Friday, April 12, 2013

Is Canada 'Crushing It' and Such?

In this post-SXSW economy, it appears as though Canada is emerging as the leaders of the chill-indie-electro market. Perhaps it has something to do with this never-ending winter that our polite neighbors to the North are made to endure. Perhaps it's their socialist healthcare? Or maybe it's just their loose marijuana laws. Regardless of the reasoning you can't deny the greatness of Canadian-chill-indie-electro artists like, Purity Ring, Blue Hawaii, Diana, Teen Daze and Blood Diamonds.

Teen Daze - Hidden video via YouTube

Although, I wouldn't discount U.S.-based chill-indie-electro acts like XXYYXX, Giraffage, Autre Ne Veut and inc.. All of these acts are soundtracking my life lately but I feel like Canada might be leading in the buzz currency index(BCI).

Giraffage & XXYYXX - Even Though video via YouTube

Don't worry, the U.S. seems to still be leading in the chill-dreamy-guitar-sounds market with the release of Kurt Vile's brilliant new LP.

Kurt Vile - Never Run Away video via YouTube

In terms of who is outselling whom. Who fucking cares? Go buy all of these records and see all of these bands (and more) when they come to your town, or near your town.