An Empty Hallelujah - a Canadian indiepop primer

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An Empty Hallelujah - a Canadian indiepop primer

Post by alongwaltz » Sat Oct 26, 2013 02:51

My country has a bunch of terrific pop bands but they're often overshadowed by the Arcade Fires and Diamond Rings and Grimeses of the indie rock world. Or, when people think pop + Canada, they think of Justin Bieber and Celine Dion. On behalf of all Canadians I apologize.

In order to raise awareness of some of my fellow Canuck pop stars I made you all a one-hour mixtape showcasing 19 active Canadian pop acts. Give it a listen and I'd love to hear your thoughts. (And if you live in a country other than England or America I would especially love for you to make a similar mix of your homegrown talent and post it here. I found it a pretty fun exercise.)


An Empty Hallelujah - a Canadian indiepop primer

1. Gigi feat. Rose Melberg – Alone At The Pier
2. Defne – Climb Out My Window
3. Andrew Vincent & Jenny Omnichord – Keep It That Way
4. Young And Sexy – The City You Live In Is Ugly
5. Persian Rugs – Always All
6. Library Voices – Step Off The Map & Float
7. Boats – Advice On Bears
8. Mansion Music – Ghost
9. Lab Coast – Joe Lunchpail
10. The Courtneys – 90210
11. Sean Nicholas Savage – Kisses Like A Girl
12. True Crush – Dead Meat
13. Bloody Boy Blue – Passenger Seat
14. So Young – Keeping Secrets
15. The Elwins – Forgetful Assistance
16. Thee Ahs – Sour Candy
17. Nicholas Doubleyou – A Cordless Telephone Pole Song
18. Katie And The Lichen – Don’t Shave
19. Jenny Omnichord – Skeletal Polyamory

Download link: http://fallenloverecords.com/press/Canada.zip

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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:07

Awesome work! Look forward to giving this a listen.

I love Library Voices. Their album "Summer of Lust" has been on pretty heavy rotation on my mp3 player since last year. I've not heard the song on the mixtape, so am now excited.

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Re: An Empty Hallelujah - a Canadian indiepop primer

Post by linus » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:12

Great to see the Courtneys on there, one of my favourite LPs of the year... looking forward to hearing the rest of this.

Ta!

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Post by Trev » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:29

Gonna give this a play this morning. It'll be the soundtrack to me packing up orders.
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Post by Trev » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:21

Some good stuff on here. Bloody Boy Blue sounds like Nik from Fulhast to me.
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Post by Yex » Sat Oct 26, 2013 22:04

Hey, you took some of my suggestions! :)

I'll have to give the rest of the list a listen.
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Re: An Empty Hallelujah - a Canadian indiepop primer

Post by vezrity » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:31

Awesome, looks great! Library Voices are one of my absolute favourite bands, and Step Off the Map and Float is my favourite song of theirs! They are the best live, I hope they come back to the UK soon.

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