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Feb 20, 2019
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Feb 20, 2019
Popular Toronto indie rock band Hollerado is calling it a day. The announcement came in a press release yesterday that reads in pa
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Feb 21, 2019
Atlantic Canada may be just past the halfway point of the much-maligned winter season, but in Halifax, N.S., thoughts of many are focused squarely
SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste
Feb 21, 2019
A rising tide of Canadian music success around the world has helped to create a buoyant year for Canada's songwriters, composers and publishers, ad

Today's New Track

  • The new video for this fan favourite track was recorded at the National Music Centre. A 70-voice choir supplements the rich and resonant vocals of mainman Reuben Bullock, imparting a gospel feel.
  • The hardcore heroes return with the first new original track in almost a decade. It features their familiar intensity, led by George Pettit's signature paint-stripping vocals. The group's large global following will lap this up.
  • This new cut from the Toronto quartet track mixes melody and rhythm neatly, with the push and pull dynamics mirroring the lyrical theme. It is a co-write with Martha Johnson and Mark Gane of Martha and the Muffins.
  • Photo:  Britney Townsend
    The leader of Hey Rosetta! is going solo, with a debut album coming in April. This lead single is a tender piano ballad that allows his rich and resonant voice to shine.
  • The singer/songwriter from Stratford has quietly gained a large international following. This new cut is a slow burning slab of sparse and soulful folk, while the accompanying video has a dark edge evocative of David Lynch.
  • The first new music from the country hitmakers in over a year sounds like another winner. The upbeat mood of the song mirrors lyrics extolling the virtues of Friday night fun.
  • Photo: Brian Van Wyk
    The BC-raised, US-based singer/songwriter previews his new album, Thresholds, with this spirited and radio-friendly cut. The full-blooded guitars give it a rock edge that is a departure from his usual mellow folk-rock sound.
  • After a string of well-received singles, the psych-rock combo has released its debut full-length In Scenery. This spirited track builds in intensity, with virile guitars complemented by keyboard fills.
  • The Toronto garage-pop combo previews a debut album with a short and snappy tune featuring jangly guitar and catchy hooks that leave you wanting to hear more.
  • The song, co-written with Caitie Thompson and Bobbi Holliday, is bubblier than a case of Moet.
  • After breaking through in 2018, the Toronto pop chanteuse kicks off 2019 in grand style with this piano-based ballad. Her gently affecting vocals are subtly embellished with swelling strings.
  • The hotly-tipped Toronto blues-rocker comes up with another winner on this new single. Her vigorous vocals shine, the lyrics are smart and sassy, and the video, now premiering on FYI, is eye-catching.
  • Photo: Scott Doubt
    The New Brunswick roots dynamo previews his 10th album with this uplifting song, co-written with Craig Northey. It has a Southern soul meets blues vibe, and Andersen's voice is more muscular than a squad of NFL linebackers.
  • Kid Koala and Trixie Whitley  Instagram photo
    The ace Montreal turntablist/composer previews new album Music To Draw To: Io with this beguiling track featuring ethereal vocals placed amidst an evocative synths-drenched soundscape.
  • Photo: Jenna Ledger
    The Toronto folk-rocker has just signed to Outside Music imprint Next Door Records. This advance single from a third album features unaffected vocals, smart lyrics, and crisp guitar, and is accompanied by a charming video.
  • Photo: Dustin Rabin
    The prolific and decidedly not lazy songsmith teases a new solo album with a single that he terms an exploration of love and memories. It is a heartwarming tune featuring rich vocals and a fluid guitar solo.
  • The title track of an upcoming album from the award-winning roots artist, this highly personal song has an empowering message of universal resonance. Warm vocals, crisp production, and a well-choreographed video combine to make this a winner.
  • Two major players on the roots music/Americana scene have joined forces on a new album coming soon. It is previewed by this upbeat cover of a '50s hit that's fuelled by Linden's guitar work and robust vocals.
  • The Juno-winning Toronto roots-rockers return with the first single from an upcoming fourth album and first for eOne. It is an upbeat and optimistic song that retains the group's signatures of shifting dynamics and boisterous massed vocals.
  • The Halifax pop meets EDM duo shines on a catchy new single inspired by singer Frank Kadillac's real-life experiences and enlivened by his warm vocals.