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Canadian Indie Rock Bands List

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Updated September 3, 2019 18.4k views 246 items

List of Canadian indie rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as indie rock solo artists from Canada are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Canadian music that you've never heard before. The indie rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Canada. If you think the best Canadian indie rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

This list includes Arcade Fire, Neko Case and more bands.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular indie rock bands from Canada?" and "Which indie rock bands started in Canada?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Arcade Fire is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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Neko Case is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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Tegan and Sara is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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Broken Social Scene is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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Feist is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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Peaches is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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The New Pornographers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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Dallas Green is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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Emily Haines is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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Wolf Parade is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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Tokyo Police Club is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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Cowboy Junkies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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Serena Ryder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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The Birthday Massacre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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Dragonette is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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Hot Hot Heat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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Sunset Rubdown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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Jay Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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Die Mannequin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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Handsome Furs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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Patrick Pentland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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Stars is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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Dante DeCaro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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Great Lake Swimmers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List
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The Unicorns is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Canadian Indie Rock Bands List