IGP Crew Album Review: City And Colour - Sometimes

Infectious Groove Podcast

Aug 22 2022 • 55 mins

The tripods back again, check it to wreck it, let's begin. Okay now that I've gotten that out of my system, let's get to it. It's just another mundane Monday so you know what that means. Another fan-freaking-tastic episode to brighten up your dreary work day.

This week we're joined by Aaron from the "I HAD to say it" podcast. If you're just tuning in for the first time, first of all, thank you, but beyond that, we do a weekly rotation of brand-new and interesting guests that round out the tripod and fill our third chair. We also do a rotation of different series, and this happens to be one of them.

Kyle was up in the rotation for choosing an album for us to dig into, and he did just that. This week we're keeping it Canadian with singer/songwriter/guitar player Dallas Green. If that name doesn't sound familiar straight away, perhaps you're more familiar with his stage name "City And Colour". Yeah, now you're with us, I thought that might help.
City And Colour is not only brilliant as far as band names go, but it also started as Dallas Green's side project. While singing and playing guitar for the post-hardcore band Alexisonfire, Dallas decided to take a completely different direction, and in November of 2005, City And Colour took the industry by storm when "Sometimes" was officially released due to high demand. Up until this time, most of what made up the album was only ever heard at live shows and was downloaded via P2P sharing programs.

To say that the official release was met with critical acclaim would be an understatement and by 2006 it was certified Gold in Canada. Push forward to 2007, and it would win a Juno Award for "Alternative Album Of The Year". In early 2009, the album was re-released and finally available in physical form for the first time in the US.

We often talk about monster debut records here on the podcast, and I think we can all agree that this definitely fits into that category. Join us as we take a dip into this not-so-little side project of Dallas Green. Believe me, you're going to want to hear what Aaron HAD to say about the album. It's season 6, episode 16 of your favorite Canadian Border Patrol Agent's favorite music podcast. LET'S GO!!!

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