Canada will be taking a long minute of silence today as Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, has passed away at the age of 53 from terminal brain cancer. Downie, a father of four and husband of Laura Leigh Usher, was diagnosed with cancer in December 2015. The band officially announced the singer's disease in May 2016 before embarking on their final tour together. Born in Amherstview, Ont., Downie is widely recognized as a Canadian icon.
Canada's soundtrack today is brought to you by Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip. The Hip have an enormous catalogue that spans 14 albums, full of songs that have touched countless people at different moments in their lives. In honour of Gord Downie, who died today at age 53, HuffPost Canada editors decided to compile a list of essential Tragically Hip songs, to pay tribute to one of Canada's greatest rock bands and its incomparable frontman.
Over the weekend (October 14th), BEACH FOSSILS and SNAIL MAIL made a quick pit stop at Toronto’s Lee’s Palace and quietly put on one of the best low-key shows of the year. Lindsey Jordan and pals outlined the lo-fi pop goodness of their Habit EP (see “Thinning”) while their Brooklyn tourmates riffed out — peeling through Clash The Truth and this year’s Somersault. For proof, peep our stills above (via André Varty).
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