Selected New Releases 8 April 2016

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Back on April 3, Sorel, Quebec’s Antoine Lachance released his beautiful debut album Cimetière d’avions, an eclectic pop blend of strings, piano, flashy guitar work, and singer-songwriter vibes. Country fans have a couple of LPs to check out this week. Lacombe, Albertan superstar Gord Bamford releases his latest, Tin Roof. Also from Alberta (Fairview) is newcomer Aaron Goodvin with a self-titled album. Alternative pop/rock works include Matadora from Waterloo, Ontario’s Danny Michel and Dazzle Camouflage from Toronto’s Highs.

A trio of Jeans release albums this week. Jean-Frédéric‘s Et en attendant is an impressive debut showcasing folk pop. Jean-Michel Blais on the other hand gives us a wonderful instrumental piano-leading work entitled II. All classical-style compositions are his own. JeanPhilip goes for more of a rock sound on solid album La mécanique des jours.

Perhaps the highest profile of this week’s releases is Midnight Machines from Toronto’s LIGHTS, an acoustic (mainly guitar) reworking of songs from JUNO winning electropop album Little Machines. Lovers of classical quartets can enjoy Quatuor Molinari‘s Noravank: Shoujounian’s String Quartets Nos. 3-6. For experimental electronica, JUNO winner Tim Hecker is back with his latest work, Love Streams.

EPs this week include multiplatinum artist David MylesHere Now, essentially a pop record but infused with his characteristic folky reggae style. He is from Fredericton. Newmarket, Ontario alt-rock group Tokyo Police Club contribute Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness, Pt 1.

We leave you with the new music video from Carly Rae Jepsen for “Boy Problems” off her critically acclaimed album Emotion. Carly is now on a cross-Canada tour with Hedley and Francesco Yates.