Track of the Day

Track of the Day

August 16, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Now based in Nashville, this rootsy and seasoned songsmith releases a new EP next month. This lead single is a plaintive ballad featuring soulful vocals and perceptive lyrics.

Photo: Rohann Agalawatte
August 15, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The hotly-tipped Hamilton indie rock trio lives up to the hype with this compelling title track from an imminent debut full-length. It showcases the heavier side of their dream pop sound.

August 13, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Hamilton's hard rock favourites return with a new track and video ahead of their imminent album True Rockers. The swirling organ meshes perfectly with the group's signature guitar crunch.

August 10, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The personal and musical chemistry of the two singer/songwriters, one Canadian, one German, shines through on this charming cut, the first single from the duo's debut album. It features sweet harmonies and heartfelt lyrics and is accompanied by an equally appealing video.

August 8, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The hitmakers behind "Rude" and Kiss Me" have high expectations for their upcoming album. This title track is a more mellow affair than those songs, but it features some sage advice while showcasing their considerable songcraft.

August 3, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The prolific pop singer/songwriter previews a new album with this impressive electro-pop cut. His softly melodic vocals are placed atop repetitive keyboard figures, and the '80s-flavoured tune is gently insinuating.

August 1, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Vancouver-based hip-hop star generates major streaming and viewing numbers. Expect more with this catchy new cut that features his signature witty rhymes plus reggae-inflected vocals and a surreal video.

Photo: Justin Broadbent
July 30, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The popular modern rockers dress for success on this cut from an upcoming seventh album. The forceful vocals of Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw's masterful guitar work shine, while the push and pull dynamics complement the theme of mating rituals.

July 27, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Ontario singer/songwriter releases a new record, Youth, on Sept. 7. It is described as a coming-of-age album, as evidenced by this advance cut. Producer/co-writer Colin Munroe adds contemporary touches, while the sweet melodicism of Mattson's boyish vocals remains to the fore.

July 25, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Juno-nominated blues/roots artist turns her hand to Memphis soul on this advance cut from an EP coming in the fall. Her expressive vocals give it a steamy and sensual feel, just like a summer night on the Mississippi.

July 23, 2018
by Kerry Doole

35 years on, the prog-metal favourites remain a potent force. The opening track on an upcoming album, this features their trademark tight and heavy sound, a searing guitar solo and more of their typical sci-fi-based imagery.

Photo: Stephan Szczesniak
July 20, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Toronto alt-rocker is also an accomplished writer for other artists. She has a third solo album waiting in the wings, preceded by this upbeat single featuring propulsive guitar, forceful vocals and a catchy and radio-friendly vibe.