We’re a little over a third of the way through the year, so let’s check in with the Canada Watch. The Olympic torch was lit the other day for the 2012 summer games in London. If Corsairs Affairs postings were a medal count by the nations of the bands featured, the Brits would be #2 on the list, trailing only their American counterparts. I’m betting that Canada will finish in third place by the time the year is through, but with today’s song being just the fourth Canadian pick, the Swedes and the French are just one song behind. Exciting!
Incidentally, when I was running my old site, I would post one song a week, and I was setting up for a big month of Canadian music during the Vancouver Olympics. The first four here this year were Neil Young, Tegan and Sara, Feist (whose video embedded in the post was inspired by the opening ceremonies of the Calgary Olympics back in ’88) and now Immaculate Machine. Despite being the newest of that quartet, Immaculate Machine is also the only one that has disbanded, as the members of the band all had separate things going on elsewhere. Ah well, they left us with a few great tracks like “C’Mon Sea Legs”, so we can celebrate that.