Okay.  I’d like to put my geek hat on and talk about one of my most favourite things in the whole world; music.

I might do this on a regular-ish basis, but after my BEDJ fail, I’m hesitant to commit to anything.  Anyway.

I’ve often tried to describe what really grabs my attention about music.  I like the way songs are put together.  For me, the instruments,  the lyrics, the orchestration, the emotion all have to mesh together well for a song to work for me.  So while I appreciate the formulaic music brought to us by studio magic greats like the Biebs, Katy Perry and Carly Rae Jepsen, they don’t earn the same kind of respect I have for musicians that are going to step out of the box and do something fun, quirky and different.

So I nearly jumped out of my chair, doing a happy dance (Sorry, coworkers!) when I stumbled upon, quite by accident, the band Walk off the Earth.  I was doing my usual listening to music on Youtube while I worked and discovered this video:

 

Different, right?  This is the kind of thing I’m talking about, Biebs, take note (Actually, don’t.  I don’t reckon you can pull it off).  Next, I watched their version of the Weeds’ Theme song Little Boxes;

 

 

If I wasn’t totally sold on them already, I visited their website and read up on them a bit… Turns out they’re a local band from nearby Burlington, Canada.  The thing I love about Walk off the Earth’s approach to music is that it’s fun, different and experimental.  They have a nice hook.  So check out their music, visit their YouTube Channel and hopefully they’ll inspire people to switch off the ol’ studio magic greats and see what real, organic music can sound like.

I’ll leave you with this last one, that makes me so happy to have stumbled across such an interesting band;

 

  • So so so awesome!! Thank you for turning me on to them!! They are great!!

    • GFM

      You’re very welcome. It’s like porn for my ears! haha

      I love fresh stuff like this.

  • Tom

    I must listen at lunch! Or maybe sneak something now…and yay for semi-local bands!

    • GFM

      They’re amazing. Best discovery in a long, long time.