#29 on the 2012 Musical Bacon Calendar
Every Child A Daughter, Every Moon A Sun by the Wooden Sky
I discover music in a myriad of ways: recommendations from friends, KEXP radio (online stream and 90.3 FM in Seattle), Record Groop, etc. One of my favorite ways to discover new music is via videos. I watch a lot of music videos. Without getting too deep into it, I would wager that the reason I like music as much as I do is because of the impact music videos had on my still developing brain when I was 7 years old and MTV first lit up my friend’s TV set (since my family didn’t have cable, I had to watch MTV at my neighbor’s house).
And today, without the benefit of MTV to show me new videos on my television, I watch music videos online. I read a lot of music blogs, and one of my favorites, Chrome Waves, pointed me in the direction of the video above, by a Toronto-based band called The Wooden Sky. Before watching this video, I’d never heard of the band. And it’s not as if Frank at Chrome Waves wrote a particularly compelling piece about them that made me want to check them out (although in researching for this post, I did find that he’s written a number of times about the band, but I just failed to notice before now). He merely said:
And then a link to the video. That was it. For some reason I decided to check it out, and boy was I glad. Watch/listen for yourself. Go ahead, I’ll wait here for you to return.
See? AMAZING, right? I posted the video to the Bacon Review the same day I watched it for the first time, and I keep coming back to it. I don’t know why, but it’s as if this song has given me phantom limb syndrome, and I don’t feel whole until I watch it. But each viewing is unfulfilling, and I have to go back to it again and again, forever.
The rest of the album is pretty great, too. The band performs fairly straightforward indie rock, with a little southern twang thrown in. Nothing too out of the ordinary, but I’m verging on the need to check out the rest of their catalog to see if all three of their other full-lengths are as good as this one. Maybe you’ll have the same compulsion. If you do, be sure to let me know how it goes.