Dizzy – Baby Teeth

Growing up in the suburbs is really fucking boring. Like, mind-crushingly dull. Suburban kids know the pain of spending the most fun and creative years of your life hunting for inspiration in the most mundane of settings. For many, it creates an innate sense of loathing that lingers until it snaps – and you just leave forever. For others, namely Canadian pop band Dizzy, it’s the driving force behind ‘Baby Teeth’, their lush debut album.(NME)

Great Lake Swimmers – The Waves, The Wake

Say what you will about Great Lake Swimmers, but the Canadian alt-folk outfit can’t be accused of stagnation or resting on former glories. For their new LP, The Waves, The Wake, frontman Tony Dekker bucks against folk conventions by recruiting a vast array of contributors to add marimba, flute, pipe organ, harp and other eclectic instruments to broaden the Great Lake Swimmers sound.(Exclaim!)