Monday, February 25, 2008

SPP Run this City...

The Sunparlour Players have consistently been awesome since the first time that I saw them, and they continue to be a band that I go see every chance that I get. I've tried about dozen times to write a sentence that describes their live show, and frankly, I'm not a good enough writer to do it, because repeating how awesome they are doesn't really cut it. I've heard other people describe them as a Suf-Stevens/Arcade Fire hybrid, and I don't think that's far off, but, again, I'm not sure that does them justice either. The expressiveness in Penner's voice, their energy and enthusiasm are unmatched by anyone I've ever seen. Sorry, I'm gushing, but at this point there are very few bands (Sufjan Stevens, Ben Folds, maybe Hayden) that I'd go see over the SPP.

They have some shows coming up in SW Ontario in the next couple of months, since it appears that Rosie has recovered from a broken foot sustained during a show back in January. But this isn't even the most exciting part...

I mentioned in my last post about them, after seeing them at the London Music Club in November, that they'd played a couple of new songs that weren't on their full-length album Hymns for the Happy [2006, re-released in 2007]. Well, again, i(heart)music has come through and posted the mp3s of their CBC Radio 3 session, including 5 songs that we're on Hymns. Awesomeness.

[mp3] Sunparlour Players - Bless This City.mp3
[mp3]Sunparlour Players - Point Pelee Is The Place To Be.mp3

Also, a video from their November 2007 show at the LMC.

"Hymns for the Happy"

1 comment:

Paul said...

It's always good to find another supporter of the ever-awesome Sunparlour Players. Their live show is truly awe-inspiring.

In fact, I was at the Toronto show where Rosie broke his foot! Check out some photos from it here.