Favourite Canadian songs of 2015

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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

 

NOVO SARAJEVO – Gretchen

 

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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