Three JUNO nominees pilot this week’s new Canadian artist releases. Instrumental outfit Blitz/Berlin offers its latest, There Will Be No Miracles Here. Alt-rock group Hollerado returns with Retaliation Vacation. And, sixteen years after the last studio album, Forest of Love appears from Saskatoon rock band The Northern Pikes.
Charmers include a self-titled work from Badge Époque Ensemble a collective of musicians that includes US Girls’ live band put together by Toronto’s Maximilian ‘Twig” Turnbull. It may remind some of 60s jazz-rock lengthy jams. Very cool stuff. Jacques Surette of Nova Scotia contributes a gorgeous album entitled Marche, Marche, Marche containing extremely catchy folk-rooted singer-songwriter nuggets. As far as EPs go, Jip Less‘ Cap sur l’éclaircie showcases a batch of pleasant songs that should hit the spot for music lovers.
Find these and more in the table below but first…
Some delectable singles and music videos have hit the shops. We will profile a couple of these later, but be sure not to miss the MV for radio hit “Love Me” by Felix Cartal & Lights. Award winning singer Alicia Moffet enjoys a shockingly spectacular comeback with R&B song “Take Control”. Believe it or not, it debuted on top of the iTunes chart and sits at #4 at this writing. Few do vocals better than Alicia. We haven’t heard from City and Colour for a while, but not to worry, he’s still got it as proven on his new single “Astronaut”. Country artist Jessica Mitchell features Tim Hicks on her new song, “Somebody Gonna Get Hurt”.
|Badge Époque Ensemble||Badge Époque Ensemble||Rock|
|Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion||Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion||Country|
|Forest of Love||The Northern Pikes (JN)||Rock|
|Here Tonight||Taylor Knox||Rock|
|Marche, marche, marche||Jacques Surette||S-S/Folk|
|Retaliation Vacation||Hollerado (JN)||Alternative|
|Skye Consort & Emma Björling||Skye Consort & Emma Björling||World|
|Skye Wallace||Skye Wallace||Rock|
|There Will Be No Miracles Here||Blitz/Berlin (JN)||Alternative|
|Cap sur l’éclaircie (EP)||Jip Less||S-S/Folk|
|Dark Cloud (EP)||Jay Whiss||Rap|
|Goodbye, Lightspeed (EP)||JT Soul||Rap|
|Maybe – Side B (EP)||Valley||Pop|
|Vicelove (EP)||Sam Drysdale||Pop|