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CIVL Shuffle: Shuffles, shuffles, shuffles!

Station Manager Aaron Levy is counting down the months of the year. Why? Because he wants to? To get involved with CIVL and write shuffles, email info@civl.ca with the subject line “Shuffles”!

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By Aaron Levy (CIVL Station Manager) – Email

Print Edition: October 15, 2014

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Station Manager Aaron Levy is counting down the months of the year. Why? Because he wants to? To get involved with CIVL and write shuffles, email info@civl.ca with the subject line “Shuffles”!

Foo Fighters

“February Stars”

At the end of The Colour and the Shape, their best album by far, this song is slow and quiet and not really my favourite anything, but it has the name of a month in the title and in all of the choruses. It does happen to cap a great collection.

Weezer

“December”

This is a B-side to the third full-length, second self-titled, and first terrible quality (in comparison with the first two) Weezer records. It falls well short of the B-sides previously (un-)released as Pinkerton and blue album throwaways, nearly all of which are classics. Sure ain’t “Devotion.”

Wyclef Jean

“Gone Til November”

I recently had a dream about middle school classmate Daveon, who once told me that Wyclef’s name was pronounced Why-see-lef. I think he was either lying, or simply wrong. I’ll never know, but this song is a classic regardless. He really did kinda slink into the background since, though. Meh.

July Talk

“Guns and Ammunition”

They’re yet another Canadian indie band to come out with the lead male/female vocal sharing (Stars, Broken Social Scene, Black Mountain, Shotgun and Jaybird) and they’re probably the most marketable of them all. “Guns and Ammunition” is catchy, sounds badass, and is pretty popular. Just like all of us at CIVL!

Last Days of April

“The Wedding”

Title track from their all intents and purposed debut. These guys have been making music for nearly 20 years now, and I saw them nearly 10 years ago in Toronto during North by Northeast, where they rocked the Bovine Sex Club ‘til the early hours. Swedish, heavy, and atmospheric. Awesome.

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