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.

About the author

Jeff Brunelle

Jeff Brunelle is the founder and CEO of Lacrosse All Stars. A west coast native and product of the MCLA, Jeff moved back East after college and truly fell in love with the game. He now spends every waking moment building and Red Label Sports from our headquarters in Boise, Idaho.

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