Monday Mixtape | 54 Songs To Make A Lousy Day Better (Side 2)

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America had Johnny Ramone. England had Steve Jones. Here in Canada, we had Gord Lewis. As the guitarist in Hamilton heroes Teenage Head, he was one of the founding fathers and primary architects of Canadian punk. But like too many of this country’s musical pioneers, he never got to enjoy the same riches and rewards as his foreign counterparts. And if his senseless and apparently violent death this past weekend — allegedly at the hands of his son, if reports are accurate — isn’t enough of a final indignity, here’s another damn kick in the teeth: The passing of Olivia Newton-John today likely means Lewis will likely be overlooked in death as he was in life. Bottom line: He deserved better. For those who remember (and those who need to learn), I’m slapping a Teenage Head set from Winnipeg in 1981 at the top of today’s collection of new singles, videos, cover tunes and remixes. RIP, Gord.

 


PUNK + POP-PUNK

27 | The Early November | Make It Happen


🔊 28 | Semantics | Didn’t Wanna Hurt You


RAP + HIP-HOP

29 | YGR Mati | Intro


30 | JRamms | SSDD


31 | Snewpy | EHG


32 | O-D ft Clue | Drilly Vibez Part 1


33 | Passport Rav x Nef | Pension


34 | Rae Sremmurd | Community D**k (ft. Flo Milli)


35 | Fortes | Hustlin’ Headcase


SOUL, FUNK, DISCO + R&B

🔊 36 | Brijean | Take A Trip


37 | 9m88 | Love Is So Cruel 愛好殘酷


🔊 38 | Doechii | Bitches Be (ft. Jst Ray)


WORLD

39 | Timpana | Gwandena


40 | Animistic Beliefs | Goblins Caught On Camera


ELECTRONICA + REMIXES

41 | Moth Cock | Invisible Pranks


42 | Bruxula | Pala Mo


43+44 | Waves_On_Waves | Malevolent + Stab Me In The Back (ft. Orax)


FOLK, COUNTRY, BLUES + ROOTS

45 | Old Fire | Don’t You Go (ft. Bill Callahan)


46 | The Mountain Goats | Going Invisible 2 (Jordan Lake Sessions)


47 | Shannen Moser | Paint By Number


48 | Bruno Bavota & Chantal Acda | Sirens


49 | Gwyn Ashton & Friends | Get Outta Town


50 | The Joy Formidable | Somewhere New


51 | Hunters Chorus | Cubhouse


NEO-CLASSICAL, AMBIENT + EXPERIMENTAL

52 | A Far Cry & Shara Nova | No. 3, A Black Map


🔊 53 | Bill Nace | Boil First


54 | Baby Hair | Baby Hair The Song