With the last Barenaked Ladies album, the city of Toronto has forever etched its name in annals music history. But besides BNL, this is a place that once saw Rick James and Neil Young bump out soul songs in Yorkville; that welcomed John Lennon’s first solo concert; that was setting for more than one Mya video. Toronto is a city so steeped in music history that it would be outright irresponsible for the Torontoist to ignore this musical heritage. As such, each mercredi, or Wednesday, the Torontoist will offer some links to (legal) downloads or just info on our Toronto-centric music picks. Jam!
1. Death From Above 1979 – Little Girl
Torontoist favourites, off their recently released You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine LP.
2. Gentleman Reg – Untouchable
Signed to the Toronto powerhouse Three Gut Records, G-Reg is a sometime Hidden Camera, sometime solo artist.
3. Sufjan Stevens – Sister
Just came through Toronto, also a big JC fan (that’s Jesus Christ, not N*SYNC’s JC Chasez).
4. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Thirsty
Not really an impressive swan song from the ODB, but a swan song nonetheless.
5. MF Doom – Beef Rap
Only a taste of Doom’s new foodie album…