"Syrup and Gasoline Vol. 2" CD
Genres: indie pop, indie rock, french pop
PO Box 42050
Montreal, Quebec H2W 2T3
May 18 - 25 2002
|Grenadine Records' "Syrup and Gasoline"
series is reasonably well-known on Canada's indie scene. Considered as one of the most
respectable compilations around, "Syrup and Gasoline Vol. 1" was a truly
excellent affair. So eventually it came time to release volume 2, and the folks at
Grenadine sure were well-advised in doing so.
On the compilation, well-established
outifts like The Dears and Elevator are juxtaposed with
lesser-known bands like clover honey and Les Tabernacles.
As well, this album breaks the language barrier, featuring songs in English and in French.
I feel it would be tiresome (and redundant) to start naming songs and commenting on each
one of them, but suffice to say, this compilation is good. Excellent indie pop tracks are
provided by Mike O'Neil, The Carnations, The
Dears, and The Riff Randells. Elevator do what
they do best (neo-psychedelia, that is), as well, and there are a bunch of cool french
tracks by Les Séquelles, Organics, and Mario
Pupette et Les Chevettes.
Grenadine Records shows once again how cool Canada really is with a compilation that
will appeal to pretty much everyone. As a Canadian, I can definitely say I'm proud that
there's music like this coming out of my country. So pick up "Syrup and Gasoline Vol.
2" as soon as you get the chance - and get volume one while you're at it.