Across a continent

May 4, 2008

Having a Canadian girlfriend is going to be good for my musical awareness – especially with all the Canuck stuff that doesn’t get a lot of attention internationally.

A band that seem to be immensely popular in their homeland and a lot less so elsewhere are The Constantines. I’m doing a bit of research to see what the fuss is all about. I suspect the place to start is NOT their new album, Kensington Heights, since it’s getting some mixed reviews. But it’s not a bad album on its own terms.

The track that has stood out for me is “Trans-Canada”, mostly for its driving rhythm that evokes cross-country travel nicely. I don’t know whether driving around Australia with it playing is really appropriate, but I don’t care.

The Constantines – “Trans-Canada”


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