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Add these rad Canadian artists to your playlist in time for Canada Day!

June 30th, 2014


Tomorrow is Canada Day and we’re sure that you’ve already amassed a huge Canadian playlist for your BBQ/party/celebratory day in bed. But surely, you can fit in a few more hot Canuck acts onto your iPod because, really, you can never have too much Canadian music.

Take a look below and see some of our latest Canadian obsessions:

Grimes – Go
Electronic Tumblr goddess Grimes has been working on a follow-up to her 2012 album Visions for what has felt like an eternity and if you factor it in Internet time, it really has been forever. But alas, the Canadian-born dance-pop star has returned with a new single called Go. Fun fact: this track was originally written for pop star Rihanna. Well, we’re glad Riri turned this track down because Grimes absolutely rocks this one all on her own.

Jessy Lanza – You and Me
If you’re a fan of Grimes, you might also enjoy Hamilton’s very own Jessy Lanza. The amazing singer combines her icy vocals with modern electronic and R&B beats to create hypnotizing dreamscapes. For further proof, just check out her latest release, You and Me.

Mexican Slang – Halcyon
Toronto record label Buzz Records is putting out some of Canada’s weirdest, loudest, most interesting music right now from bands like Weaves, Greys, HSY and Mexican Slang. The latter is a punk trio that will truly provide the perfect hazy soundtrack to your long, sweltering summer days. So spin their track Halcyon, lie on the grass and soak in all of the sun.

Kandle – Not Up To Me
Kandle’s Not Up To Me is a deliciously dramatic slice of folk-rock that’s fit for an epic soundtrack to a suspenseful film. Just one look at the cinematic music video will convince you of this. If the humid weather is making you feel moody then this track is perfect for you.

Operators – True
Some of you might recognize Operators frontman Dan Boeckner from his many previous bands, Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs and most recently Divine Fits. But the busy musician is on the move again, starting up another new band called Operators. This band, like his many others, shows off Boeckner’s signature voice over layers of synths and the results are a dance-pop earworm that you won’t be able to get out of your head for days.

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