Friday, March 06, 2009

LAB Mixtapes: Episode 5

Continuing with a Canadian indie theme, these three acts have so many great tracks amongst them that it's hard to choose just one from each. Again proving the ascendancy of Canadian indie music, not just in the quality but also the sheer breadth of talent, these acts have probably found more success outside of the country than within it. The Dears, with their Smiths inspired sound found an audience in the UK, Metric found fans in New York City night clubs while The New Pornographers played throughout the US and had regular air play on stations like KEXP in Seattle and KCRW in Santa Monica.

These bands also demonstrate that "high-quality Pop" is not an oxy-moron.

Episode 5
Runs 14:18 mins

Note: Links will launch iTunes.
Track 1. Lost in the Plot - The Dears
Track 2. Hardwired - Metric
Track 3. The Bleeding Heart Show - The New Pornographers

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