Song of the day: The Rainyard – "Downward Rise"

April 14, 2011

Although yesterday I did return to power pop after a couple of days of stuff that wasn’t even remotely related it, the song wasn’t Australian. Here’s an Australian power pop song:

The Rainyard – “Downward Rise” (1995)


Just before I finish this post, I’d like to ask a question. I’m pretty predantic when it comes to the names of bands and songs – and even how they’re pronounced. Due to my pedantic-osity*, my question to anyone prepared to answer it is…

How do you pronounce the second word in the band’s name? Is it:

1. “Rain Yard”
2. “Rainy Ard”?

I’m inclined to go with “Rainy Ard” because it reminds me of the word “brainy”, and I like the word “brainy”.

(*I just remembered that the correct word there is “pedantry”. What a pointlessly pedantic post my particular proclivity proceeded to produce. Pah!)