Song Of The Day: Propagandhi – Letter Of Resignation

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Happy Labour Day! In honour of the day, have a listen to Propagandhi’s “Letter Of Resignation”, a song not so much about work but about quitting you job and more importantly, about reimagining the way we do things and how we see the idea of “work” itself. While John K. Samson rerecorded the track on The Weakerthans’ first album Fallow, his original version recorded back when he was a member of Propagandhi drives the point home a little further with its spoken word coda:

It’s like being sick all the time, I think, coming home from work, sick in that low-grade continuous way that makes you forget what it’s like to be well. We have never in our lives known what it is to be well. What if I were coming home, I think, from doing work that I loved and that was for us all. What if I looked at the houses and the air and the streets, knowing they were in accord, not set against us. What if we knew the powers of this country moved to provide for us and for all people. How would that be, how would we feel and think and what would we create?

Song Of The Day: Partner – Limelight

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Just when you thought Partner couldn’t get any better, the band goes ahead and covers Rush.

Yes, Partner has taken on the quintessential Toronto power trio (sorry, Triumph) for the latest installment of the Polaris Cover Sessions. And in a nice nod to the video for the original version of the track, Partner has also placed a couple of conga drums in the studio which are never once used over the course of the tune.

Check out the video for “Limelight” below:

Song Of The Day: Young Guv – Patterns Prevail

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“Patterns Prevail”, the latest single from Young Guv (aka Ben Cook of Fucked Up and No Warning fame), is a refreshing blast of fuzzy power pop that brings to mind vintage Teenage Fanclub. Check it out.

Young Guv’s GUV I is out now on Run For Cover Records.

Song Of The Day: Metronomy – Salted Caramel Ice Cream

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As we enter the waning days of summer, let’s pause and take a moment to appreciate one of the finer things about summertime – ice cream.

Salted caramel ice cream is a delightful taste sensation and similarly, the song “Salted Caramel Ice Cream” by English electronic group Metronomy is also a delight to the senses. Enjoy.