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A prayer for the lovers lost at sea

Hiring an infant seemed like a good idea at first for the Gertrudes
Canada Day is so much better when you don’t live in downtown Vancouver (as I did up until this year). Without droves of flag-bearing families wearing face paint descending upon my neighbourhood and making tons of noise, it seems downright pleasant. This must be what people mean when they say “Yay, it’s Canada Day.”

Oh hey, speaking of things that are Canadian, here’s a collaboration between two bands from Kingston, ON: the Gertrudes and PS I Love You. The track, “Sailor,” has a distinct Maritime vibe, with nautical-themed lyrics, waltz-time strumming and flourishes of fiddle and mandolin. Things get trippy in the final minute, when the two bands crank the gain for a psychedelic, triumphant finale.

This one will be on the Gertrudes’ forthcoming album, Dawn Time Riot. If you dig it, the band has got some west coast tour dates coming up this month. Click here to see the schedule.

MP3: “Sailor”
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