In a rare feat of musical strength, Toronto based indie-rockers Hollerado have released the aptly titled super-LP 111 Songs that they will somehow put on glow-in-the-dark vinyl for record store day (as well as being available on iTunes).
This, of course, begs the question, “why did they record 111 songs”? According to a statement on their website, the band “did this thing where our fans could buy the record and the cd and a shirt and some other stuff, and as part of the deal we would write them a custom song”, that was, of course, until “we had over 100 orders [so] we decided to stop taking any more”.
Now on the hook to do over 100 songs it took them over a year to complete – but true to their word, they fucking did it.
Some of the songs are better than others as not every song on a 111 track LP is going to be a winner – although there are some standouts like “Oh Belivers (Megan & Kevin McLeod)”,”The Ragged Man Who Tried To Get On The Bus (Cameron)”, and the single “Firefly (Annie Murphy)”, while others are just plain funny like “Trunk Dad (Keith Gorman)”.
To be honest, I didn’t listen to the whole thing – and I’d be seriously impressed with anybody who has said that they have. Still though, as long as it took for them to do this, the fact that it happened is amazing.
Check out a few of them right here :