Various Artists 'The Mint/CiTR Pop Alliance - Vol. 5' (album stream)

Various Artists 'The Mint/CiTR Pop Alliance - Vol. 5' (album stream)
Mint Records and Vancouver's CiTR 101.9 FM have a history of showcasing some of the best bands from Canada's West Coast with their Pop Alliance compilation series, and the fifth volume in the series is available for you to hear through Exclaim! right now.

Eleven tracks in length, Pop Alliance Vol. 5 was curated by CiTR music director Andy Resto and members of the CiTR student executive. The collection features tracks from High Plains, Swim Team, Tough Customer and more.

In the interest of crafting a compilation that is "never lacking in excitement," the first half features piano-driven pop ballads, art-rock numbers and post-punk selections, while the second half lines up contemporary classical alongside frantic electronic music.

As previously reported, the release of Pop Alliance Vol. 5 will be celebrated with a CiTR station fundraiser party at the Astoria in Vancouver on April 13. The evening will feature sets from Swim Team, Tough Customer, Devours and Chris-a-riffic, with further details available through the event's Facebook listing.

Take in Pop Alliance Vol. 5 in the player below.