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 Tues Sept 22nd 2015


1. Drifting Glass – No Spectrum*
2. Imperial Loft – Nava Lulu*
3. Arrival (The Docks! The Town! The Beauty!) – Tango Lima*
4. The Churn – Guidewire*
5. primitive – Outhouse Phantom*
6. Among the Stars Everything Is Still – Outhouse Phantom*
7. Work – Birch Barks*
8. Laying Around The House – Margret*
9. Side Δ (Hatchring/Seta Strand/The Grassgrow) – Sxa Ormbjüment*
10. Side▲(Light and Stars) – Plastic Owl*


Harsh psychedelic noise from Vancouver’s No Spectrum should wake you up (by melting your brain)

Vancouver experimental drones No Spectrum are a happy accident. They are roughly collated sounds, sometimes unlistenable on their own, but when stacked and pressed against each other, they form a navigational tunnel into a fractal universe.

I stumbled across this band while aimlessly wandering on Soundcloud. Senators was uploaded a few months ago by semi-mysterious account All My Evils (aka Rónan McGrath). I can’t find any other information about No Spectrum – I suspect this is Rónan’s new project after SXA ORMBJÜMENT (Bollokscraft Records), which is some of the most soothing and delicate strange stuff you could submit your ears to. You can download that here.

Anyways, I can’t be bothered to do any more research because it is too early, I am probably going to be late for work, because I illustrated until 2am last night. When I find out more information on No Spectrum, you’ll be the first to know. Rónan, feel free to throw me a bone if I’m totally making stuff up here.