Favourite Canadian songs of 2015


A lot happened this year. I booked my first show. I started a new job. I made 33 episodes of Indie-licious. I wrote 24 pieces for Weird Canada.

No one really asked for this list, but then I got carried away and now here we are. Songs are roughly sorted into clusters that sound nice together. Support your local community!

Michael Ondaatje’s World – Germaphobes


Fit For Her – Blonde Elvis 


(but) i need you – Kurt Inder


Rights of Spring – Rebecca’s Room


Full Moon – Pee Wee


Shy Boy – Nakedchillen


Tact of Animals & I Don’t See It – Quaker Parents




More Like You – Novel


Mechanical Rhythm – Painted Fruits


Textiles On Mainstreet – Slim Twig


Sailin’ On (Bad Brains cover) – Haolin Munk


See The Lord, He’s A Dog, In A Cage – Razor Midnight


Jasz – New Fries


Senators – No Spectrum


tiergarten – Sarah Davachi


 2 – Jonathan Scherk


Désorganism – French Pretzel


mar mar mar – Guidewire


The Trouble – Fantasy Blondes


jxpg – The Passenger


Buschbabies – JOYFULTALK


NakuPlacid – TELOZKOPE

Bed Bath and Beyond – Fresh Flesh


Haagen Baadz – Bile Sister


Damn That Valley – U.S. Girls


TIVOLI – Phèdre 


HELL Demo A – Lee Paradise


HOTFOOT – Doldrums


Night of the Assassins (Les Rallizes Dénudés) – Zacht Automaat


Don’t Fuck A Gift Horse In The Mouth (feat. Damian Abraham) – Fresh Snow


In Silence – The Acorn


LOSING GROUND – Special Costello


A Better Deal – Merival


Again – Faith Healer


Tooth Hound Sand (AIA) – Sivani


won’t – boyhood


Attention Seeker – Etiquette


Thailand – Hush Pup


SOFTEN / SOFTER – Prison Hair


Test of Faith – JFM


every fucking day – Shaun Weadick


Threnody – Myriam Gendron


guardian force – Brandon DeVries


Waist of the Sea – Blunt Chunks


Human Garbage – Vulva Culture








Tonight – Wavelength Class of 2014: Fresh Snow, MASS, Del Bel, Anamai

Looking for something to do tonight? Check out Wavelength & NeXT’s Class of 2014: A New Indie Rock Honour Roll (Pt.1) at Silver Dollar Room.  Doors are at 9pm, show is 19+, and tickets are $6. Psychedelic visuals by General Chaos and DJ Debt Load will be bookending the sets.

Fresh Snow are a critically-acclaimed Toronto band comprised of staff who work at Sonic Boom. Instrumental, expansive, space-filling, reflective. Twitter | Facebook

MASS are a post-punk/grunge band that I’m a little less crazy about, probably because I missed out on having an apathetic teenage experience and went from idiotic, immature child to idiotic, immature adult. But they might be up your alley.

Del Bel makes clustered, echoing 1930’s jazz partially inspired by old horror movies. Twitter | Facebook  For extra credit, check out this wicked rework of No Reservation (originally appearing on oneiric, 2011) done by DJ Live Action Fezz

Anamai (aka Anna Mayberry) makes beautiful, swirling, girlish folk-rock reminiscent of Little Scream. Facebook

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