Indie Canadian Bands

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  1. Salvador

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    Anyone here familiar with indie canadian bands? I recently fell victim to the 'sleeman' ad on the radio (102.1) and downloaded some of the tunes that i heard. Surprisingly, i really liked what i heard. Hennessey (www.hennessey.com) and Shifty (www.shiftymusic.com) really caught my attention. I'm just wondering whether any other people here are familiar with other indie canadian bands?
     
  2. ChuckDeLa

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    I love Cub (now broken up) and Bob Wiseman (former member of Blue Rodeo, hasn't done anything for a while). A lot of people like Sloan.
     
  3. Richard Travale

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    There are a bunch of bands you should check out. A few that I would recommend are:
    Chixdiggit from Calgary
    The Papillomas from Vancouver Island
    The Smugglers from Vancouver
    Clover Honey from Vancouver
    Plum Tree from Halifax(broken up now)
    The Salteens from Vancouver
    I could go on but that's a pretty good start. Every one of these bands has websites and I think most of the sites have mp3s so you can test them out before you buy their disc.
    Although Sloan is hardly indie these days I would still recommend them to anyone who hasn't heard them as they are probably my favourite Canadian band ever, Yes, even more so than Platinum Blonde [​IMG]
     
  4. Salvador

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    thanks for the recommendations. i'll be sure to check them out.
     
  5. Lance Nichols

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    The band "liveonrelease" is fun. Good rock, smart writing.
     
  6. Tom Meyer

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    The New Pornographers are kind of a Canadian indie-rock supergroup.
     
  7. Ed E Lee

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    This recommendation request sounded somewhat familiar. So using the wonderful search engine, I got this thread:
    Suggestions for Canadian bands
    There are alot of bands on that thread I would consider indie. Hope this helps.
    Oh, since I am thinking of them right now, the Nines are a great indie pop band out of Canada. [​IMG]
     
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    I second The New Pornographers. One of my fave bands, and they put on a great live show.
     
  9. Martin Rendall

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    Godspeed You Black Emperor!
     

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