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Jul 22, 2019
Exclusive: Toronto
Jul 22, 2019
Jack White's love of vinyl and record stores is well-known, and it was in evidence in Vancouver over the weekend.
Media Beat
Jul 22, 2019
What Was Said – Prisoners of Pop Culture
Jul 23, 2019
Here is this week's Nielsen Market Watch report which features Canadian music stats for the current week and YTD with comparisons to last year.
Jul 22, 2019
Record labels often worry about streaming services disintermediating them, but they should be more concerned about artists disintermediating them t

Today's New Track

  • The fast-rising country star delivers a powerful performance on a piano ballad addressing the theme of homelessness, a subject close to her heart.
  • Thirty-five years after it became an anthemic hit for Parachute Club, the infectious tune is given a fresh twist by Lorraine Segato, two of her bandmates, and a large cast of strong young voices. Proceeds will benefit four non-profits.
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    The Toronto guitar hero and hard rock godfather has just released a solo record, Signals Through The Flames. This focus track showcases his typically virile vocals and axemanship, and it evokes the sound of '70s Brit hard rock.
  • The highly-regarded Albertan roots troubadour previews a new album with a single that has a surprising and attractive glam rock feel.
  • The indie rock veterans are preparing the release of their first album in 15 years, and this title track is a shape-shifting gem. The companion video is a visual treat.
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    The title track of the Halifax combo's upcoming sophomore full-length showcases its appealingly melodic power pop meets psych sound.
  • Two of the strongest voices in Canadian country combine to great emotional effect on this full-blooded and open-hearted ballad.
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    The maverick Regina hit bluegrass outfit The Dead South has announced the Oct. release of a third full-length album, Sugar & Joy. This lead single is a frisky tune driven by banjo, mandolin, and cello, and bolstered with full-blooded vocal harmonies.
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    Two of the planet's hottest pop stars team up on a catchy joint single complemented by a video as steamy as a Miami summer day. We predict a major hit.
  • This new single from the Vancouver combo meditates upon the phenomenon of love. It is dream-pop of a high order, exuding a gently mesmerising ambience.
  • This new single and video from the Toronto folk-rock combo is a piano ballad that spotlights leader Kaleb Hikele's warm and soulful voice, one complementing the song's tender sentiments.
  • One of the first of a likely deluge of Raptors-themed cuts, this features free-flowing rhymes atop a sparse beat. Bonus points for the Kawhi Leonard lookalike in the video.
  • Coinciding with the wonderful run by the Raptors in the NBA finals is a new single from the 6 booster and hip-hop veteran. It features his signature bold and bravado-filled rhyming plus deft production.
  • The ever-prolific and shape-shifting duo returns with another winner, a slow and haunting bonus cut from the acclaimed Panther In The Dollhouse album.
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    The folk-inflected BC singer/songwriter returns with a new single accompanied by a superbly-filmed video supported by the MVP Project. The emotionally expressive track showcases his yearning voice.
  • The Toronto-based rapper has made a mark with Prime Boys. This title cut from a solo EP out this week features powerful lyrics delivered with clarity atop a sparse groove, accompanied by a beautifully shot black and white video.
  • This project is the brainchild of indie rocker Mitch Bowden, formerly of Chore. This focus track from new album Stand of Tide features infectious hooks, layered guitars and stirring vocal harmonies.
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    The Blue Rodeo frontman has just released a new solo album, Countrywide Soul, a mix of new and old material. That effortlessly smooth and mellow voice does justice to this Glen Campbell hit.
  • This powerful track and kinetic video show why the BC hip-hop artist is making major waves. She spits her rhymes with real fire, and the lyrics hold nothing back.
  • The indie rock heroes release a new album, Agitpop, on Friday. It is the group's most overtly political work, as showcased by the righteous anger of this compelling cut.