Selected Canadian Releases For 29 January 2016

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Televised comedy series Les Appendices releases an album of tunes from its cast members covering Season 8. Bridgeway is an excellent Montreal rock band whose sound has been described as Hedley meets Nickelback; Whatcha Want From Me is the name of the album. Toronto singer-songwriter Jason Collett (member of Broken Social Scene) is back with his latest finely crafted album Song and Dance Man.

Jeannot Bournival is a collaborator of multiplatinum artist Fred Pellerin and launches album Page 36 musique à numéro. It’s an eclectic mix with some rock, singer-songwriter, and haunting piano melodies. Toronto outfit Laser includes members Lisa Lobsinger of Broken Social Scene, Paul Pfisterer of the Beauties, and Martin Davis Kinack of Transistor Sound and Lighting Co. Together these talented musicians make mini album Night Driver one of atmospheric alternative pop with a hearty dose of electronica. Before scoring film, Michel Cusson was a member of jazz collective UZEB. The Drummondville guitarist gives us a batch of charmers on album Solo.

Editors of iTunes Canada are impressed with debut album Atone from St-Bernardin, Ontario’s Pandaléon, saying the group has “mastered the technique of build-up and release”. Another impressive work is Pêcher rien from Montreal’s Simon Kingsbury who takes a laid back approach to rock. Fine synth pop comes by way of EP Jeunes instants by trio Paupière which was featured in Exclaim magazine.