Print Edition: April 4, 2012
Aaron Levy is still CIVL Radio’s station manager. He works hard, and he plays hard.
Alien Ant Farm – “The Movies”
One of the last rock radio wonders of the nineties, AAF scored because Papa Roach did – the two had a pact: if one made it big, they’d drag the other along. While P-Roach was huger, AAF was clearly better. Carly Rae Jespen’s “Call Me Maybe” sounds identical. Fo’ real.
Tricky Woo – “Let the Good Times Roll”
Tricky Woo is a classic Canadian indie band that I’ve known of for years but only really gave a chance this weekend after seeing this video on Much Music’s The Wedge. “I found the music baby, now all I need is a woman like you!” Killer MC5-esque harmonies and riffs.
Sloan – “Underwhelmed”
From their debut album Smeared; “She was underwhelmed if that’s a word, I know it’s not cause I looked it up. It’s one of those skills I learned in my school”. This opening line introduces a stream-of-consciousness recanting of a rendez-vous with a hot nerd and the self-consciousness that follows.
Drake – “Motto”
I’m only including this song here because it was clearly Canada’s album of the year over the past 12 months, and the Junos completely snubbed it, despite the fact that Drake has been the most successful Canadian to receive the least amount of legitimate flack all year. Far from ovah’.