Wanting: Third Time’s the Charm

Vancouver based Wanting recently released her third album, LLL which stands for Love, Loss, and Latitude (Nettwerk Music Group). While keeping her singer-songwriter and adult contemporary sensibilities, she has dressed some of the songs up with a slicker, more upbeat, electronic pop sound. Assisting her with this is producer Justin Gray whose impressive CV includes work with two MCs – Miley Cyrus and Mariah Carey. As a result, we get a nice blend of flavours. It has been four long years since Wanting’s last disc, though she has been putting out some singles leading up to this new album.

One of the things that makes LLL so enjoyable is that Wanting’s clear vocals shine though the music in such a way that you get drawn into the lyrics, and as far as lyrics go, she holds nothing back and tells it as it is. Check out especially tracks “You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore” and “Set You Free”. Wanting expresses without reservation the euphoric throes of love and the paralyzing sting of loss. LLL draws inspiration from Wanting’s highly publicized relationship with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, with the album being wrapped up a year prior to the couple’s mutual decision to call it quits.

Wanting’s skills at songwriting have never been stronger, and her vocals seem to have gotten even better. Musically, the disc’s crowning achievement is perhaps its closer, the Chinese language “Best Plan”, a powerful piano ballad which is absolutely gorgeous. Feeling responsible for infusing elements of her culture into modern pop music, club banger “Moon and Back” brings the traditional Chinese instrument erhu into the mix. Every track here is enjoyable, and LLL is a beautiful album. We’re very, very lucky to have Wanting with us. What a breath of fresh air.  iTunes

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November 17, 2017 Releases: Rymz, BNL, Les Gars Du Nord

The number of weekly new releases is on the decline as we head towards the end of the year. We just have 11 albums and an EP this week. October has been the busiest month with over a hundred Canadian artist LPs.

They say that in the late 1970s in Britain record contracts flowed like water for any artists making punk music. It would seem that in the late 2010s in Canada the same is true for rap music. There are four new rap albums out this week. Christmas albums are less abundant, but there are a few of those.

Leading the pack is Mille Soleils from rapper Rymz which is outselling Tove Lo at iTunes and currently sits at #4.

Next, we have Fake Nudes from The Barenaked Ladies. There’s nothing fake about the band’s success – a diamond album award and eight JUNOs – much of it due to its knack for penning colourful lyrics.

The Acadians are coming! Four popular Acadian artists from New Brunswick have teamed up to make a folk Christmas album. The group and the album bear the title Les Gars Du Nord. The album is selling well.

Find these and more in the table below … but first, enjoy the brand new MV from Shawn Hook – “Never Let Me Let You Go”.

TITLE ARTIST GENRE
The Amber Room Maurice Moore R&B
Coach Fresh Maestro Fresh Wes  Rap
88GLAM 88GLAM Rap
Fake Nudes Barenaked Ladies Pop
Les Gars Du Nord Les Gars Du Nord Christmas
Johnny Goldtooth/Chevy Casanovas  Kevin Breit  Guitar
Larme de guerrier Ampee Rap
Léveillée, entre Claude et moi Marie Denise Pelletier AC
Lux St. Andrew & St. Paul Church Choirs… Christmas
Marée haute Émile Proulx-Cloutier  Alt Pop
Mille Soleils Rymz Rap
A New Christmas (EP) Florence K Christmas

 

25 Canadian Artist 2017 Albums Have Made the Top 10

Three Canadian artist albums debut in the Top 10 this week. Leading the batch is retro adult contemporary Revival from Johnny Reid at #4. Mario Pelchat and Les Prêtres team up to release a second 2017 album. The first one, Agnus Dei, has been certified gold. Now the team releases Christmas album Noël Ensemble which features a number of guest singers. The album debuts at #6. Right behind at #7 is excellent pop album La vie qu’il nous reste from Marc Dupré.

This brings the tally up to 25 Canadian artist albums released in 2017 making the Top 10, five of which hit #1. Two albums have gone gold, one platinum, and one double platinum. Eleven of the 25 are from Quebec artists, nine Ontario, three British Columbia, and two Alberta. Edmonton’s Ruth B struck gold with her album Safe Haven despite its not reaching the Top 10. Drake‘s More Life is the most successful to date achieving double platinum sales and debuting at #1. Second is Arcade Fire‘s Everything Now, also a #1 album and attaining platinum status. View the albums below.

Remembrance Day 2017 Releases: 2Frères, Buffy, Blaine

The big release this week is the highly anticipated sophomore album from molten hot platinum folk-pop duo 2Frères. La route is giving Taylor Swift a run for her money, currently sitting at #3 at iTunes behind the new comedy album from funny Canuck François Pérusse.

Legendary Saskatchewan singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie is back with a new disc. She combines new songs with re-recordings of some of her old ones she felt sounded dated having been recorded with archaic technology. The new album is called Medicine Songs.

Country music’s Jason Blaine has propped 7 songs up into the Billboard Hot 100. Boy with a Guitar is the Name of his new EP.

New age artist Teen Daze, stage name of Abbotsford, BC’s Jamison Isaak, has been working hard this year, as he drops his second 2017 album, Themes for a New Earth which follows February’s Themes for Dying Earth.

Find these and more Canadian artist albums in the table below.

TITLE ARTIST ORIGIN GENRE
Une année record Loud QC Rap
Apu peikussiaku Shauit QC Reggae
Awakening Yiannis ON World
La gymnastique de l’amour Anthony Roussel QC Folk
It Don’t Get Better Than This Norm Brunet ON Country
Mautaditement Bori Edgar Bori QC AC
Medicine Songs Buffy Sainte-Marie SK S-S
Occasion Yoël Diaz & Cubarteto OC Cuban Jazz
Place Holder Vissia AB Folk Rock
The Quiet Erosion Cardinals Pride QC Metal
La route 2Freres QC Folk Pop
Subduction Julie Thériault QC Classical
Themes from a New Earth Teen Daze BC New Age
Boy with a Guitar (EP) Jason Blaine ON Country
Chronicles from the Cave (EP) Val Thomas QC Folk

Nico Lelièvre Searches for Treasure in the Lowlands

Nico Lelièvre recently dropped his latest offering, alternative rock album Le trésor des bas-fonds. While we took to melancholy closing track “Un monde parfait” immediately, the album as a whole grew on us. Nico’s vocals often taken on a mopey stance and are at times abrasive in an attempt to personify the spirit of the song lyrics (think of Stromae in “Alors on danse”). Nico was born in Nice, France but emigrated to Canada as a youngling. He names The Cure and Sigur Ros as influences. The new album musically is quite brilliant with expert musicianship including exciting rock drumming.  iTunes

Ria Mae Is on Fire

Nova Scotia’s Ria Mae is one of the hottest new songwriters out there. Four of her songs have landed in the Billboard Hot 100 including “Clothes Off” (#31), a platinum single. Ria’s latest disc is EP My Love. It exposes her knack for writing catchy songs and does a nice job at fusion pop – hear touches of new wave, folk, blues, you name it, all blended into an amalgam of choiceness. The disc includes her current Billboard Hot 100 hit “Bend” and on “Broken” features Calgary’s Tegan Quin (one-half of Tegan & Sara). Ria Mae is Ralph, Serena Ryder, and Shawn Mendes rolled into one. My Love is a very good pop EP. Below is the MV for “Bend” currently at 440k views which is quite something.  iTunes

Marc Dupré Launches Album #6

Canadian superstar Marc Dupré recently launched his sixth album La vie qu’il nous reste. It swiftly scrambled into the iTunes Top 10. Two of Marc’s previous albums have gone gold. Five of his songs have appeared in the Billboard Hot 100 including Félix song of the year winner “Nous sommes les mêmes” at #47. The new album is one of the best pop albums of 2017, chock full of very enticing tracks enhanced by sharp production and an uplifting delivery. Embedded below is the lyric video for opener “Du bonheur dans les étoiles” which should whet your appetite.  iTunes

Nov 3 Releases: Johnny Reid, Marc Dupré, Jess Moskaluke…

New releases this week number at least 22 LPs and 5 EPs. Find at the end of this post a listing of the 27. Our year-to-date totals are 620 Canadian artist albums and 118 extended plays. Artists from Quebec have been the most industrious this year accounting for 40.6% of the albums, Ontarians 32.6%, and British Columbians 9.8%. Albums from groups (3 or more musicians) make up 34.4%, male soloists exactly the same (34.4%), female soloists 21.5%, and duos 9.0%. The remainder are various artist compilation discs. The genres of choice for recording artists in Canada, as we have determined before, are singer-songwriter/folk and alternative which together account for 45.8% of the works with the remainder spread fairly evenly among the other genres. At the end of 2017, we will provide a final and more detailed analysis of the stats. Before getting to the table of new releases, we wish to highlight six of them. Four of this week’s batch are Christmas albums which we will feature in a separate post closer to the holiday.

Andréanne A. Malette, releases a self-titled folk pop tour de force including her mega hit “Fou”. The Granby singer has a beautiful voice, and the vitamin-popped songs frolic along ever so charmingly. This is a wonderful album, Malette’s second.

Our acquisition from the United Kingdom, Johnny Reid of Brampton, Ontario, is a multiplatinum five-time JUNO winner and lays his latest on the banquet table – Revival. He goes for a David Clayton-Thomas’ retro sound with all the fusion adult contemporary trimmings.

Popular for his imaginative brand of alternative folk, Montreal’s Philippe Brach contributes Le silence des troupeaux in which he muses on the state of the world and offers some tips on how to deal with it. Find a little bit of blues and rock in the mix. The album is selling well.

With two gold albums achieved, Marc Dupré is back with another one worthy of the milestone – La vie qu’il nous reste. It is currently sitting comfortably in the iTunes Top 10. The disc is a very good pop album, one of the best releases this week, filled with catchy songs.

Just as great as Marc’s as far as pop goes is an EP from Halifax’s Ria Mae, My Love, featuring her current hit single “Bend”. The platinum JUNO nominee is a very good songwriter, and her brand of pop offers a nice fusion of flavours.

Country superstar Jess Moskaluke from Saskatchewan has a brand new EP out – Past the Past. The seven-track unit features her hits “Drive Me Away” and “Kill Your Love”. Jess is a JUNO winning, platinum recording artist.

TITLE ARTIST GENRE ORIGIN
Acts of Love Maylee Todd R&B ON
Andreanne A. Malette Andreanne A. Malette Folk Pop QC
Apatheia DJ Brace Rap MB
Cassiopee Mara Tremblay Alt Rock QC
Coconut Christmas The Lost Fingers Xmas QC
Consolez-vous De Temps Antan Folk QC
Les corps infinis La Bronze Alt QC
Deluxe La Famille Ouellette Pop QC
Long Hot Summer Days Jim Byrnes Blues BC
Lumieres d’hiver Emilie-Claire Barlow Xmas ON
Martin Valois Martin Valois Pop-Rock QC
Mercy Works Casper Skulls Alt ON
Murphy The Carn Davidson 9 Jazz ON
Nevahland Liam Corcoran S-S PE
Noel Ensemble Mario Pelchat & les Prêtres Xmas QC
Old School Yule! Matt Dusk Xmas ON
Le pain le pays la paix Benoît LeBlanc Folk QC
Revival Johnny Reid AC ON
Le silence des troupeaux Philippe Brach Alt Folk QC
To Love the Coming… The Deep Cove Alt Rock BC
Ubiquite M. Lizotte & M. Desy Classical QC
La vie qu’il nous reste Marc Dupre Pop QC
Hot Three (EP) Alex Pangman Jazz ON
Mark Times (EP) Mark Times Country AB
My Love (EP) Ria Mae Pop NS
Past the Past (EP) Jess Moskaluke Country SK
Wild Eyed Wanderer (EP) Alessia Cohle Country ON

Blinker the Star Twinkles on 8 of Hearts

Since the mid-90s, Pembroke, Ontario’s Blinker the Star has been concocting some delicious music. The band releases its latest effort, 8 of Hearts. We could classify this as alternative rock; in addition, you will hear a good dose of a retro progressive rock kneaded into the dough. At times, there are surprises, like a banjo on track “Heather” and haunting piano with fluttering analog synth on “Caves and Shadows”. We have embedded the official audio for the album’s first two tracks below. Blinker the Star’s 8 of Hearts is a standout among 2017 releases in the genre, well written songs that are highly enjoyable to listen to. We’re lucky to have this great band aboard Team Canada.  iTunes

The Space Between Majid Jordan

It’s the Canadian duo that does R&B right. Majid Jordan brings us sophomore effort The Space Between. The Toronto pair is best known for giving Drake his first Top 5 hit as a main artist – “Hold On, We’re Going Home”. Majid Jordan’s new album sees the former crooning smoothly over the latter’s downtempo musicianship. It is chillout music with ground-shaking bass, addictive beats, cool grooves, and (thankfully) clean lyrics. Both those heavily into R&B and those not typically taken by the genre will find this little nugget diggable. We were immediately taken by track #2 “Gave Your Love Away” which is just superb. The album features well-known artists dvsn and PartyNextDoor.  iTunes

New Releases Oct 27: Downie, TOAD, Wanting

This week sees at least 26 Canadian artist LPs and 5 EPs bringing our year-to-date totals to 597 LPs and 113 EPs. Before we get to the new discs, there are a couple of newsworthy items to talk about.

Drake Does Not Submit to the Grammys

Drake stirred things up in some media circles recently because he did not submit his album More Life for consideration to the U.S. Grammy Awards. The diamond recording artist also did not submit any tracks from the album. More Life debuted at #1 on the official charts and has gone double platinum spawning four Top 10 hits: “Passionfruit”, “Portland”, “Blem”, and “Fake Love”. Nominations for the flagship U.S. music awards gala will be announced November 28. The rapper from Toronto has won three Grammys to date, and did not attend this year’s show despite winning two. His PR folks haven’t offered comment. It remains to be seen whether the album will be submitted to the JUNOs.

Kristina Maria Explains Her Absence

Highly successful, JUNO nominated Ottawan dance pop star Kristina Maria has been largely absent from social media over the past few years, and fans have been worried, including us. Kristina’s debut album Tell the World spawned an incredible 6 charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100; five of which made the Top 40, and three of which went gold. Maria finally spilled the beans on what has happened in a recent post. We quote it below.

I feel like I’ve been hiding from you guys, and it’s not what I wanted to do, I promise. I spent that last 2 years working on my new album and I had to walk away from the project because somethings weren’t feeling right. I’m not going to go into detail but I left my label to pursue music independently, well at least for now. I’ll be forever thankful for everything my previous label has done but my focus needs to be on me giving my fans 100% of who I am. I’ve hyped you guys up and then left you out in the dark and it hurts me to not be able to share what I’ve worked so hard on. I’m starting over from the ground up and to all my fans that stuck around, honestly I owe you the world!! I’m not going to rush a release or make any promises, all I can say for now is thank you.

New Releases: What’s Hot

His final album, a sensitive double disc effort, is a beauty. Gord Downie‘s Introduce Yerself tops iTunes as fans across the country mourn the Kingstoner’s passing from glioblastoma.

JUNO winning Delta, BC rock band Theory of a Deadman gives us a Wake Up Call on the new album sitting comfortably in the iTunes Top 10.

Toronto R&B duo Majid Jordan examines The Space Between. Between what, we do not know. The album is very impressive, rich and catchy with downtempo grooves and perky beats.

New Releases: What’s Cool

Some of you may remember Pembroke, Ontario’s Blinker the Star‘s nifty brand of alternative rock in the 90s. Well, guess what, the band is still active, presenting fresh album 8 of Hearts which is a treat.

Vancouver based Wanting serves up her third album with the Nettwerk Music Group, LLL, which stands for Love, Loss, Latitude. One of the finest songwriters in the land, Wanting provides a neapolitan flavour disc of singer-songwriter, pop, and adult contemporary.

Toronto jazz group Turboprop wants to Rev things up, and does just that. Ernesto Cervini recruits expert players Tara Davidson, Joel Frahm, William Carn, Adrean Farrugia, and Dan Loomis on this great disc.

Saskatoon double JUNO nominated group The Deep Dark Woods is never short of ideas. Yarrow continues the creative journey in the realm of picturesque alternative folk.

There are a couple of Children’s albums out this week. Three-time JUNO winner Jack Grunsky outdoes himself on the highly engaging Theatro Muppiloo which is super fun for folks of all ages.

Finally, those who dig alternative modern rock will find plenty of savoury treats on Le trésor des bas fonds from Nico Lelièvre.

Lexi Strate

Western Canadian award-winning pop artist Lexi Strate has released brand new single “Going Going Gone” complete with a VHS-themed music video which we embed below. After that, find the above albums plus plenty more in a table of new releases.

TITLE ARTIST GENRE ORIGIN
…Rocheuses Arthur L’aventurier Children’s QC
Winnowing Bird City Folk ON
8 of Hearts Blinker The Star Alt Rock ON
Influence Brain Size 61 Punk Rock QC
Transistor The Brood Alt NS
Apollo Les Chercheurs d’or S-S QC
Gaspericana Dans l’Shed Roots QC
High Times Dan Talevski Pop ON
Yarrow The Deep Dark Woods Alt Folk SK
Introduce Yerself Gord Downie Alt ON
Theatro Muppiloo Jack Grunsky Children’s ON
Post Meridiem Jasper Sloan Yip S-S BC
Cabanon Jean-Marc Couture Rock NB
Priere Kaas Sky Yassong Reggae QC
Working Man’s Blues Kat Goldman S-S ON
Requiem Kristina & A. Stanké World QC
The Space Between Majid Jordan R&B ON
Les Monsieurs Les Monsieurs Rock QC
Le trésor des bas fonds Nico Lelièvre Alt Rock QC
This Trip Petra Glynt Alt QC
Wake Up Call Theory of a Deadman Rock BC
Rev Turboprop Jazz ON
Fifteen Wailin’ Jennys Folk MB
LLL Wanting Pop BC
A Stare Ajar Whimm Punk ON
De Cienfuegos a Montreal Yordan Martinez World QC
Zero (EP) Runaway Angel Country ON
Do You (EP) Pony Alt Rock ON
On a Chain (EP) Heavy Hearts Alt Rock ON
Songs for Georgia (EP) Dan Davidson Country AB
All In (EP) Clay Ravens Folk Rock BC

New Releases: Matthew Good, Tenille Arts, and More!

We have new albums this week from 3 JUNO winners and an additional 4 nominees, one multiplatinum artist, one platinum, and one gold. At the bottom of this post find a listing of 17 LPs and 6 EPs/mini albums for your enjoyment. We wish to highlight a few of these.

For those who like to get jiggy wid it, Orangeville, ON EDM duo DVBBS presents full-length album Blood of My Blood. The lads landed a JUNO nomination and struck platinum with previous single “Tsunami” which also went all the way to #1 on the British charts. The album is a bit more urban flavoured for those who dig it.

Toronto’s Carol Welsman has yet to win a JUNO for her exquisite vocal jazz, scoring six nominations over the years. Her new album is entitled For You. Find her interpretations of such classics as “Close to You” and “My Funny Valentine”.

Rock man Matt Mays of Dartmouth, NS is back with an album that is selling well, Once Upon a Hell of a Time. In 2014, Matt’s album Coyote won the JUNO for Rock Album of the Year.

Toronto’s very popular Tenille Arts introduces her debut LP, Rebel Child. There are many emerging country artists, and she is leading most with her energetic delivery and splendid vocals.

Multiplatinum 4-time (2 as a soloist) JUNO winner Matthew Good of Coquitlam, BC gives us his latest effort which is Something Like a Storm. It leads the week’s releases at iTunes (currently #4). Matthew likes to craft rock with a hint of new wave.

Alternative folk comes by way of Toronto’s Skydiggers. The band won a JUNO for Most Promising Group of the Year way back in 1993. It’s good the outfit is still making music. The latest work of art is Warmth of the Sun.

Drummondville, QC’s Andy St-Louis (female) contributes a delightful 4-track EP of beautiful adult contemporary tunes worth checking out; Chez Moi is doing quite well on the Musique fracophone charts.

Finally, something of a treat, St. John’s Kim Stockwood joins jazz pianist Bill King with an easy listening EP, Sometimes the Moon. It feels like watching a classy old-time movie. Very nicely done. Kim was nominated for a JUNO in 1996 (Best New Solo Artist).

A number of new singles and music videos are out this week as well. We’d like to highlight “Darts in the Dark” from multiplatinum group MAGIC! The band has gone for a little more of an electronic sound on this, and it sounds nifty.

One of the best songs of the year off one of the best albums gets a music video. We’re talking about “Moonlight Shadow” off album Young Mopes from British Columbia’s Louise Burns. View it below, and find underneath a listing of some of the week’s Canadian artist LPs and EPs.

TITLE ARTIST GENRE AWARDS
Adieu Veracruz Cherry Cherie Alt Rock  
L’alphabet des animaux Natasha St-Pier Children’s 1JN; G
Blood of My Blood DVBBS EDM 1JN; P
Break Andre Bisson  Blues  
Le demon normal Oktoplut Metal  
For You Carol Welsman Jazz 6JN
Morose Les Poules à Colin Folk  
Nothing Else Matters ViVA Trio EL  
Nouveau depart! Jacques & Geneviève AC  
Once Upon a Hell of a Time Matt Mays Rock 1JW
Rebel Child Tenille Arts Country  
Rever plus fort Thierry Bruyere Alt Rock  
Rivers Mark Martyre S-S  
Sanza Soul Laetitia Zonzambé World  
Shame Tough Age Alt Rock  
Something Like a Storm Matthew Good Rock 4JW; 2xP
Warmth of the Sun Skydiggers Alt Folk 1JW
Chez moi (EP) Andy St-Louis AC  
Downtown Kids (EP) David James Country  
Etre social (EP) Émilie Landry AC  
Low Light (EP) Lydia Persaud S-S  
Sometimes the Moon (EP) Kim Stockwood EL 1JN
Yugen (EP) Gazoline Alt  

KEY:
JN – Juno Nominations
JW – Juno Wins
G – Gold (highest certification on a recording)
P – Platinum (highest certification on a recording)
2xP – Double Platinum (highest certification on a recording)
EL – Easy Listening
AC – Adult Contemporary
S-S – Singer-Songwriter

There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light but in Stars

Twinkling ever so brightly is new album There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light by Quebec group Stars clocking in at 3 years after last effort, the popular No One Is Lost. The new album was produced by Peter Katis who has done an excellent job blending orchestral manoeuvres with upbeat synth pop. As always, Amy Millan and Torquil Campbell take turns at the mic delivering sensitive lyrics. The album was heralded by single “Privilege” which opens the disc. Playful B-side “We Call It Love” is included. “Losing to You”, at over 6 minutes, is packed with enough goodies to keep you captivated: a nocturnal shimmer that breaks into slapping beats and burbling bass.

Another standout is “Hope Avenue” suggesting a place to go for Strange Advance’s “We Run”. “Real Thing” seals the deal for a great album, a synth pop ace (official audio below). Even on the mellower tracks, genius is present, an example being “California, I Love That Name”. “Wanderers” is the perfect closer, dramatic and feel-goody.

Three JUNO nominations, all for Alternative Album of the Year, are among Stars’ achievements. Album Set Yourself On Fire was awarded gold certification in 2006 for sales surpassing 50,000 copies. On There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light, the band has penned some of the finest songs of 2017, and the album gets top marks from us.  iTunes

Ryan Kennedy Declares, Love Is Gold

A singular voice and beautifully written smooth folk-pop songs deck recently released album Love Is Gold from Canadian recording artist Ryan Kennedy. Last year, his “Honest Song” stirred up some buzz and graced the airwaves in certain regions of the country; its MV (see below) has racked up over 100,000 views. Ryan self-released album Home Fires in 2015. He composed all tracks on the new album, and there isn’t a single bland one in the batch. As both a singer and a songwriter, Kennedy aces both which is uncommon. Count this album a winner.  iTunes

Oct 13 Releases: Alan Doyle and The Glorious Stars

Among this week’s new releases are 4 EPs and 29 LPs. Two are from JUNO winners and 10 from JUNO nominees. Eight currently twinkle from the iTunes Top 20. Two are Christmas albums (from The Tenors and Sultans of String) which will probably pick up in sales as we head closer towards that holiday. The Voice winner Ludovick Bourgeois launches his debut eponymous album.

Fans of rock, whether on the roots or alternative sides, have many to choose from this week. The ace players of the genre include Kingston’s The Glorious Sons, Hamilton’s Terra Lightfoot, Toronto’s The Beaches, and Saskatoon’s awesome One Bad Son. Alternative works include the hypnotic Queens of the Breakers from The Barr Brothers, punchy The Wild from The Rural Alberta Advantage, and orchestral synth pop There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light from Stars. Also find folk-fab disc A Week at the Warehouse from Alan Doyle, adult contemporary covers on Signé Plamondon from Brigitte Boisjoli, R&B rubbed Morning After from dvsn, pop-rock cool on The Trouble with Teeth from Little Coyote, singer-songwriter warm Keep the Fire from Gabrielle Papillon, alternative adept Politesses from Félix Dyotte, and pop proficient EP Love from Chloé Breault.

A list of these and more of this week’s releases are outlined in the table below. Our year to date album count is up to 102 EPs and 553 LPs. Of the latter, 34.7% are from groups, 34.0% from male soloists, 21.7% from female soloists, 8.7% from duos, and 0.9% from various artists.

TITLE ARTIST ORIGIN JUNOS
A Week at the Warehouse Alan Doyle NL 1N
In the Unknown Annie Sumi ON  
C’est ca l’Amerique, Vol. 3 Aspect Mendoza QC  
Tempest Band of Rascals BC  
The Drifter & the Preacher Barney Bentall ON 1W
Queens of the Breakers The Barr Brothers QC 2N
Late Show The Beaches ON  
Signe Plamondon Brigitte Boisjoli QC  
Something I’ve Done Downchild Blues Band ON 1N
Morning After dvsn ON 1N
Beauty Community The Elwins ON 1N
Politesses Felix Dyotte QC  
Keep the Fire Gabrielle Papillon NS  
Old Cosmos Giant Hand ON  
Young Beauties and Fools The Glorious Sons ON 1N
Héra Ménard Héra Ménard QC  
Innocent OST Ian Kelly QC  
The Trouble with Teeth Little Coyote ON  
Ludovick Bourgeois Ludovick Bourgeois QC  
Tuning Mauno NS  
Made in the Name… One Bad Son SK  
Dollhouse The Pack A.D. BC 1N
Calendar Patrick Ballantyne ON  
The Wild Rural Alberta Advantage ON 1N
Ray of Hope Sina Bathaie  ON  
There Is No Love… Stars QC 3N
Christmas Caravan Sultans of String ON 3N
Christmas Together The Tenors BC 1W
New Mistakes Terra Lightfoot ON  
Love (EP) Chloe Breault NB  
Uh Oh (EP) Jessicka BC
Within Waves (EP) The Kents ON  
Free (EP) Rosa Laricchiuta QC