We kick off this week’s new releases with Bandshell, the new album from Toronto jazz singer Tia Brazda Her saucy voice is backed by ace players from the scene to put the zest into swing. More great Toronto jazz, though more on the fusion side, emerges as a project from member of the Great Lake Swimmers in Bret Higgins’ Atlas Revolt. Morphing over to heavy metal, Tragedy Will Find Us is the fourth album from Hamilton’s Counterparts.
Winnipeg’s top experimentalist Aaron Funk returns as Venetian Snares in Your Face which should appease cravings for stuff off the beaten path. Petit Rocher, NB’s brilliant singer-songwriter Danny Boudreau bounces back with Danny Party. One of the most successful rock bands of the millennium launches latest album Five Crooked Lines. Yes, we’re talking about Burlington, ON’s Finger Eleven.
For those eager for country music on the classic side, If I’ve Only One Time Askin’ should do the trick, the new LP from Welland, ON’s Daniel Romano (not pictured above). CFCF, the alias of Montreal master of electronica, Michael Silver, releases Radiance and Submission, containing a plethora of awesome soundscapes. Hard rock comes by way of Toronto group Saint Asonia (self-titled) which is proving to be quite popular.
In the kingdom of extended plays, Nathan Wiley returns from an unfortunate hiatus. The Summerside, PEI highly underrated artist submits the boss roots work, Bandits. Lossy is a triple-track work by Maya Postepski under project name Princess Century. If her name sounds familiar, she is a member of Austra and also previously worked with Robert Alfons in electrogoth duo Trust. The new EP is an electronic one. Vancouver folk maestro Ora Cogan serves beautiful EP Crystallize.
A batch of singles are out. Sure to stir up the most buzz is “I’m An Open Road” featuring a collaboration between two of our A-List country artists: Paul Brandt and Jess Moskaluke!
Enjoy the new music.