Martha and the Muffins got started in 1977. Their international hit single "Echo Beach" came from their first album, 1980's Metro Music. After a few more albums and dissent within the band, they became M+M and released the Danseparc album. I have fond memories of their big tunes and "Echo Beach" is still a favourite tune in my library.
"Echo Beach" from 1980's Metro Music
"Danseparc" from 1983's Danseparc
"Black Stations White Stations" and "Cooling the Medium" from 1984's Mystery Walk
I've been enjoying going back in time and reminding myself of the great Canadian bands that changed the course of independent and alternative music back from the late 80s to early 90s. Why not enjoy some Classic Canadian Alternative while celebrating Canada's birthday on Canada Day?
Click through to music from the following great bands:
Talk in Tongues are from LA. They just set out on tour with Blonde Redhead when they appeared as the first band on stage at The Opera House on the first night of NXNE. Their music is atmospheric, trippy and dreamy, with just enough groove to keep you moving. Their début album Alone with a Friend is out now.
Anamai is the experimental folk project of Anna Mayberry, also of HSY, and David Psutka. They were second up on stage at The Opera House on the first night of NXNE 2015, opening for Blonde Redhead. Their music drones with a slow, deliberate intensity that weighs on the listener with atmospheric sounds and ethereal vocals.
Blonde Redhead headlined the first night of NXNE at The Opera House. This show was one of the Northby Advaned shows that fans who either wanted to guarantee attendance, or for those who only wanted to catch one or two high priofile shows, could purchase advanced tickets to. If you wanted to take your chances on admission, you could show up at the door with a Platinum Wristband or cash. Regular wristbands weren't allowed admission to these shows.
The New York trio hit the stage and delivered their intricate, layered, ethereal pop music with casual confidence and tons of NYC style. The audience packed in at the front to enjoy every audio and visual nuance.