Video of the Day, Canadian Music Week Edition: Sloan

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Today marks the beginning of the 30th edition of Canadian Music Week, a festival and conference in Toronto that will showcase over eight hundred bands over five days before culminating on March 24th with the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards, (a.k.a. The Indies).

Sloan is the powerpop grandaddy of the Canadian Indie world, having started their own label (Murderecords) back in the early 1990s and choosing their own adventure for the past twenty years. There are a lot of bands worthy of helping us celebrate this week and a half of Canadian music that culminates with the JUNOs, but only one spit out the lyric below with convincing charisma….and that band is Sloan. From their 2003 album, Action Pact, here’s “The Rest of My Life.”

One thing I know about the rest of my life
I know that I’ll be living it in Canada


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Behrnsie has a love for music that dare not speak its name. He attends many shows and can often be found counting out the beats for no discernible reason. He played alto saxophone in his middle school jazz band, where he was best known for infuriating his instructor when it was revealed that he played everything by ear, and could not in fact read music. He takes great pride that this is the same talent/affliction that got Tori Amos kicked out of the Peabody Academy. He does not live in his parents’ basement….except during the holidays.