It’s a brand new month and we’re half-way through 2013. Since it’s the post-Canada Day edition of the Wild 10 Countdown and Summer radio show, it’s still fitting for Maestro Fresh Wes to take the top spot for another week. Quite ironic to have Black Trudeau be number one for this week after celebrating Canada’s 146th birthday. The only new entry on the countdown is Grand Analog as the band will be releasing a new album in August.
As the regular blog is on a Summer break, the radio show will be recapped here. As mentioned before that the radio show is on a Summer edition and keeping me company for part of the Summer is Katarina, host of The Cloud on CKCU-FM. This week’s show had a wrap up to The Community Cup.
The playlist from the live show can be seen over at this link. The audio will be posted below.
Here’s the top 10 for July 3, 2013;
To end off June and to begin Summer, Maestro Fresh Wes takes the top spot to end the month as he released his new album in thirteen years. That’s right! Orchestrated Noise got released this week and there’s been a lot of buzz to the Godfather of Canadian Hip-Hop. The 18 track album has collaborations from the likes of Classified, Chuck D, The Trews, Sam Roberts and opera singer, Measha Bruggergosman. One of the top hits from the album is considered to be catchy and sampled from the great Canadian, Blue Rodeo. It’s Reach For The Sky, which features Classified and sampling Try by Blue Rodeo. It’s definitely a terrific album and recommended for your Summer listening. Maestro Fresh Wes also released a music video to this song, Black Trudeau.
The song that takes the top spot this week happens to be History Repeated and it features Montreal rocker, Sam Roberts. The reason for picking that song was that Roberts was in Ottawa for the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival and I’m still having a good laugh at this video from CBC Music Presents The Beetle Roadtrip Sessions.
The only new entry this week is Lightning Dust as the band released their new album, Fantasy. It’s out this week.
Here’s the top 10.
1. History Repeated – Maestro Fresh Wes featuring Sam Roberts
2. Emeralds Shatter – Louise Burns
3. Sleep – Austra
4. Chasing The Sunset – Imaginary Cities
5. I Love You – Said The Whale
6. Near Enough – Braids
7. In Enemies – Still Life Still
8. Bottom of the Lake – We Are The City
9. Trasher – Hooded Fang
10. Diamond – Lightning Dust
Photo by Izabella Rachwal
This is the post-NXNE edition as I had a great time in Toronto. This week’s countdown had some of the acts performing in Toronto for NXNE. Imaginary Cities takes the top spot as Summer begins on Friday and it’s just fitting to officially start Summer with a lovely track. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see them at NXNE as I was at another venue. The new entry is Maestro Fresh Wes as his upcoming album, Orchestrated Noise comes out on June 25th and it’s been a decade since the Godfather of Canadian Hip-Hop has released an album.
Here’s the top 10;
1. Chasing The Sunset – Imaginary Cities
2. Jasper – Louise Burns
3. Barbara-Ann – Said The Whale
4. Reconcile – Austra
5. Genes – Hooded Fang
6. Notebook – Majical Cloudz
7. Near Enough – Braids
8. In Enemies – Still Life Still
9. Black Trudeau – Maestro Fresh Wes
10. Legs Give Out – We Are The City
It’s a new month and we’re half way through 2013.
Said The Whale takes the top spot for another week as the I Love You EP got released this week. Their EP is a sneak peak to their upcoming full length album. The new entry this is Majical Cloudz and making a return to the top 10 is Austra as the sophomore album, Olympia will be out soon.
Jasper by Louise Burn got released as the second single to her upcoming album to be out in July, The Midnight Mass.
Here’s the top 10.
1. Barbara-Ann – Said The Whale
2. Jasper – Louise Burns
3. Scorekeeper – Michael Feuerstack
4. Jewel – Gold & Youth
5. Never Minding – Hooded Fang
6. Somewhere We Belong – Bravestation
7. Water Under The Bridge – Imaginary Cities
8. Forgive Me – Austra
9. With Her Shadow – Born Ruffians
10. Bugs Don’t Buzz – Majical Cloudz
To end off the final week of May’s edition of the Wild 10 Countdown. Said The Whale takes the top spot as their upcoming EP, I Love You comes out on June 4th. What I forgot to mention on the podcast was the EP being considered the Summer listening or theme for 2013.
The only new entry for this week on the countdown is Imaginary Cities as their new album, Fall of Romance, officially got released.
Here’s the top 10 list
1. I Love You – Said The Whale
2. Flowers In The City – Michael Feuerstack
3. Little Wild Love – Gold & Youth
4. Emeralds Shatter – Louise Burns
5. Hero Brother – Sarah Neufeld
6. Bye Bye Land – Hooded Fang
7. Too Soaked To Break – Born Ruffians
8. Somewhere We Belong – Bravestation
9. Bread & Cheese (featuring Black Bear) – A Tribe Called Red
10. Sooner or Later – Imaginary Cities
(Credit: Michelle Ford)
The end of March edition of the Wild 10 Countdown has Gold & Youth on the top spot. As mentioned on the audio that it’s been on the current listening rotation. It’s still an addicting track full of 80s new wave and electronica being blended.
The new entries for this week are Gianna Lauren and Maestro Fresh Wes. Lauren is releasing her new EP, On Personhood on April 2nd and the new track by Maestro Fresh Wes was released several weeks ago and will be on his upcoming album, Orchestrated Noise. Plus, there hasn’t been any new Hip-Hop tracks on the countdown recently.
Suuns returns to the Wild 10 as they created some buzz from Canadian Music Week.
Here’s the top 10 list;
1. Jewel – Gold & Youth
2. Headphones – Mounties
3. Home – Austra
4. The Sinking of the Greenhill Park – The Matinee
5. Chasing The Sunlight – Imaginary Cities
6. Wonderkind – Language Arts
7. In Two/In Two II – Blue Hawaii
8. 2020 – Suuns
9. Stranger – Maestro Fresh Wes featuring Saukrates
10. Anchor Down – Gianna Lauren
It’s the first day of Spring and this week’s Wild 10 Countdown has The Matinée on the top spot. This week is considered unique as there are new entries from likes of Language Arts, The Crackling and Ghostkeeper. Aside from that, it’s mentioned on the podcast that Jewel by Gold & Youth has become a favourite track as it’s become very catchy and hypnotic. It’s definitely a big time sure shot on the countdown this week.
Enjoy the first day of Spring edition of the countdown. Here’s the top 10;
1. Let Her Go – The Matinée
2. Headphones – Mounties
3. Jewel – Gold & Youth
4. Home – Austra
5. Sweet Tooth – Blue Hawaii
6. Chasing The Sunset – Imaginary Cities
7. Something To Me – Data Romance
8. Wonderkind – Language Arts
9. Luella – Ghostkeeper
10. The Crackling – The Crackling Continue reading
This week’s edition of the countdown has bands down in Austin, Texas for SXSW. Aside from that, the new entries for this week’s countdown has Gold & Youth, Austra, and Imaginary Cities as those bands will be releasing new albums in the next few months. This week’s number one entry is Montreal’s Blue Hawaii. Blue Hawaii has been getting good reviews and their music is similar to the style of Grimes and Purity Ring.
Here’s the top 10 for this week.
1. Sierra Lift – Blue Hawaii
2. Something To Me – Data Romance
3. This Town – The Matinee
4.Minor Work – Sunns
5. Headphones – Mounties
6. Home – Austra [New]
7. Chasing The Sunset – Imaginary Cities [New]
8. Desire 126 – Hollerado
9. O My Love – Two Hours Traffic
10. Jewel – Gold & Youth [New]
For the second week in a row, Memphis stays on the top spot. The only new debut is Mother Mother as their album, Eureka, came out last week. The gainers on the countdown are Sam Roberts Bands, Snailhouse and Jill Barber. Here’s the top 10.
1. I Want The Lights On After Dark – Memphis (Second week at #1)
2. Stamp – The Rural Alberta Advantage (Steady)
3. Welcome – Hey Rosetta! (Steady, still getting some plays on various shows)
4. Tell Me – Jill Barber (Going up)
5. Sentimental Gentleman – Snailhouse (Going up)
6. Peripheral Visionaries – Young Galaxy (Going down)
7. I Feel You – Sam Roberts Band (Going up)
8. Hummingbird – Imaginary Cities (Going down)
9. Walk Into The Sea – Slow Down, Molasses (Steady)
10. Simply Simple – Mother Mother (Debut)
We got a couple of new entries on the countdown and it’s still all Canadian. Do not worry about it as I won’t add any non-Canadian music. The top 5 was aired on the live portion of the show and it was named as the Big 5.
There’s a new number one song on the countdown as pictured above. That’s right, Memphis is on top as the album has been out and the band released a music video for I Am The Photographer, which is chosen as the song for number one.
Here’s the top 10;
1. I Am The Photographer – Memphis (1st Week at #1)
2. Stamp – The Rural Alberta Advantage (falling down from the top spot)
3. Welcome – Hey Rosetta (Steady)
4. Peripheral Visionaries – Young Galaxy (Steady)
5. Tell Me – Jill Barber (Going up)
6. Hummingbird – Imaginary Cities (Going down)
7. Sentimental Gentleman – Snailhouse (Going up)
8. I Feel You – Sam Roberts Band (New entry)
9. Walk Into The Sea – Slow Down, Molasses (New entry)
10. Drunk as a Sailor – Oh Susanna (New entry)