Friday Night Soundtrack – February 15th, 2013

I’ve been in a massive music funk as of late. I haven’t been listening to anything that I find remotely interesting or catchy. I find myself going back to the same old albums that I’ve been listening to for the past six months. One on hand it’s good because obviously I enjoy those albums, but on the other hand they are beginning to grow old on me. This first month and a half of 2013 has been lackluster at best but like all good music hoarders all I need to do is dip into the archives and dig something out. It was during this process that I’ve re-discovered my love for Halifax’s very own Sloan.

1 – Losing California

Love the chord progression over the verses, love the intro drum beat and who doesn’t love some guitar harmony during a solo.

2 – Everything You’ve Done Wrong

My first introduction to Sloan was this track and I have to say this is the one that makes me feel old. I can still remember sitting in a high school coffee house while friends of mine whipped this one out. It was a big hit at the time, and proof that Sloan had the ability to write a pretty decent pop song.

3 – She Says What She Means

That intro riff is so simple it’s awesome. This song is rock n roll.

4 – Iggy And Angus

And here you thought this list would be comprised of all #1 hits. A great song taken from a great album. A great example of the overdriven pop/rock that Sloan was able to pump out again and again.

5 – Money City Mainiacs

Another fantastic intro that everyone recognizes. A simple four chord progression over one constant bass note and a super fun song to cover for all y’all bands out there.

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Jeff is one-fourth of the group that makes up HAFILAX. His usual ramblings can be read right here on the website. If reading isn't your thing, he also hosts the Basement Tapes podcast.