Christine Carter and Duo Concertante – INVITATION: Trios for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano (Indie)

Colin Linden and Luther Dickinson – Amour (Stony Plain Records)

Colin Linden and Luther Dickinson pair their roots guitar talents for Amour, due out February 8 via Stony Plain Records. The album was produced by Linden, recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, and features a backing band dubbed The Tennessee Valentines of Dominic Davis ( bass), Bryan Owings (drum), Fats Kaplin (violin and accordion), and Kevin McKendree (keyboards).(KILLBEAT MUSIC)

Grace Lachance – When Lightning Strikes (Festival House Inc.)

“Strong”, directed by Arms Race Productions, showcases Lachance in an MMA Octagon setting as she displays her prowess as an expert in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – having a black belt in the martial art – set over her contemporary pop slow burning track which is driven largely by the contrast between the warm vocals of Lachance and the lush array of digital textures underneath.(Canadian Beats)

Lou-Adriane Cassidy – La fin du monde à tous les jours (Grosse Boite)

Marissa Burwell – Marissa Burwell (Independent)

Regina-born singer-songwriter Marissa Burwell has been sharing her songs in basements and coffee shops for the past couple years, and now the 22-year-old will release her self-titled EP early next year.(Exclaim!)

Pineo & Loeb – Elevation (Indie)

Written over the course of a full year of production, Pineo & Loeb seek to breathe new life into both personal favourites and some of the most iconic songs of all time, combing the best of contemporary electronic styles with the timeless nature of these amazing songs. Putting their spin on tracks from legends like Led Zeppelin, Prince and Michael Jackson, to more modern favourites like Daft Punk, deadmau5 and Arcade Fire, the main goal being to stay true to the soul of the original while building something completely new from it. Backed by a team of incredible collaborators from across the globe including Rich Aucoin, Liinks, MC Flipside, After Funk and many more, they gender flip songs, form duets and combine vocal and musical talents to carve new fresh sounds from our shared pop culture history.(Aesthetic Magazine)

Said The Whale – Cascadia

Vancouver trio Said the Whale has changed a lot over the course of its 12-year history. From the bouncy pop of hit singles such as Camilo or I Love You, the band has moved increasingly into increasingly introspective and mature subject matter lyrically, and grown more lush and hushed with each release.(Vancouver Sun)

The Jim Brenan 11 – 50/50