No Filter’s Top 5 Songs of the Week [Dec 2 – 8]

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Here is this week’s Top 5 songs of the week.
Don’t forget to tune in every Mondays at 4pm on CHUO 89.1FM
This week at #1 for the second week is by Basia Bulat.
Your Girl is taken from the upcoming album Are You in Love? which drops on March 27th via Secret City Records
Other new debut is from Jasmine Trails (fka Trails).
Note: () means last week and [] means total weeks.
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The Odd Neighbourhood – The Difference [Listen]

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Today is the release of single number three from the Nanaimo, BC artist Odd Neighbourhood.
The Difference is The Odd Neighbourhood’s third single to be released this year.
With this piece, Travis Adams brilliantly brings a ray of warm light into the winter by restoring into our memories that suggestive atmosphere of the early ‘60s.
Once again his voice glides on the melody, almost “surfing” on it, while the guitar sounds as a slow-paced version of Dick Dale’s rhythms.
A little bit of that dear California Sound mixed with a good classic rock’n roll, specifically in those syncopated beats that wisely punctuate the song, forge the identity of Adam’s new single. With an eye toward an important piece of rock’s history, it promises to make the fans breathing salty sea air, feeling the sun on their skin, dancing as there’s no difference between day and night.

To me, it is a nod to the retro British alterna-rock vibe from The Cure to Belle and Sebastian.
Have a listen

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November 2019 Playlist

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Here is the November 2019 playlist of songs chosen from that month.

No Filter – November 25, 2019

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Have a listen to No Filter on CHUO 89.1 FM for November 25, 2019.
Shows to check out this week and beyond are:
Geoffroy and ren at The 27 Club
Gladys Lazer, Klapshmock! and DJ Pink Veil at Pressed
The Dirty Nil, Single Mothers and Dear God at Babylon Nightclub
Partner, Waistline and Outfielder at the 27 Club
Born Ruffians at the Bronson Centre
Basia Bulat at the NAC’s A Winter’s Night
Hour One:

Hour Two:

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No Filter’s Top 5 Songs of the Week [Nov 25 – Dec 1]

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Top5SongsoftheWeek
Here is this week’s Top 5 songs of the week.
Don’t forget to tune in every Mondays at 4pm on CHUO 89.1FM
This week at #1 is a debut from Basia Bulat.
Your Girl is taken from the upcoming album Are You in Love? which drops on March 27th via Secret City Records
Other new debut is from Weaves with a track called Internet Tears.
Note: () means last week and [] means total weeks.
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Pablo Paddy – Need to Know [Music Video]

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Toronto band Pablo Paddy released the music video for Need to Know.
The band consist of Patrick Beedling, Joseph Stracuzzi, Calum Beedling and Jonny Smith.
About the video:
The music video deals with the repercussions of one small error: running a red light while on a bike and getting caught.
In the slapstick video which they filmed, that minor infraction escalates to an absurd degree.
They shot the video in Toronto’s east end and impersonated police officers for the shoot – luckily they had no run-ins with the real police.

The song is meant to inspire people to create meaning in their lives as they age, while capturing the sense of chaos and confusion that goes along with carving out an identity and figuring out who you want to be in life.

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Misha Bower – Trying To Have It All [Music Video]

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Twitter can be useful a thing for checking out music, thanks to Adam White.
This is an artist who just released an album earlier this year and went under the radar.
It is Bruce Peninsula (Don’t know if they are still active?) member Misha Bower.
I’m just going to focus on the title track which has a music video.
It is a raw and emotional song that pulls you!
Throwback to the soulful orchestral sound from the late 60s/early 70s a-la Joni Mitchell and Neil Young.

Please go and listen to her album Trying to Have It All.
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Radiant Baby – The One [Music Video]

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I’m a few days late but this is a killer dance tune!
Montreal-based electro-pop artist, Radiant Baby released the music video for The One.
The One is taken from the album Restless which came out back in February 8, 2019 on Lisbon Lux Records.
Watch the glossy high production, funny and cheeky music video.

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Destroyer – It Just Doesn’t Happen [Music Video]

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Somehow I feel Destroyer is an enigma.
Today, Destroyer proudly shares a new video for “It Just Doesn’t Happen” the second single from the Canadian outfit’s upcoming album Have We Met due on January 31, 2020 via Merge Records.
About the song:
“It Just Doesn’t Happen” hardly features any “visuals” at all.
A lone snowmobiler travels through the night, only the light of their vehicle illuminating any of the surrounding area.
The traveler meets a number of figures along the way, but largely spends their journey alone on in the frigid, dark night.

Slightly foreboding yet comforting in its delivery, “It Just Doesn’t Happen” plays into Bejar’s initial vision for Have We Met as a Y2K album. A statement from the band confirms “the songs do seem to point at a very modern dread—one that heightens the more you consider it.”

Atmosphere and loose approximations of a place or feeling are what we’ve come to expect from any new Destroyer record— certainly not an easily defined and stridently adhered to theme or concept.
Have We Met manages to meet somewhere between those disparate Y2K reference points and Destroyer’s own area of expertise, gliding deftly into territory that marries the old strident Destroyer with the new, aged crooning one of late.

Listen and watch the video.

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Basia Bulat – Your Girl [Music Video]

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Amazing Tuesday news!!
Basia Bulat dropped a music video for her upcoming album called Are You in Love? That album drops on March 27, 2020 via Secret City Records.

About the song:
I wrote Your Girl during a snowstorm in Montreal and recorded it under the warm desert sun in Joshua Tree,” says Bulat.
“Someone once told me you can’t sing and cry at the same time but that wasn’t true for me when we were recording this one.
There’s joy in finally being free from a painful situation, relief, laughter—even as it feels impossible to ever forget the pain or understand why that storm came through your life the way it did.
And so, light on your feet, you dance with the memory instead.
If you’re listening to this song and understand what I mean, know that I’m singing with you as we’re dancing in that swirling wind.”
The video was directed by Brian Sokolowski and filmed in northern Quebec.


Also if you can’t wait that long, check out her other side project with her partner/husband Andrew Woods called Legal Vertigo.
Whose album Tragic Future Film Star came out on November 15, 2019.
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