This is an interesting song I encountered one day in the army. They were doing a little educational thing about the Six Day War (1967) and they played this song and I was totally captivated by the accordian that gives the song its character. That’s what caught me at first, but then it turned out that the melodies in the song were really interesting also, and I started asking people, “What’s this song? Who’s it by?” And everyone was just like, “It’s the Six Day War song”. Apparently this song – which is actually called “Ammunition Hill” if you translate it – is the song everyone associates with the Six Day War. Indeed, it is about the Six Day War.
The video above is good because you get the full English translation of the lyrics as well as footage from the war or places from the war. Altogether, it gives a very good ‘feel’ of the IDF in a way, especially if you understand Hebrew. Sure, a lot of what we do isn’t very glorious (and the song actually doesn’t really glorify anything…) and it’s rarely every as tuneful, but there’s a vibe that I can relate to now in this song after being in the IDF for a while. I’ll probably relate to it even more by the time I’m done.
Some dudes from Stockholm, Sweden call themselves Alexandria and make big, bright dream-poppy music. This is what the sound like (see below…)
Princess Century is actually Maya Postepski – a Toronto-based artist who is also in Austra and Trust. So if you guessed that 0n her own she also makes dark, broody, sexy, goth music…you guessed correct. Apparently she was inspired to write the songs off her upcoming album by spending time in the Topanga Mountains and learning about the Manson Family murders that took place in the area.