Selected New Releases 5 Feb 2016

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It’s a fairly lean week for new releases. Toronto R&B duo Majid Jordan self-titles its debut album on Drake’s OVO label. The latter rapper takes part on one of the tracks. The duo was previously featured in Drake’s Top 5 hit “Hold On, We’re Going Home”. Fans of The Weeknd should enjoy this further variation on alternative RnB. Canadian iTunes describes the album as “dark, spacious, and hypnotic, ideal for a late-night drive”. Currently outselling Majid Jordan, at least on iTunes, is Love Suprême by Montreal rapper Koriass.

Chicoutimi rock quintet Mordicus contributes the catchy LP Edgar Allan Pop. Also from La belle province is Sarah Toussaint-Léveillé whose beautiful, folky La mort est un jardin sauvage should hit the spot for singer-songwriter enthusiasts. Country lovers can check out Turnin’ up a Sundown from Fredericton’s Tristan Horncastle while head bangers can savour Stand in the Fire by Edmonton metal group Striker. Finally, Rimouski, QC’s Maryanne Côté has released a self-titled folk-rock EP.