Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Henri Faberge and the Adorables

My most recent listening obsession is Henri Faberge and the Adorables from Toronto. Never mind that I could have been sold on the name alone, HFatA hooks my ears with melodies that mix country/blues with swing... and then whatever it is that gives all these damn brilliant Canadians such catchy tunes! Their songs manage to be feel-good and mocking at the same time. Oh, and I love that they have both a male and female singer. You just can't get enough of duets these days. (Or at least, I can't. That's part of the reason why I dig Mates of State and The Moldy Peaches so much.)

I bet you can't not hum along.

1 comment:

Henry said...

That photo is from one of our very first shows at the Embassy, a little hole-in-the wall bar in Kensington Market (where we played a monthly free show for over two years). We didn't even announce it, we just showed up and started playing, much to the chagrin of a few students trying to study on a quiet Wednesday night. Fast forward a few months, we had gone electric Dylan-style and from then on the place was so packed with sweaty dancing bodies that the windows would fog up in seconds and there was no distinction between band and audience (though the band could be identified as those having microphones smashed into their faces by the crowd).

We recently had our semi-official "We're not playing these shows for a while" party and barely anyone showed up. A perfect conclusion!

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