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Today's New Track

  • Mauno: Other Bad
    The imaginative pop combo from Halifax released its sophomore album Tuning on Friday. This focus cut is sparse, quirky and has a gentle charm.
  • Hey Ocean!
    Hey Ocean!: Amsterdam
    The BC popsters return after a long absence with a new album coming early next year. This advance track is a sweet pop confection featuring bright vocals, smart tempo shifts and crisp production.
  • The Pack A.D.
    The Pack A.D.: Dollhouse
    The fiery BC rock duo has a new album, Dollhouse, coming out on Friday, and an eye-catching video for the title track single is now available for viewing.
  • John K. Samson
    John K. Samson: Prayer For Ruby Elm (May We Grow Film Version)
    "Prayer For Ruby Elm" was included on Samson's well-received 2016 album Winter Wheat, but was written for the soundtrack of Erika MacPherson's independent film May We Grow, and it is this version that is now released.
  • Steph Cameron  Photo: Mark Maryanovich
    Steph Cameron: That’s What Love Is
    A highlight of her excellent sophomore album, this charming track showcases the folk singer/songwriter's pure voice, poetic lyrics, and fluent acoustic guitar playing.
  • Skydiggers  Photo: Heather Pollock
    Skydiggers: An Apology
    The roots-rock veterans remain a vital force, as is shown by this concise treat taken from their imminent ninth studio album, Warmth of the Sun. The emotionally eloquent vocals of Andy Maize are framed by ringing guitar and sweet harmonies.
  • Neon Dreams
    Neon Dreams: Rescue
    The fast career ascent of the Juno Master Class winners from Halifax will continue with this new single that fuses an ear-catching melody and cool rhythmic vibe. The trio's new EP, Wolf, Princess & Me, has just been released.
  • Monowhales
    Monowhales: Take It Back
    The Toronto rockers, formerly known as Ginger Ale & The Monowhales, are already charting with this new single. It's an upbeat and catchy cut driven by frisky guitars and a stuttering vocal refrain, and the colourful video is catnip for the eyes.
  • Beatrice Keeler
    Beatrice Keeler: Keep Astray
    Describing her debut album in a press release, the singer/songwriter explains that "Bygone, by definition, is to feel like you belong to a different or previous time. The song selection of this album is exactly that for me because it's a collection of music spanning a number of years.”
  • Command Sisters Photo: Merik Williams
    Command Sisters: Low Profile
    The sibling duo moves away from country roots and into sophisticated modern pop on this debut single. Strong harmonies, glossy production and a grabby hook make it a real contender.
  • Photo: Lorca Cohen
    Leonard Cohen: Leaving The Table
    Some of Cohen's albums over the last decades were marred by synthetic keyboard sounds, but thankfully they are lacking here. The sparse instrumentation here is nicely empathetic, especially the pedal steel guitar.
  • Metz
    Metz: Mess Of Wires
    The first cut off their impending third album confirms that the Toronto trio has as gloriously intense a sound as ever. Chanted vocals, savage guitar riffs and pummelling percussion are employed to riveting effect.
  • Sunday Wilde & Reno Jack
    Sunday Wilde & Reno Jack: Howling For My Darling
    The prolific Ontario roots duo has come up with another winner in their new album, Two. This fresh take on a Howling Wolf classic showcases Wilde's bluesy vocals and is a short, sweet and raunchy treat.
  • Ivory Hours
    Ivory Hours: Shadow Kids
    The Toronto modern rock trio is making waves with this single. It features layered vocals and enough musical ebb and flow to keep things interesting, while delivering a message of female empowerment.
  • Partner
    Partner: Ambassador To Ecstasy
    Rapidly making waves with their fiery yet melodic rock sound, the East Coast duo has just released a debut album. Sloan's Jay Ferguson calls this new single a masterclass in writing a hit rock song and we agree.
  • Matt Mays
    Matt Mays: Sentimental Sins
    It has been five long years between albums for the Maritimes rock hero, but this advance cut from his upcoming sixth album shows he hasn't missed a step. Virile vocals and guitar work complement the smart production on this heat-seeker track that builds in intensity.
  • Mo Kenney
    Mo Kenney: Maybe I Am
    The imminent third album from the feisty Nova Scotian rocker is described as a breakup record. This advance cut showcases her signature emotional honesty, passionate vocals and winning way with a hook.
  • Downchild
    Downchild Blues Band: Mississippi Woman, Mississauga Man
    Sporting an amusing title, this is the first single from a new album by the much-loved blues survivors and these lads will have audiences jumping at the juke joint in the time it takes to pull a beer-can tab.
  • Danielle Bourjeaurd
    Danielle Bourjeaurd: Lakeside
    The Nashville-based country contender first made a splash by co-writing Tom Cochrane's hit single "Sunday Afternoon Hang." This teaser track in advance of her debut EP celebrates beach culture and has a similar carefree party vibe, redolent of coolers and Coppertone.
  • The Wilderness of Manitoba
    The Wilderness Of Manitoba: Head For The Hills
    The brainchild of singer/songwriter Will Whitwham, this combo now produces a sophisticated rock sound reminiscent of something you'd hear on '70s FM radio. The first single from an imminent fifth album puts a melodic spin on an intense lyrical theme.

More New track picks

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  • Mauno: Other Bad
    Oct 16, 2017
  • Hey Ocean!
    Hey Ocean!: Amsterdam
    Oct 13, 2017
  • The Pack A.D.
    The Pack A.D.: Dollhouse
    Oct 11, 2017
  • John K. Samson
    John K. Samson: Prayer For Ruby Elm (May We Grow Film Version)
    Oct 06, 2017
  • Steph Cameron  Photo: Mark Maryanovich
    Steph Cameron: That’s What Love Is
    Oct 04, 2017
  • Skydiggers  Photo: Heather Pollock
    Skydiggers: An Apology
    Oct 02, 2017
  • Neon Dreams
    Neon Dreams: Rescue
    Sep 29, 2017
  • Monowhales
    Monowhales: Take It Back
    Sep 27, 2017
  • Beatrice Keeler
    Beatrice Keeler: Keep Astray
    Sep 25, 2017
  • Command Sisters Photo: Merik Williams
    Command Sisters: Low Profile
    Sep 22, 2017
  • Photo: Lorca Cohen
    Leonard Cohen: Leaving The Table
    Sep 20, 2017
  • Metz
    Metz: Mess Of Wires
    Sep 18, 2017
  • Sunday Wilde & Reno Jack
    Sunday Wilde & Reno Jack: Howling For My Darling
    Sep 15, 2017
  • Ivory Hours
    Ivory Hours: Shadow Kids
    Sep 13, 2017
  • Partner
    Partner: Ambassador To Ecstasy
    Sep 11, 2017
  • Matt Mays
    Matt Mays: Sentimental Sins
    Sep 08, 2017
  • Mo Kenney
    Mo Kenney: Maybe I Am
    Sep 06, 2017
  • Downchild
    Downchild Blues Band: Mississippi Woman, Mississauga Man
    Sep 01, 2017
  • Danielle Bourjeaurd
    Danielle Bourjeaurd: Lakeside
    Aug 30, 2017
  • The Wilderness of Manitoba
    The Wilderness Of Manitoba: Head For The Hills
    Aug 28, 2017