Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Gertrudes - Wind from the South

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With this overload of songs popping up on end of year lists, I thought I was going to be overwhelmed with songs and busy sorting through everything. But instead, I have attached myself to this band and fallen madly and deeply in love with The Gertrudes, especially their song "Wind From The South". It is the perfect song for when the cold sets in, it gets your blood pumping, makes you want to clap and stomp along, and makes you with a warm wind would blow your way too.

If you think that picture over there looks like a lot of people, that's because it is. This 12, yes 12(!), person band puts their mass to use by playing the widest arrangement of instruments I've seen in a while. Their sound is full and large, without being clumsy or messy. It comes together surprisingly smooth and when they all sing in unison you can tell just how in sync they all are. They also know how to rock a squeezebox, so of course I was instantly attracted to their sound. Not to mention they also play a theremin, which is pretty awesome. It is also an instrument that Neon Indian plays, but of course The Gertrudes actually make music with theirs. (too harsh?)
You have to listen to this song. It will probably be in my top 20 of the year. Be sure to watch the video below too, its a great alternate version to their recorded one, plus you get to see the many faces and instruments that make up the band.

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