Find below a table of September 15, 2017 releases (sorted in random order) which includes 24 LPs and a pair of EPs. Some highlights are as follows.
Leading the pack for iTunes sales is Welcome Bonheur from Drummondville, Québec JUNO nominated and platinum selling folk-rock group Kaïn. Metric frontwoman Emily Haines of Toronto returns to her Soft Skeleton solo project with Choir of the Mind, a softer presentation than the high centigrade leanings of Metric; the album is selling well. Emily earned a JUNO nomination in 2010 for Songwriter of the Year thanks to work on tracks from Metric’s album Fantasies. For those who dig world music, Toronto’s Jesse Cook has a treat for you. The new album is called Beyond Borders. His album Free Fall took home the Instrumental Album of the Year JUNO in 2001 and went platinum. Ottawa’s Bruce Cockburn adds another disc to his mammoth catalogue: Bone on Bone. Interestingly, of all his creative works and fabulous poetry, his 1993 Christmas album was by far his best-seller at 6x platinum. Bruce has chocked up an impressive 12 JUNO awards.
Our favourite LP of the week is Across the Dark from Toronto’s JUNO nominated The Wilderness of Manitoba, the brain child of Will Whitwham. Combining roots music with smatterings of progressive sauces and reminding us at times of so-called yacht rock, it is quite an impressive disc. JUNO winner and one of the nation’s finest when it comes to roots music is Toronto trio Elliott Brood; the exquisite new album is Ghost Gardens. Fredericton’s Alicia Toner presents beautiful atmospheric country album I Learned the Hard Way worth checking out. As far as EPs go, we have the excellent First Move from Toronto’s Stacey with crystal clear vocals and dreamy keyboard sequences.
Table of New Releases
|Intersections||Emie R. Roussel Trio||Jazz||QC|
|H.I.M. History in the Making||Flawless Gretzky||Rap||QC|
|Joie de vivre||Julie Aubé||Rock||NB|
|There’s a Place||Sean McCann||Folk||NL|
|The Great Blue Heron||Friendly Rich||Alt||ON|
|Choir of the Mind||Emily Haines||Alt Pop||ON||1JN|
|Ghost Gardens||Elliott Brood||Roots||ON||1JW|
|Across the Dark||Wilderness of Manitoba||Rock||ON||1JN|
|Bone on Bone||Bruce Cockburn||Folk||ON||6xP, 12JW|
|Real Love||David Myles||Roots||NB|
|Talk Is Cheap||The Karpinka Brothers||S-S||SK|
|Pure Mind||Fake Palms||Alt Rock||ON|
|Follow That Fire||Lynn Jackson||SS/Folk||ON|
|Two||Sunday Wilde & Reno Jack||Blues||ON|
|Queen of Swords||Queen of Swords||Alt Rock||ON|
|À jamais privé de réponses||Paupière||Alt Pop||QC|
|Death at More Door||The Creepshow||Punk||QC|
|Welcome Bonheur||Kain||Folk Rock||QC||P, 1JN|
|I Learned the Hard Way||Alicia Toner||Country||NB|
|Casualties||Break the Trend||Rock||ON|
|Beyond Borders||Jesse Cook||World||ON||P, 1JW|
|Country Sorta Way (EP)||Danielle Bourjeaurd||Country||ON|
|First Move (EP)||Stacey||Alt Pop||ON|
Key: Highest certification on a recording (P=platinum), JN=JUNO nominations, JW=JUNO wins.