New Releases 27 May 2016

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Debut LP Terminal City follows a 2015 EP from Vancouver alternative music group Adrian Teacher & the Subs. Teacher was formerly with indie-rock band Apollo Ghosts. The newish band includes drummer Amanda Pezzutto and bassist Robbie Nall. The songs on the album are a bit of all right.

Montreal singer-songwriter Chaim Tannenbaum gives us a self-titled work. Those who like nice poetry of stripped back, often traditional instrumentation will dig it.

Chloe Charles is a singer-songwriter from Toronto. Her album With Blindfolds On is nicely done with soft flowing instrumentation over delicate vocals.

Nominated twice for a JUNO comes Daniel Romano originally from Fenwick, ON. his new album is Mosey reminds us that he is always able to craft some good tunes.

One of the more impressive debuts is the eponymous album David Thibault with a favourable review from iTunes staff. Dave proves he is exceptionally adept at old-time rockabilly performing covers of Elvis and Johnny Cash songs. The album is bilingual with a couple of eyebrow-raising originals.

Rap enthusiasts can check out L’Entracte‘s Blackout. New at the game, the trio is ready to hop hips.

Intakto is a JUNO-nominated world music duo comprised of Chilean-born singer-guitarist Alejandro Venegas and la belle province violinist Simon Claude. Following a decade of absence, the duo returns with third album Lazos.

Multiplatinum JUNO winner Kevin Parent (Greenfield Park, QC) switches to his native English on singer-songwriter album Kanji. It is his second Anglo work and combines folk, blues, rock, and more.

For those pining for something that rocks, we have Rendering from Winnipeg group Plain As Ghosts. It is the band’s debut, off to a good start.

Energy more on the punk side comes out of Toronto thanks to The Dream Is Over from Pup, the band’s second LP. It is even better than the first.

Samito is a Montreal artist originally from Mozambique. He has been praised for seamlessly combining acoustica and electronica. His new self-titled album could be described as alternative world music.

Adult contemporary gets a nice treatment by Les Tannants on album C’est fou fou fou! which is easy on the ears and creates a pleasant atmosphere.