Musical coincidences # 326

November 2, 2012

There I was, pleasantly listening to Dutch band Sunday Sun‘s latest EP, III, and a track came on that fired up the neurons in me noggin*.

When I heard the verse in Sunday Sun’s “Beating Low”, with its melodic countour and structure involving one melody followed by a different melody, I noticed a similarity between that and the melodies in a verse of a song by Jason Falkner.

I think both groups of melodies (and the order in which they appear) are similar enough for me to make this coincidence blogward bound:

Sunday Sun – “Beating Low (2012) (excerpt)

Jason Falkner – “Counting Sheep (2009) (excerpt)

Here are the full versions:

Sunday Sun – “Beating Low (2012)

Jason Falkner – “Counting Sheep (2009)

(*I’m now thinking of patenting the phrase “Neurons In Me Noggin”.)

Song of the day: Sunday Sun – "Ordinary Love"

September 7, 2012

I received an email from a Dutch band called Sunday Sun (Hi, band!) who wanted me to let you know about their latest EP. The band has released two EPs so far this year, and they’re inconveniently (albeit logically) called I and II. There’s a third EP scheduled for later on in the year, and I guess you can figure out what that’s going to be called. (You’re right.)

I’m pleased to say that, if you’re so inclined, you can download II for free over at Bandcamp.

“Great!,” you say, “A free album – yay!” If you want to know what you’re going to hear once you’ve downloaded it, here’s the opening track from II:

Sunday Sun – “Ordinary Love (2012)

[Beware: the video for “Ordinary Love” positively screams “Hipster!”. It’s full of people in their twenties, and the look of the whole thing is like the video equivalent of Instagram. But I do like the song.]

Incidentally, whilst typing this post I’m listening to The Beatles’ Revolver. It’s been ages since I last heard it, and as I’m listening to it I’ve come to the following conclusion: Revolver is a good album.

Oh, and speaking of Revolver: I noticed something I hadn’t noticed before in “I Want To Tell You“. At 1:19 Paul McCartney utters a strangled “why!” when he sings the backing vocal in the line “I feel hung up and I don’t know why”.

The Beatles – “I Want To Tell You (1966) (excerpt)


Excellent. Thanks, Paul!

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