It's been another week of music scavenging and digging at Exclaim! and we're ready to deliver a new load of Click Hear tracks.
Starting on a high note is Mississauga, ON's Caballo and the Mothafu Kings with "Marihuana and Chocolate," which is lifted from upcoming album Global Propaganda. With Caballo's knack for mixing world club beats and political MCing, it's easy to distinguish them from your typical dance mix.
Next is J. Period and K'naan's redo of the Bob Marley original "Belly Full" from the The Messengers EP tribute. This song features Kardinal Offishall, and he and K'naan weave their vastly different vocal deliveries into some humourous flows. Giving things a more anthemic folk rock feel is the track "Meet Me in the City" by the Babies, a new project from Vivian Girls front-woman Cassie Ramone and Brooklyn-based folkies Woods. The song is full of twang, with Bruce Springsteen inspirations.
Hitting up the TARA Secret Sessions is Toronto septet Most Serene Republic, who prove that even without studio help their hooks are still catchy. And wrapping things up are self-professed fans of Jenny Omnichord, Dog Is Blue, who take a shot at covering her "Blankets and Bones."