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Coeur de pirate in the House of Strombo

Editorial Staff
The Strombo Show, October 18, 2015

Listen to the October 18, 2015, episode of the Strombo Show. 


"​We sat on the edge of worlds today...."

The Strombo Show runs the gamut this Sunday night, keeping the spirit of radio alive by delivering the best records in the best order. It's a show for music lovers by music lovers, ranging over three hours of commercial-free music to honour both old and new.

This time, George Stroumboulopoulos ​welcomes celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter Coeur de pirate. Also known as Beatrice Martin, Coeur de pirate etched her name into our vocabulary with shimmering songs that earned international acclaim, heralded by many as the best reason to learn French. After finding a balance with fear and anxiety through motherhood, she returned with her fifth album, Roses

In the House of Strombo, the Montreal songstress discusses the transition to English songwriting, her post-hardcore obsession with Alexisonfire, her father's Prince impersonation and she performs a cover of Drake's "Hold On We're Going Home."

George will exclusively debut songs from Grandtheft's debut album and another from self-proclaimed sound architect Spoke and Mirror.

We'll also be joined by a few friends of the program, such as Buffy Sainte-Marie, Kate Tempest, Run the Jewels and Sylvan Esso.

​Lock it. Crank it. Join the collective!​


Henry Jackman, "Lemurian Star"
John Williams, "Back to the Future Theme" 
Zeus, "OK Blue Jays"
Chuck Berry, "Johnny B. Goode"
Cat Power & Jacob Dylan, "You Showed Me"
Christine And The Queens, "Jonathan (Ft. Perfume Genius)"
Majical Cloudz, "Downtown"
Kate Tempest, "Lonely Daze" 
WOKE, "The Lavishments of Light Looking"
J Dilla, "Waves"
Illa J, "Sunflower (Ft. a l l i e)"
Peggy Lee, "Fever" 
Surveillance, "Death"
Blue Swede, "Hooked On A Feeling"
Billy Bragg, "Waiting For The Great Leap Forward"
Blue Rodeo, "Stealin' All My Dreams"
Hey Rosetta & Yukon Blonde, "Land You Love"
Buffy Sainte-Marie, "Soldier Blue"
Rolling Stones, "You Can't Always Get What You Want (Soulwax Remix)"
The Doors, "When The Music's Over"
Grandtheft, "All The Way Up"
Moss Lime, "I Always Get What I Want"
Ten Commandos, "Staring Down The Dust (Ft. Mark Lanegan)"
Temple of the Dog, "Hunger Strike"
Harpers Bizarre, "Witchi Tai To" 
Meow The Jewels, "Oh My Darling (Don't Meow)"
Madonna, "Love Song (Ft. Prince)"
Big Grams, "Goldmine Junkie"
Erykah Badu, "Hotline Bling"
Peaches, "I Mean Something (Ft. Feist)"
Broken Social Scene, "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Sylvan Esso, "Hey Mami"
Deceptacon, "Le Tigre"
The Flatliners, "Ahead By A Century"
Tom Waits, "Downtown Train"
Spoke And Mirror, "Big It Has To Be To Be"
Wolf Parade, "I'll Believe In Anything"
Coeur de pirate, "Carry On (Strombo Session)"
Alexisonfire, ".44 Caliber Love Letter"
Coeur de pirate, "Hold On We're Going Home (Strombo Session)"
Coeur de pirate, "Way Back Home (Strombo Session)"
Jackson 5, "Dancing Machine"
The Supremes, "You Can't Hurry Love"
The Temptations, "Just My Imagination" 
Black Tambourine, “Dream Baby Dream”

For further musical exploration with George Stroumboulopoulos, tune in to The Strombo Show every Sunday night on CBC Radio 2 or CBC Music from 8 to 11 p.m. for three hours of uninterrupted music for music lovers.