Monday, February 21, 2011

Artist: The Barmitzvah Brothers, Album: Let's Express Our Motives: An Album Of Under-Appreciated Job Songs, Song: Trailblazer

The Barmitzvah Brothers are an alternative band from Guelph, Ontario.  They are neither brothers nor Jewish.  Two of the three founding members are actually female.  They formed in the year 2000 and released their first album in 2001.  Let's Express Our Motives...., is their most recent release from 2007.  It was produced by Andrew Magoffin of the band, The Two Minute Miracles (see blog 12/19/10).  Their music has always been very eclectic and very hard to categorize.  It can range from folk to pop to even klezmer.  The song, Trailblazer, really shows off the band's ability to craft a song that is strangely familiar yet so unique.  It has a nice pop sensibility to it.  The band appears to be on hiatus at the moment.  Although some of the members are playing with other artists like The Burning Hell and Jenny Omnichord (alias of band member Jenny Mitchell).  You can keep an ear to the ground for anything new at  You can purchase their album, Let's Express Our Motives...., on Itunes.  You can hear the song, Trailblazer, on You Tube (  Thanks for reading and enjoy!