New Releases 25 September 2015

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Andrew Hyatt

Sudbury, ON’s Andrew Hyatt caps off a couple of singles with country EP Never Back Down. The songs rank well above average in catchiness making him one to watch in the coming months. iTunes

Bernard Adamus

Hitting the iTunes top 5 is Montreal JUNO nominee Bernard Adamus and his new album Sorel Soviet So What. He creates a delicious cocktail of blues, country, and other flavours one would not expect. This one is lots of fun. iTunes

Colin Linden

Multiple JUNO awards both as a soloist and via his work with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Toronto’s Colin Linden does an excellent job as always and blends roots and blues on newest album Rich In Love. iTunes

The Dears

Times Infinity Volume One is the latest from Montreal JUNO nominated alternative act The Dears. Known for artistry, the group, helmed by Murray A. Lightburn, provides an array of styles on this grand work. iTunes

Emm Gryner

The Bowie collaborator and 3-time JUNO nominee continues to enrich her growing catalogue as a soloist with 21st Century Ballads, a stunner of emotionally powerful, dreamy piano ballads drenched in ambiance. This is soul-stirring magnificence. iTunes

Evening Hymns

Quiet Energies is the third album from this Orno, Ontario group. Good tunes abound as rock pulls in folk and even the occasional progressive tones. Overall, we are impressed with this one. iTunes

Gabriella

Gabriella of St-Basile-le-Grand, QC follows up her earlier EP with debut full-length album, The Story of Oak & Leafless, a 2-disc affair, the second of which consists of acoustic rearrangements. Beautiful and artistic, the music sits in-between pop and adult contemporary with some baroque leanings. Fans of Sarah McLachlan ought to check this one out. iTunes

Head of the Herd

Back from scoring a Billboard Hot 100 hit with Jasmin Parkin, Vancouver’s Head of the Herd launches new album Birds on the Roof, available in both standard and deluxe editions. Fans of head nodding rock should dig it. iTunes

Jess Moskaluke

Current queen of Canadian country with two consecutive CCMA female artist of the year wins and a gold single, Langenburg, SK’s Jess Moskaluke follows her debut JUNO-nominated album Light Up the Night with EP Kiss Me Quiet. While the LP saw her creating some unique twists on the country genre with delicious beats and boot stomping bass slaps, the EP goes for a more standard country sound which works just as well for her. The quality of the work should add more prestige to her high profile. iTunes

Lily K.O.

This week’s pleasant surprise is Le chaos & Le temps by Montreal duo Lily K.O., a super fun jam of pop with little seasonings of world beat. Just listening to the song samples is enough to get you hooked. iTunes

Mathieu Provençal

For those who want standard rock without any frilliness, Le toit du monde should hit the spot, a very good album. Mathieu Provencal is from Montreal. iTunes

Matthew Good

Coquitlam, BC multiple JUNO winner Matthew Good launches his latest, Chaotic Neutral. It’s a wonderful work both in terms of the compositions and production. This is modern rock with atmosphere and charm. iTunes

MonkeyJunk

One of the year’s better blues albums has arrived thanks to Ottawa’s MonkeyJunk. Moon Turn Red will get you pumped up. David Wilcox is featured on one of the tracks. iTunes

Northcote

Hope Is Made of Steel is a fine roots rock effort from Victoria, BC’s Northcote. Collaborators include Hannah Georgas. iTunes

Peaches

Peaches is a Canadian experimental electronic artist, originally from Toronto, based in Germany. Her latest album is Rub, her first in six years. She has a few featured artists joining her off the beaten path including Feist. iTunes

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