One of the most important books written about Canadian music over the last quarter-century is Have Not Been the Same, a chronicle of the rise of Canadian indie rock between 1985 and 1995. If you’re a fan of Canadian music and you haven’t read it, you should.
Earlier this year, this was a 10th anniversary edition of the book. To commemorate that, a tribute album was assembled, featuring artists covering the music discussed in the book. This includes Richard Parry of Arcade Fire, Kevin Drew of BSS, Jill Barber, Great Lake Swimmers, Cuff the Duke and more. They tackle material by Sloan, Grapes of Wrath, the Hip, Art Bergman, the Rheostatics–hell, even Men Without Hats.
Look for the album at Zunior.com. All proceeds go to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.