New Releases 11 March 2016

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Lots of new music came out this week. Below are summaries of 15 fresh albums plus 3 EPs.

Montreal’s Angel Forrest has released a really good blues album entitled Angel’s 11. Brimbelle‘s Brimbelle chante la ferme de Foin-Foin gives Francophone children some fun folky farm songs. Find singer-songwriter tunes on Future Snowbird, the latest from Toronto’s Charlotte Cornfield. Formerly with Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page‘s new solo album Heal Thyself, Pt. 1: Instinct contains well-crafted pop songs. More on the pop-rock side is I Wanna Make It With You from Calgary’s Michael Bernard Fitzgerald.

Alternative music with electronic currents is done well by Toronto’s AA Wallace and LP In Alpha Zones. Fans of roots or folk will love In the Battle Years by Halifax’s Hillsburn. Along the same lines is Inland Desire from Montreal’s Mentana. Also, though on the softer side, Marie-Annick Lepine, a member of the successful collective Les Cowboys Fringants launches solo album J’ai brodé mon coeur. Classical pianist Janina Fialkowska interprets Franz Schubert on her new disc.

Arcade Fire’s Ottawan percussionist Jeremy Gara has also released a solo album, an experimental, instrumental alternative work called Limn. For jazz, check out Jacques Kuba Seguin‘s soothing Litania Projekt. Hamilton alt-rock outfit Pet Sun is back with a self-titled LP. JUNO winning marvel Karim Ouellet from Quebec City follows up acclaimed album Fox with Trente. It is the best-selling of this week’s releases. For some hip hop, look no further than Until Now by Toronto’s EverythingOShauN.

Great EPs out are Lexi Strate‘s Waves, a pop jewel. She’s from Alberta. For some Weird Waves, there is the new EP from Guelph’s Minotaurs. Winnipeg has an excellent country artist named David James. Songs About a Girl is a must for fans of the genre.