Contemporary R&B of the highest order is delivered by this Toronto quartet on a new single taken from an album coming on Aug. 8th. The intense and personal lyrics are bolstered by the powerful dance-themed video clip.
Wolf Parade: Valley Boy
After a long hiatus, the alt-rock favourites will release a new album in October. There are no signs of rust on the first single, a virile cut with an anthemic quality.
White Hot Guilt: Little Things
This new duo project pairs Thomas D'Arcy and July Talk's Josh Warburton, and a self-titled EP comes out on Friday. The first single is a melodic disco-inflected cut that will put a smile on your face. Call it a guilty pleasure.
Propagandhi: Victory Lap
The Winnipeg punk veterans will release a new album on Sept. 29. Their fiery political lyrics and aggressive sonic assault are both captured on the advance title track single.
On the heels of making the Polaris Music Prize short list, the adventurous songstress unveils an eye-catching new video featuring a cameo by Jarvis Cocker. The clip neatly mirrors the tightly-coiled tension of the track.
Slow Leaves: Enough About Me
Mellow Winnipeg tunesmith Grant Davidson made an impact in 2015 via his selection to the prestigious Allan Slaight Juno Master Class. He has a new album coming next month, and this title track showcases his subtle charm.
Lowest Of The Low: Powerlines
In advance of a new album, the indie rock veterans deliver a robust new track that sounds both familiar and fresh. It is accompanied by a dazzling video clip that depicts Toronto in dramatic fashion.
After a four year absence, the duo returns with a strong new cut and news of a new record deal. The languid R&B feel of the haunting track is gently mesmerising.
SATE: The Answer
The fiery funk-rocker has just released an eye-catching video for a dynamic cut from last year's full-length debut album. It showcases searing guitar and a powerful voice that is now attracting fans in Europe.
Neil Young: Children Of Destiny
The elder statesman of rock releases a new protest song for July 4th. It is an epic affair, with horns, strings and a choir, and it delivers a much-needed message.
Tiger & Bloom: Hearts On Fire
Strong vocal harmonies and production boost this catchy debut single from a new pop duo worth watching closely.
L CON: Form of Space
A Slaight Music Residency graduate and vocalist in Del Bel, Lisa Conway excels in this track from her album Moon Milk. It showcases the aching purity of her voice, while the accompanying video is mesmerising.
The Deep Dark Woods: Drifting On A Summer's Night
The acclaimed roots-rock combo from Saskatchewan will release a sixth album in the fall. This advance cut is a gem, with Ryan Boldt's resonant voice and the fuzz meets twang guitars combining to create a spooky feel.
Stacey: First Move
On this title track of an upcoming EP, the Toronto chanteuse dazzles with her pure voice and the languid sensuality of the accompanying video.
David Myles: Night & Day
The East Coast pop charmer has long been a musical chameleon. This advance cut from an album coming in September finds him channelling Buddy Holly to convincing effect.
Donovan Woods: All Mine
He has had accolades as a songwriter with covers performed by artists such as Tim McGraw, Matt Andersen, and Great Big Sea's Alan Doyle so with a bit of luck "All Mine" will see Donovan have it his way this time round.
Death From Above - Freeze Me
The much-loved Toronto hard rock duo makes a welcome return with a teeth-rattling new track. It is complemented with a suitably steroid-inflected video clip that'll grab your attention.
Allie X: Paper Love
The catchy and bright pop sound of this cut from the Toronto singer/songwriter previously known as Allie Hughes belies its dark lyrics.
Jon and Roy: Runner
The Wes Anderson-style video clip is a fitting accompaniment to a low-key but charming folk-rock track from the BC trio's brand new album.