When I came up with the idea for Baeble Music's T.G.I.Mixtape series, I never thought it would ever flourish the way it has in the two year's since the first mixtape was put together. It started out as a way to get the word out about all the great music that comes into the Baeble office on a daily basis and has just taken off in the years since with tons of amazing music and guest curators from bands like Of Montreal, Stars, The Dandy Warhols and more. Since I am now once again back in my hometown of Montreal and a lot has changed here since I put out the first Montreal Edition of the T.G.I.Mixtape series, I have decided for the 100th edition to again pay homage to the city that has so greatly influenced me in my life. Here are 10 songs from 10 great up and coming Montreal bands that if you haven't heard of yet, will be hearing a lot more from in the near future.
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- "Ordinary Dream"
Let's start things off with one of my personal favourite Montreal bands to emerge in the past few years; VALLEYS. They may be only 3 members but their sound is huge and complimented perfectly by the lovely vocals of singer and keyboardist Matilda Perks. This song, called "Ordinary Dream" is from the band's latest Stoner
2. Reversing Falls
- "Little Goodbye"
Next we have a catchy little track from Reversing Falls called "Little Goodbye". I saw these guys play a couple of weeks ago in Montreal and was really impressed with what I saw and heard. Tons of energy, great stage present and a nice little arsenal of songs; this one standing out in particular.
3. Folly & The Hunter
These guys could be filed in the next big thing category. Their debut Residents
LP was released only a couple of weeks ago and they have only played one live show but appear to be poised and ready for a good amount of fame and success. Have a listen to the first single from their debut called "Cost".
4. The Coward & The Pelican
- "All the Colours"
On the first Montreal edition in our Mixtape series we introduced you to a band called The Coward & The Pelican. Well it's a few years later and these youngsters are a little bit older and wiser and have released their second EP, entitled All The Colours
. The title track from the EP is proof that they haven't lost their touch or their charm.
5. Half Moon Run
- "Give Up"
I had my first run in with this up and coming Montreal band only last week when I saw them open for Alcoholic Faith Mission at Casa Del Popolo in Montreal. To put it quite simply, I was blown away. This is a track from their debut EP, which I promptly purchased after their performance.
6. Sean Nicholas Savage
- "Someone's Got A Secret"
I'm not sure really what I can say about this guy besides the fact that Sean Nicholas Savage is quickly becoming one of my biggest obsessions. Savage releases about 2 to 3 albums per year and his latest, Trippple Midnight Karma
, is perhaps his best work to date. This is the single from the album called "Someones Got A Secret"
7. First You Get The Sugar
- "Sabre Rattlin'"
This is another Montreal band that you've likely never heard of but should probably start paying attention to due to their sheer awesomeness. "Sabre Rattlin'" is just one of the many catchy tracks from the band's self-titled debut album that will be released on May 17th.
8. The Wind Up Radio Sessions
I've been a follower of these guys for a few years now as they have been steadily making a name for themselves in and around Montreal. Their debut album, Red Brick House
is still among my top listens but I know the guys are currently working hard on their sophomore LP, so stay tuned for that.
9. The Lindbergh Line
- "Dame City"
This ones just a down and dirty rock song from another up and coming Montreal band called The Lindbergh Line. They also just happen to be some of the nicest musicians in our city. But that's besides the point, the music will speak for itself here.
10. Pop Winds
Pop Winds are one of the more interesting acts to emerge from Montreal in the past little while. Think Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective mashed together with a hefty amount of sax and you'll have a general idea of what you're in for when listening to Pop Winds.