Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Robot Rock

Still a great deal better than most local bands.

2008 Polaris Music Prize Shortlist

This is my favourite shortlist thus far, most likely because of my increased effort to scout new Canadian music for Jon & Thom in the morning. Jon, what's your pick?

* The Acorn, Glory Hope Mountain
* Attack in Black, Marriage
* Black Mountain, In the Future
* Born Ruffians, Red, Yellow and Blue
* Buck 65, Situation
* Basia Bulat, Oh, My Darling
* Cadence Weapon, Afterparty Babies
* Cancer Bats, Hail Destroyer
* Caribou, Andorra
* City and Colour, Bring Me Your Love
* Constantines, Kensington Heights
* Crystal Castles, Crystal Castles
* Destroyer, Trouble in Dreams
* Fred Eaglesmith, Tinderbox
* Kathleen Edwards, Asking for Flowers
* Christine Fellows, Nevertheless
* Gatineau, Gatineau
* Hayden, In Field & Town
* Veda Hille, This Riot Life
* Hilotrons, Happymatic
* Holy Fuck, LP
* Islands, Arm's Way
* Karkwa, Le volume du vent
* Corb Lund, Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier!
* The New Pornographers, Challengers
* Pas Chic Chic, Au Contraire
* Sandro Perri, Tiny Mirrors
* Plants and Animals, Parc Avenue
* Ghislain Poirier, No Ground Under
* Protest the Hero, Fortress
* Justin Rutledge, Man Descending
* The Sadies, New Seasons
* Shad, The Old Prince
* Socalled, Ghetto Blaster
* Stars, In Our Bedroom After the War
* Tegan and Sara, The Con
* Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-La-La Band, 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons
* Two Hours Traffic, Little Jabs
* The Weakerthans, Reunion Tour
* Wintersleep, Welcome to the Night Sky

Friday, June 13, 2008


nujabes - music is mine
yo la tengo - sugarcube
rogue wave - christians in black
guthrie - broken chair
5. sexsmith keep it in mind
dawn landes - young folks
matt pond pa - so much trouble
born ruffians - badonkadonkey
javelins - el dorado
10. neutral milk hotel - holland 1945
ryan adams - halloween
tom vek - c-c
casiotone - graceland
css - rat is dead
15. tom wiats - walking spanish
bicycles - lj and toques
by divine right - psychic radio
plants and animals - lola who?

Sunday, June 8, 2008

We Get Lazy When We're Bored

Summer is here.
Ring the bell.

It's official: Thom and Jon In The Morning is switching time slots! No longer must we/you endure the hardship of awaking at 6am on Thursday's to hear the sweet sounds of sonic bliss. We are moving to:

10:30 am - noon

For the first show at the time slot:
1. Grizzly Bear - Easier
2. Andre Ethier - Don't Let This Mean Old World Swallow You
3. Plants and Animals - Guru/Sinnerman
4. Jason Walker/Tom - Requiem
5. Born Ruffians - Red Elephant
6. Animal Collective - Derek
7. Destroyer - Rubies
8. Of Montreal - Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games
9. Fembots - Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist
10. Feist - Secret Heart