- Arcade Fire “Ready To Start”
- MGMT “Electric Feel”
- July Talk “Paper Girl”
- Pixies “Where Is My Mind”
- Broken Social Scene “7/4 Shoreline”
I dig all five songs. Arcade Fire, MGMT and Broken Social Scene are artists you might also hear on Edge 102, in fact I suspect Arcade Fire and BSS form the Cancon base of this indie style of programming. 102.1 no longer plays older alternative acts like the Pixies, so it'll be refreshing to hear them with Sonic Youth and The Smiths again on Toronto radio.
July Talk is a new Toronto-based band and "Paper Girl" sounded great. Coincidentally enough, they're opening the mainstage at Edgefest today.
You can hear the new 88.1 online at http://indie.streamon.fm/. They're playing Sloan's "Underwhelmed" right now.... damn I love that song.