Carbon Dating Service - Terraform Mars

I love discovering new bands.  Especially new bands that have a unique, distinct sound that is all their own.  When you find those bands, it's a rare treat.

It's always a little embarrassing, however, when you realize that that awesome "new" band broke up a couple of years ago, and all of the members have moved on to bigger and better things.  I mean, "discovering" a new band that has been around for a while is one thing... but discovering a band that has already broken up?  It's just kind of sad.  Because you know, if you spread the word and get your friends to like the music, it's really not going to do anything - they've already broken up, and no reunion is on the horizon.

I'm talking, today, about The Carbon Dating Service.  As soon as I heard their song "Terraform Mars", an eclectic indie rock offering replete with raspy 1960s style feminine vocals, horn sections that are not ska-like in nature, and quirky electric guitar lines, I was hooked on the band.  And the fact that many songs are scientific and/or geeky in nature (not to mention the band name!) was just icing on the cake.  I mean, how can you not like a song about terraforming mars?  Or a song titled "Shall we then, to the internet?".

If you don't like stuff like that, then you ain't no friend of mine.

I'm posting Terraform Mars here so y'all can get a taste of a late, great Canadian band.  And, hopefully, you'll head over to their website and order their album.  And even if you don't wanna spend a cent, they have the digital downloads for their music absolutely free!  Which is why I feel comfortable posting part of it here, without permission.


1 comment:

  1. If liking a song about terraforming mars is wrong, then I don't want to be right. It's been awhile Newt. Glad to see you are still posting.

    Seriously though, discovering new bands is one of my favorite things to do.