The Wild 10 Countdown for September 26, 2013

Note: The Wild 10 Countdown is on a brief hiatus. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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This is the post-Polaris Music Prize and pre-Pop Montreal 2013 edition. It has been an eventful week as Godspeed You! Black Emperor! won the 2013 Polaris Music Prize and criticizing the gala the day after. This week’s number one happens to be Basia Bulat as Tall Tall Shadow comes out on October 1st. Bulat was in Ottawa on Tuesday for the NAC Presents new season launch. She was on hand to perform a few tracks from the upcoming album and the concert to kick off the season on October 5th. Bulat was making the rounds on various Ottawa media as well. It was great to see her and will see again at the concert.
The song chosen this week is “It Can’t Be You.” Don’t forget to listen to the audio below.
Here’s the top 10 list for this week.
1. It Can’t Be You – Basia Bulat
2. Fam Jam (Fe Sum Immigrins) – Shad
3. Reflektor – Arcade Fire
4. Narrows – Said The Whale
5. The Great Rhyme Dropper – Grand Analog featuring Shad
6. Something For You – Lindi Ortega
7. Make Me A Mirror – Ark Analog
8. Crying My Heart Out – Young Galaxy
9. What I Do – The Joynt featuring Maya Mayne
10. Pyramids In The Sand – Maestro Fresh Wes
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The Wild 10 Countdown for May 15, 2013

Credit: Michelle Ford

Credit: Michelle Ford

As the Victoria Day long weekend approaches, this week’s Wild 10 Countdown got a new number one song. Beyond Wilderness by Gold & Youth is their debut full length album. It got released this week and it takes the top spot as they band is getting some attention lately. If you love 80s new wave influence, the album is for you.
New entries this week are Sarah Neufeld and Hooded Fang.
Here’s the top 10 for this week;

1. Time To Kill – Gold & Youth
2. New Summer – Young Galaxy
3. Golden Promises – Born Ruffians
4. I Love You – Said The Whale
5. Emeralds Shatter – Louise Burns
6. Wait Up For You – The Belle Game
7. I Can’t Stand It – Maylee Todd
8. Flowers In The City – Michael Feuerstack
9. Graves – Hooded Fang
10. Hero Brother – Sarah Neufeld

The Wild 10 Countdown for May 8, 2013

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A very short summary for the entry this week.
Young Galaxy returns to the top spot because it’s fitting that Ottawa was having Summer like temperatures for the past week.
The only new entry on the Wild 10 Countdown this week is Michael Feuerstack as he’s no longer going by the snailhouse name. He released the new album, Tambourine Death Bed.
Here’s the top 10 for the May 8th edition;

1. New Summer – Young Galaxy
2. Wait Up For You – The Belle Game
3. Baby’s Got It – Maylee Todd
4. Needle – Born Ruffians
5. I Love You – Said The Whale
6. Emeralds Shatter – Louise Burns
7. City of Quartz – Gold & Youth
8. Destroy – In-Flight Safety
9. Story of the Flood – Chris Ho
10. Bones In The River – Michael Feuerstack

The Wild 10 Countdown for May 1, 2013

Photo by Vanessa Heins

Photo by Vanessa Heins

It’s a new month and for the second week at the top spot, it’s the Born Ruffians. Birthmarks has been out for more than a week and the band got some plays on various radio show.
The new entries for this week are Aidan Knight and Louise Burns.
Congratulations goes out to Chris Ho as he won for Island Songwriter of the Year for the Vancouver Island Music Awards. I made an error in saying festival on the audio podcast, my apologies.
Here’s the top 10 and the other songs played on the podcast (the audio will be posted on the main blog before 6pm, Eastern time).

The Wild 10 Countdown – Top 10 List
1.  Permanent Hesitation – Born Ruffians
2. New Summer – Young Galaxy
3. Wait Up For You – The Belle Game
4. I Tried – Maylee Todd.
5. Destroy – In-Flight Safety
6. Story of the Flood – Chris Ho
7. I Love You – Said The Whale
8. Emeralds Shatter – Louise Burns (New entry)
9. Jewel – Gold & Youth
10. Telecommunicate – Aidan Knight (New entry)
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The Wild 10 Countdown for April 24, 2013

Photo by Vanessa Heins

Photo by Vanessa Heins

As April comes to an end and a co-host leaving (read the main blog), Born Ruffians takes the top spot on the Wild 1o. Birthmarks was released the previous week and it has been getting plays on shows and activity on social media and blogs. The only new entry for this week is Said The Whale as they released a track from their upcoming EP called I Love You.
Got to give a shout out to The Kostanzas from Toronto. They’re an up and coming rock band, so check them. I didn’t expect my departing co-host mentioned the lead singer being on The Strombo Show.
After the top 10, Candice and myself picked out a bunch of new tracks from the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MGMT and The National as there’s hype and excitement of new materials from these bands.
Here’s the top 10 and the playlist for the podcast.

1. Cold Pop – Born Ruffians
2. New Summer – Young Galaxy
3. Story of the Flood – Chris Ho
4. Blame Fiction – The Belle Game
5. Did Everything I Could – Maylee Todd
6. Destroy – In-Flight Safety
7. Love Your Money – The Kostanzas
8. Jewel – Gold & Youth
9. I Love You – Said The Whale (New entry)
10. Baptism – We Are The City
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The Wild 10 Countdown for April 17, 2013

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Photo by Lisa Wu

Chris Ho takes the number one spot on the Wild 10 Countdown for this week. The reason for it has been that a particular radio show has been playing his song, Story of the Flood. Myself and co-host, Candice has been hooked on his music. City of Dust was released in January and some of his songs have been getting plays.
The new entries for this week’s countdown are Grounders and The Belle Game. Ritual Tradition Habit by The Belle Game is now released and the band got featured on Rolling Stone. Good on the band in getting some exposure.
Young Galaxy was number one last week on the countdown as their new album, Ultramarine just got released this week.
Here’s the top 10 and other songs played on the podcast;

1. Story of the Flood – Chris Ho
2. Home – Austra
3. Destroy – In-Flight Safety
4. New Summer – Young Galaxy
5. River – The Belle Game (New entry)
6. Baby’s Got It – Maylee Todd
7. Jewel – Gold and Youth
8. Baptism – We Are The City
9. Love Your Money – The Kostanzas
10. Speedboats (David Newfeld Version) – Grounders
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The Wild 10 Countdown for April 10, 2013

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This week’s countdown has five new entries. The most for debuts on the countdown in quite awhile. We have the likes of In-Flight Safety, Maylee Todd and We Are The City, while having newcomers, Chris Ho and The Kostanzas.
The reason for The Kostanzas in the countdown as they were on The Strombo Show a few weeks back and it’s fitting to give this up and coming rock band from Toronto some support.
Chris Ho’s album, City of Dust was released in January. The reason he’s on the top 10 as he’s nominated in two categories for Vancouver Island Music Awards and getting airplays on some radio shows.
The number one spot for this week goes to Young Galaxy as their album, Ultramarine will be out in a few week. The band released the single to New Summer and it has a remixed track by Doldrums. The remixed track is used as the number one track for this week.
Without further ado, here’s the top 10 and other songs played on the April 10 podcast for WildWorks.

1. New Summer (Doldrums Remix) – Young Galaxy
2. Home – Austra
3. Jewel – Gold & Youth
4. Anchor Down – Gianna Lauren
5. Doesn’t Make Sense – Chris Ho
6. Destroy – In-Flight Safety
7. At Midnight – The Besnard Lakes
8. Hieroglyphics – Maylee Todd
9. Baptism – We Are The City
10. Love Your Money – The Kostanzas
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The Wild 10 Countdown for April 3, 2013

Credit: Michelle Ford

Credit: Michelle Ford

It’s a brand new month and this week’s Wild 10 Countdown had a few new entries and a number one song staying for another week. Jewel by Gold & Youth is still the number one song on the Wild 10 for the second week. As for the new entries, they are Young Galaxy, The Abramson Singers and The Besnard Lakes. The Besnard Lakes released their fourth album this week.
Maestro Fresh Wes cracks the top 5 as he’s recently been announced as the greatest Canadian rappers ever by CBC Music. Rounding the top 5 are Language Arts (she’s performing Friday at Raw Sugar Cafe, along with Gianna Lauren), Austra and Young Galaxy.
Here’s the top 10 list;

1. Jewel – Gold & Youth
2. Home – Austra
3. New Summer – Young Galaxy
4. Wonderkind – Language Arts
5. Stranger – Maestro Fresh Wes featuring Saukrates
6. Headphone – Mounties
7. The Other Day – Blue Hawaii
8. Ghosts – Gianna Lauren
9. Jack of Diamonds – The Abramson Singers
10. And Her Eyes Were Painted Gold – The Besnard Lakes
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The Wild 10 Countdown for March 6, 2013

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We’re now on to March and this week’s top spot on the Wild 10 is Montreal’s Suuns as their album, Images Du Futur got released. Their second album is the follow up to the debut LP, Zeroes, QC.
The only debut on this week’s top 10 is Mounties with their single, Headphones.
Here’s the top 10 list for this week.

1. Bambi – Suuns
2. Yours To Keep – Blue Hawaii
3. Guard – Data Romance
4. On Our Own – The Matinee
5. Too Much To Handle – Hollerado
6. Off The Main Drag – Leif Vollebekk
7. Ready For A Look – Two Hours Traffic
8. Fall For You – Young Galaxy
9. Needle – Born Ruffians
10. Headphones – Mounties
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The Wild 10 Countdown for February 27-28, 2013

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There was a delay to posting the top 10 and the podcast as Ottawa got walloped by heavy snowfall. This week’s number one is Hollerado as they return to the top spot. White Paint, their second studio album got released this week and the band returns to the top spot because of it.
Let’s get to the top 10 list and the various tracks played on the show.

1. So It Goes – Hollerado
2. Holocene City – Suuns
3. Just Between You and Me – Daniel Romano
4. Daisy – Blue Hawaii
5. Fall For You – Young Galaxy
6. Needle – Born Ruffians
7. Read My Mind – Leif Vollebekk
8. Magic – Two Hours Traffic
9. She’s Been High – Data Romance
10. Who Stoned The Roses – The Matinee
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