Halifax, you don’t make it easy, what with the lack of employment, backwards politics and ridiculous weather. But every once in awhile I’m reminded why we’ve put up with debt and salty fog for so long. Local (in the geographic sense) music blog Herohill, who just got a sweet little mention on rollingstone.com, put out a Hall & Oates tribute album as an early Christmas present, and on it, is one of my surprise favourite songs of the year.
Out of Maritime music royalty comes Homo Duplex (cool couple Ron Bates of The Memories Attack and Kristina Parlee, The Maynards), who put out a couple great digital EPs this year. Their version of one of H&O’s most cheesiest–the soul got lost somewhere between the shoulder pads–gets new life as a slowed-down, noisy little number.
Listen to their version here. And if you need a reminder: