Tuned In Tuesday: Walk Off The Earth

Walk Off The Earth is a five person band from Burlington, Ontario. Members including Marshall, Gianni, Taylor, Joel, and Sarah, are now known for their cover of the popular song “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye with all five members playing one guitar. This cover has had over 150,000,000 hits on YouTube so far.

But covers, although they have done quite a few of them, are far from the only thing this very talented band can do. They have five albums (Smooth Like A Stone On The Beach, My Rock, Volume 1, Volume 2, and R.E.V.O) all available on iTunes.

This week’s video for Tuned In Tuesday comes from their latest album, R.E.V.O. R.E.V.O. is a brilliant album from start to finish, but my personal favourite song is “Red Hands”. The final product of the video was done all in one shot and is just the band singing and performing the song. No fireworks (well, there’s confetti), no back up dancers, nothing like any of the videos that are coming from a majority of artists lately.

And this is a good thing.

Whatever happened to bands just singing their song and playing their instruments for a video? Now, don’t get me wrong. I love videos where there are acting scenes and explosions and special effects, but once in a while it’s refreshing to see a band performing their song and that’s that. And doing it all in one take is impressive.

Be sure to like Walk Off The Earth on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/walkofftheearth watch their other YouTube videos and covers http://www.youtube.com/user/walkofftheearth
and follow them on Twitter @WalkOffTheEarth.

They also have three upcoming shows, for more information check out their website http://www.walkofftheearth.com/events .

-Amanda Hather- Canadian Beats

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