Hearts on fire : six years that changed Canadian music, 2000-2005 /

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ECW Press,, Toronto, Canada, p.1 online resource (2022)



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(OCoLC)fst01071422, 1991-2000, 2001-2010, Canada, fast, Histoire et critique., History and criticism., Musique populaire, Popular music, Popular music.


"An authoritative, unprecedented account of how in the early 2000s Canadian music finally became cool Hearts on Fire is about the creative explosion in Canadian music of the early 2000s, which captured the world's attention in entirely new ways. The Canadian wave didn't just sweep over one genre or one city, it stretched from coast to coast, affecting large bands and solo performers, rock bands and DJs, and it connected to international scenes by capitalizing on new technology and old-school DIY methods. Arcade Fire, Godspeed, Feist, Tegan and Sara, Alexisonfire: those were just the tip of the iceberg. This is also the story of hippie chicks, turntablists, poetic punks, absurdist pranksters, queer orchestras, obtuse wordsmiths, electronic psychedelic jazz, power-pop supergroups, sexually bold electro queens, cowboys who used to play speed metal, garage rock evangelists, classically trained solo violinists, and the hip-hop scene that preceded Drake. This is Canada like it had never sounded before. This is the Canada that soundtracked the dawn of a new century. Featuring more than 100 exclusive interviews and two decades of research, Hearts on Fire is the music book every Canadian music fan will want on their shelf."--Front Cover -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Introduction: Get In or Get Out -- Chapter 1 Visualize Success: That Night in Toronto -- Chapter 2 National Hum: Setting the Stage -- Chapter 3 Dead Flag Blues: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Constellation Records -- Chapter 4 Don't Be Crushed: The Cautionary Ballad of Hawksley Workman -- Chapter 5 Second Acts and 's Survivors: The Weakerthans, Sarah Harmer, Joel Plaskett, Danko Jones -- Chapter 6 From Blown Speakers: The New Pornographers, Destroyer, Tegan and Sara, the OrganChapter 7 First We Take Berlin: Feist, Peaches, Gonzales -- Chapter 8 Don't Mess with Our Love: The Dears, Sam Roberts -- Chapter 9 Now More Than Ever: Royal City, the Hidden Cameras, Constantines, Jim Guthrie, Owen Pallett, Three Gut Records -- Chapter 10 Country in the City: Corb Lund, the Be Good Tanyas, Kathleen Edwards, the Sadies -- Chapter 11 Your Ex-Lover Is in the Band: Broken Social Scene, Stars, Metric -- Chapter 12 Ain't Nobody Can Hang with Us: Kardinal Offishall, k-os, Swollen Members, Saukrates -- Chapter 13 Must You Always Remind Me?: NickelbackChapter 14 Baiting the Public: Alexisonfire, Billy Talent, Fucked Up -- Chapter 15 Weirdo Magnets: Kid Koala, Buck , Caribou, Cadence Weapon -- Chapter 16 Drunk Clowns of the Victorian Era: Hot Hot Heat, Wolf Parade, the Unicorns, Black Mountain -- Chapter 17 Crown of Love: Arcade Fire -- Conclusion: We Built Another World -- Acknowledgements -- Selected Sources -- Photography -- Back Cover