Setting off fire alarms

This is what a hockey teeth fetishist looks like
This year, I’m a juror for the Polaris Music Prize. The Long List will be announced in 33 days, so recently I’ve been busy catching up on some Canadian albums I missed over the past twelve months.

One record I’ve been listening to is BahamasPink Strat. The debut by Toronto songwriter Afie Jurvanen, Bahamas’ dusty brand of lovesick folk recalls M. Ward after a pack of throat lozenges.

Here’s the album standout “Hockey Teeth.” I’m not sure exactly what he means when he sings, “I’m thanking the Lord / For blessing you with hockey teeth,” since that doesn’t exactly sound like my idea of a turn-on. Still, there’s no missing the romantic message behind lines like “Though there were girls before you / I don’t remember their names.”

MP3: “Hockey Teeth”
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  1. By I’ve been called a runner on May 28, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    [...] been called a runner May 25, 2010 It’s Polaris season and, as I’ve previously discussed, I’ve been catching up on some albums I missed over the past twelve months. Over the weekend, [...]

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