Listen to the May 17, 2015, episode of the Strombo Show.
"No one's gonna love you quite like I do."
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 week, George Stroumboulopoulos is joined by one of our nation's most celebrated singer-songwriters, Jenn Grant.
Grant has endured a transition between 2012's The Beautiful Wild and her Juno-nominated LP, Compostela. Between shifting gears with management and label, her mother died, which inspired Grant to visit Spain and capture the beautiful moments on her album while writing from a camper beside her home outside of Halifax.
Grant explores her musical heritage, strums the first song she wrote and more in an intimate conversation and acoustic performance from the House of Strombo.
We also debut a heavy pairing of tunes from Vancouver's scuzz-pop kings, Tough Age, and the Philadelphia-based DIY two-piece, Girlpool.
As always, we tip our hats to those groundbreakers and game-changers with a Nod to the Gods, spin the best new tracks, paying tribute to Tom Waits on Ten with Tom and send you into the horizontal with the Big Lie Down.
Lock it. Crank it. Join the collective!
M7: Tough Age, "Warm Hair"
M6: The Tallest Man On Earth, "Darkness of the Dream"
M5: My Morning Jacket, "Compound Fracture"
M4: Best Coast, "California Nights"
M3: Mac DeMarco, "The Way You'd Love Her"
M2: Sarah Bethe Nelson, "Start Somewhere"
M1: Metric, "The Shade"
Chemical Brothers, "Block Rockin' Beats"
Chemical Brothers, "K+D+B"
Mary Wells, "My Guy"
Cypress Hill, "I Wanna Get High"
Tough Age, "Warm Hair"
The Tallest Man On Earth, "Darkness Of The Dream"
Stevie Wonder, "1-2-3 Sesame Street"
Boney M, "Rivers of Babylon"
The Supremes, "The Happening"
GIRLPOOL, "Cherry Picking"
My Morning Jacket, "Compound Fracture"
Sandro Perri, "Impossible Spaces"
Sloan, "Coax Me"
Jimi Hendrix, "Hey Joe"
Jill Barber, "A Hard Line"
Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton, "Islands in the Stream"
Jenn Grant, "Bombshell (Strombo Session)"
Jenn Grant, "Wild Animals (Strombo Session)"
Jenn Grant, "Museum Of Flight (Strombo Session)"
Patrick Watson, "Love Songs for Robots"
Bad Brains, "Regulator"
Minor Threat, "Small Man, Big Mouth"
Dag Nasty, "When I Move"
Fugazi, "Birthday Pony"
Buffy Sainte-Marie, "It's My Way"
Best Coast, "California Nights"
Nosaj Thing (Chance The Rapper), "Cold Stares"
Busdriver, "Split Seconds"
Tilly & The Wall, "Nights of the Living Dead"
Hot Chip, "Huarache Lights"
Nacey & Angel Haze, "I Own It"
Blondie, "I'm Gonna Love You Too"
Tom Waits, "I'll Be Gone"
Staple Singers, "Go Tell It On The Mountain"
RUN DMC. "Mary Mary"
Wolf Alice, "Moaning Lisa Smile"
Billie Holiday, "I'll Never Be The Same"
Mac DeMarco, "The Way You'd Love Her"
Sarah Bethe Nelson, "Start Somewhere"
Nine Inch Nails, "The Day The World Went Away"
Queens of the Stone Age, "Feel Good Hit Of the Summer"
Ben Harper, "The Drugs Don't Work"
Willie Nelson, "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"
Every Time I Die, "Moor"
This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb, "This Is What I Want"
Metric, "The Shade"
Aimee Mann, "Save Me"
Cindi Lauper, "Time After Time"
Against Me!, "Joy"
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.