Quirky keyboard melodies seamlessly blend with hip surf rock.
“Glorious” by Dirt Farmer is a sunny indie tune lead by lazy vocals that have a “take it or leave it” demeanor. The rough, frosty grunge aftertaste cleans itself up around the edges of the chorus, thanks to a bright drum kit and plenty of upbeat grooves. The song’s mellow California texture is replicated more than I can count, but it doesn’t mean “Glorious” isn’t worth the time. We think you might consider tossing this one somewhere in your playlist rotation. “Glorious” is a track from their most recent album, Canadian Sugar.
Meet Dirt Farmer from Toronto, Canada!
I pulled this quote from an interview the band did with Middle Tennessee Music, a blog from my own backyard. Small world, right?
Our band consists of me, Scott Cryer and Rob MacDonald. We are from Toronto and have had a history of writing in many different styles almost to a fault…heavy to soft, rock to pop to Americana to the blips and bleeps of electronica
Here’s a little background on their album, Canadian Sugar.
The tiny read is enough evidence to tell us the album’s creation wasn’t cut from an ordinary in-and-out studio session. It’s a charming little note to scribble on the liner notes.
“Scott Cryer and Rob MacDonald wrote and recorded the songs in Toronto and then sent them to Sweden where Christer Bjorklund added drums and mixed the tracks. This is the 2nd album with these 3 and they still haven’t crossed the Atlantic to meet. One of these days.”
Hello Americana. Have you met Electronica?
Their mesh of Americana and electronica is sweet. It sounds awfully consistent for a song produced behind two different microphones standing miles across the Atlantic. The band’s chemistry is surprisingly strong despite the long distance relationship.
At first listen, anyone would assume it was recorded all at once. Christer Bjorklund did a fantastic job on the mix. I cheated a little bit and listened to a few other tracks from Canadian Sugar to satisfy my own curiosity. After listening to “Glorious” I recommend browsing over the rest of the album.
Way back when you didn’t know wanted
Till you heard her singing through the noise of the crowd
Personally, I’ve fallen under the spell of a voice cutting through the abysmal mess we call life. We review a lot of songs about an endless list of themes, and love is one of the more common ones I’ve come across. It’s a simple subject that can be written about from different angles, which makes it interesting to ponder.
You heart felt fear
But now it’s stronger
Up till then you felt so damn tired
Nothing but watered down desires
Dirt Farmer has a unique sound, and the production of the album is quite impressive. While you’re at it, make sure to check out Canadian Sugar, available on Spotify.
Photo Credit: Jill Grant // takeitforgranted.ca
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