The Indie Files’ top ten albums of 2009

Well, folks, 2009 is coming to a close. Music magazines and online music sites everywhere are busy publishing their favourite albums of 2009, so it only makes sense that the Indie Files contribute its own year-end list to the blogosphere. Enjoy! Oh, and I wanna know: how does this list stack up to your personal … Continue reading

Great Lake Swimmers release video for “Palmistry”

Here’s the brand new video for Great Lake Swimmers‘ “Palmistry,” off their Polaris-nominated album Lost Channels. Thanks to @kn0ttyn3rb for bringing this to my attention!

And the winner is … Fucked Up

There you have it, folks. The 2009 Polaris Music Prize winner is Fucked Up‘s The Chemistry Of Common Life. As you probably already read on my previous Polaris post, the Toronto-based pop-core band weren’t my number one choice. Actually they weren’t even on my radar. I was upset when they were announced as the winners … Continue reading

My predictions (or rather, hopes) for the 2009 Polaris Prize

Monday, September 21, is the day I’ve been waiting for since, well, last year about the same time. It’s the day the 2009 Polaris Music Prize winner will be chosen from this year’s 10 shortlist nominees. It’s an exciting time for musicians across Canada. It’s also an exciting time for music journalists like myself, because … Continue reading

One Week soundtrack a musical loot bag

On March 6, the Canadian film One Week will premiere in theaters. And, if my prediction is correct, it’ll take less than one week for the soundtrack to this film to catch everyone’s attention.  The movie features songs from some of Canada’s most talented indie artists such as Great Lake Swimmers, Joel Plaskett, Stars, Melissa … Continue reading

New indie label leads the way to a colorful year in music

“Remember,” my mom said in a prophetic tone as I headed out on New Year’s Eve. “Whatever happens after midnight is an indication of what’s to come. If you start the new year well, it’ll go well.” It seems that Steve Lambke, Dan Romano and Jessie Stein must’ve gotten similar advice from their mothers on that final night … Continue reading

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