The year 2012 was a good one for me and the tracks on the playlist this week has music from Canadian Indie albums released in 2012. Music has a way of transporting us to a different time in our memories and these tracks certainly take me there. Six years ago, was the year of Tracks on Tracks and I was happy to be on that train and get to NXNE and the R3 picnic. If you were listening to CBC R3 then, you will recognize many of the songs on the playlist. There are a lot of tracks that might not be as familiar but the artist playing them is because it was from an earlier album before you became aware of them. Or there are some you may have just not have heard from before. So while it is a look back at 2012 there may still be some new to you tracks.
We started with 2006 in March because I was hoping to make this a monthly playlist and there are 12 months in a year and 2006 was 12 years ago. We are on 2012 this month and 2013 next month, etc until we get to the current year and then see how it goes from there. It can be fun to check back and see what music we still love and what music we once loved but have moved on from and to find out what we missed. I made a YouTube playlist that you can find below, with the same songs that are on the Spotify playlist. The bonus of that is many have videos to watch as well and that can be fun to check out too.
2012 brought us great albums from Brasstronaut, Cold Specks, Kathleen Edwards, Patrick Watson, Grimes, Kid Koala, Rah Rah and so many more. Those were the good old days my friends.