Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Great Canadian Mixtape Project:: The Big Doe-nair Rehab (Nova Scotia)

So here it is. The first installment of our cross-country spotlight. We chose Nova Scotia because, well, it's where we are both from. I can't remember a time when Nova Scotia was putting out so much good music, but any indie fans might want to look past Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver to the land of donairs, Bluenoses and Schooner beer.

We tried to cover all the angles, giving you some folk, pop, rock and hip hop. Some of the highlights (for people unaware of the NS scene) are a new song from Ghost Bees, the Superfantastics, a live Joel Plaskett track and of course the next big Canadian songstress, Jenn Grant.

Hopefully you enjoy this mix, but more importantly, hopefully you go out and buy some of these records. To quote Joel, these bands "play for money, but sing for free" and deserve a few of your duckets.

i have made you a mixed tape :: daniel ledwell - [MP3]
fireworks :: fall horsie
vampires of the west coast :: ghost bees - [MP3]
too shy to blush :: share
unique new york :: jenn grant
behold the lamb! :: rich aucoin
status bloody status :: dreamsploitation
hard to be hip hop :: classified (ft. Maestro)
naturally nice :: ghettosocks
aww shucks :: jesse dangerously
supermarkit :: markit - [MP3]
oh dead life :: dog day
got caught :: sleepless nights
war on you :: jon mckiel
any sense of time :: in-flight safety
in cars :: i see rowboats
parables :: rebekah higgs
weighty ghost :: wintersleep
rites of spring :: the superfantastics - [MP3]
new scotland blues :: joel plaskett (Live @hpx’07)
Download the entire zip - here

Next up will probably be Ontario. So if you want to suggest a band, let us know. The goal of this project is to get everyone talking about Canadian music and all the talent we have in the Great White North.

Posted at 2:24 PM by ack :: 12 comments

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At 6:16 PM, Anonymous Paul did sayeth:

Nice job! This is a really great mix of bands that I already love while also introducing me to some great new stuff.

If there's one other Halifax band whose latest album I really enjoyed it would have to be Mardeen.

I'm definitely looking forward to the rest of the Mixtape Project!


At 9:33 PM, Blogger pop-kid did sayeth:

Fun stuff. I'll have to think of some suggestions for when Saskatchewan comes up in the rotation.


At 1:49 PM, Blogger Mowie666 did sayeth:

very nice mix... looking forward to seeing more!


At 8:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous did sayeth:

A Nova Scotia Mixtape with no Mushkat, Al Tuck or Matt Grimson?!?


At 10:01 AM, Blogger Craig did sayeth:

Ontario Suggestion: I vote for Elliot Brood.

Thanks for the hard work on this mix :)


At 4:10 PM, Blogger dawn did sayeth:

I second Elliot Brood.

And add Great Lake Swimmers and Jon Rae and the River.


At 10:25 AM, Anonymous zuniordave did sayeth:

Nice work. We thought this concept was so good we wanted to add to the conversation with our own classic indie rock spin. Thick Specs presents "The Great Canadian Indie Rock Video Playlist".

- Dave and Chuck


At 4:33 PM, Anonymous Paul did sayeth:

Hmm, I suddenly remembered that I'm also a fan of the Museum Pieces and would love to have seen them included as well--next time!


At 4:36 PM, Blogger ack did sayeth:

I actually wanted to add Museum Pieces, but hadn't heard any of the new stuff! Same with Brett Randall.

We are going ot include the best suggestions in a redux type effort.


At 9:49 AM, Blogger jep did sayeth:

Great idea. Ontario suggestions: Mary Margaret O'Hara; Pursuit of Happiness; Rheostatics; Max Webster; Wooden Stars; and since they didn't make the NS cut, and both have spent time here - YellowJacket Avenger, and Bob Snider.



At 11:09 AM, Blogger Craig did sayeth:

Another suggestion for Ontario: Hawksley Workman could I have forgotten him!


At 2:08 PM, Blogger Brad did sayeth:

Have BA Johnston reppin Steeltown!


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