Friday, June 3, 2011

Now Hear This!: The Wilderness of Manitoba

Come in from the woods

The Wilderness of Manitoba, an indie-folk quintet from Toronto, recently released their debut album, When You Left the Fire. In the same vein as Fleet Foxes (take a look at Nick’s review), The Cave Singers, Blitzen Trapper and Bon Iver, their sound takes you back to a simpler time – a time when it was safe to leave your doors unlocked and kids could stay out after dark (at least, that’s how they make me feel). This album allows you to press play, sit back in an easy chair, close your eyes and forget about life. Or maybe build a camp fire and crack a beer…to each his own. The diamond for me is the song Hermit (portion of the lyrics below):

Maybe I'm dumb for asking; I live out in the woods.
Will you ever know me the way I think you should?
I'm stuck on this woman.
I think that I can, get out of this hermit, a dependable man.
‘Cause if you live like I do, it’s never too soon,
To break through the shadows and out of this room.

Below are some links for additional info on The Wilderness of Manitoba (anyone cool will give Hermit a chance!). Enjoy and happy listening!

Sounds like: Blitzen Trapper, Bon Iver, The Cave Singers, Fleet Foxes

Links: - Hermit - Orono Park

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