lt is May 12th 2013 which means it is time to announce the next 'Song of the Week'.
From right here in our hometown of Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario lives the band earning this week's featured spot.
I honestly question as to why I had not discovered this band earlier. Each member possesses an insane amount of talent. And, of course, when put together, this band is something phenomenal.
That Awful Rhythm's music provides a pop, jazz and blues feel, even throwing in some rock references as well. On the band's Facebook page it states, "Jazz soul meets punk attitude and sings the blues". And, well, their catchy and incredible tune, American Marriage, is earning this week's 'Song of the Week' spot because of it.
Their insanely unique sound definitely sets them apart from most. But, it is not just their overall sound that makes them stand out. Their unbelievable songwriting skills is something else that blows me away. Each and every song this band composes is something that will honestly leave you scrambling for words. You can even find a sample of this in the biography section on their Facebook page, where it states, "The working poor had no more sins to repeat , they've worked to the bone for debts on their homes, they'll soon shovel to their children's feet; A trusted man with banners and plans, figured he'd always stay true, but muddy men came rolling in and true became lies favourite fool; He struggled to prove himself and left office in poorer health".
Although I did just come across this band in late 2012, the band's Facebook page has been active since late 2011. And, if you have not heard of That Awful Rhythm you should [most definitely] check them out very, very soon.
S.e. Elliott (vocals / guitar), Courtney Elliott (backing vocals), Sarah Beckner (backing vocals), Mike Burns (bass) and Stephen Gobmac (drums) are seriously talented young men and women and their work deserves to be heard by all. And, That Awful Rhythm truly deserve this week's 'Song of the Week' spot for their original, American Marriage.
If you have not had the honour of seeing American Marriage performed live yet, perhaps the mp3 will have to tide you over for now. Make sure you check out this week's 'Song of the Week', along with a few other tunes, available on That Awful Rhythm's Bandcamp page, here:
See you next Sunday when our next 'Song of the Week' article goes live. Before then, however, definitely listen to That Awful Rhythm and discover the talent this Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario band has.
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Photo credit: Facebook
Picture 1: From left to right: Mike Burns (bass), S.e. Elliott (vocals / guitar), Courtney Elliott (backing vocals) & Sarah Beckner (backing vocals)
Picture 2: That Awful Rhythm Logo
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