In this week’s Single Servings, Mother Mother’s Hayloft saga continues, Cowboy Junkies return to their record collection, METZ hits the autobahn, and much more!
Mother Mother (pictured) updates its viral TikTok track, Harpdog Brown is remembered fondly, and a look at music catalogue valuations. Also in the headlines are Broken Social Scene, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Jody Upshaw, Chastity, Pimco, Taylor Swift, Monarch, Kanye West, Coachella, The Lumineers, Flaming Lips, Harry Styles, and Drivin’ N’ Cryin’.
Mother Mother (pictured) will go deluxe to coincide with international touring, The Damn Truth is writing a success story, and Canadian artists raise the alarm of a climate emergency. Also in the news are Apple Music, The Weeknd, Anne Murray, AM to FM Promotions, Cotton Factory, MusicNL, Jim Payne, Andy Kim Day, CIMA, Jeffrey Remedios, Suzie Ungerleider, and MMF Canada.
Ontario looks at reopening music venues, a profile of Mother Mother (pictured), and new ticket-buying rules in BC. Also in the headlines are RSD, Shaela Miller, Sunfest, Mission Folk Music Festival, Tom Werman, Olivia Rodrigo, Justin Bieber, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the Velvet Underground, Queen, Marilyn Manson, Adam Driver, and Jakob Dylan.
After 15 years, eight albums and more than 20 singles, Vancouver-based Mother Mother is breaking through on a global scale with concerts scheduled in 16 countries, including 5 at the Commodore Ballroom, and TikTok is the catalyst that kick-started the whole shebang.
The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories.
The Kings’ hit This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ to Glide enters the CSHF (pictured), The Weeknd shines in the American Music Awards noms list, and Art Bergmann takes on American fascism. Also in the news are Mav Karlo, Indie Week, Alan Doyle, Emanuel, Éric Lapointe, BluesReel, Celine Dion, Emerge, Mississauga Music Awards, Anthony Gomes, Music PEI, Mother Mother, Potatohead People, and farewell Billy Joe Shaver.
Mother Mother (pictured) gets a TikTok boost, Win Butler has written multiple Arcade Fire albums in lockdown, and Patrick Downie reflects on Gord’s last work. Others in the headlines include Super Duty Tough Work, Peter Katz, Ezra Schabas, Glenn Gould, Tory Lanez, UIC, Spencer Davis, Angie C, Diamond Rings, Mat Vlasic, Ariana Grande, Jack White, Bruce Springsteen, John Lennon, Stevie Nicks, and Tom Lehrer.
The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile prominent Canadian videos, including this one from a very popular modern rock band from BC.
The famed Sam the Record Man sign is brought back to life in Toronto. Also in the news today: Gordon Lightfoot, the Passport Music Summit, Hey Ocean!'s David Beckingham, the Cobalt Prize, Jocelyn Alice, Winterruption, and a farewell to Frank Levin.