Selected New Releases 23 September 2016


Dieppe, NB’s Caroline Savoie kicks of this week’s batch of new releases with her beautiful singer-songwriter self-titled album. From her over to the province of Quebec, eclectic, though leaning towards progressive rock, is MauvesCoco as well as adult contemporary release Décibels et des silences from internationally famous Lynda Lemay.

We get some more singer-songwriter / folk from Toronto’s Justin Rutledge on East and more adult contemporary from Châteauguay’s Ima on Femme. For those who like bossa nova, Jean-François Léger does a fine job covering some of the big hits of the genre over the past 50 years on 50 ans de Bossa Nova.

Topping iTunes in 65 countries, Pickering, ON’s teen sensation Shawn Mendes releases his sophomore album Illuminate drawing comparisons to John Mayer and Ed Sheeran. Orillia, ON’s Kirty delivers an excellent, melancholy, alternative self-titled LP. Find rock with melody on the eponymous album from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC’s O Linea.

The legend who is Plume Latraverse gifts us with his latest, Rechut, focussing on roots music and unsurprisingly tops iTunes musique francophone. Always providing the fun, couple Marie-Eve Janvier and Jean-François Breau are back at it with adult contemporary work La route infinie. Two great alternative works from Montreal are Scavenger by KROY and Solitudes by Matt Holubowski.

A pair of EPs this week are Alright, Alright, Okay by Edmonton’s Havelin and They Are Going Away by Sarnia’s Donovan Woods. Both would fall into the singer-songwriter / folk realm, though the first is more perky and the latter more reflective. Both are superb.