canadian music

I Spell It Nature: North

I Spell It Nature: North

If you want to hear something glorious, romantic and triumphant, you would do no wrong in checking these guys out.
Emmas Ringer: Generations

Emmas Ringer: Generations

For an indie album from a "boring" Canadian city, this is professionally recorded, immensely entertaining and full of hooky songs.
Tommy Kruise: Fête Foreign EP

Tommy Kruise: Fête Foreign EP

You'll best appreciate this when you’re just concentrating on the music and the beats from this Montreal DJ, rather than his sexist lyrics.
Astrakhan: A Tapestry of Scabs and Skin EP

Astrakhan: A Tapestry of Scabs and Skin EP

Astrakhan is a band you’d better pay attention to, because they’re kicking down doors, taking names, and making some absolutely furious and fuzzy rock.
Meligrove Band: Bones of Things

Meligrove Band: Bones of Things

Bones of Things is a great platter and a welcome addition to an already storied career.
Bart: Bart By Bart EP

Bart: Bart By Bart EP

If you like ‘70s music with the hint of a modern edge, Bart By Bart will more than fit the bill.
Roly Platt: Inside Out

Roly Platt: Inside Out

Have you ever wanted to hear “Over the Rainbow” played on a blues harmonica? Well, here’s your chance!
Open Sails: Open Sails

Open Sails: Open Sails

Calgary, Alberta’s Open Sails is essentially an Evanescence clone, but a pretty good clone at that.
Dawn Pemberton: Say Somethin’

Dawn Pemberton: Say Somethin’

This is a record for the blue-haired crowd, but there’s enough here for those who like soul, R&B, and jazz rock to make Pemberton an appreciative force.
Close Talker: Flux

Close Talker: Flux

Deftly penchant, heart rending, and thoughtful, Close Talker is certainly a band worth chatting about.
Seaway: All in My Head EP

Seaway: All in My Head EP

Indeed, this material will get all up in your head. And Seaway will, I’m hopeful, open the locks and let more ships of music through in the future.
Lisa LeBlanc: Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted EP

Lisa LeBlanc: Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted EP

LeBlanc's brand of music has been dubbed by publicity as being "folk-trash", and that’s a fairly apt descriptor, but her style owes quite a bit to bluegrass and just as much to the frenetic energy of punk rock.