It’s Release Radar playlist time! Release Radar are playlists that let you know what is new each month. We have a Spotify Release Radar playlist and a YouTube new video release playlist to help you to discover new music. Some of the videos in the YouTube playlist can also be found on the Spotify playlist but the playlists are very different and you should check them both out.

The YouTube playlist has over 30 new uploads. There are a couple more videos from the N’we Jinan project, new releases, some great covers and collaborations, lyric videos and live videos. I particularly love the Dizzy videos as she is so adorable. There are even a couple Christmas videos in there and it’s all for your viewing and listening pleasure.  

The Spotify Release Radar playlist has over 70 songs on it this month. They are new releases with some tracks being teasers for upcoming albums, some just released albums and a couple remixes. There are many tracks from artists that have been featured here on OurBasement and there are a handful of Christmas songs on the playlist that were just released as well. This month I was most excited about the songs from Patrick Watson, Kid Koala, Grimes, Wintersleep and The Cosmic Range and a few more. Always great to hear new tracks from artists you enjoy.

Foxwarren, Les Trois Accords, John K. Sampson and The Seasons all had more tracks for us to enjoy this month as well. Keep them coming! The Saskatchewan artists with new tracks are Bears in Hazenmore, Foxwarren, Ryan Hicks, Wolf Willow, and Jared Robinson. There are some videos by Blake Berglund and Colter Wall, The Dead South, and Foxwarren . I love my Saskie artists!

Featured Artists:

Maddie Storvold

Edmonton folk singer and storyteller Maddie Storvold is thrilled to share her new political power ballad, “Night Sweats,” via BeatRoute.

“I wrote that one just out of fear, which is a new emotion I’m exploring,” she says. “I fell asleep in my mom’s bed with the news on. I was kind of in that half-awake, half-asleep state, and I could hear the news in the background and I woke up fully drenched and realizing that physical reaction to the political world and how much these things affect us on a micro-level.”  
“Night Sweats” is the first single from Maddie’s second album, Freedom, Books, Flowers and the Moon, due Dec. 15. The 10-song release features gentle folk tunes about friendship, heartache, travelling and the little details in life, delivered with sincerity, honesty and Maddie’s deliciously wry sense of humour.  Her new songs are also the centrepiece of an upcoming episode of PBS’s live concert series, Stampede City Sessions, filmed in Calgary. Previous performers include Roseanne Cash, Jess Moskaluke, Leeroy Stagger and  Lisa Hannigan.

Lutra Lutra

Edmonton’s Lutra Lutra is thrilled to announce the exclusive premiere of their new video, “Devils Give,” via Canadian Beats. Directed by Brody LaPlante, the clip was shot around Morinville, Legal, and in Red Deer.

“It’s kind of about the dual nature of humans,” says frontman Garreth Burrows. “You can be an angel if all your options are taken away, but to see where your morality lies, you need to have  all options available.”

“Devils Give” is the latest single from Lutra Lutra’s first full length, Psychopath & The Philosopher, out Dec. 15, 2018. The 10-song album bursts with hip-shaking bass grooves, fiery guitars, frenetic keys and catchy lyrics about love, devils and satellites. Dive a little deeper and you’ll hear wry and menacing tales of inner struggles, morality and felines sung by Garreth and his sister/keyboardist Katrina Burrows.

You will find their video at the start of our YouTube playlist.

Enjoy the playlists!!