Friday, February 03, 2006

Seventeen and Half Alive...

Here's one I know you'll like. I don't know what it is about the so-called Montreal scene, a fair number of my posts this week come from this gorgeous city. Perhaps there's something in the water.

Stars - Set Yourself on Fire
Track List:
1. Your Ex-Lover is Dead
2. Set Yourself on Fire
3. Ageless Beauty
4. Reunion
5. The Big Fight
6. What I'm Trying to Say
7. One More Night
8. Sleep Tonight
9. The First Five Times
10. He Lied About Death
11. Celebration Guns
12. Soft Revolution
13. Calendar Girl

Keep Watching the Sky, Cause You Might Get Lucky Again

Big Sugar - Nicotina
Sloan - Rest of My Life
The Constantines - Nighttime/Anytime (It's Alright)
FemBots - A Million Dead End Jobs
Matt Mays & El Torpedo - Stand Down at Sundown
Limblifter - Wake Up to the Sun
Crash Test Dummies - Keep a Lid on Things

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Let our hatred and affection march in the same line...

Day 4 of Canuck week: I've been pretty good on keeping up with this thing. It's called too much free time.
The insanely catchy Weakerthans hail from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The Weakerthans - Reconstruction Site
Track List:
1. (Manifest)
2. The Reasons
3. Reconstruction Site
4. Psalm for the Elks Lodge Last Call
5. Plea From a Cat Named Virtue
6. Our Retired Explorer
7. Time's Arrows
8. (Hospital Vespers)
9. Uncorrected Proofs
10. A New Name for Everything
11. One Great City!
12. Benediction
13. Prescience of Dawn
14. (Past-Due)

All I've Found is Dust that Moves and Shadows of the Afternoon

The Northern Pikes - Tomorrow Never Comes
Death From Above 1979 - Blood on Our Hands
The Stills - Lola Stars and Stripes
AC Newman - On the Table
Hot Hot Heat - Talk to Me, Dance With Me
Despistado - A Stirstick's Prediction
Novillero - Aptitude

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Park that car, drop that phone, sleep on the floor, dream about me

I remember when I heard Broken Social Scene on the OC and I remember thinking: If this show knows to play these guys, they know music. This brilliant band hails from Toronto and this wonderful album never ceases to amaze me.

Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
Track List:
1. Capture the Flag
2. KC Accidental
3. Stars and Sons
4. Almost Crimes (Radio Kills Remix)
5. Looks Just Like the Sun
6. Pacific Theme
7. Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl
8. Cause = Time
9. Late Nineties Bedroom Rock for the Missionaries
10. Shampoo Suicide
11. Lover's Spit
12. I'm Still Your Fag
14. Pitter Patter Goes my Heart

Darkness Still, It's Obvious to Everyone

Tegan and Sara - Not Tonight
Auf Der Maur - Followed the Waves
Jonas - Edge of Seventeen
The New Pornographers - The Laws Have Changed
Wolf Parade - Dear Sons and Daughters of Lonely Ghosts
Magneta Lane - Constant Lover

Well, I'm off.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Sit On Your Hands for the New National Anthem...

Day 2 of my all Canuck music week. Hopefully you're hearing something new, otherwise this is just a waste of my precious time, so let me know how I'm doing.
I saw this next entry in concert at a club in London about a year back, and he never fails to inspire. Mr. Good always has something to say about everything. Plus, contrary to what people at my work say, Matt Good is so very much better than Nickelback is or can ever hope to possibly be. Plain and simple.

Matt Good - White Light Rock & Roll Review
Track List:
1. Put Out Your Lights
2. Poor Man's Grey
3. We're So Heavy
4. Empty Road
5. Alert Status Red
6. Little Terror
7. In Love With a Bad Idea
8. North American for Life
9. Blue Skies Over Nad Lands
10. It's Been Awhile Since I Was Your Man
11. Buffalo Seven
12. Ex-Pats of the Blue Mountain Symphony Orchestra

Way Up in that Sky, I Look Up and Wonder

Metric - The Twist
Pilate - Overrated
Gentleman Reg - The Boyfriend Song
The Arcade Fire - Maps (Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cover)
Hawksley Workman - Jealous of Your Cigarette
Sam Roberts - Brother Down (Not really indie, but no one outside of Canada has heard of him)
Wintersleep - Assembly Lines

Enjoy your Canadian bacon.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Dancing Alone, To Songs From the Past

Alright kiddies, I'm doing something a bit different this week. Coming at you, every day this week (hopefully, if I don't slack off) I'm gonna be giving you 100% Grade A Canadian beef. That's right, everything I post for you will be from the great white north. *Swells with patriotic pride.* Hopefully all this maple goodness won't give you cavities.

To start off, here is an album that anyone and everyone should own. Twin Canuck cuties Tegan and Sara didn't really register with me until I heard 'Take Me Anywhere' and boy did I jump on the boat late. This is now one of my favourites. Get it, get it now.

Tegan and Sara - So Jealous
Track List:
1. You Wouldn't Like Me
2. Take Me Anywhere
3. I Bet It Stung
4. I Know I Know I Know
5. Where Does the Good Go?
6. Downtown
7. I Won't Be Left
8. Walking With a Ghost
9. So Jealous
10. Speak Slow
11. Wake Up Exhausted
12. We Didn't Do It
13. Fix You Up
14. I Can't Take It

Don't You Worry, There's Still Time

Sharp Like Knives - Holy Gaud
Melanie Doane - Adam's Rib
Hot Hot Heat - In Cairo
Bif Naked - Lucky
City & Colour - Save Your Scissors
Feist - Mushaboom
The Dears - Corduroy Boy
The Mark Inside - Carousel
Controller.Controller - Silent Seven

I'm off this week, so posting = yay!