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Hey Rosetta!

[audio:http://dreamlandapparel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Hey-Rosetta-Welcome.mp3|titles=Hey Rosetta - Welcome]Infallibility can be defined as a person or thing that is incapable of error or failure. No matter what they do, they are successful in it. They could approach something in several different ways, but each way would be equally as strong. Hey Rosetta is truly infallible.

The six-piece band from St. John’s, Newfoundland has an incredibly layered sound because of the additions of violin and cello, which has gained them some comparisons to Arcade Fire.

They could do a hard rock song like their first single from Seeds “Welcome,” or the soft piano ballad “We Made A Pact” from 2008′s Into Your Lungs. Both are executed to perfection, and supply the band with tons of staying power.

Hey Rosetta is at their best though, on tracks like “There’s An Arc,” where they begin with their trademark acoustic finger-picking soft intro. As the song builds up, more instruments join and by the end it’s almost as if a full orchestra is backing them up. The chorus is anthemic and you may feel the need to belt it out with them. There’s a great one-take, live house video of this song, really showing the band going back to their roots.

Vocalist Tim Baker has a wonderful voice who can be powerful and sensitive at any given time. It’s also clear that Baker is the eye candy for the female fans of the band. The Newfoundlander sings with unparalleled emotion, and is ridiculously well-rounded. Whether he is on the edge of screaming, or reduced to a whisper, Baker never shows any signs of weakness.

However, what really sets Hey Rosetta apart from other upcoming bands is the strength of their energetic live show. Six different men and women, all filled with the same passion for music, and each possessing plenty of charisma. Each track sounds just as good, if not better live, and they often add different dimensions to make a simple song more complex and complete.

When I saw them open for the Hip and Weezer on Canada Day, there were lots of people who came in not knowing any of Hey Rosetta’s material. Half way through their first song, most people were at the very least, tapping their right foot. By the end of the set, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who wasn’t entirely engaged and impressed by their performance.

Hey Rosetta is one of Canada’s top upcoming bands, and their just finally starting to get some radio airplay here in Ontario. Although they have already released three albums, I firmly believe their best work is still ahead of them. With that being said, their latest album Seeds may be the one that cements their spot in the Canadian music scene.

Check Hey Rosetta out on their website!


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  • Anonymous

    I actually enjoyed all three songs. However, like the last band I fear I enjoy them in the moment and then fail to keep up and play them again in the future. Nevertheless this group has talent and sounds Canadian in the utmost. Good find… again ;)  

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Hancock/510667721 Ryan Hancock

      All I can is introduce you to the band and supply you with some of their best songs. After that, it’s up to you to continue following them or not. I am glad you liked what you heard though, thanks!

  • Chris Elliott

    My man! Glad to see you posting again. Not my kind of group at all, but as a musician I will always respect any for of such artistry. Very well written and interesting set up with the Infallible definition. Big points for creativity on your part young Jedi! Keep it coming dude. We’re very proud of you!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Hancock/510667721 Ryan Hancock

      Thanks a lot man! Sorry for the long delay, but I should be doing blogs more frequently now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=120811092 Sarah Smith

    I discovered this band at the Hip concert and was so glad I did. It’s refreshing to find new artists that are so talented, especially live in front of thousands. Nice post!

    • Anonymous

      The first time Ryan posted this I listened to them on repeat for days. This band is awesome. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Hancock/510667721 Ryan Hancock

      Weren’t they amazing at the Hip show? I was a fan before that, but their performance there just sold me on them for good.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=120811092 Sarah Smith

        I had heard them before but hadn’t really listened to them much. And yeah, they were so good! I’m obsessed now.

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