Elk Run & Riot – Animalia

Since forming in 2013, Elk Run & Riot have made it their priority to write songs that reflect who they are and where they live. For the alternative folk outfit, that environment is Alberta’s Bow Valley in the Rocky Mountains, whose natural wonders greatly inspired the group’s third full-length album, Animalia, officially released March 2.(FYI Music News)

Kae Sun – Whoever Comes Knocking

Kae Sun has reached a new plateau with his long-gestating, third full-length offering. The Ghanaian-Canadian vocalist showed great promise with his last two LPs and four EPs, not to mention his short film and installation Oceans Apart. Whoever Comes Knocking is his most cohesive and assured effort thus far.(Exclaim!)

Manitoba Hal – Blues Is In The Water

Sue Foley – The Ice Queen

This Ottawa-based blues guitarist and singer has been under-appreciated on the Canadian scene, though she did win a Juno in 2001 for Love Coming Down. She has always been held in high regard in Austin, TX though. She was based there in the ’90s, recording for the famed Antone’s label, and she returned to the Lone Star state to record this sparkling new album.(Exclaim!)

Suuns – Felt

Suuns roll out Felt just under two years after their exceptional Hold/Still, which by their timetable to date may qualify as striking while the iron’s hot, and the variegated song cycle does well to keep the momentum they built going.(PopMatters)