Tag Archives: Royal Canoe

THE BREAKNECK LIONS

BASS LIONS – WE GOT GUTS

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For Fans of: Bloc Party, The Futureheads, Everything Everything, Menomena, Royal Canoe, 36?, Tokyo Police Club,
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THE PHANTOM BAND WINS US OVER AGAIN

THE PHANTOM BAND – THE WIND THAT CRIED THE WORLD/CLAPSHOT/DOOM PATROL/WOMEN OF GHENT/NO SHOES BLUES

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For Fans of: Shearwater, Okkervil River, Yeasayer, Royal Canoe, Menomena, Arcade Fire,
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ANIMAL ABUSE ASIDE

THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS – BRILL BRUISERS

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For Fans of: Arcade Fire, 36?, Royal Canoe, Grouplove, The Flaming Lips, Broken Social Scene,
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AT EVERY ANGLE

36? – SOUL SEARCHING/KTHXBYE/CLOUD CHASER/CPT ?

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For Fans of: Royal Canoe, Broken Social Scene, Flaming Lips, Chad VanGaalen, Grouplove, Menomena, Bombay Bicycle Club, Postal Service,
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A CLARIFICATION FOR ROYAL CANOE

ROYAL CANOE – NIGHTCRAWLIN/IF I HAD A HOUSE

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For Fans of: Yeasayer, Dirty Projectors, Everything Everything, The Flaming Lips, Tune-Yards,
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CELEBRATE YOUR BATHTUB

ROYAL CANOE – EXODUS OF THE YEAR

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For Fans of: Frightened Rabbit, Band of Horses,
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FEEL FREE

CAROUSEL BEACH – AYAHUASCA

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For Fans of: Vampire Weekend, Royal Canoe, Talking Heads, Tourist, Paul Simon,
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HOMETOWN HEROES

ROYAL CANOE – HOLD ON TO THE METAL

I am torn when having to use the term “hometown”. In total I spent eleven years of my life in Winnipeg, five years in random other cities, and fourteen years in my current place of residence – Calgary. This may mean that I should really call Calgary my hometown, but most people have a desire to root for the underdog, and since Calgary is a booming economic hub, I tend to wear my Jets hat more often. Therefore, my heart warms a bit more when I hear a great Royal Canoe song versus, let’s say, a great new Tegan and Sara song. And with Hold on to the Metal, my heart is toasty. The Winnipeggers tap in to their inner-Animal Collective, giving their pop structure sensibilities a good dose of quirky. Like Caught in a Loop, it feels summery and fresh, but instead of feeling minimal in its approach, Hold on to the Metal truly feels like a six man band. What sounds like banjo, handclaps, background vocals, synthesizer, keyboard, guitar, drums and drum machine pile on top of each other to make a grand sound. It is a reminder that Winnipeg is truly one of the best places to celebrate the warmest season. It sure feels great to have hometown heroes.

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