Selected New Releases: March 31, 2017 – Part 2/2

We’re profiling 16 newly released albums this week which will cap things off for March. Here in Part 2, we look at eight more of them.

Find sumptuous world music on album ID from Maz. It’s a fusion effort of folk, jazz, electronic, you name it. A very nice work. Based in Quebec, Maz received a JUNO nomination in 2012.

Those of you hungry for some decent roots rock can check out Nonsense and Heartache from Toronto’s Jerry Leger. Those of you who are famished can rest assured; it’s a double album!

If you need something on the harder side, Sever (Skye Sweetnam) and her Hamilton metal banging band Sumo Cyco play like there’s no tomorrow on Opus Mar.

The highest profile release this week (besides Roch Voisine’s) is The Ride from Victoria, BC multiplatinum, multiple JUNO winner Nelly Furtado. She goes for a more alternative synth ride on her new record which is quite good.

A fine voice decks Pierre-Luc Lessard, and he does a great job at heartland flavoured pop-rock on Soyons géants, definitely worth checking out.

Westbourne, Manitoban country group Doc Walker, who won a JUNO award in 2009, releases its latest disc, Weathervane.

For those of you more into traditional country, treat your ears to Wide Awake Dreamin’ from Richmond Hill, ON’s The Good Brothers, a very talented group; in fact, the outfit has won 8 JUNO awards!

Indigenous artist Matiù treats us with a great folky singer-songwriter self-titled EP. He has a husky voice and the tunes are good.