There are just so many

There are just so many great Canadian bands out there that I thought I would just recommend a few, as we were in Toronto and Vancouver for much of the month of August. The stereotype (no pun) of Canadian music is beery winter party songs. These bands from Montreal put the lie to this lie.
I love these albums. They are full of deeply felt cries, hilarious hi-jinx, block-rocking beats, strange orchestral music, and life found on the street. You’ll hear voiceovers, tremolos, cymbals and hilarity at all that music has to offer. Lots of violin, angry drums, orchestral music which makes for alternately soothing and electrifying music. I’ve written about this before. All of these bands are apparently somewhat related and they exchange band members like children exchange colds. Here are some favorites:
Godspeed You Black Emporor!: f#a#
Do Make Say Think: Goodbye Enemy Airship The Landlord Is Dead
Silver Mount Zion: He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corners of Our Rooms (ed: an amazingly beautiful title)

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