Friday, February 15, 2008

Lazy Summer Days and Lo-Fi Indie Rock at its Best

Sometimes all you need is a drum and a bass to carry a tune, and this Canadian indie duo sure did it right. Mike O'Neill's sweet vocals and distorted bass lines, along with David Ullrich's rock steady beats came together to form The Inbreds back in the early-9os. Hailing from Kingston, Ontario, the band then moved to Halifax, soon building a loyal following in the city's thriving indie scene.

Now let's take a trip through memory lane...

It was the summer of '95 and my best girlfriends and I were inseparable. We were 15 and passed these summer lazy days by hackey-sacking at the neighbourhood park, gossiping (about everything that walked), drinking way too many (non-spiked) Slurpees, and going for a refreshing swim at the local pool with "the boys" (which was always a very welcomed event). Oh, summer time and the living's easy.

Whenever we felt the need to switch-up our well-worn routine (usually during a rainy day), we'd head over to my place, where my mom was always trying to feed us copious amounts of food (a definite perk), and we'd take our seats in the living room, tuning into whatever bands VJ Sook-yin Lee was recommending that week on The Wedge, a Much Music indie rock program. Since we were sitting around half-listening to the TV and simultaneously chatting about how a really cute boy was sooo into one of our friends, I remember how we all suddenly became enthralled with a particular song, "Any Sense of Time" by The Inbreds. It was basically two dudes and a mic, singing:
"Don't back down like you always do/ The time to speak out is long overdue/ Why complain but yet brush his name?/ He's a cramp surely you're no tramp..."

So even though The Inbreds are now defunct, I will always listen to their sophomore album, Kombinator, with a special fondness that brings me right back to those lazy ol' summer days...

Watch "Any Sense of Time." It's a goodie!



2 comments:

Divinyl said...

Loving the new layout chica...especially the PINK!!! x

ABOUT BAMBOO BLITZ said...

Hey there, thanks lady! I was getting sooo sick of my generic "dots" layout so I had to switch it up to something a bit more streamlined....

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