Members of Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, and the Constantines pay tribute to the golden age of Canadian indie
We've been known to enjoy some Canadian indie-rock in these parts, so the new compilation Too Cool To Live Too Smart To Die is right up our alley. The album features members of Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, and The Constantines, along with groups like Great Lake Swimmers and Hidden Cameras covering artists from the "golden age" of the country's indie scene. (The album is a companion piece to the 2011 book Have Not Been The Same: The CanRock Renaissance 1985-1995, which is sort of like the Canadian version of Michael Azerad's Our Band Could Be Your Life.) Below our two tracks from Too Cool To Live, including a cover of Mary Margaret O'Hara's "When You Know Why You're Happy" performed by Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry with Little Scream, and Great Lake Swimmers doing "What Was Going Through My Head" by Grapes Of Wrath.