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  1. Miasbo April 15, 2007 7:39 pm

    I highly recommend Metric, another Canadian indie rock band. Some of their songs are even vaguely political (“Monster Hospital” and “Succexy”, for example). Other great songs by them that are really worth listening to are “Wet Blanket”, “Patriarch on a Vespa”, “Dead Disco”, “The List”, “Dr Blind”, “Glass Ceiling” and “Combat Baby”.

    I’ve seen them live twice now and they’re fantastic.

  2. Natalie P. April 20, 2007 1:07 am

    I saw Metric last summer – and I agree, they were great! I have some awesome photos of the show that I should post some time.

    I have a penchant for Canadian bands – Hot Hot Heat, Arcade Fire, Wintersleep, The Trews, The New Pornographers, The Watchmen (now defunct), The Odds, Bare Naked Ladies, Great Big Sea (which manages to get the cement risers in the hockey stadium MOVING several inches up and down with every show), and of course, Tragically Hip, to name but a few.

    I also have a distinct fondness for The Arrogant Worms, and will make a point of seeing them any time they come to town. Their shows are hilarious – my favorite song of theirs is “The Last Saskatchewan Pirate”.

  3. Jay Stewart August 13, 2007 1:44 am

    I am aware of the great Canadian bands because Sirius Satellite Radio has Radio 3 and Iceberg . Also I love Metric’s Emily Haines side project Emily Hained and the Soft Skeleton. Also much love to The Cliks. Thanks to a record collector friend from Montreal? I have had an interest in Quebecois Rock Music too and I am interested in exploring that sound.

  4. Jay Stewart August 13, 2007 1:45 am

    Oops, thats Emily Haines!

  5. Deanna February 2, 2008 9:30 pm

    Eh, I’m not tuned in so much to new music so I’d make a horrible head of any site’s music department, and besides I’ve acknowledged and accepted my total lack of indie or contemporary cred. What I *am* into, though, is really obscure New Wave — the more obscure the better. Usually I like a lot of happy, sunshiney music, but a lot of it comes with surprising messages.

    If you’re someone who’s anti-war in the sense that you would’ve supported WWII but find that Vietnam and the Iraq wars were horrible mistakes, I can’t think of a better “message” song than “State Of The Nation” by Long Island natives Industry. I am obsessed with the whole album this song is on (1984’s Stranger To Stranger), but this song in particular is especially devastating lyrically, with lines such as “this war has nothing to do with us, but somehow we’re so involved in it”.

    On the completely polar opposite end of the spectrum is B-Movie, renowned for songs such as “Rememberance Day” and “Switch On Switch Off”, but my favorite line from them is from “Marilyn Dreams”: “your halo becomes your noose”. Poignant, no? Also, interesting connection between B-Movie and Canadian popular music: B-Movie hail from Mansfield, the northern English town that also spawned Mark Holmes of Platinum Blonde fame. Yes, I know way too much about things like these.