The Wild 10 Countdown for January 9, 2013

Hollerado

Apology for all the delays in posting up the top 10 as I have been bogged down. This is the first countdown of 2013. What a way to start the new year with several tracks from 2012. The start of the new start for the countdown had leftovers from the last year as I was listening to several year-end/best of 2012 music shows during the holidays.
Number one on the top spot is Hollerado as they will be releasing their sophomore album called White Paint. It will be out in February. Returnees on the top 10 are Metric, Cadence Weapon, Grimes, and Diamond Rings as they have been played during the holidays.
Here’s the top 10 for the first of 2013.

1. Pick Me Up – Hollerado (First week at #1)
2. Sad Eyes – Crystal Castles
3. Edie’s Dream – Suuns
4. Put Me On – Diamond Rings
5. A Mirror – Aidan Knight
6. Runaway Heart – Hilotrons
7. Conditioning – Cadence Weapon
8. Oblivion – Grimes
9. The Day You Die – Lindi Ortega
10. Breathing Underwater – Metric

 

The Wild 10 Countdown for October 24, 2012


As you know that CKCU-FM is having their Funding Drive and the goal is $120,000. I know the countdown is not associated with the station and it used to be on the air. If you enjoy Canadian indie music or anything different than commercial radio, give CKCU a chance as it’s a community radio station hosted by volunteers who enjoy music. Feel free to make a donation by going to this link. The Funding Drive runs until November 4th.
This week’s top 10 has a few surprises. A new number one song and a couple of new entries. Dan Mangan takes the top spot as he released an EP and is currently touring with The Rural Alberta Advantage. Diamond Rings returns to the countdown as the new album, Free Dimensional officially got released.
Here’s the top 10.
1. We Want To Be Pleasantly Surprised, Not Expectedly Let Down – Dan Mangan
2. I’ve Got Your Fire – Jenn Grant
3. Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It – Stars
4. Runaway Love – Diamond Rings
5. Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns -A.C. Newman
6. The Day You Die – Lindi Ortega
7. Mademoiselle – Inlet Sound
8. Grand (Rhythymnals) – Luke Lalonde
9. Face – The Luyas
10. I’m A Witch – Ladyhawk

The Wild 10 Countdown for October 3, 2012


It’s a brand new month and Fall is in the air. This week’s countdown didn’t have major movers but for the second week on the top spot, it’s Jenn Grant. Her new album, The Beautiful Wild is still a terrific album. One song trending is Maestro Fresh Wes as he released a music video to Reach For The Sky. I gave a hint on what song was sampled. It was Try by Blue Rodeo. Due to a delay on the regular blog, this week’s radio show is posted here. Hope you will enjoy the audio.
Here’s the top 10;

1. White Dove – Jenn Grant (2nd week)
2. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings
3. Devil’s Got a Gun – Whitehorse
4. Backlines – Stars
5. Somebody – Hannah Georgas
6. Little Bug – Gabrielle Papillon
7. Reach For The Sky – Maestro Fresh Wes
8. Caves (Phon.O Remix) – Data Romance
9. When The War Came Home – Jason Collett
10. Morning Sun – The Wilderness of Manitoba

Audio/Radio Show
The October 3rd Radio Show – The playlist is at this link. Press play to listen.
[audio http://archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForOctober32012/WildworksOctober32012.mp3]
Music Video
Reach for the Sky – Maestro Fresh Wes

The Wild 10 Countdown for September 26, 2012

It’s the final week of September and another new number one song to end the month. Jenn Grant takes the top spot as her new album, The Beautiful Wild got released. Other new entries are Data Romance and Maestro Fresh Wes as they released new EPs last week. Staying strong are Masia One, Snowblink, Gabrielle Papillon and Whitehorse.
Here’s the top 10;

1. The Fighter – Jenn Grant
2. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings
3. Wisconsin – Whitehorse
4. Moonless Night – Gabrielle Papillon
5. Enemies – Hannah Georgas
6. Bounty – Snowblink
7. Progress – Stars
8. Number One (featuring Black Molly) – Masia One
9. Black Tuxedo – Maestro Fresh Wes
10. Caves (Mmoths Remix) – Data Romance

The Wild 10 Countdown for September 19, 2012

There’s a new number one track on the Wild 10 Countdown and it’s none other than Diamond Rings. What I forgot to mention is that Diamond Ring kicked off the 2012 edition of Pop Montreal. Free Dimensional, his second album will be out on October 22nd. On the live show at CKCU-FM, co-host, Lauren was singing along to the song and getting a tweet from the host of CBC Radio One’s Bandwidth as she also likes the song. Due to an error on the radio, the number 4 and 5 songs were played in reverse.
Here’s the top 10.
1. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings (1st Week)
2. In The Belly of a Dragon – Jenn Grant
3. Robotic – Hannah Georgas
4. In The Pines – Gabrielle Papillon
5. Prairie Girl – Rah Rah
6. The Loose Ends Will Make Knots – Stars
7. Out Like a Lion – Whitehorse
8. Miss Canada – Jason Collett
9. Goodbye Eyes – Snowblink
10. Make Up (featuring Isis Salam & DJ Dopey) – Masia One

The Wild 10 Countdown for September 12, 2012


It’s a brand new season of WildWorks at CKCU-FM and this week’s top 10 has the usual heavy hitters. For the second week on rhe top spot, Hannah Georgas stays at the number one spot. Two new debuts on the countdown were Jason Collett and Jenn Grant as they will be releasing new albums in late September. To keep it short, here’s the top 10.
Lastly, hope you like the new look for the blog on here.

1. Robotic – Hannah Georgas (2nd week).
2. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings
3. Lights Changing Colour – Stars
4. Spirit In The Sky – Evening Hymns
5. Little Bug – Gabrielle Papillon
6. In The Belly of a Dragon – Jenn Grant (New)
7. Prairie Girl – Rah Rah
8. No Glamour In The Hammer – Whitehorse
9. Buttons – Snowblink
10. Where Things Go Wrong – Jason Collett

The Wild 10 Countdown for September 5, 2012 and Radio Show

It’s a brand new month and there’s a change in the top 10 to begin September. Hannah Georgas bumps off Stars from the top spot. Lots of new albums coming out for September and October. It’s good to be a music fan.

The Summer edition of the radio show concluded this week as a new season will be next week. Returning next week will be the co-host, Lauren, as she returns from her Summer break. For the time being, the radio show will be a fully live 2 hour show. It will be exciting for the fourth season of WildWorks at CKCU-FM. The regular will return to a new season as well. Keep an eye next week when things will resume back into swing.

You can listen to the show from below and here’s the top ten.

1. Robotic – Hannah Georgas (1st Week)
2. Backlines – Stars
3. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings
4. Plague – Crystal Castles
5. Song To Sleep To – Evening Hymns
6. Would That Not Be Nice – Divine Fits
7. Little Bug – Gabrielle Papillon
8. Jane – Whitehorse
9. Art & A Wife – Rah Rah
10. Unsurfed Waves – Snowblink

Audio/Radio Show
The September 5th Radio Show – Playlist is at this link.
Press play to listen.
[audio http://archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForSeptember52012/WildworksSeptember52012.mp3]

The Wild 10 Countdown for August 29, 2012 and Radio Show

Photo by Norman Wong
(Photo by Norman Wong)

This is the second last show for the Summer edition of WildWorks at CKCU-FM. Aside from the countdown, the show itself was on the “sea” side as songs with name, sea were played. Songs from the likes of Beach House, Louise Burns, Feist and etc.
On the top 10, Stars continues to be number one for the fourth week as The North will be dropped next week. New entries are Evening Hymns and Rah Rah as they are getting plays on various radio shows.
The audio will be posted below and here’s the top 10 for August 29th.

1. Backlines – Stars (4th week)
2. Robotic – Hannah Georgas
3. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings
4. Plague – Crystal Castles
5. Cartographist – Purity Ring
6. There Are Wolves – Papermaps
7. Morning Sun – The Wilderness of Manitoba
8. Little Bug – Gabrielle Papillon
9. Art & A Wife – Rah Rah
10. You And Jake – Evening Hymns

Audio/Radio Show
The August 29th Radio Show – The playlist is at this link. Press play to listen.
[audio http://archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForAugust292012/WildworksAugust292012.mp3]

The Wild 10 Countdown for August 22, 2012 and Radio Show

Photo by Norman Wong
(Photo by Norman Wong)

For the third week on the top spot, Stars is still number one on the top ten countdown. Going strong in the top 10 are Diamond Rings, Hannah Georgas and Crystal Castles. The new entries this week are Gabrielle Papillon and The Wilderness of Manitoba.
On the radio show, there were new tracks from the likes of Evening Hymns, Ladyhawk and Snowblink as Fall is near and we’re seeing several new album releases coming soon. For the fun of it, I decided to play A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum. The audio is posted below.
Here’s the top 10;

1. Backlines – Stars (3rd week)
2. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings
3. Robotic – Hannah Georgas
4. Plague – Crystal Castles
5. Saltkin – Purity Ring
6. There Are Wolves – Papermaps
7. We Didn’t Know – Fire X Fire
8. Everybody Knows – Kashka
9. Little Bug – Gabrielle Papillon (New entry)
10. Morning Sun – The Wilderness of Manitoba (New entry)

Audio/Radio Show
The August 22nd show – Playlist is at this link.
[audio http://archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForAugust222012/WildworksAugust222012.mp3]

The Return of The Wild 10 Countdown for August 15, 2012 and Radio Show

Photo by Norman Wong
(Photo by Norman Wong)

Apologies for the lack of updates on this blog. It was due to being sick back in Winter and I got bogged down ever since. As the regular blog is on a Summer break, what better way to post a brand new entry for the time being.
The August 15th show was a live two in a half hour edition. I was filling in for the Summer show at CKCU-FM. The Wild 10 Countdown was aired live as opposed to pre-recorded. For the second week at the top spot, Stars is number one as anticipation of the upcoming album, The North will be released on September 4th. New entries for this week are Kashka and Papermaps. Still going strong on the top 10 are Diamond Rings, Hannah Georgas, Crystal Castles and Purity Ring.
Also played on the show were new tracks from the likes of The Luyas, The Wilderness of Manitoba and Rah Rah. A bit of withdrawl from the 2012 London Summer Olympics.

Here’s the top 10 and you can also listen to the radio show.
1. Backlines – Stars (2nd week)
2. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings
3. Enemies – Hannah Georgas
4. Plague – Crystal Castles
5. The Void – Metric
6. Belispeak – Purity Ring
7. It Ain’t Over – Shad
8. We Didn’t Know – Fire X Fire
9. Inferior Ghost – Papermaps
10. Beautiful Distraction – Kashka

Radio Show/Audio
The August 15th playlist is at this link. Press play to listen.
[audio http://archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForAugust152012/WildworksAugust152012.mp3]