Beirut – Elephant Gun

If I was young, I’d flee this town
I’d bury my dreams underground
As did I, we drink to die
We drink tonight

Far from home, elephant gun
Let’s take them down one by one
We’ll lay it down, it’s not been found
It’s not around

Just felt like listening to this one over and over again tonight…

And our journey continues!

Last time I posted I left you in Australia, and Nuno has taken you to the Balkans and we’re going to cross the Atlantic today and land in Canada!

One of the greatest countries in the world, its music is most of the times overshadowed by their american neighbours, but, from time to time, great artists leave the maple leaf country and depart to conquer the world stages.

The current best example of such an artist is the band Arcade Fire. This amazing septet performs music in the indie rock category, but they are much more than that as this video proves 🙂

But, when I think of Canadian music, my thoughts are immediately directed to Rush, the megalithic power trio that conquered the world in the 70’s with their 2112 record, with their out-of-this-world drummer (many times considered one of the best ever), their experimentalist guitarist and their high-pitched singer/bassist, which is also an accomplished keyboardist. But enough adjectives already! Here’s an excerpt of their 20 minute epic 2112:

Their style varied during the 80’s (very little bands didn’t change through the 80’s…) including more keyboards and sampled sounds. Two staple song from that era are Subdivisions and Distant Early Warning.

Of course there are a lot of other amazing canadian bands/artists, like Harmonium, Neil Young , Alanis Morissette, Bryan Adams, etc. But I decided to stop doing the 2-hour-long posts I used to 😛

Oh, I almost forgot, Pedro‘s post with Pearl Jam was our 100th post! Hurray 😀

Two Door Cinema Club – Cigarettes In The Theatre

Today I went running to a place I’ve never been before and then, after an hour, I found myself kinda lost ^^
I was far far far away from the place I thought I would reach, so my only choice was to go all the way back.

I was already thirsty and tired and the idea of another running hour ahead was frightening.
That’s when Two Door Cinema Club enters the scene! Time passed by in a blink of an eye with their discography pumping it up!

Every time I listened to this one I couldn’t help but speed up to the beat of the song:

I’m not going any further with this post because I believe a friend of mine would like to make a guest post about music to run.. (:
Next few days I’ll be posting my late discoveries on electronic music so, for those into this genre, make sure to come back 😉