Sam’s Weekly Attempt To Make “Punk” Bigger In The Sidebar Tag Cloud, Vol. 1: Orphan Choir

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If you love tags (the little words that get added to the bottom of blog posts to facilitate searching through the site) as much as I do, you spend a lot of time checking out the tag cloud in our sidebar. For a while, “punk” was the biggest one in there, indicating that I write way too much about the same thing all the time. Well, no more. Our good friend Alejandro Alcoba has been on some kind of magic streak of writing stuff and getting cool interviews with people who make these things I don’t really care about called “comics”. And now “comics” is bigger than “obama”, “porn”, and even “wrestling” in that little tag cloud. This has spurred me to start the weekly music column-thing I’ve been talking about trying to do for months, and given it both a purpose and a name. Thanks, Alejandro. You and your picture books are going down.

So: This is Sam’s weekly column where he writes about a band he likes and tries to make the punk tag bigger in the sidebar tag cloud. Noble pursuits, dude.

Orphan Choir are this awesome band from Windsor, Ontario who sound like Small Brown Bike but way more like they’re from Windsor. They just posted three new songs on their MySpace which you should probably listen to if you like No Idea Records, American Steel, or rock music. “New Rituals” sounds like that kick-ass first track from the Hold Steady’s Boys and Girls in America before it turns into a Jawbreaker song, and “Pictures of Saints” is as powerful as anything on the last (awesome) Constantines record. These guys play on December 13 at Rancho Relaxo in Toronto with Horses, and the day before in Waterloo (but do any of you seriously live in Waterloo?), so you should go see them. Horses rule, too. Good night! Good column!

Posted on November 27, 2008 by | Old Stuff | 3 Comments »| Tags: ,


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