Monday, August 11, 2008

woodpigeon: treasury library canada

Currently, the majority of my favourite folk-rock acts are from Canada: Plants and Animals, Great Lake Swimmers, and The Acorn; and I can add one more to that list: Calgary’s Woodpigeon. The common denominator between Woodpigeon’s new album, Treasury Library Canada, and the bands mentioned above is the vocalists’ gorgeous voices and their sweet and passionate lyrics. "7th Fret Over Andres": "If I were a diplomat, I could live wherever I put my hat and I’ll build an island just for you and the total population: two..." Treasury Library Canada is also filled with playful instrumentation and fascinating textures; I especially love when a crescendo of polyphonic textures collapse over Mark Hamilton’s soft voice. Treasury Library Canada is such a rich and in depth album that should stay on your playlist for a long time.

Piano Pieces for Adult Beginners
7th Fret Over Andres [wicked-cool song]
Anna, Girl in the Clocktower
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visit Woodpigeon's MySpace here
buy Treasury Library Canada here


Anonymous said...

liking this album alot

Anonymous said...

do you have their old album? ive tried searching EVERYWHERE in calgary and no such luck.

Anonymous said...


If I were an aeroplane / And all you had left was pocket change / I would fly the whole wide world for you / Like a bird takes to the skies of blue / But I’m just a simple guy / And I didn’t wave when your train went by / Because I really didn’t want to believe / That you were speeding away / Away from me / If I were a diplomat / I could live wherever I put my hat / And I’d build an island just for you / And me / Total population: 2 / But I’m just an ordinary man / Whose silly dreams just don’t fit the plans / Of a border town run by guards / Between two countries and / Between two hearts / I thought I’d change it if I could / But now I’m not so sure I ever would / It’s when you find / That life is not a movie show / And in your mind then it really smarts / In all this time / I thought perhaps you’d want to know just / What it’s like to be in love / If I were a novelist / I’d write a book for the best-seller lists / And in it I’d never have to let you go / And by the last page everyone would know / That I’m just a silly boy / Whose words are a little shy and a little bit coy / But they’re not meant for anyone but you / And all that matters is you knowing it’s all true / I thought I’d change it if I could / But now I’m not so sure I ever would / So should I love and lose or just not love at all? / It’s up to you to try it / Because up above / I’d like to hope and think and know that / You and I / We could make it / You and I / We could make it / You and I / We could make it