Track of the Day

Track of the Day

Patrick Watson
November 20, 2017
by Kerry Doole

The Polaris-winning Montreal art-rocker breaks a period of silence with this beguiling one-off that fuses Watson's understated but convincing vocals and an atmospheric soundscape.

album cover graphic
November 17, 2017
by Kerry Doole

The popular Toronto indie-rockers preview an upcoming album with a new single that addresses the theme of mortality. It has an early Bowie sound, while its video clip was co-directed by Leah and Pete of July Talk.

LeRiche album graphic
November 15, 2017
by Kerry Doole

This hotly-tipped Newfoundland-based singer-songwriter made a mark with his recent single "Under Covers," and this track seems poised to follow suit. He possesses a gently melodic voice and the pop-rock tune is both mellow and quietly engaging.

Kardinal Offishall, Pree and Joey Montana
November 13, 2017
by Kerry Doole

The Canadian pioneer launches his new creative collective, Celebrity Marauders, with a single that is an infectious and fresh blend of reggaeton and hip-hop stylings. We predict it'll live up to its title.

November 10, 2017
by Kerry Doole

A successful modelling career has enabled this Montreal pop songstress to launch a well-funded foray into music. The big-budget production on her debut EP and the slick video for its title cut seem poised to bring her serious attention.

Graphic for single
November 8, 2017
by Kerry Doole

The highly-decorated rapper returns to the scene with a self-titled album that is coming in January. On this new single, he employs a sparsely effective electro track as a backdrop to bold declarations about his uniqueness.

Casper Skulls  Photo: Gabriela Osio Vanden
November 6, 2017
by Kerry Doole

Complemented by an artfully cinematic video, this focus cut from the hotly-tipped Toronto band's new album pairs dreamy vocals with a virile guitar sound.

Ought  Photo: Jenna Ledger
November 3, 2017
by Kerry Doole

The acclaimed Montreal-based post-punk combo has a third album coming in Feb. It is teased with this compelling cut that features insistent percussion, sardonic vocals and an accompanying video that is best described as spectacular.

Deep Dark Woods
November 1, 2017
by Kerry Doole

The Juno-nominated folk-rock band from Saskatoon has just released a sixth album, Yarrow. A sparse and mournful ballad inspired by an Alberta flood, this focus track captures the haunting vocals and poetic songs of leader Ryan Boldt.

Bahamas album cover
October 30, 2017
by Kerry Doole

The popular mellow-voiced troubadour will release his next album, Earthtones, in January. The first cut to be premiered is this sweetly soulful piano ballad, one that is neatly embellished with female backing vocals.

October 27, 2017
by Kerry Doole

This Sri-Lankan born Toronto-based singer-songwriter has a powerhouse voice that is showcased on this title cut from her new EP. The song has a positive lyrical message that promotes self-confidence.

The Elwins Photo: Jesse Korgemaa
October 25, 2017
by Kerry Doole

These indie pop-rockers from Toronto broke big in 2015, earning a Juno nomination and scoring a hit single with "So Down Low." This first single from the new album Beauty Community is another winner, matching affectionate lyrics and clever arrangements.