New Releases: 10 June 2016

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This week’s new Canadian albums by alphabetical order of the artists begin with the beautiful Les moments parfaits from Amélie Veille who hails from Saint-Georges de Beauce, QC. Among the gems on this is a Franco cover of “Do You Know Where You’re Going To?” entitled “En courant”. Very beautiful album of adult pop.

From the same province, Cynthia Harvey‘s self-titled album leans a little more toward the folk side, though she does try her hand at rock on a couple of tracks, and her burly voice sounds splendid on all.

For those who feel the need for dance-move busting, Dan’s the man. Yes, remix specialist Dan Desnoyers butters up songs by various artists for the dancefloor on his latest compilation album Summer Sessions 2016.

Erik West-Millette continues his love for train travel on project West Trainz. This time, Train Songs has various guest vocalists add their pipes to mainly cover songs about trains with an old-time jazz-pop feel.

Country artist Guylaine Tanguay of Lac St-Jean, QC covers country songs on Classique Country like “Ring of Fire” and also countrifies popular pop and rock songs. It is a bilingual album too which is even better.

Sessions: Brooklyn is a very nice traditional pop album from Montreal’s Les Handclaps which is worth checking out.

Toronto’s The Highest Order does a surprisingly good job at 60s style rock on album Still Holding.

For punk, we need a repetitive quirky band name, and we have one: Pkew Pkew Pkew. The group is from Toronto and the album is a self-titled affair.

Very talented Toronto rock band Sate has released Red, Black, and Blue which should get your blood flowing.

Rap lovers shall swoon at the announcement of a collaboration between Souldia & Rymz. Amsterdam is the new album.

As far as EPs go, Elliott Vincent Jones does an excellent job at writing songs with an 80s synthpop vibe reminiscent of Blancmange or The Human Leage on Arto Arto. Alternative rock is captured well on Slush from Frigs. Both artists are from Toronto.