MTV’s Awkward next Tuesday, and until then, have a listen!

transams

 

(mmm. trans ams.)

This week’s Thursday Track is one that I pitched recently for an ad, and it got stuck in my brain for the week that followed. I’m not one to usually get electro dance songs stuck in one’s head but… what can you do. It’s a fun tune!

Scientists of Sound have toured all over, despite one half of the group being a new dad and holding down about 80 jobs and 50 other bands. There will be new stuff to show you soon, but in the meantime, I give you:  Scientists of Sound – PONTIAC.

Now, dance. You got it good…

We received some exciting news today! The Little Ditties, our resident children’s artist (and Children’s Recording of the Year Winner at East Coast Music Week), was asked to perform for Camilla Parker-Bowles (still her last name?), Dutchess of Cornwall, at a family event for Victoria Day in Dartmouth, NS! Congrats to Jeremy, Shane, Dave and the Kevin the Kitten puppet, who will surely make her and the attending kids smile real big :).

In celebration of this, we’re going to make “The Cow Goes Moo” the Thursday Track this week. BEWARE – this one can get stuck in your head, big time whether you have kids or not. I’ve found myself, more than once, roaming around the streets singing “the cow goes moo, the cow goes moo, the cow goes moo and the horse does too…”. You know what? It’s ok. A good tune is a good tune, right?

The Little Ditties – The Cow Goes Moo

IN OTHER NEWS:

New Repartee!! Repartee’s new unreleased track “Nice Girls” will be placed in an upcoming episode of MTV’s Awkward (E408), which airs Tuesday, June 3rd. The episode will be streaming, following the air date on mtv.com, mtv.ca and other regional mtv sites!

If you missed SEED on City TV last week, you also missed Black Moor‘s “Hellraiser” in the background of the ‘tattoo parlour” scene! You can stream the episode (209 – Et Tattoo Brute) for the next little while at: http://www.citytv.com/toronto/shows/seed/ 

 

The Grand Seduction, directed by Don McKellar, with great actors including our buddy Mark Critch, and featuring a song by our very own The Dardanelles, has made its way out in to the world! Check your local theatre listings and watch the trailer below.

 

Oh my.. this Thursday Track is being posted on a Friday. I could say that I’ve been so busy or just so sick.. but honestly, I forgot to post this yesterday, as planned. But I will make it up to you by posting one of our most often placed artists, John Jerome & the Congregation.

JJ&TC was a very early signing at Rocking Horse Road in 2013. I was hooked on the first listen, and the band has gone on to be placed in MTV’s Teen Mom 2 (a few times now), the indie doc 30 Ghosts and a request just hit my inbox for another placement (cool coincidence, eh?).

The track I’ve chosen isn’t one that’s been placed, but it was the one that made me take notice that day last year when I hit play on JJ&TC the first time. Ah, the memories!

John Jerome & The Congregation – Great Claims of Grandeur

This week’s Thursday Track is by Steve Maloney and the Wandering Kind – RHR’s latest signing. Maloney appeared to me seemingly out of nowhere. Actually, not ‘nowhere’, per say. His brother Phil plays in Hey Rosetta! whom I know from my days at Sonic Entertainment Group. He tipped me off. Of course, my first thought was that he was being a good brother, promoting his brother’s new band. Then I got the album, put it on my phone, took a walk with it on a cloudy spring day in my Halifax neighbourhood. I fell head over heels in love.

Steve Maloney can SING. His songwriting is smart, the instrumentation is fresh… it’s like M Ward had a baby with Rufus Wainright and Timber Timbre was their baby nurse for the first month or so. I could honestly go on and on, especially about that voice, but I will let you judge for yourself.

Steve Maloney and the Wandering Kind – On The Other Hand

And for good measure, a video of the beautiful “Morning Break” and to further prove his singing chops and songwriting prowess – “Forest Fire” (live). I can’t believe I’m about to type this, but.. *Swoon*.