Canadian music festival takes huge step against Native appropriation

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From their announcement:

For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.

Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.

(via feministwomenofcolor)

Fevers is an Ottawan electrorock outfit who excel in creating shimmering, soaring songs that straddle the line between anthem and ballad (“Pray For Sound”, “Goodnight”) and moody, minimalist musers which take all manners of surprising turns (“Monuments”, “Dance Cry Dance”). They also specialize in writing songs achingly laden with backstory (“They Don’t Lie”, “Angélie”), so that all of their songs feel weightful, meaningful.

But tied for my absolute favourite (along with “They Don’t Lie”) is their latest unique offering, “In Your Bones”. It took a few listens before the layers upon layers of this electrosynth masterpiece sunk through me. With castles of negative space and organic instrument-esque melodies floating together, a tremendously anticipatory build-up leads up to the chorus, which breaks with almost orchestral grandeur as the vocals become the final straw to push this song into the dark, deep corners of your mind.

Don’t forget to read the lyrics as you listen.

Your world, you say you’re better off
If you just wait for the waters
Come and wait, take you home
You’re home, you sleep with your dreams locked up tight
Gotta stop the light
I’m not so blinded
I just don’t fight it
You’re twisted inside, but you’re right
When you say, “it’s coming.”

Your world praises the places you don’t know
Don’t wanna go
Your words have been sown
They’re woven deep in your bones
You’re trying to hide it, and rewrite it
Now you’re butting heads with guilt and regret

Ooh oh oh, and don’t get rattled, boy
Hold on to all your shadowed joy
Ooh oh oh, it’s such a battle, boy
Hold on to all your shadowed joy

Our world, we say we’re better off
If we just feign ‘til the water comes
Make us whole



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