Bang the Drum!: The music in Canada, it’s like pollution

Bang the DrumGreetings, Earthlings! We have so much new music to get to this week. The music is stacked up so high and so precariously that someone will probably get hurt and we’ll spend the rest of the summer filling out WCB forms. In the meantime, though, click on through after the Louise Burns to hear not new jams from Snailhouse, the Internet Hood (Destroyer vs. Raekwon), Watermelon and Will Currie & the Country French. When it rains, it pours, and we ain’t go no umbrella.

Vancouver’s Louise Burns started playing bass for Avril-come-lately group Lillix when she was 11 years-old. Her solo debut, Mellow Drama, came out this spring. The lead single “What Do You Wanna Do” is a trebled-out joyride. The follow up, “Drop Names Not Bombs”, isn’t the worst song you’ll hear this year either.

LOUISE BURNS – Drop Names Not Bombs from Mitch Fillion (southernsouls.ca) on Vimeo.


We’ve jammed about Snailhouse before. Twice. And y’know what? We’re not going to stop jamming about Snailhouse until Mike Feuerstack is a household name. Here’s the second single from his lovely new album, Sentimental Gentleman.
Snailhouse – I Never Woke Up by killbeatmusic

I didn’t even know people were still doing the mash-ups, but lucky for all of us The Hood Internet does. I’m pretty much sold on Destroyer’s Kaputt for album of the year, and who doesn’t love Raekwon the Chef? So let’s put them both together and boogie-oogie-oogie.
The Hood Internet – Kaputting It Up (Raekwon x Destroyer) by hoodinternet

I don’t know a goddamn thing about Vancouver’s Watermelon. But I saw them in the listings for the just-wrapped Music Waste festival and really, really love the slapdash deliberateness of this track. It’s like a chillwave version of the Fall.

A little late to do any good, but Will Currie & the Country French‘s ode to politicians with ideals & vision might still put a smile on your face. Unless you hate Tommy Douglas, and some people do.

Will Currie & The Country French – WIRED: Episode 50 from THE iNDiE MACHiNE on Vimeo.

Emmet Matheson is doing okay. He blogs intermittently at A Bulldozer With a Wrecking Ball Attached. You can e-mail him at: bulldozerDOTwreckingballATgmailDOTcom

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