Selected New Releases 18 March 2016

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Chevy Chase is the new album from Verdun, QC rock duo Rouge Pompier. Shotgun Jimmie, alias of Jim Kilpatrick, was previously in group Shotgun & Jaybird which formed in Dawson City, YT. Field of Trampolines is his latest solo album. Victoriaville, QC’s Bleu Jeans Bleu releases Franchement wow, a mish-mash of musical styles but essentially pop. Lisa Leblanc is featured on one of the tracks. Sept jours en mai is a folk project with several stars including Michel Rivard, Mara Tremblay, et al. The new LP is a self-titled affair. Drummondville, QC’s Steve Veilleux asks T’en souviens-tu encore, Godin? on his folk rock album. Along similar lines is Ultramarr by Montreal’s Fred Fortin, quite an impressive job with lots of atmosphere and great writing; thus we’re not surprised it’s at #5 on iTunes. Various artists double album La Voix IV is out featuring covers in a variety of genres by participants in the 4th season of the Canadian edition of The Voice. It is currently sitting at #2 at iTunes Canada right behind Gwen Stefani! Onto some electropop, find a solid LP by Montreal’s Laurence Nerbonne entitled XO. She will be featured on one of the tracks of Yann Perrault’s upcoming album due out mid-April. If you like Austra or Purity Ring, Laurence’s new album should hit the spot for you. Moncton, NB’s Selby Evans finished off a degree at Dal U and decided to put out a nice EP, Emmène-Moi, mainly piano pop. Finally, Calgary’s country specialist Bobby Wills is back with a new EP, Tougher Than Love.