Pssst! Secrets! Don’t tell Matt Wells I’m doing this, because he’ll come over here and be very emotional at me. At the very least he’ll frown disapprovingly.
But I believe in good music and good causes, and this, my friends, is one of those times you throw caution to the wind and, uh, make a blog post.
I want to let all of you serious music lovers know about Lazybones, made up of Tim MacNeill, Matt Wells, and some acoustic guitars. Both these guys have years of experience working in music and music related areas, and now they’ve gotten together to create and release music in a way they feel connects directly with the listener, instead of going through the messy music business to get their songs to the people.
More precisely, though, I want to make sure you know about “Slowmotion“, because it is a darn good song. And I’m not just saying that because half the band works here (really). It’s super catchy yet laid back (I blame the acoustic guitars and the fact that it was written on a beach), and I’ve kinda been playing it on repeat for the last hour.
On the band’s website, Tim MacNeill writes about the song lyrics being a metaphor for his relationship with music and the music industry, which probably explains why Lazybones don’t have a record label, and are releasing their album Songs from Here themselves, through their website on August 11th.
The band says they were inspired by a quotation from John Mellencamp, which goes something like:
“It’s not that the people don’t still love music; of course they do.It’s just the way it is presented to them that ignores their humanity.”
THIS explains why Lazybones’ first single, the aforementioned Slowmotion, is being freed into the world online, and all the profits are going straight to War Child Canada. If that’s not enough incentive for you to check these guys out, then know that Huey Lewis lends his harmonica stylings to the track “Perfect Life” (which is available as a free download from their site), and local songstress Jill Barber provides vocals on “Sleepy Tune”.