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








Indie-licious Sept 8th 2015

the supremely talented mickey z

the supremely talented mickey z


1. Time Machine – Sister Something
2. Mechanical Rhythm- Painted Fruits*
3. Nothing – MAUNO*
4. Let Go – The Yips*
5. GRK – Painted Fruits*
6. Expectations – Organ Eyes*
7. Away From Here – Lab Coast*
8. Red Shirt – Shadow Folk*
9. Design Of Success – Freak Heat Waves*
10. Wait Up – Hush Pup*
11. Human Garbage – vulva culture*
12. Cramped Knees – Novel*
13. Don’t Mind – Gretchen*
14. More Like You – Novel*
15. One Of Us Is Lonely – Grime Kings*
16. Phase Circle – Nava Lulu*
17. EXP – Whitney K*
18. Free Radicals – Arbutus*


Indie-licious Tues Aug 25th 2015

Featuring a ton of music from the upcoming Shake! Records Sampler III. You can purchase music from these bands here.


1. Another One – Mac DeMarco*
2. Bridge for the Young – Vansire
3. Thailand – Hush Pup*
4. (But) I Need You – Kurt Inder*
5. TökfQzelék – Snooker Emporium*
6. On Top – Kim Gray*
7. Medicine – Hansmole*
8. Disappear – Hexagrams
9. Talk – The Backhomes*
10. Guessing Anyhow – Lab Coast*
11. Caroline – Girlfrend*
12. DMT – Grosser*
13. Barbarian – Durban Poison*
14. Madam Prezident – Dri Hiev*
15. Tuff Cash / Money Train – Babysitter*
16. Hallelujah – Power-Buddies*
17. My Own Time – Sh-Shakes*
18. You’re Wrong – Proto Idiot
19. Familiar Tremors – Future Death
20. Necessity – Novel*
21. The Bad Cat From Montserrat – Casually Dating*
22. Neccessitty – Walter TV*
23. Neural – Novel*


Mika Posen (Timber Timbre, Forest City Lovers) @ Tranzac Club April 7th

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The Meek is Toronto-based musician Mika Posen, who also plays in dark and spooky Timber Timbre as well as light and jovial Forest City Lovers. She’s come a long way from carrying snacks and water for the band. Although neither of these bands sound remotely similar to each other, you can hear reflections of each within her 2012 album Songs That Travel In Waves. This is a great album for reflection, early morning walks in brisk pre-dawn light, and roadtrips to Atlantic Canada.

If you’re looking for something to do tomorrow night, she’ll be playing at Tranzac Club with Scattered Clouds and Hush Pup (details). And if you’re up for the long drive, she’s opening for the lovely Her Harbour‘s CD release in Ottawa on Saturday April 27th (details).

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