Monday, March 31, 2008

The Great Canadian Mixtape Project:: New Brunswick



Long overdue, but not forgotten. That's the theme of the New Brunswick mixtape. I have to say, this one was the first installment that really hit on what we hoped would happen. We had people from the NB scene actively sending in suggestions, MP3s and and as a result the mix showcases bands that a lot of people outside of the Maritimes have probably never heard of. So, hats off to you New Brunswick. Your scene is hungry and you are most certainly Dieppe-ing it like it's hot.

We want to send a special thanks to Bones, Kyle and Chuck for hooking us up with some great music.

The mix, cleverly titled to touch on both New Brunswick's famous Magnetic Hill and the old skool emcees, is chock o' block full of underground indie rockers, some francophone goodness and a few touring acts. We originally had something slated from the face of NB's scene (Julie Doiron), but we couldn't sync up in time to get this out the door.

So, take some time with this one. There are a lot of gems you might enjoy.
1) jen's not going to make it :: slate pacific :: [MP3]
2) love and gravity :: edge on spiral :: [MP3]
3) private wars :: grand theft bus
4) hit the bottom :: manoli & the sacred hearts :: [MP3]
5) losing its champion :: john jerome
6) don't wake the baby :: olivier jarda
7) you're suspect :: ghostown belle
8) wrong turn (demo) :: your sweet talker
9) miles past the ghost :: the carousels
10) stations (acoustic) :: the nuclear
11) calling all constellations :: hospital grade
12) technologypsies :: morse code alphabet
13) bedhead :: shotgun jimmie
14) le robot-roi :: kevin mcintyre
15) garden toast :: paranerd
16) till the fall :: the olympic symphonium :: [MP3]
17) foggy coast :: koak
18) if you stayed :: ker
19) know surrender :: vehicle
20) when it comes my time :: david myles (live)
Download the entire zip here.

So there you go. New Brunswick in your area. Up next? Well, we are taking you all to the land of stampedes, oil and cattle. So hopefully we can offer you some treats from the likes of Corb Lund, The Whitsundays, and Ayla Brooks. As always, we are open to suggestions so feel free to hit us up with any bands you think deserve to be included.

Posted at 12:21 AM by ack :: 11 comments

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At 12:13 PM, Blogger naedoo did sayeth:

1st!

Anyway, I wanted to beat any smarty-pantses out there to the punch and acknowledge the irony in the fact that the name of the mix gives a nod to one of our favorite old-school hip hop groups, yet there is no hip hop on here.

This is more to do with my laziness and time constraints than any comment on NB's hip hop scene. Send me any and all solid New Brunswickian hip hop albums.

Enjoy the mix, we think it turned out pretty excellent, if we do say so ourselves.

 

At 10:46 PM, Anonymous Marc Xavier LeBlanc (aka bones) did sayeth:

great mix guys. it was a pleasure to help you find some of those bands. keep up the great work with Herohill.

marc... aka bones

 

At 3:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous did sayeth:

Dudes, what about Roch Voisine???

Mario

 

At 7:56 PM, Blogger naedoo did sayeth:

The Roch is all man my friend, all man....

http://youtube.com/watch?v=BLWY7SKc6zM

 

At 6:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous did sayeth:

You're right, nobody can resist a sweaty Roch Voisine macking on the ladies...


Mario

 

At 12:59 PM, Blogger The Trick did sayeth:

Cool mix, everyone! Although, I'd note that "Know Surrender" was technically a collaborative effort between Vehicle (songwriting, vocals, guitar) and The Trick (arrangement, keyboards, guitar, vocals). Just sayin'... :)

 

At 1:05 PM, Blogger ack did sayeth:

Damn... sorry about that. That's a big, but unintentional oversight.

 

At 1:23 PM, Blogger The Trick did sayeth:

No worries and no harm done. When it comes right down to it, she wrote and sang the song, so it's rightfully a Vehicle track anyway.

 

At 12:01 PM, Anonymous Paul did sayeth:

Well guys, you've done it again. I drew a blank on any NB bands (aside from Olivier Jarda--fantastic album) and it was killing me, as I knew there were some great ones. Great job! That Olympic Symphonium album is one of my favourites these days.

 

At 10:53 AM, Anonymous Mark did sayeth:

No Varsity Weirdos? No Fear of Lipstick? No First Words?

What about the Memories Attack?

 

At 1:16 PM, Blogger naedoo did sayeth:

Well the first comment addresses the lack of First Words content. Kind of. Fact is I went to their site, found no way to contact them, and kind of gave up.

Solid hustle on my part!

 

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