Track of the Day

Track of the Day

December 7, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The title track from her first holiday album is an original Christmas tune, featuring timely lyrics and another strong vocal performance. It is accompanied by a sweetly charming video with a charitable component.

December 5, 2018
by Kerry Doole

In what may be the first Christmas song based on divorce, the celebrated singer/songwriter delivers a poignant message via his signature ethereal vocals.

December 3, 2018
by Kerry Doole

On this radio-friendly track from an upcoming album, the Winnipeg modern rock band again demonstrates a penchant for smart arrangement and a strong sense of melody.

November 30, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The first Canadian act signed to Nashville's Big Loud label, this songwriter/actress shows real commercial potential on this new track. It's a slickly-produced post-break-up song that takes a sly jab at all the country party songs out there.

Photo: Levi Manchak
November 28, 2018
by Kerry Doole

This indigenous trio has a shoegaze-inflected style but lyrically they tackle historic and contemporary subjects affecting their nation. This track from new EP Starlight features poignant lyrics framed in atmospheric sounds.

November 26, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The hard-edged Toronto band rock the joint with this ode to their favourite herb. Nothing laidback here, though, given the searing guitars and Katie Monks' gutsy vocals.

Sultans of String
November 23, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Just as they begin a Christmas tour, the award-winning world music ensemble delivers a song to celebrate another seasonal holiday. Featuring Grammy-winning guest Richard Bona, it is a heartwarming and melodic tune with an African vibe.

November 21, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The pop craftsman delivers a holiday treat featuring his warm vocals amidst seasonal sounds. If you're seeking a break from the same old overplayed chestnuts, then check this one out. 

November 19, 2018
by Kerry Doole

This fresh cover of a Fleetwood Mac fave shows that the critically-acclaimed Saskatoon folk songstress is branching out from her solo and acoustic template. Her strong and pure voice remains the focus, and the fuller sound is pleasing.

Photo: Chris Graham
November 16, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The presence of Andy Shauf in the band is generating attention. Taken from an imminent debut album, this gently-paced tune features his distinctive plaintive vocals framed in a '70s-style production sound. Sweet stuff.

November 14, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Quebec City band is led by Hubert Lenoir, now making a big splash as a solo artist. This new single has an infectious funk meets glam vibe, with light-hearted lyrics and vocals that channel Prince.

November 12, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Juno-winning female rockers are on a real roll, and this strong new single will sustain the momentum. The propulsive riffs and deadpan vocals initially evoke The Strokes, but the tune then takes on its own upbeat vitality.