Friday, February 22, 2008

Canadian Mixtape Project:: Give Us Our Nickel Back (Ontario)

Back again, it's the sequel. This time around we are delivering an extra padded collection of tracks from some of the great Ontario bands (25 songs instead of 20). We tried to keep it a bit more provincial based, not just Toronto-centric so we added some acts from Ottawa, the Peter-patch and the Hammer. As always, we added mostly smaller acts that deserve to be heard or bands we really think are ready to explode. I'm pretty sure that the Constantines, Feist, Hayden or the Tokyo Police Club don't really need a few more hits from our bong blog, so why not shed some light on some lesser known acts?

There were a few notable acts we would have loved to include - Nathan Lawr, Cuff the Duke for example - but we'd already given them a lot of press on the hill and really tried to focus on some bands that we've been meaning to feature but just haven't found the time. There were also a couple of TO bands that just missed the cut, but we wanted to make sure we got a broad stroke of the land of the Common Loon.

Anyway, without further ado, here's Ontario - Give Us Our Nickel Back. For any non-Canadian readers, we actually do have a huge statue of a nickel in Sudbury. What can we say, we love weird, big ass statues. Originally I was going to photoshop the nickel to have a terrible goatee and a mullet... but the time needed to disgrace the nickel by making it look like Kroeger was too much to be bothered.
  1. Timber Timbre - Like a Mountain || web site
  2. Basia Bulat - In the Night || web site
  3. Entire Cities - Dancing with my Brother || web site
  4. The Rural Alberta Advantage - The Ballad of RAA || web site
  5. Wax Mannequin - Animals Jump || web site
  6. Born Ruffians - Hummingbird || web site
  7. Abdominal -Abdominal Workout || web site
  8. The D'Ubervilles - Hot Tips || web site || MP3
  9. Shad - I Don't Like To || web site || MP3
  10. Karma Controllers - The Longest Year || web site
  11. Spiral Beach - Made of Stone || web site
  12. The Coast - The Lines are Cut || web site
  13. These Electric Lives - We Should Be Believing || web site
  14. The Wooden Sky - North Dakota || web site || MP3
  15. The Two-Minute Miracles - In a Good Light || web site
  16. Jason Collett - Out of Time || web site
  17. Amos the Transparent - Hard Times, Simply Come By || web site
  18. Great Bloomers - Catching Up || web site
  19. Elliott Brood - Second Son || web site
  20. The Acorn - Crooked Legs || web site
  21. The Burning Hell - Grave Situation Pt. 1 || web site || MP3
  22. Arabesque - Malboro Man || web site
  23. Jon Rae & the River - Just One More || web site
  24. Evening Hymns - Sentimental Reasons || web site || MP3
  25. Great Lake Swimmers - There is a Light (Live) || web site
I also wanted to thank Paul, Matthew and the readers for their suggestions. Up next is either going to be BC or New Brunswick. So as usual, suggestions are welcome.

Download the entire zip file here.

Posted at 11:28 AM by ack :: 4 comments

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At 6:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous did sayeth:

Man, did you guys ever miss the mark. For Ontaro you gotta ahve Maestro Fresh Wes, what about Devon with his hit "Mr.Metro". All I gotta say is when you do Quebec Mitsou and Le Boyfriend better be there...



At 6:13 PM, Blogger naedoo did sayeth:

haha, believe me, I have looked for Mr. Metro plenty of times, never found it.


At 10:31 AM, Blogger The R.O.B. did sayeth:

Love the mixtape idea. Really, really great. You missed out on the Sunparlour Players and Ohbijou - both great Toronto bands. Probably two of my favourite acts around right now.


At 8:17 PM, Blogger K did sayeth:

If B.C. is next, maybe Bend Sinister or The Manvils? Definitely, Dan Mangan, who I think you appreciate already.


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