We begin this week’s new releases with Montreal’s Patrick Lehman. His third album Butchy’s Son continues his adeptness at old-school flavoured R&B. Formerly recording under Alice and the Intellects, Ariane Bisson McLernon, under Alice, gives us latest alternative album Climbing Away. Superb rock band from Charlottetown, Racoon Bandit, launches Close Your Eyes.
Easily living up to the hype, Carly Rae Jepsen slays with alt-pop masterpiece Emotion, her third LP. Winnipeg’s JP Hoe presents wonderful singer-songwriter album, Hideaway. With members from Mississauga, Guelph, Milton, and Toronto, fabulous Ontario alt-rock group Before the Flood releases Hole in the Sky.
The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra hails from Victoria and contributes delicious folk album Love. Seasons from Fredericton’s Andy Brown contains some amazing songwriting with catchy triple-A tunes. Another fine singer-songwriter is Simon Kearney from Quebec whose artistic album bears the title La vie en mauve.
Three EPs this week are Ottawa/Sault Ste. Marie singer-songwriter Kalle Mattson with Avalanche, Oshawa energetic rock band The Standstills with From the Devil’s Porch, and Milton, ON country-rock ace Steve Rivers with No Boundaries.
Enjoy the new music!