23 July 2007

Monday's mp3: Le Fuzz de Canada

I've been paying a lot of attention to Canada of late. Yes, a good part of that was the CBC coverage of the U-20 World Cup. Not much good soccer on US TV (at least on the minimal cable setup I've got), so if I have to watch "foreign" stations, so be it.

But aside from congratulating all you Argentina fans out there, I wasn't intending to talk about soccer today. No, the Canada connection du jour is musical, and comes under the name Le Fuzz.

Their just-released album consists of 11 rather eclectic tracks, starting with the Nicaraguan folk song "Banana," ending with the peace-mongering song "Quoi t'as l'ar?" and betwen them visiting cultures as diverse as France, Russia, Spain, Mexico, and Cuba. They sound like some crazy lost Latin-Cajun-Gypsy tribe that isn't afraid to party. Great to hear such spicy folk-roots music coming from up north. Give 'em a listen:

[mp3] Le Fuzz: Un Son Para Mi Pueblo
[mp3] Le Fuzz: Doomila
all from the album Vie la Vida!

At present, you can download two additional tunes (Banana and Brule) from the Le Fuzz myspace. There must be a way to buy their album, but no link is apparent on their website or myspace (hint to band: make more money! make it easy to buy your CD!).


Unknown said...

Nice one! Btw, I was in Montreal three weeks ago and watched Poland beat Brazil. They sold 55,000 tickets for this one, I didn't quite expect that. I'm from Germany and used to a lot of football/soccer madness, but this really came as a surprise. So much enthusiasm for U-20 soccer in Canada, of all countries ;O)

paquebot said...

If you're interested in watching more international soccer without upgrading your cable package I would recommend checking out http://myp2p.eu/ I've been using it to follow the 2007 Asian Cup -- Korea vs. Iran through a Korean channel, Uzbekistan vs. Saudi Arabia via a Qatari sports feed, and Korea vs. Iraq through the Chinese CCTV5 -- and this weekend they're showing programming from the various European leagues to the Castle Cup of Southeast Africa

SpinTheGlobe said...

Oh, yes, I'm interested. But being a Mac user, I'm not yet so interested that I need to install Windows on my Mac just to watch. Maybe I'll change my mind later, or maybe someone will come up with a solution for Mac users. In the meantime, thanks for the suggestion and I hope it's of use to SoundRoots readers.