They all like pie, they all like Tokyo Police Club, and they all are just chock-full of talent: The Elwins, Toronto’s de-facto poster boys for the city’s independent music scene, survived a blown tire on the highway to meet me in a Yorkville pub to hang out and put together a killer show for this week. We talked about their summer camp tour, their Movember project (and general affinity for making awesome Youtube videos) and their plans for the next little while. They also hand-picked a slew of great tunes (I stuck the TPC in there, myself, for good measure):
The Elwins – Stuck in the Middle
Bran Van 3000 – Astounded
Islands – J’aime Vous Voire Quitter
Tokyo Police Club – Gone
Dr. Ew – Let’s Make It Legitimate
Zeus – Are You Gonna Waste My Time
The Heavy Blinkers – Try Telling That To My Baby
T H O M A S – Triumph
You can download the podcasted version of the show (sans most music — so it goes, folks!) here or stream it below:
The Elwins will join more great friends of the show, Old Crowns, for a show at the Piston in Toronto TONIGHT with Jane’s Party — and for our Ottawa listeners out there, they’ll be at the Avant Garde Bar with Behind Sapphire on Saturday, November 26th (check out our Ottawa Listings page for more info). Be sure to check them out — you won’t be disappointed.
Be sure to tune in week, when we’ll be joined once again by a fantastic band in downtown Toronto — keep your eyes peeled to our Twitter feed to find out who!