La Strada’s “The Sun Song” music video

Because I’m a major player in the music industry, the folks from $99 Music Videos emailed me a few days ago to let me know that one of my favorite local bands La Strada were debuting a music video for their joyous ‘n’ infectious anthem “The Sun Song.” I’ve been a fan of La Strada since I quite literally stumbled upon them playing in the bowels of the NYC subway system back in April of ‘07 (shoddy mobile phone video here). Their first official recording, a self-titled CD that includes this tune and the equally skull-sticking “Mama,” is coming out on Ernest Jenning records in a few days.  If you’re a New Yorker, they’ve also got a record release party coming up on March 5th.

Goddamn, I love that song. Just a perfect musical accompaniment to this crisp, sunny Brooklyn day.

MORE: You can watch a larger version of the video here and see how it was made for $99 here.

UPDATE: If you’ve got a local band you’d like to plug, feel free to do so in the comments. Love to check out what you folks have brewin’ in your hometowns.

Posted by Kevin K. on 02/21/09 at 11:47 AM • Permalink

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That is a really good song.  Do you know if their music is going to be for sale on emusic?  That’s where I but all my music these days but I don’t see them there. 

I don’t know of any bands in my town that don’t suck but may I share this?  It’s a DIY video by some awesome kids from who knows where set to a song by Mint Royale featuring Pos from De la Soul who is at least from L.I.  I link to it because it always makes me happy to watch it or listen to the song on my ipod.

Lawnguylander,

Looks like Ernest Jenning does work with eMusic. The La Strada EP isn’t released until the 24th, so I guess it won’t show up until then.

Love the video and never checked out Mint Royale before. Thanks for turning me onto them.  Gonna have to look into them further.

Man, I just noticed I haven’t updated my “currently listening to” list in forever.  Maybe it’s because I’d be too embarrassed to include Blue Oyster Cult’s On Your Feet or On Your Knees.

I’m glad you liked it.  These days I’m all about listening to danceable music that makes me happy.  To the extent that I ever had any emo days they’re over.  Here’s a few more that fall into the happy-funtime category for anyone who’s interested. 

Mgmt - Time to Pretend (Also Brooklyn based)

Cut Copy - Far Away (I like the retro sound, kind of reminds me of Depeche Mode, New Order without the gloomy edge that turned me off in the 80s.)

Holy Crap the quality of the music scene in NYC has declined since the turn of the century!

-Tater was probably a big Falafel Mafia fan.

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