Once you get your head around the idea that former members of a Weakerthans cover band based out of Winnipeg have an achingly beautiful song about a landmark Toronto transit line, Kakagi and “Spadina Streetcar” makes absolute, perfect sense. On schedule and without delay, “Spadina Streetcar” rolls through legendary stations and intersections, spiriting a pair of longing lovers closer together with every clickety-clack of the mechanical tracks. It’s the kind of ride you want to go on forever if only to linger with the romantic ache of anticipation just a few stops longer.
by Jim Di Gioia
January 23, 2017
CoFounder at DOMINIONATED
Jim founded the music blog Quick Before It Melts in 2006 and was its principal writer until 2016, when its decade-long run ended 10 years to the day it started. DOMINIONATED is its spiritual successor. Jim currently serves as a Polaris Music Prize jurist and Prism Prize jurist.