hockey2I was once convinced by a childhood friend that cotton candy was actually made of cotton.  I clearly was not the star pupil in my class.  I share that story with you to illustrate the point that I often take things for face value.  Case in point…Hockey. I must admit that when I first heard that there was a band named Hockey, I expected a joyous album full of air horns and crunching ice.  I had my fingers crossed in the hopes that I would be serenaded by The Hanson Brothers of Slap Shot fame.  Well, none of those things came true.  That means that I must continue my search for an album full of hockey sounds.  And on that journey I am thrilled to bring with me the music of the band, Hockey.

If you love New Wave Indie Rock music that comes from Portland, Oregon than I have a band for you.  The band is Hockey and the music is as fresh newly Zambonied ice.  2009 proved to be a breakthrough year for the guys as they lit up the stage at the Glastonbury and Bonnaroo music festivals.  They had tracks featured in a television commercial and in two video games.  To top it off, they had a rockin’ performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. If they play their cards rights in 2010, they might just win the Stanley Cup.  And when I say “win the Stanley Cup”, I mean “sell a lot of records”.

If you want to stay out of the penalty box, I recommend you pick up Mind Chaos.  Score yourself a hat trick with the tracks “Work”, “Song Away” and “Four Holy Photos”.  Consider yourself the star of the game if you give “Too Fake” multiple spins.  Hockey succeeds in constructing an album that is fun and danceable.  The tracks fit exceptionally well together and showcase the many musical interests of the group.  I am really excited to see where Mind Chaos takes the band because they have something good here.  Now I just wait patiently for the guys to release a B-Side with my hockey sounds.  I will no doubt enjoy that present while I eat my cotton candy.

Hockey’s studio performance of “Too Fake”

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About the Author

Kevin has a long history of discovering the best music out there. He started off as an event coordinator for a ton of different types of shows and slowly started to grow his musical interests over time. Maybe some of those interests included the Baja Men, maybe they didn't.

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