Thursday, May 11, 2006

Detective Kalita

Detective Kalita is one of Canada's most promising up-and-coming bands and has been garnering many positive reviews both across the country and internationally. Located in Toronto, the band delivers beautiful pop songs, comparable to those from Elephant 6 collective and Nick Drake.

Detective Kalita features members and former members of the Weakerthans, Polmo Polpo, the Ladies & Gentlemen and Glissandro 70. The main man behind the band is Andy Swan, a very talented songwriter & singer.

Detective Kalita's sophomore, The Michael Parks, took shape throughout 2004 and 2005. By the time New Years '06 hit, there were nearly 30 songs to comb through. The Michael Parks rose from the ashes- subtle, softer, and more slick than their 2003 outing, The Night We Ate the Cake. With G. Smith on bass and Sandro Perri joining on lap steel and guitar, long-time drummer Shayne 'Velvet Fog' Cox and Swan are a tight live unit, and the DK are on top of their game.

The Michael Parks is a brilliant musical achievement. Working again with Andy Magoffin at London's House of Miracles, the DK have hit their stride, creating a pop masterpiece that is bound to turn heads in Toronto's crowded indie music scene. From the opening chords of "Altona, MB," you know you're not listening to an ordinary album. Like a prairie night, it's quiet, and full of wide open spaces. There's no rush to reel you in with power pop magic, no urgent call to attention. Less cryptic lyrics, more straight-ahead, heartfelt admissions. Out with speed, in with soul. Simply put, the DK has grown up.

"The Michael Parks" was recorded by Andy Magoffin at the House of Miracles in London, ON (recording home of the Constantines, Great Lake Swimmers, Royal City, and Jim Guthrie, among others). "The Michael Parks" will be released on May 23rd, 2006 on Kelp Records. Preview some tracks from the new album:

Detective Kalita - Mary 16
Detective Kalita - The Heart Of The Matter
Detective Kalita - Best Man Blues
Detective Kalita @ MySpace

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

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12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

man, thanks so much for all the work you do on this site. Like probably most of the people who visit this site, I hate paying for my music. I absolutely hate it. I cant stand it. I mean, how dare those stupid bands ask for my money? Who do they think they are? I would much rather spend my money on tacos and stuff. This is an easy way for me to get my free stuff which I deserve without feeling guilty. I always feel guilty when i go to p2ps. So this is a great alternative. Screw those bands and their lexus sports hovercrafts. Give me your music, dont give me your freaking attitudes. Right? Ha. Keep sticking it to them. Those jerks!

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Blogger Ziggy said...

I will answer to this last comment. I wouldn't say that the bands are stupid and that you shouldn't pay for their music. I encourage everyone who likes the music presented on this site to buy that music and support the favorite bands either by going to their concerts or, at least, to spread the buzz around. The links I provide in the bonus section are Google or Yahoo finds that, probably, everyone could find with a bit of effort. Those links are supposed just to give you a chance to preview some music I think it could be interesting for you. I guess that these 'short life' links keep many of you coming and visiting this page frequently what gives me a chance to present you some new bands that you may find cool and support in the future. It's a kind of a trade-off, but I'm convinced that most of those who just download wouldn't buy this music anyway. Nevertheless, I hope that the majority of the blog visitors are true music lovers that want to learn about new bands, appreciate their hard work and effort to create enjoyable tunes and are without any doubt happy to support all of those that they like.

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Blogger Daniel J Roth said...

Yes, some of us are music lovers who delete some of what you post after first listen and go purchase others (bought my third p:ano) album yesterday (though that might have be yanp). Thank you though, you are a great musical compatriot and if i had internet in my house I would try to join, eh, maybe one day. I remain amazed at your commitment to new music and your ability to find it.

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