The Meek is Toronto-based musician Mika Posen, who also plays in dark and spooky Timber Timbre as well as light and jovial Forest City Lovers. She’s come a long way from carrying snacks and water for the band. Although neither of these bands sound remotely similar to each other, you can hear reflections of each within her 2012 album Songs That Travel In Waves. This is a great album for reflection, early morning walks in brisk pre-dawn light, and roadtrips to Atlantic Canada.
If you’re looking for something to do tomorrow night, she’ll be playing at Tranzac Club with Scattered Clouds and Hush Pup (details). And if you’re up for the long drive, she’s opening for the lovely Her Harbour‘s CD release in Ottawa on Saturday April 27th (details).
Cutouts remind me of the CD case for re-release of the This is Spinal Tap soundtrack
The morning after Forest City Lovers hit up the Great Hall for their Carriage CD release party on Thursday August 12th, I’ll be interviewing them in the radio station at CFMU 93.3 for my Tuesday show. Friday the 13th sounds like a wonderfully ominous day to begin my foray into music journalism.
I’m having a blast coming up with interesting interview questions and I’m trying hard to think of ones they haven’t been asked before. If I am a little absent from MBF for the next two weeks, it’s because I’m preparing for the interview, going to two concerts (one FCL, one super-secret private party for a famous Canadian band!), and doing other music side projects. Lots of yummy posts will come in September, when I’m finally a university graduate with an expensive paper in a cheap frame hanging on my wall. I’m counting on you, Sasha, to keep being awesome for the time being.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a playlist for the blog, so here’s a brand new one called Lost at Sea featuring brand new tracks from Basia Bulat, The New Pornographers, and Stars. Download it!