Print Edition: October 31, 2012
Adam Roper hosts Birds Of Canada every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and enjoys long weeks on the beach (walking on the beach for week long periods at a time). Here are some recent additions to his fall music playlist.
Patchwork – “Slow Night”
Using samples from what sounds like either lunch-hour in a sparsely-attended high school or the dinner shift in a university cafeteria, Nanaimo’s Patchwork creates a wonderfully contemplative Bibio-inspired soundscape.
BeachesBeaches – “DriveSlow”
This artist from Bellingham, also a member of Odesza, challenges the unfortunate misconception that beaches are only worth visiting in the summer. Rightly so, to grow up in a coastal climate is to be intimately accustomed to the sacred balance of the rainy seasons and the ocean.
Teen Daze – “Union”
The latest record from the Fraser Valley’s go-to musician is an exploration of spiritual themes emerging from the writing of Teresa of Avila, and this track, featuring backing vocals by Frankie Rose, is easily the highlight.
Noble Oak – “Coke Bottle Candy”
When he’s not playing anthemic indie rock with 41st & Home, Noble Oak occupies his time making chill bedroom-pop, ideal for an early November study session. It would be a shame to let the autumn colours go to waste, so favouring a study spot by a window would be the responsible choice.