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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indie-licious Sept 8th 2015

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the supremely talented mickey z

*Canadian

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*

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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.

*Canadian

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*

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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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