Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 3:41 p.m.
O, Canada. For a nation with a smaller population than the state of California, you've produced some pretty rad bands. So, in honor of Canada Day--when Canada earned its independence from Britain by asking politely--here are five awesome Canadian bands to check out. Whee!
The kings of eastern Canadian power-pop (a much more bustling scene than you might guess), Sloan has been around for nearly two decades, most recently putting out last year's Parallel Play
. Enjoy here the unbearably catchy "Who Taught You To Live Like That," from 2006's Never Hear the End of It