LUKA – What Kind of Animal

What Kind of Animal, the latest from Toronto’s LUKA, comes with a suggestion from the mind behind it all, Luke Kuplowsky: “The record is a slow burn, and in my opinion, ideal for a late night or early morning walk.” Kuplowsky is right; though the album boils slow like water in the kettle, the end result will soothe as much as that cup of tea with honey.(Exclaim!)

Neil Young & Promise of the Real – The Visitor

Rage takes many forms in the new songs of Neil Young. If, by chance, you don’t connect with the relatively even-tempered opening track “Already Great,” which celebrates the United States as “the promised land” and “the helping hand,” perhaps something in the key of caustic sarcasm suits you better? That would be track two, and the bone-rattling, inspired-by-Funkadelic groove “Fly By Night Deal.” On it, Young alternates between the role of a pipeline project manager barking orders like “Move those animals out of here” and an outraged citizen who screams “No more” and laments “no one sees what’s getting lost.”(NPR)

Roy Wood$ – Say Less

Just 21 years old, Roy Wood$ has accomplished more in the span of two years than most people do in a lifetime. Born Denzel Spencer in Brampton, Ontario, Wood$ first caught the attention of award-winning rapper Drake in 2015, going on to be signed to the OVO SOUND label and debuting his first single “Drama” featuring Drake on OVO SOUND Radio in July of 2015. Wood$’ second single “Get You Good” was also premiered on OVO SOUND Radio in late summer of 2015, right ahead of his debut EP Exis, which peaked at #10 on the U.S. R&B Billboard Charts.(Broadway World)