So another month rolls by, and Oh! Canada are pleased to bring you another edition of our compilations showcasing the best new Canadian music. This month we celebrate the start of the Ice Hockey season (always a big event in Canada), kicking off with a hockey song from 21 Tandem Repeats. We also bring you tracks from bright new hopes Yukon Blonde, the Japandroids endorsed Makeout Videotape, lo fi-meets-saw charm from Aaron Read and a track from the forthcoming Carolyn Mark and NQ Arbuckle duets album while the Julie Doiron supporting Construction and Destruction make not one but two appearances, contributing guest vocals (and namechecking themselves) on The Burning Hell‘s contribution. To close this month’s compilation we are very pleased to bring you a new track from one of Canada’s biggest acts. In all The Tragically Hip have clocked up 8 Canadian number one albums, and it would be no surprise if the forthcoming We Are The Same achieved the same accolade!
As for Oh! Canada, keep your eyes peeled for an exhaustive track by track from Bruce Peninsula, an introducing piece with Vancouverite Hannah Georgas and keep your eyes peeled for more from The Tragically Hip.
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1. 21 Tandem Repeats – On Frozen Pond
2. Metal Kites – Schoolyard
3. Aaron Read – Forest Falcon
4. Language-Arts – Cavity
5. Grassmarket – Endless Summer
6. Ox – Burnout
7. York Redoubt – I Said Slightly
8. Duplex! – Alive
9. Milks & Rectangles – Slander Debunked
10. Great Bloomers – The Young Ones Slept
11. Dirty Beaches – Low Rider (Demo)
12. Carolyn Mark & N.Q. Arbuckle – All Time Low
13. Octoberman – Run From Safety
14. Analog Bell Service – There She Goes
15. Makeout Videotape – Heat Wave
16. Construction & Destruction – Balaenoptera Borealis
17. Owl – Airport
18. Yukon Blonde – Streets
19. The Burning Hell – The Things That People Make, Part 2
20. The Tragically Hip – Coffee Girl
As ever thanks to everyone who makes these Oh! Canada compilations possible. Please follow the links to find out more about the artists featured and let them know what you think! There’s also a couple of ‘special links’ in there if you know where to look.
Finally, Oh! Canada couldn’t possibly let the start of the Ice Hockey season go by without mentioning these guys- so, for your viewing pleasure here are the mighty Hanson Brothers with their cover of Stomping Tom Connors’ all-time Canadian classic ‘The Hockey Song’. Enjoy.