The Lovely Feathers | Contest!

I know I just posted on these guys about a week ago (see here), but now I’ve got even better news to report: a spiffy contest for an equally spiffy band. If you haven’t heard, The Lovely Feathers are another amazing band from north of the border, down [up] Montreal ways, and actually feature members from both The Arcade Fire and Wolf Parade! There’s nothing about this band that’s not to love…and logically speaking, that means you should just about love everything about this band. Check out these tracks:

[MP3] The Lovely FeathersIn The Valley
[MP3] The Lovely FeathersFrantic
[MP3] The Lovely FeathersBreakfast Cake


It’s hard to be a blogger. I’ll rephrase… it’s hard to constantly find awesome new music to post for you guys… so, this contest is simple! All you have to do is give me the name of a band that I haven’t heard of, and whichever band I like the most will win! I would appreciate it if along with the band name you could post a link to where I could find their music, but it’s not essential…just the band name is fine for contest entry.


Up for grabs is a copy of The Lovely Feathers amazing debut album, Hind Hind Legs, which officially hits stores 4/18…so if all goes well, you just might hold bragging rights over owning the album before everyone else!

{ 95 comments… read them below or add one }

charlie March 29, 2006 at 5:56 pm
Anonymous March 29, 2006 at 6:01 pm


They are very good.

Hear them.


Diego March 29, 2006 at 6:01 pm

Sweet Teeth
You can download their entire album for free,


Julie R. March 29, 2006 at 6:03 pm
TheIndieKid March 29, 2006 at 6:06 pm
Mike March 29, 2006 at 6:26 pm

what would go better with this post than another wicked canadian band:

Tokyo Police Club

Just signed with Paperbag Records, home of Magneta Lane and Uncut.

Debut EP out April 18th.

check em out.



margaret March 29, 2006 at 6:28 pm

leaving rouge.

check up on it —> here


Allyson March 29, 2006 at 6:39 pm

Langhorne Slim. I love this guy.


Squashed March 29, 2006 at 6:45 pm

Well, my taste are only tangetialy overlap with this site center of gravity but here are some bands I like from last SXSW.

Luminous Orange

My education

some I wish got more pixels on the web

Mig. (a french soul group, absolutely wicked. aurgasm has some sample tracks)

matmos. (yeah people. try some difficult music once in a while. not everything is about 3 cords riffs and fuzz box)

fuck off machete. cool small indie group from edinburg. hardworking.

Antje Duvekot. (edgy lyric on standard ballad form. great voice.)

Nels Cline. Reduce every n00b bands into kindergarten level of guitar playing. He is one of the best player out there.

did I win yet?


Nate March 29, 2006 at 6:46 pm

I recommend Phantom Buffalo

my email is


cbotwell March 29, 2006 at 6:57 pm
Stepho March 29, 2006 at 6:58 pm

infa1 at cheerful dot com


Stepho March 29, 2006 at 6:59 pm

Whoops, bad HTML

Looker ->


Hillary March 29, 2006 at 7:12 pm
Erin March 29, 2006 at 7:15 pm

the volta sound (lots of mp3s here, unreleased and alternate versions), because i’m always up for some shameless self promotion. also myspace….

or if there’s anything else you want to hear of ours, you can get ahold of me through my blog

btw was the hard drive situation ever figured out?



Katy March 29, 2006 at 7:30 pm

I think they’re a UK band.


Katy March 29, 2006 at 7:32 pm
anne March 29, 2006 at 8:00 pm


folky goodness reminds me a little of conor of Bright Eyes.


ps. the song I absolutely love by them is called Trials And Tribulations but I can’t find it anywhere on the internet. But I am sure with your mad skills in blogging you’ll find it somewhere.



10 lb. Moustache March 29, 2006 at 8:11 pm

Late guest (at the party)


redfisher March 29, 2006 at 8:16 pm
Staffan March 29, 2006 at 8:29 pm
Pierre March 29, 2006 at 8:46 pm
Anonymous March 29, 2006 at 8:46 pm

The Neins Circa
AC Newman is a big fan.


Dave March 29, 2006 at 8:54 pm

Khancoban – myspace


bob davis @ gmail March 29, 2006 at 9:09 pm
bob davis (again) March 29, 2006 at 9:13 pm

seriously, ethan durelle do everything right. they are ultra hard-working and deserve all kinds of recognition.


Karpe W. March 29, 2006 at 9:44 pm

I’m the guy who said Anathallo. Hopefully my name will pop up this time…


laura o. March 29, 2006 at 9:56 pm
Jason Jang March 29, 2006 at 10:28 pm

The Newfound Interest in Connecticut

Check it out


James March 29, 2006 at 10:33 pm

Definitely check out Rose Hill Drive but, as for my recommendation, I’ll throw out The Wood Bros.


Tianna March 29, 2006 at 10:34 pm

Fractal Pattern (although this site seems to be down right now)

Well executed instrumental post-rock with a fab french horn

They’re one of my fave local(Edmonton) bands…amazing live show.

Most of my other new music I get from you.


Brendawg March 29, 2006 at 10:45 pm


Band website:
You can stream their entire album.


Diana March 29, 2006 at 10:47 pm
Zach March 29, 2006 at 11:03 pm

I’m not going to give you 10 bands, like some people, but two just depending on your mood:

Brandtson, from Cleveland.

or if you’re feeling a little silly:

Heart 2 Hart

Good Tidings.


Derek March 29, 2006 at 11:12 pm

The Shortwave Set

I just made a post on them at my site (Good Weather For Airstrikes), I’d recommend you download “Is It Any Wonder?” and “Repeat To Fade” here:


diana March 29, 2006 at 11:18 pm

some more:

Ill Lit

Martin Tillman

Eisley (oddly enough christian rock but strangely enjoyable music)

And one last one who you probably already know of but didn’t come up when I searched your blog:

emiliana torrini


Anonymous March 29, 2006 at 11:24 pm

ok so i cant win this one cuz im not a blogger, but i am obssessed with this site!!
umm as far as i know (and im from mtl and know ppl n the band) there are no memebers of the acrade fire OR wolf parade in The Lovely Feathers… do you mean that they are featured on their album?
anyways, you should totaly check out WE WILL BUILD on myspace. (they are also canadians) here’s the link to their music:
It mostly instrumental but they are awesome!! one of the members is also an independant filmmaker and recently got Final Fantasy to allow him to use his music as the soundtrack to his film.


Amanda March 29, 2006 at 11:27 pm
Anonymous March 29, 2006 at 11:43 pm

Unto Ashes

They’ve been around awhile. I don’t know why I haven’t seen anyone blogging them. Maybe I just haven’t found the right blog. Check out their cover of “Don’t fear the reaper”.


Anonymous March 29, 2006 at 11:45 pm

The Beatles


Ryan Helling March 30, 2006 at 12:32 am
trek March 30, 2006 at 12:37 am
Rich March 30, 2006 at 1:39 am


I’ll get around to posting about him one day. Dammit.


Miiilo March 30, 2006 at 2:10 am
sumeet March 30, 2006 at 2:23 am



Laurence March 30, 2006 at 2:36 am

the Lovely feathers are really good, and I can’t beleive the town I was born in is becoming such a capital for indie rock… that is very cool!!!! go Montreal!!!

Also, I just wanted to say I love your blog and I check it daily!!! nice to know I’m not the only one into music like this!!!! Keep going!!!


my music blog : The Music and I, live in Denmark


Emma March 30, 2006 at 3:13 am

Those Transatlantics

They had a heap of mp3s up on their site, but they’ve redesigned it so purevolume will have to do.

Meligrove Band

I especially recommend Our Love Will Make The World Go Round and Everyone’s A Winner.

Letting Up Despite Great Faults

Any more than three makes me a link whore (and I’m sorry I cut it so close). Just not very good at making decisions I guess.


Derek March 30, 2006 at 3:59 am

I suggested The Shortwave Set before, but then realized I was overlooking one of my favorite new bands, the incredibly inriguing Cold War Kids. A friend of mine who owns a record label was scrambling to sign these guys at SXSW because he thinks they’re the next incredible band to blow up the indie scene, so I checked them out and they’re amazing! “Hospital Beds” is an awe-inspiring song and you can check it out at their myspace ( or download it at


Anonymous March 30, 2006 at 5:35 am

Sunflower Caravan from Prague at
They`re very groovie!

Thomas Dybdahl from Norway at and
He`s amazing!!!



RaNi March 30, 2006 at 8:28 am

I’m from Mexico, so i’m gonna recomend a mexican band, their name is Porter, they have a site on my space.
Antoher mexican band i like is Zoe they’re damm good. I’ll search for some page where you can hear


turbotine March 30, 2006 at 8:51 am

Ghinzu from Belgium

listen to
“do you read me”
“high voltage queen”
“seaside friends”


turbotine March 30, 2006 at 9:00 am

The tracks on the Ghinzu Webpage have a quite bad quality unfortunately. Just tell me if you want more.


jason March 30, 2006 at 9:03 am
Darryl G. Wright March 30, 2006 at 9:38 am

Carmen Townsend is the new all around queen of rock. From the exceptional and award winning pop song writing in ‘Sweet Little Bird’ to the rock anthem that is ‘Riverrat’, she brings to mind great female performers such as Janis Joplin and Joan Jett and she’s poised to be Canada’s next great export. I think you’ll love her. You can download both of these tracks from her web site here. Enjoy!


uwmryan March 30, 2006 at 9:47 am

Great contest. Just an FYI, there are no members of either Arcade Fire or Wolf Parade in the Lovely Feathers. I made the same mistake when I posted about the album. Press release was wrong.


leonard March 30, 2006 at 9:49 am
leonard March 30, 2006 at 9:50 am

sorry this link i guess is the proper one



Erin March 30, 2006 at 10:14 am

second entry: henry james… he’s saving cleveland rock and roll, one show at a time. the stuff on his site is just what he records by himself… but imagine these tracks played by a five piece band. either way, it’s beautiful stuff, and can be pulled off in a crowded venue or with five people in a coffeeshop.


rgsc March 30, 2006 at 10:28 am

How about Toronto’s Camouflage Nights

check out their myspace
and their wicked video


Ben March 30, 2006 at 10:35 am

I have two actually


Little Triggers:


Mikael March 30, 2006 at 10:38 am
Anonymous March 30, 2006 at 10:47 am


I know I can’t win anything, but i love your blog, and i love this band. I would like to see you two elope. Elope now please!


Erin March 30, 2006 at 11:10 am

akron/family… it doesn’t look like their myspace is in working order at the moment, but i have the album and i could send you a couple tracks.

though, to be honest, sending you two tracks can’t possibly represent the genre-bending insanity of this album. it’s a LOT of fun.


Anonymous March 30, 2006 at 11:36 am

mexican elvis

based in munich, bavaria, but the singer is from england – so there’s no german accent. just check out “home”, it’s their best track.

cheers, jochen.


plouffie March 30, 2006 at 11:40 am

The Genues. Used to record with them.

Also, Creeper Lagoon.


Elly March 30, 2006 at 12:04 pm

This Will Destroy You

Texas band, instrumental, post rock, whatever label you want. Definitely worth a listen.


Elly March 30, 2006 at 12:05 pm

This Will Destroy You

Texas band, instrumental, post rock, whatever label you want. Definitely worth a listen.



Anonymous March 30, 2006 at 1:11 pm

The Neins Circa without question!

Hear them here:

Especially to keep up with the Canadian music theme.

Neins Circa are the most underappreciated band ever.


Peter March 30, 2006 at 1:26 pm
jeff March 30, 2006 at 1:31 pm
Robert Sloon March 30, 2006 at 1:52 pm

Check out some South African Music:


Kevin March 30, 2006 at 1:52 pm


His album Elefant Eyelash was one of my favorites of last year. There’s two songs at his label’s site, and one from the new EP at the blog link.
( I’m guessing you’ve already heard of him, but if not, it’s hard not to like his weird mesh of hip-hop and indie rock.


Jordan March 30, 2006 at 3:38 pm
luke March 30, 2006 at 4:02 pm

Jolie Holland

She’s wonderful and she’s got a new album out. There’s a “rare” track that came out recently on the new Yeti comp that I could send you if you’re interested.

Her site is:


cm March 30, 2006 at 4:11 pm
Van March 30, 2006 at 4:21 pm

My favorite local band here in Taiwan: Chasing Sparrow


Alex March 30, 2006 at 5:33 pm

The Extraordinaires


Squashed March 30, 2006 at 6:39 pm

I second Jolie Holland.

She should be making the mp3 blog circle like crazy by now. (but she hasn’t released any album in awhile)


amy zhang March 30, 2006 at 6:47 pm

maybe you have heard of gregory and the hawk but i’m hoping you havent..

listen to the first and last song on the myspace(esp the last!)

none of their music is for dlding or for sale yet but their EP is coming out soon.


Anonymous March 30, 2006 at 10:33 pm

how about Tree By Leaf?



Vitor Dornelles March 31, 2006 at 1:15 am

OPMC. It’s a brilliant dutch psychedelic folk band from the 60s-70s. Two songs for your appreciation: Fire Child and The Head


Anonymous March 31, 2006 at 2:15 am

Desmond & The Tutus

Indie band from South Africa! Try songs like “Kiss You On The Cheek” or “Saggy Bottom Speedo Swimmer” or “Too Late”, those are the best ones.


Anonymous March 31, 2006 at 4:23 am

david & the citizens



Bartman March 31, 2006 at 5:39 am
Anonymous March 31, 2006 at 1:05 pm


little known band from sweden i think


Moka March 31, 2006 at 5:02 pm

wicked fun and overlooked band-

Also check this guy called Prince, I’ve heard some good reviews from his friends about his new record. Can’t find his homepage though…

btw, are you angry at me? I’ll fix my error if you tell me what did I do wrong.


Brendawg March 31, 2006 at 11:21 pm

One more, just got back from their show:

I, Crime


Amanda April 1, 2006 at 7:43 pm
Catlyne April 1, 2006 at 11:52 pm

Van Go!


Aerienne April 2, 2006 at 11:41 am

The Bank Holidays

Not sure if I acn have more than one, but Brainpool is worth your time.


Anonymous April 2, 2006 at 5:50 pm

Zygote. Their an incredibly popular band here in Toronto for the thornhillers here.

Their music is insanely good, apprantly these guys turned down two record contracts, hoping for something more. Still, even though not a mainstream signed band, their still one of the greatest bands I’ve ever heard and that’s including my entire music collection.

Seriously check them out… I recommend the tracks Silver Gypsy and The Flower Song

if I win email me



Matt April 6, 2006 at 12:55 am
LXMBRG April 7, 2006 at 9:03 am


Ok, Swedish band:
Trouble & Strife



/ Andreas


Anonymous September 19, 2006 at 11:34 am

Check out another Montreal band that is up’n’coming.
or [free 192kbps mp3s]


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