Top 30 Songs for March 17-23, 2019

1. SUPERPOSITION – Young the Giant (2)
2. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (1)
3. READY TO LET GO – Cage the Elephant (14)
4. LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT – The 1975 (5)
5. NORTHERN LIGHTS – Death Cab for Cutie (6)
6. CHANGE – The Revivalists (7)
7. POWER OVER ME – Dermot Kennedy (8)
8. S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – The Glorious Sons (9)
9. SIGUE CON EL AMOR – John Defeo (10)
10. VOLCANO – Feather Weight (12)
11. TRAMPOLINE – SHAED (13)
12. SUNFLOWER – Post Malone & Swae Lee (3)
13. HOME – morgxn featuring WALK THE MOON (15)
14. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (4) 19th week on chart
15. ASSUME FORM – James Blake (20)
16. MOVEMENT – Hozier (17)
17. LONGSHOT – Catfish and the Bottlemen (18)
18. DISAPPEAR – Western Jaguar (19)
19. EXITS – Foals (21)
20. CHLORINE – twenty one pilots (26)
21. WANDER – Vox Eagle with Pierre Fontaine (11) 19th week on chart
22. SALVATION – The Strumbellas (24)
23. SECRET THAT LIES BEHIND – The Gear (25)
24. HARMONY HALL – Vampire Weekend (28)
25. FEAR THE FUTURE – IAMWARFACE (29)
26. DARK PLACES – The Frontier (30)
27. YOU’RE THE ONE – Greta Van Fleet (23)
28. PRESSURE – Muse (16)
29. APOCALIPSTICK – Lazy Queen (22)
30. TIME – Morosity (N)

Top 30 Songs for March 10-16, 2019

1. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (1)
2. SUPERPOSITION – Young the Giant (3)
3. SUNFLOWER – Post Malone & Swae Lee (4)
4. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (2)
5. LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT – The 1975 (7)
6. NORTHERN LIGHTS – Death Cab for Cutie (8)
7. CHANGE – The Revivalists (9)
8. POWER OVER ME – Dermot Kennedy (10)
9. S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – The Glorious Sons (13)
10. SIGUE CON EL AMOR – John Defeo (12)
11. WANDER – Vox Eagle with Pierre Fontaine (5)
12. VOLCANO – Feather Weight (14)
13. TRAMPOLINE – SHAED (15)
14. READY TO LET GO – Cage the Elephant (19)
15. HOME – morgxn featuring WALK THE MOON (16)
16. PRESSURE – Muse (6)
17. MOVEMENT – Hozier (20)
18. LONGSHOT – Catfish and the Bottlemen (21)
19. DISAPPEAR – Western Jaguar (22)
20. ASSUME FORM – James Blake (25)
21. EXITS – Foals (23)
22. APOCALIPSTICK – Lazy Queen (11)
23. YOU’RE THE ONE – Greta Van Fleet (24)
24. SALVATION – The Strumbellas (26)
25. SECRET THAT LIES BEHIND – The Gear (29)
26. CHLORINE – twenty one pilots (30)
27. HIGH HOPES – Panic! At the Disco (17)
28. HARMONY HALL – Vampire Weekend (N)
29. FEAR THE FUTURE – IAMWARFACE (N)
30. DARK PLACES – The Frontier (N)

Top 30 Songs for March 3-9, 2019

1. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (2)
2. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (1)
3. SUPERPOSITION – Young the Giant (5)
4. SUNFLOWER – Post Malone & Swae Lee (4)
5. WANDER – Vox Eagle with Pierre Fontaine (3)
6. PRESSURE – Muse (7)
7. LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT – The 1975 (8)
8. NORTHERN LIGHTS – Death Cab for Cutie (9)
9. CHANGE – The Revivalists (10)
10. POWER OVER ME – Dermot Kennedy (13)
11. APOCALIPSTICK – Lazy Queen (6)
12. SIGUE CON EL AMOR – John Defeo (14)
13. S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – The Glorious Sons (15)
14. VOLCANO – Feather Weight (16)
15. TRAMPOLINE – SHAED (20)
16. HOME – morgxn featuring WALK THE MOON (19)
17. HIGH HOPES – Panic! At the Disco (11)
18. FAST TALK – Houses (12)
19. READY TO LET GO – Cage the Elephant (27)
20. MOVEMENT – Hozier (21)
21. LONGSHOT – Catfish and the Bottlemen (23)
22. DISAPPEAR – Western Jaguar (24)
23. EXITS – Foals (25)
24. YOU’RE THE ONE – Greta Van Fleet (22)
25. ASSUME FORM – James Blake (29)
26. SALVATION – The Strumbellas (28)
27. WORST NIGHTS – Foster the People (17)
28. LIGHT ON – Maggie Rogers (18)
29. SECRET THAT LIES BEHIND – The Gear (30)
30. CHLORINE – twenty one pilots (N)

Top 30 Songs for February 24 – March 2, 2019

 

1. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (1)
2. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (3)
3. WANDER – Vox Eagle with Pierre Fontaine (2)
4. SUNFLOWER – Post Malone & Swae Lee (5)
5. SUPERPOSITION – Young the Giant (8)
6. APOCALIPSTICK – Lazy Queen (7)
7. PRESSURE – Muse (9)
8. LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT – The 1975 (11)
9. NORTHERN LIGHTS – Death Cab for Cutie (12)
10. CHANGE – The Revivalists (13)
11. HIGH HOPES – Panic! At the Disco (4)
12. FAST TALK – Houses (6)
13. POWER OVER ME – Dermot Kennedy (17)
14. SIGUE CON EL AMOR – John Defeo (16)
15. S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – The Glorious Sons (21)
16. VOLCANO – Feather Weight (18)
17. WORST NIGHTS – Foster the People (14)
18. LIGHT ON – Maggie Rogers (15)
19. HOME – morgxn featuring WALK THE MOON (20)
20. TRAMPOLINE – SHAED (26)
21. MOVEMENT – Hozier (22)
22. YOU’RE THE ONE – Greta Van Fleet (23)
23. LONGSHOT – Catfish and the Bottlemen (24)
24. DISAPPEAR – Western Jaguar (25)
25. EXITS – Foals (27)
26. BACK DOWN – Bob Moses (10)
27. READY TO LET GO – Cage the Elephant (29)
28. SALVATION – The Strumbellas (30)
29. ASSUME FORM – James Blake (N)
30. SECRET THAT LIES BEHIND – The Gear (N)

Top 30 Songs for February 17-23, 2019

1. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (2)
2. WANDER – Vox Eagle with Pierre Fontaine (1)
3. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (5)
4. HIGH HOPES – Panic! At the Disco (3)
5. SUNFLOWER – Post Malone & Swae Lee (7)
6. FAST TALK – Houses (6)
7. APOCALIPSTICK – Lazy Queen (8)
8. SUPERPOSITION – Young the Giant (11)
9. PRESSURE – Muse (10)
10. BACK DOWN – Bob Moses (4)
11. LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT – The 1975 (12)
12. NORTHERN LIGHTS – Death Cab for Cutie (13)
13. CHANGE – The Revivalists (17)
14. WORST NIGHTS – Foster the People (15)
15. LIGHT ON – Maggie Rogers (16)
16. SIGUE CON EL AMOR – John Defeo (18)
17. POWER OVER ME – Dermot Kennedy (19)
18. VOLCANO – Feather Weight (20)
19. HURT PEOPLE – Two Feet featuring Madison Love (9)
20. HOME – morgxn featuring WALK THE MOON (22)
21. S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – The Glorious Sons (28)
22. MOVEMENT – Hozier (24)
23. YOU’RE THE ONE – Greta Van Fleet (25)
24. LONGSHOT – Catfish and the Bottlemen (26)
25. DISAPPEAR – Western Jaguar (27)
26. TRAMPOLINE – SHAED (29)
27. EXITS – Foals (30)
28. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (14) 20th week on chart
29. READY TO LET GO – Cage the Elephant (N)
30. SALVATION – The Strumbellas (N)

TOP 30 Songs for February 10-16, 2019

1. WANDER – Vox Eagle with Pierre Fontaine (1)
2. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (3)
3. HIGH HOPES – Panic! At the Disco (2)
4. BACK DOWN – Bob Moses (5)
5. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (6)
6. FAST TALK – Houses (8)
7. SUNFLOWER – Post Malone & Swae Lee (8)
8. APOCALIPSTICK – Lazy Queen (9)
9. HURT PEOPLE – Two Feet featuring Madison Love (4)
10. PRESSURE – Muse (11)
11. SUPERPOSITION – Young the Giant (12)
12. LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT – The 1975 (13)
13. NORTHERN LIGHTS – Death Cab for Cutie (14)
14. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (7)
15. WORST NIGHTS – Foster the People (16)
16. LIGHT ON – Maggie Rogers (17)
17. CHANGE – The Revivalists (18)
18. SIGUE CON EL AMOR – John Defeo (19)
19. POWER OVER ME – Dermot Kennedy (20)
20. VOLCANO – Feather Weight (22)
21. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (15)
22. HOME – morgxn featuring WALK THE MOON (24)
23. YOU’RE SOMEBODY ELSE – flora cash (23)
24. MOVEMENT – Hozier (27)
25. YOU’RE THE ONE – Greta Van Fleet (28)
26. LONGSHOT – Catfish and the Bottlemen (29)
27. DISAPPEAR – Western Jaguar (30)
28. S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – The Glorious Sons (N)
29. TRAMPOLINE – SHAED (N)
30. EXITS – Foals (N)

Top 30 Songs for February 3-9, 2019

1. WANDER – Vox Eagle with Pierre Fontaine (3)
2. HIGH HOPES – Panic! At the Disco (1)
3. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (5)
4. HURT PEOPLE – Two Feet featuring Madison Love (2)
5. BACK DOWN – Bob Moses (6)
6. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (7)
7. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (4)
8. FAST TALK – Houses (8)
9. SUNFLOWER – Post Malone & Swae Lee (10)
10. APOCALIPSTICK – Lazy Queen (11)
11. PRESSURE – Muse (12)
12. SUPERPOSITION – Young the Giant (13)
13. LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT – The 1975 (15)
14. NORTHERN LIGHTS – Death Cab for Cutie (16)
15. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (9)
16. WORST NIGHTS – Foster the People (20)
17. LIGHT ON – Maggie Rogers (21)
18. CHANGE – The Revivalists (22)
19. SIGUE CON EL AMOR – John Defeo (23)
20. POWER OVER ME – Dermot Kennedy (24)
21. THANK U, NEXT – Ariana Grande (14)
22. VOLCANO – Feather Weight (28)
23. YOU’RE SOMEBODY ELSE – flora cash (18)
24. HOME – morgxn featuring WALK THE MOON (29)
25. THESE ARE MY FRIENDS – lovelytheband (17)
26. NEW BIRTH IN NEW ENGLAND – Phosphorescent (19)
27. MOVEMENT – Hozier (N)
28. YOU’RE THE ONE – Greta Van Fleet (N)
29. LONGSHOT – Catfish and the Bottlemen (N)
30. DISAPPEAR – Western Jaguar (N)

Top 30 Songs for January 27-February 2, 2019

1. HIGH HOPES – Panic! At the Disco (2)
2. HURT PEOPLE – Two Feet featuring Madison Love (1)
3. WANDER – Vox Eagle featuring Pierre Fontaine (4)
4. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (3)
5. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (5)
6. BACK DOWN – Bob Moses (6)
7. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (9)
8. FAST TALK – Houses (10)
9. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (7)
10. SUNFLOWER (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)- Post Malone & Swae Lee (19)
11. APOCALIPSTICK – Lazy Queen (13)
12. PRESSURE – Muse (14)
13. SUPERPOSITION – Young the Giant (15)
14. THANK U, NEXT – Ariana Grande (12)
15. LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT – The 1975 (17)
16. NORTHERN LIGHTS – Death Cab for Cutie (18)
17. THESE ARE MY FRIENDS – lovelytheband (8)
18. YOU’RE SOMEBODY ELSE – flora cash (11)
19. NEW BIRTH IN NEW ENGLAND – Phosphorescent (16)
20. WORST NIGHTS – Foster the People (22)
21. LIGHT ON – Maggie Rogers (24)
22. CHANGE – The Revivalists (25)
23. SIGUE CON EL AMOR – John Defeo (27)
24. POWER OVER ME – Dermot Kennedy (30)
25. “99” – Barns Courtney (19)
26. IN MY MIND – Draft Evader (21) 21st week on chart
27. UH HUH – Jade Bird (23)
28. VOLCANO – Feather Weight (N)
29. HOME – morgxn featuring WALK THE MOON (N)
30. MAKE IT UP AS I GO – Mike Shinoda featuring K.Flay (26)

FEATHER WEIGHT – Single Review: “Volcano”

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Feather Weight is a fairly new band from Toronto, Canada who play music that incorporates elements of Garage Rock, Dream Pop and Psych. They’ve released only two singles thus far – their debut “Just Take the Pill” in May 2018, and “Volcano”, which dropped in late November – and I can unequivocally state I’m already a big fan of theirs. When their drummer Raymond Cara (who I know from his also being part of Toronto bands The Autumn Stones and Andrew LaTona & the Nightshades, both of which I’ve featured on this blog) shared “Volcano” with me the other day, it was love at first listen. In addition to Raymond on drums, the other band members include Alistair Bundale on lead vocals & guitar, Neil Culbert on guitar and backing vocals, and Jordan Quinn on bass and backing vocals. All are accomplished musicians who’ve been involved with other bands in the thriving Toronto music scene.

The song starts off with a subtle but intriguing little guitar riff, then a pounding drumbeat enters, leaving us anticipating what’s coming next. Suddenly, a gorgeous chiming guitar arrives, immediately engulfing our eardrums in a shimmering soundscape. The tempo adjusts to a gentle driving beat as more guitar is layered over the primary riff that continues throughout the song. Alistair’s passionate echoed vocals enter the mix and the result is a song so sublime it brings goosebumps. Given the perfection of this and their first single, I expect we’ll be hearing more fantastic songs from Feather Weight – and soon, I hope!

I asked Raymond about the song’s meaning and how they chose the vintage footage for the wonderful video. He told me it was actually from an old GM promo from the early 1960s for an electronics and car showcase. About the song’s meaning, he explained: “I would say a lot of the basis of this song deals with the pressure of human repression building up underneath and the process of liberating ourselves from that pressure. The way we framed the video is in a way to show a woman finding her liberation at a time when women’s roles were strongly defined by positions occupied in the home. I would think of this more though as an analogy for the meaning of the song rather than the actual point of the song. [But] even though we may find a sense of liberation, that doesn’t mean we are free. The human condition in the cultures and societies we have created foster isolation and alienation and cause many mental health issues, so at some level she is running a fool’s errand, so to speak.” Watch, listen, and prepare to be blown away by this marvelous song.

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