Said The Whale Giveaway: Because I Love to Give, and I Have Fucks to Give

Back in February I pre-ordered Said The Whale‘s new album As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this album, i’m a huge Said The Whale fan but after a 3 year hiatus and loosing two band members it could go either way.

Three days later I made the split second decision to dive to Calgary and catch their midnight set at the BIG Winter Classic Music Festival and man am I glad I did. They had the same energy, the same passion, the glorious harmonies, all warped in a shiny new coat. Said The Whale is truly back!

The album pre-order came with an instant download including two tracks from the forthcoming album and two b-sides. One of the b-sides is a track called “Fucks to Give” and for the last month it’s been in super heavy rotation for me.

I fucking love having Fucks to Give.

I wish I could share the track with you. It’s fantastic but, hell you can’t even find the lyrics online. So I went back to my high school days and played, paused, hit rewind and played again until I could capture the lyrics to share with you.


Fucks To Give by Said The Whale

I don’t want to love someone who doesn’t love me back

I don’t want to love someone who doesn’t love me back

Because I love to give, and I have fucks to give

I don’t want to love someone who doesn’t love me back

 

I got you – I’m the lucky one

I don’t fear the things I feared before

and I’ll let you hold back the door

And I want to know things like do you trust me

And if I had a different body would you still be

in love or would you be out the door

 

I don’t want to love someone who doesn’t love me back

I don’t want to love someone who doesn’t love me back

Because I love to give, and I have fucks to give

I don’t want to love someone who doesn’t love me back

 

Somebody only wants you (x12)

 

I don’t want to love someone who doesn’t love me back

I don’t want to love someone who doesn’t love me back

Because I love to give, and I have fucks to give

I don’t want to love someone who doesn’t love me back

 

You are beautiful inside and out

And you deserve to have love

You are beautiful inside and out

And you should feel respected

 

You, are you and no one else

You, are you and no one else

You, are worthy of real love

You, are worthy of love

 

I don’t want to love someone who doesn’t love me back

I don’t want to love someone who doesn’t love me back

Because I love to give, and I have fucks to give

I don’t want to love someone who doesn’t love me back


Said The Whale‘s new album As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide will be out March 31st 2017 – and I so stoked they’re back that I’m giving away three vinyl / digital copies of their album.

Let me know what makes you have Fucks to Give in the comments and on Friday March 24th I will randomly select three commenters and personally buy them a vinyl / digital copy of Said The Whale‘s new album As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Jen, Levi Breederland, & the thebexfactor! You have been selected as winners in the random draw!

 

Until then, let’s step into the darkness.

 

 

High Rotation: Twenty One Pilots X MUTEMATH

Albums dropping out of the blue has become a bit of trend in the music industry. We’ve seen secret albums from Drake, Beyoncé, Skrillex, and even Mr. Akward himself Michael Cera. There’s a definite strategy in surprising fans and music critics alike with something new and unexpected. Artists get to create in their own time and bring their art to the world free of the pitfalls that come with prolonged periods of anticipation. This week, we got a Christmas gift that’s truly something different.

On Monday night, Twenty One Pilots released an EP titled TOPxMM “The MUTEMATH Sessions”.  The EP features of 5 of Twenty One Pilots hits reimagined with their tour mates MUTEMATH. (MUTEMATH is amazing live, more on that later) When their tour concluded each member of MUTEMATH shared letters with Twenty One Pilots about their tour, the memories and their thankfulness for being included. Neither band wanted the experience to end. Read the open letter from MUTEMATH frontman Paul Meany here.

Back in August,  MUTEMATH’s Paul Meany had posted his remix of Twenty One Pilots “Stressed Out” on the band’s official YouTube channel.

 

 

This gave them the idea to enter the studio together and reimagine some more tracks. The result is a sonic odyssey featuring everything from upright bass and screaming guitars, to synthesizers and even dueling drummers. It’s distantly different, yet somehow incredibly familiar and seamlessly blends the signature sounds of both bands. It’s not often that you see a mashup of this level and you can tell this project was born out of mutual respect and passion. You can check out the 25 minute in studio performance in below.

 

 

The best part? This collaborative EP is being offered as a free download on Twenty One Pilots website until January 18th, 2017. So jump over and snag your copy now.

 

MUTEMATH the band few know, but everyone should

I’ve been a fan of MUTEMATH for a very long time and I feel like they are extremely underrated as a band. They’ve never been a huge despite being included on many movie soundtracks including: Transformers,  Twilight, Need for Speed, Never Back Down and a handful of others.  Back in 2007 I had the pleasure of seeing them live with my brother ar the University of Alberta. They blew me away with the depth of music they were able to pull off live and it set an incredibly high bar for live performances. Here are a few of my favorite MUTEMATH tracks.

 

 

What bands do you think are underrated? What bands would you like to see collaborate? Let’s discuss.