The polls for the second halves of the Canadian and Californian brackets in the 2015 Tune Tournament are going live today. First up, eight more tracks from our northern neighbors.
Caribou’s Our Love was one of the best album releases last year, and “Can’t Do Without You” is the lead single. It starts its quest for the title with a contest against another 2014 single: “Archie, Marry Me,” off the self-title debut album by Toronto’s Alvvays.
July Talk toured with fellow Torontonians The RAA last year, and they’re now crisscrossing the States headlining their own gigs. “Paper Girl” was the first single off their 2012 self-titled debut. It faces competition from “Argentina,” the first track off Tokyo Police Club’s 2014 LP, Forcefield (it’s really three songs in one… a three-to-one advantage? only in real sports).
“Passing Out Pieces” was the lead single off Mac DeMarco’s Salad Days, released in 2014. Arcade Fire, joining Cut Copy as bracket entrants who have won the top honors in an Idle Time year-end Favorite Album list (Suburbs in 2010), counter with “Here Comes the Night Time” from 2013’s Reflektor.
And, finally, the last two songs in the Canadian bracket: “Nightmusic” is from Grimes’s 2012 release, Visions. “Frail” is a brand new single by Ethan Kath’s Crystal Castles, and first in the post-Alice Glass era.