The Return Of Music Monday


As I was preparing to resurrect the Music Monday series out of the ashes of GMODT, I started thinking of all the songs and albums I’ve been listening to over the past few months. I’ve got so many, I couldn’t pick what to share. For the sake of this post, I’ll admit it was pure mind chaos.

Then, three days ago, a friend of mine asked “Have you ever heard of Hockey?” I quickly answered, “Yes, of course, great sport, watch it all the time but I’ve actually only played roller hockey before.” He looked at me like I was crazy. My mind was a mess again.

Moments later he had me downloading an album called Mind Chaos by a musical group called Hockey. What a coincidence. Finally, I knew what to share. I didn’t even have to listen (but I did).

Hockey – Put The Game Down

Hockey – Song Away

Apparently Hockey is a Portland, OR band that’s blowing up in popularity overseas in the UK. They’re album Mind Chaos debuted in 2009 and many tabbed the sound to be like “Rod Stewart meets Talking Heads.” I don’t know about that, but I do know their tunes are exceptionally unique and entertaining.

“It is hard to categorize Hockey’s sound. Think Rod Stewart meets Talking Heads, with a bit of Tom Tom Club and funk thrown in, and yet that still does not do complete justice in describing Hockey. They have such a cool 80s vibe to them, but they are not stuck in the 80s merely trying to imitate anything in particular. “Mind Chaos” is just really well-conceived music from start to finish. The vast majority of songs are upbeat, with driving rhythm guitar and bass. Each song has a unique character and adds something to the album.”

You can preview more or purchase the album on Amazon or iTunes.

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Jeff Brunelle
Founder of Lacrosse All Stars. A West Coast native and product of the MCLA, I moved back East after college where I truly fell in love with the game. I've dedicated my career to LaxAllStars since 2010, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I now live in my hometown of Boise, Idaho, with my wife Zoë, two dogs, and a baby girl expected to arrive around Championship Weekend this May. I'm a technologist at heart, I'm not into snow or the month of January, and one time I kind of stole a football from Gary Gait. Life is crazy busy, but it's worth it when you get to immerse yourself in the medicine of lacrosse every day. We are on a mission to Grow The Game® on a global scale by empowering storytelling by players, for players, and bridging the gap between lacrosse and the mainstream.