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Monday, November 2, 2009

The Coolest Musical City On the Planet - Part Deux

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Calgary, might just be the coolest musical city on the planet.  And it's not just the unseasonable temperatures that make it so. Chad Van Gaalen, Women, Tegan and Sara- The list is seemingly endless. One of my personal musical favourites though, is the orchestral pop stylings of Woodpigeon. Word today that their full-length follow-up to 2008’s very excellent Treasury Library Canada is ready for release. The record is called Die Stadt Muzikanten and will be released via the always fine Boompa Records on January 12th.

The Boompa website press release describes the forthcoming release thusly:

…the fifteen tracks on Die Stadt Muzikanten move and contort like a film soundtrack. Lush, grand moments complement Mark’s signature cinematic “pretty-pretty-pop” sound.
Hmmm, might just have to be first in line for this one too.  (Can't wait to hear their recent Basia Bulat/ Steve Albini pairing either.)

Die Stadt Muzikanten Tracklisting:

01. Die Stadt Muzikanten
02. Woodpigeon vs. Eagleowl (Strength in Numbers)
03. Empty-Hall Sing-Along
04. Morningside
05. My Denial In Argyle
06. Enchantée Janvier
07. Such A Lucky Girl
08. Unmissable Grey, Mixed Paint
09. Duck Duck Goose
10. Spirehouse
11. Redbeard
12. The Street Noise Gives You Away
13. …And as the Ship Went Down, You’d Never Looked Finer
14. The Pesky Druthers (Parts 1 & 2)
15. Our Love is as Tall as the Calgary Tower

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Allison said...

So strange, I always thought Tegan and Sara were from Vancouver.

Nevertheless, Calgary does boost a pleathra of talent and excellent news on the Woodpigeon album!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Tegan and Sarah did indeed grow up in Calgary, Al. Although they have since flown the coop, we are doing our darndest to make sure the others stay put.

I am really looking forward to hearing some Basia Bulat/Woodpigeon musical pairings as well. I am sure the angels will weep.