- B.A. Johnston – Gremlins 3 (Wyatt Records)
B.A. Johnston may not have taken home the Polaris Music Prize for his last effort Shit Sucks, but fans of the guitar-wielding Hamilton hero will have another chance to demand that the prestigious award #shortlistBA thanks to Gremlins 3.
- City and Colour – Peaceful Road/Rain (Dine Alone)
Two never-before-released songs, “Peaceful Road” and “Rain”. Both tracks were cut in Nashville during recording sessions for his #1 album, If I Should Go Before You. The release will be pressed to limited edition 12” black vinyl cut at 45rpm. A City and Colour Artist Exclusive (bone colour) limited to 500 will also be made available.
- Danko Jones – Wild Cat
- Mad Ones – Regretless (Fortune Stellar Records)
Toronto based rock ‘n’ roll trio Mad Ones are leaning to power pop on their new album Regretless, singing about girl trouble, trying to find closure and begging (well, sort of) for another chance after a breakup. A bit of Big Star by way of The Replacements make it a fun listen. (Here Comes The Flood)
- The Real McKenzies – Two Devils Will Talk (Stomp)
Two Devils Will Talk is packed with fourteen rousing songs that incorporate classic punk, hard folk, acoustic and electric instruments, all weaving in the Celtic influence for which the band is known.
The only previews I could find for the last two were via CBCMusic but I was unable to get either of them to work for me but you may have better luck than me.
- Five Alarm Funk – Sweat
- Jenn Grant – Paradise (Outside)
Which, if any, of these are you most looking forward to?