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 Tues Sept 22nd 2015

*Canadian

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*

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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.