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Tuesday Tracks

Tuesday Tracks! Bishop Morocco, Land of Talk, Hawksley Workman

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In this week’s edition of Tuesday Tracks we’ll take a look at a group of modern new wavers, one of the country’s best kept secrets and a wild video from a true eccentric. Sometimes sifting through the web for new music can be an arduous task. There’s just so much, but other times the songs […] More »

Tuesday Tracks! Postdata, Entire Cities, Julie Fader

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This week in Tuesday Tracks we’re going to slow it down a notch with three great songs sporting three great videos—perfect for listening to in the sweltering days of August. I went through a long period of time where I avoided these kinds of songs—slow, sad, strums of an acoustic guitar paired with whispered poetry. […] More »

Tuesday Tracks! K-OS, Chromeo, Arcade Fire

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This week in Tuesday Tracks we’ve got a little musical interlude to help you ease yourself back into the work week (those of you who had a holiday Monday, that is). This edition boasts a trio of Canadian musical heavyweights including an unexpected collaboration between K-OS and Sebastien Grainger, new music from Chromeo, and a […] More »

Tuesday Tracks! Rich Aucoin, B.A. Johnston, Hey Rosetta!

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Summer festivals were once kingpins of the concert season, but in recent years their popularity has waned significantly. The recession has been blamed, and it certainly has had an effect, but the more likely cause for a drop in popularity has to do not with personal economics, but greed by the promoters. A great summer […] More »

Tuesday Tracks! Rae Spoon, Karkwa, The Beauties

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This week’s installment of Tuesday Tracks comes care of a little bit of serendipity. Tuesdays tend to sneak up pretty quick sometimes and it can be quite distressing and a little embarrassing when Monday night rolls around there are no new tracks to be found. Most weeks it’s pretty easy—there’s so much to listen to, and […] More »

Tuesday Tracks! Diamond Rings, D-Sisive & Metric does Twilight: Eclipse (seriously)

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This week’s edition of Tuesday Tracks rounds up a trilogy of music videos. The theme was inspired by our first selection today. It occurred to me how much the landscape has changed over the past ten years for music videos. As an adolescent, videos were my primary source for new music. Commercial radio was the […] More »

Tuesday Tracks! Bahamas, Kathryn Calder, Great Lake Swimmers

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This week on Tuesday Tracks we’ve decided to bring you a trio of sad songs. We’ve celebrated all sorts of strange psychedelic dance-a-thons in the past few weeks, great for parties and good times. It’s just as important however, to embrace melancholy sometimes. Whether it’s because of a bad run of luck, the end of […] More »

Tuesday Tracks! The Grass, Black Mountain, Wolf Parade

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While the dust settles here in Toronto from the mayhem of the G20 this past weekend, let’s pause for just a moment and take a look at this week’s edition of Tuesday Tracks—your weekly does of crazy cool Can-Con. This week is all about throwbacks, reinventing the forms, styles and sounds of the past and […] More »

Tuesday Tracks! The Slew, Lee Harvey Osmond, Elizabeth Shepherd

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The Polaris Music Prize, Canada’s music award for artistic merit, released its long list of this year’s nominees last week. The list is a mixture of award regulars as well as some new faces, and of the 40 acts that made the list, Tuesday Tracks already brought 15 of them to you. So today, to fill […] More »

Tuesday Tracks! The Meligrove Band, Gord Downie, Hooded Fang

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This week’s collection of Tuesday Tracks celebrates some of the finest home grown sounds you’ll find anywhere online. Be it from rising stars, rock n’ roll royalty, or the relatively obscure, each of these songs demonstrates the true potential of pop music and is more evidence of the already stellar year for music 2010 has […] More »

Tuesday Tracks! Hot Hot Heat, Greg MacPherson, Shad

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It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for your weekly dose of new Canadian music. This week we’re looking at new stuff by west coasters Hot Hot Heat, Manitoban Greg MacPherson and revisiting Shad, who might have just released the best record of the year with TSOL. First: Back in 2002 Hot Hot Heat were […] More »