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The Neighbourhood Mixtape: Sun Hits

The Neighbourhood Mixtape is a collection of newly-released songs by Toronto musicians. The mixtape is meant to celebrate Toronto's music culture and provide a forum to listen to and discover new local music.

Every Sunday, I post a five-track mixtape (along with my own mini-reflections for each track) that you can download or stream as a soundtrack for the week.

Track #1: Tasseomancy, "Heavy Sleep (Maya Postepski Remix)"

Collaboration between the Tasseomancy twins and Maya Postepski should not come as a surprise because all three also perform as members of Austra. Postepski adds glossy electro to the haunting and spooky Tasseomancy track, "Heavy Sleep".

Track #2: Volcano Playground, "Waiting (Newfeld Mix)"

Volcano Playground's "Waiting" gets a slight sound-remodel from Dave Newfeld, but the track still sounds as vast and wistful as the original.

Track #3: The Bare Minimum, "Saltwater"

"Saltwater" wades on simple hooks, a slack melody and howling vocals - rapture rock for the holiday weekend.

Track #4: Tearjerker, "On Purpose (Ellis James Remake)"

Grab some shades and ice chips and meander across empty ghost town-like neighbourhoods with the gentle wanderlust Tearjerker track "On Purpose". And be sure to check out the original version of the song.

Track #5: Hooded Fang, "Vacationation"

Hooded Fang's sophomore LP Tosta Mista comes out later this month. And to help celebrate the long holiday weekend, Hooded Fang offers three new songs including the grungy, surf-pop anthem "Vacationation".

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