The Matinée is a Canadian band from the west coast.
While categorized as alternative, the band has a southern kind of sound, with influences of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. I first heard them on CBC Radio 3 when I listened to that Internet station years ago, before they did away with live hosts/DJs.
My sweety and I and one of our boys went to see the band when they had a gig at Winnipeg, Canada’s Park Theatre. I’m not sure when this was, but it must have been not long after they put out their debut album, We Swore We’d See the Sunrise. That album produced a hit with its opening track, “Young & Lazy,” a song reminiscent of youth and summertime.
I remember talking with the band members after the Winnipeg show; a friendly bunch who put on an entertaining show. I think we even talked about putting them up at our place the next time they came back. I bought the album on vinyl, which they all signed.
“The Road” is an excellent example of the fun sound I associate with the band. And the music video… whoa, it is a great time! I don’t recall ever seeing it before.
It feels like a good song for a Friday, heading into the weekend.
Now you know a little about why this is my Song of the Day for Today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy. If you like the song, I encourage you to give the video a thumb’s up.
Here’s the video for the song from The Matinée’s official VEVO/YouTube channel:
Unofficial lyrics are courtesy of MetroLyrics.com.