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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
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