"I really didn't want to win ... I was hoping Chad would," Patrick Watson said as he accepted the award (and $20,000 kicker) at last night's Polaris Prize ceremony/concert. And Watson's probably not alone in feeling that way, although for others' money you could swap out VanGaalen with Arcade Fire ( Neon Bible , Feist ( The Reminder ), the Besnard Lakes ( The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse ), Junior Boys ( So This Is Goodbye ), Julie Doiron ( Woke Myself Up ), Miracle Fortress ( Five Roses ), the Dears ( Gang of Losers ), or [...]
Track: Luscious Life Artist/Band: Patrick Watson Label: Secret City Duration: 3:09 Description: Montreal band Patrick Watson's new music video for "Luscious Life." Taken from the beautiful debut album Close To Paradise. Directed by Gabriel Coutu-Dumont. Formats available: Flash (.flv)| Audio (.mp3) 25 FREE Downloads from eMusic . No Restrictions - Own Your Music!
Thanks to I Rock Cleveland for referring me to this music video for The Black Keys song, "Just Got to Be". I don't think I could have put it better than Bill did : "If the Black Keys rock an empty room and no one hears it, are they still rockin'?" The Black Keys - Do the Rump If you don't know by now, the Black Keys are the closest thing to a musical [...]
Forget Arcade Fire, the Besnard Lakes, Feist, and Chad VanGaalen -- a lot of you seem to think this year's Polaris Prize belongs to Patrick Watson's Close To Paradise . And so a lot of you are gonna join us in loving this. Patrick's new clip sees the unabashedly Buckley-ish lush pop of "Luscious Life" paired with scratchy/flickering animation of a purging mind explosion, bookended by starry trips through the cosmos. Our cartoony hero has a moment of clarity! Behold, the illuminating power of caterwauling in 7/8.