One of the things that I've always wanted to do was run a sort of "track of the week" feature, but ideally without the need to upload semi-legal copies of songs to a server for people to then download and listen to because that's a pain in the butt for everyone. However, with over 120,000 tracks available for streaming on the CBC Radio3 site, I think I can probably find a few to highlight... and really, who doesn't need to listen to more Canadian Indie music? Nobody, that's who. It's awesome and it never gets enough attention or air play.
Rah Rah's Towers from their recent ep, The Sailors. It's a tale of lost/ past/ young love, that has this infectious, slow drum beat that carries you along. The vocals are just perfect, longing... and then the whole band crashes into the song for the chorus. The song opens with this verse, so simple and yet powerful in it's imagery:
When we were younger, first romancesI'm never very good at playing the "you'll enjoy this song/band if you like..." game, but go and have a listen if you're curious. This Regina, SK band has been around for a few years, but it sounds to me like they're really hitting their stride now.
I held your hand back behind the fences of our old schoolyard
Where we tried so hard to fall in love
And it was easy 'cause we didn’t know what love was
» Listen: Rah Rah - Towers