Monday, July 28, 2014

Choir-Assisted Indie

     There are a number of motivations for blogging about music. At the top of the list is the enjoyment that comes with sharing something that is personally exciting. However, there are drawbacks. One negative is that the self-imposed pressure to post on a regular basis prevents the months-long dives into finding songs that share some feature, such as a particular instrument. We love our hard-earned historical lists.
     We still generate lists, but they are shorter, less historic in focus, and less comprehensive. [Now, doesn’t that statement generate a lot of confidence in the credibility of this blog post???] This post is a short, non-historic and non-comprehensive list of songs that use children choirs. So, it won’t reach back to Pink Floyd’s 1979 release of “Another Brick in the Wall.”
     The Young Wild is a San Diego/Los Angeles band. The members are Gareth Moore, Jarel Paguio, Calen Lucas, Bryan B. William, and Brandon Zedaker. The children's choir-assisted song is "Moment Goes."

     herMajesty is based in New York. According to the frontman of the band, “The motivation to use a children’s choir on the new single came from the idea that we are all struggling to come to grips with the promise of our youth and the reality of adulthood while maintaining a connection to the life affirming energy and sense of wonder of those early years."
       "One by One" by herMajesty (Currently, the band is offering the song as a free download - CLICK HERE.)

     Next is the Orchestral Indie of Marram from Edinburgh, Scotland. The core members are Jamie Chambers, Mike Brogan, and Colin Mclean. But it’s The Light of Love Children's Choir that landed the song on this list. Proceeds from the Transgressive North's 'Everything Is New Project' releases will go to Scottish Love in Action, a charity that provides food, clothing, education, and medical care to children in southeast India.
     “With Us Instead” (fundraiser) by Marram (ft. Owen Pallett)


     Youngblood Hawke is an Indie Pop Band in Los Angeles. They have a couple of contributions.
     “Stars (Hold On)" by Youngblood Hawke

     “We Come Running” by Youngblood Hawke

     Staying in LA, Mr Little Jeans is Monica Birkenes, a Norwegian singer who is now living in Los Angeles. The background vocals in “Oh Sailor” are provided by the Silverlake Conservatory of Music Youth Chorale, a non-auditioned group of singers within the range of 8 to 16 years old.
      “Oh Sailor” by Mr Little Jeans

     “We No Who U R" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
     "Stick Up Kids" by Kool Head - the free download is in the .wav format, if that matters.

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