25 Great Fredericton Tracks from 2014 – Part Five

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With ‘Best Of 2014” lists popping up all over the place this time of year, I thought it might be fun to take the theme, scrap any numerical value or ranking and simply present 25 great tracks from Fredericton artists that have surfaced over the past year. Over the past few weeks I’ve been digging through the countless bands and individuals currently making music here in Fredericton, some familiar to my ears and hearing others for the first time. It was a pretty fun and enlightening exercise and one that opened my ears to a lot of music I’d missed over the past 12 months.

Beach Body

Just one more surprise from 2014, this time with serious new wave undertones. Their two-track EP is a synthy, spacey dose of pretty melodies that reminds me of a long drive home after a great summer vacation. Summary Music. There, a new genre. Definition: Summary Music – those relaxing melodies that encompass all that is right with the world.

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Sean One

I said it once, I’ll say it again – Sean One is one of the Canada’s best kept secrets.  He knows beats, he knows production and the dude can lay down some sick lyrics when need be.

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Panzy

I’ve always had a weak spot for noise, for hardcore and for music that presents a big “fuck you” to your ears.  Panzy, I don’t know what you’re doing but I love it. We need bands like this to remind us that the world isn’t all pretty harmonies and fashion sense. Panzy is the soundtrack to the six o’clock news. Don’t forget it.

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Recovery Robot

This track reminds me of early John K. Sampson.  Specifically, that split release he did with Painted Thin back when he was still the yin to Chris Hannah’s yang. Outside of the similarities, Recovery Robot present some great songwriting and song great lyrics. I’ll be coming back to listen to this again and again.

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Horsefucker

For the final track in the series, let’s listen to Horsefucker.  They really hit the nail on the head here, capturing the feel and the aesthetic of The Brookside Mall like no one else ever could.

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Matt Carter@m_j_c73

 

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