It is January 12th 2014 which means it is time to announce the next 'Song of the Week'.
"Dawn and Marra aren't sisters but most people think they are. They've been performing together since Marra was fourteen and Dawn was sixteen."
"Drawn together by a love of music at such a young age, Dawn and Marra immediately impressed all who listened. Songwriting has always been at the heart of the duo. Debuting a new song most weeks has kept their loyal fans in the working class city of Hamilton, Ontario enthralled by their rapid, but still natural, development."
Dawn and Marra, who reside in Dundas, Ontario, a town within Hamilton, Ontario, instantly blew me away with their music. Together, their voices will give you the chills and, alongside their impeccable melodies, their music will have you wanting to hear more right away.
The two create a unique, and addicting, indie/folk style. And, since mid 2009, these two young women have been building up their impressive fan base all around the world. So, of course, their original tune, titled Animals, is earning this week's 'Song of the Week' spot.
"In 2010 they entered, and won, The Rising Star Competition at the Hamilton Music Awards, dazzling the judges with their creativity. In the winter of 2012 they recorded a single with producer Dan Weston (Paper Lions, Northcote, The Reason), titled A Love Letter, rich in melody, with dense harmonies underlying simple yet poignant lyrics, the song tells the story of two lovers separated by oceans. The collaboration was very rewarding and did much to add to the young performers confidence and understanding of the art of producing. The song was well received, being played on CBC and BBC, as well as National Public Radio."
In January of 2013, Dawn and Marra travelled to Vancouver, British Columbia where they recorded their debut album, with producer Howard Redekopp (Tegan and Sara, Said the Whale, Paper Lions). And, on June 1st 2013, the album, titled Teaspoons And Tablespoons, was officially released.
With every song on their album, and with everything these two seem to do or release, it is always showing their impeccable talent and passion. And, their song Animals definitely earns this week's 'Song of the Week' spot because of that.
You will undoubtedly want to pick up a copy of Teaspoons And Tablespoons right away. Plus, you will want to find your way over to Dawn and Marra's Youtube Channel. While there, you can catch some of their original tunes live, including this week's 'Song of the Week', Animals, found here:
See you next Sunday for another new 'Song of the Week' to be chosen. While you wait, make sure to give Dawn and Marra a listen and be sure to continue to follow these two very talented young women.
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Picture 1: From left to right: Dawn Goterfallen-Larsh (vocals / guitar / ukulele, accordion) & Marra Koren (vocals / bass / ukulele, accordion)
Picture 2: Dawn And Marra - Teaspoons And Tablespoons CD Cover
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