Filed under: Track of the Week | Tags: basia bulat, black mountain, holy fuck, polaris music prize, polaris prize, the Weakerthans, two hours traffic
A Polaris Prize inspired list
1. Two Hours Traffic – Backseat Sweetheart
Even my 8 and 10 year old sisters appreciate this record, it’s that good.
2. Basia Bulat – In The Night
She’s from my hometown, so I think I’ll give her record a listen
3. Black Mountain – Queens Will Play
I can’t quite decide if this record is strong enough to be on the list, but this is a solid track.
5. Holy Fuck – Milkshake
Holy Fuck this is a good album. I saw the album on vinyl the other day and I almost bought it, even though I don’t have a record player.
I’ll discuss my qualms with the list later this week
Filed under: Track of the Week | Tags: born ruffians, Canada Day, constantines, Joel Plaskett, Les Trois Accords, the Weakerthans
In light of tomorrow’s holiday, I’m going to try to pick some patriotic tunes for this weeks tracks.
1. Les Trois Accords – Saskatchewan
I can’t decide if I love or hate this one, but it’s a classic.
2. Constantines – Trans Canada
I think that the name of the song is self explanatory
3. Joel Plaskett – True Patriot Love
No Canada Day is complete without a Joel Plaskett
4. Born Ruffians – Red, Yellow & Blue
Definitely national anthem material
5. The Weakerthans – Tournament of Hearts
What’s more Canadian than curling?
Have an awesome holiday everyone! I’m rocking the beach!
Filed under: Track of the Week | Tags: Brendan Canning, Great Bloomers, Mates of State, Said the Whale, Sloan
Took a week off, but I’m back. For now.
1. Said the Whale – This Winter I Retire
I caught Said the Whale at Call the Office the other night and they rocked my socks.
2. Sloan – Believe in Me
Once a friend was trying to recall who sang “Rest of my Life” and thought it was by a one hit wonder, turned out it was by a band who just released their ninth studio album.
3. Great Bloomers – Catching Up
This is a sweet song to kick summer off. Seeing old friends again and making new ones.
4. Mates of State – My Only Offer
This is the first song I’ve heard by the duo, it’s catchy and simple.
5. Brendan Canning – Hit The Wall
I never got into Broken Social Scene, but man is this song ever catchy.
Filed under: Track of the Week | Tags: Andy Dixon, Annabelle Chvostek, Old Man Luedecke, Said the Whale, Young and Sexy
Ahhh I’m late!
1. Old Man Luedecke – Proof of Love
Banjo playing is the way to my heart.
2. Young and Sexy – Old Poisoned Cup
I love the low alto voice in this track.
3. Andy Dixon – Mt. Career
This one has an almost Bollywood feel to it, but much less cheesy and much more smart
4. Said the Whale – This City’s a Mess
Upbeat riffs and hand clapping just go together.
5. Annabelle Chvostek – Wait For It
Might as well keep with the almost Bollywood theme, but again much less cheesy and a lot more catchy.
Filed under: Track of the Week | Tags: born ruffians, Crystal Castles, Ghost Bees, Grand Theft Bus, Navet Confit
1. Navet Confit – La Poste
It’s not that I don’t like music sung in French, it’s just that I don’t understand it! But this one movies nicely, and I like it.
2. Born Ruffians – Foxes Mate for Life
I just started listening to Red, Yellow & Blue.
3. Crystal Castles – Black Panther
There isn’t much to say about this one, it’s just a really fun electronic track.
4. Grand Theft Bus – Private Wars
Another easy listener, if I didn’t know better, I’d say I’m starting to go soft!
5. Ghost Bees – Sinai
These girls remind me of a high pitched, softer version of Tegan and Sara.
Filed under: Track of the Week | Tags: Art in Manila, Hey Ocean!, Small Sins, The Feminists, The Wet Secrets
I just wanted to post this because I won’t around a computer until tomorrow, so I’ll elaborate and update the list then =)
1. Small Sins – On the Line
Much better than the movie it shares its name with. It flows nicely and has a nice tune
2. The Feminists – The Beginning of the World
On the last R3-30 Podcast that I listened to, I heard that The Feminists broke up, which is a shame, because I so enjoy this track. Beware, it’s rather long!
3. Art in Manila – I Thought I Was Free
This was from a Saddle Creek sampler I downloaded a while back. Art in Manila is Orenda Fink (of Azure Ray) and Adrianne Verhoeven (of the Anniversary), which is an exciting combination!
4. Hey Ocean! – Beatboxer (Who Broke My Heart)
Another fun song I found on the R3-30 podcast, they’re coming to my town in June!
5. The Wet Secrets – Hot Roller
It’s an angry song, and well, I like angry music
Filed under: Track of the Week | Tags: Arkells, Cursive, Islands, Moneen, the Weakerthans
1. Arkells – Oh The Boss Is Coming
The opening is very reminiscent of the Constantines, or even Alexisonfire, but they make this song their own, and it’s awesome.
2. Moneen – If Tragedy’s Appealing Disaster’s an Addiction
I picked up It All Started With a Red Stripe and even as a casual Moneen listener, I fully appreciated it. The documentary is very insightful and funny (these guys have a lot of antics), and the DVD comes with a ton of other stuff.
3. The Weakerthans – Reconstruction Site
I’m a little slow when it comes to jumping on the bandwagon and I just picked up Reconstruction Site last week.
4. Islands – The Arm
I’ve been enjoying this song for quite some time now, I hate saying this but, it reminds me of pirates. Their new album comes out on Tuesday.
5. Cursive – Shallow Means Deep Ends
I’ve recently rediscovered my original obsession with Cursive and specifically Domestica. This song is an awesome representation of said album.