June 16, 2017 Releases: Nickelback, Shawn Hook, and More

Albertan multiplatinum rock band Nickelback, recipient of a dozen JUNO awards, has never sounded better than on new album Feed the Machine. Remaining true to its popular brand, it rips, it roars, and also pitches sonorous balladry. The album currently sits at #2 on iTunes.

British Columbian platinum pop star Shawn Hook contributes four-track EP My Side of Your Story with relationship themes in focus. Lead single “Reminding Me” featuring Vanessa Hudgens is now a Top 40 hit.

Anela & the Early Hours presents delightful indie album Yesteryear for those who like their music melancholy with sweet vocals. Track “Sweater” is a magnificent composition. The album is worth checking out.

We also like alternative EP Puff by Toronto’s Bernice. It has that quirky electronic underground sound that is always great fun.

Very different but equally choice is new folk EP Stand Still from Guelph’s Alanna Gurr & The Greatest State which somehow manages to both sooth and captivate.

Below is a table summarizing these and more releases this week.

Every Other Night Dylan Ireland Folk Peterborough
Feed the Machine Nickelback Rock Hanna, AB
If It Feels Right Lunch at Allen’s Country Toronto
Oblivion Munroe Folk Hamilton
Yesteryear Anela & the Early Hours Indie Burlington
My Side of Your Story (EP) Shawn Hook Pop Nelson, BC
Puff (EP) Bernice Alternative Toronto
Stand Still (EP) Alanna Gurr & The Greatest State Folk Guelph
Young Ones (EP) Rococode Alt-Pop Vancouver