Linette on September 16th, 2011
I’ve been spending the vast majority of my “free” time these days relearning high school math in preparation for taking the GRE and writing a paper about the negative affects of too much sleep. To keep myself sane, I splurged on two new albums this week. I am by no means a music reviewer, but I highly recommend both Mountaintops by Mates of State and Whitehorse by Whitehorse.
I’ve been waiting for the new Mates of State album ever since I stopped playing their last album, Re-Arranger, on repeat approximately 6 months after it came out a couple of years ago (and I still listen to it regularly). I just can’t get enough of this husband/wife duo’s sound. And I wasn’t disappointed; I’m well on my way to having Mountaintops playing on repeat in my car, on my iPod, and on my computer for at least the next 6 months.
But Whitehorse by Canadian singer-songwriters Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland (coincidentally another husband and wife band) has been on repeat just about as much as Mates of State this week. I’m quite taken by their sound. There’s something irresistible to me about Canadian indie bands that I haven’t quite been able to put my finger on and Whitehorse is no exception.